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From 5 to 23 October 2022, Melbourne Fringe transformed Shed 21 into the expansive world of PENDULUM, created by percussive artist sensation Matthias Schack-Arnott and globally renowned choreographer Lucy Guerin.

Tucked away inside the vaulted industrial cathedral of Docklands’ unique and beguiling Shed 21, a suite of dancers moved in sync with a field of suspended bells that hummed, glowed and tolled in this movement-driven performance installation inspired by the ebb and flow of time.

At once a timekeeper, a metronome and an instrument of divinity, a pendulum’s hypnotic swoop keeps steady beat – and as this formidable intergenerational ensemble of women danced with time, every rise and fall reveals the strength and vulnerability of the human form.


On Thursday 13 October, we launched the Fishermans Bend “Imagine, Design + Make” program of talks and tours with a fascinating discussion about the future of autonomous systems.

Jack Tremelling and Ross Osbourne from SYPAQ gave a great insight into their innovative work in autonomous systems for the aerospace and defence sectors – all imagined, designed and manufactured in Fishermans Bend.

Russell Gallagher from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) talked about recent innovations in autonomous vehicles and the challenges and opportunities that it brings for an urban renewal precinct like Fishermans Bend.

Following by a lively discussion and networking drinks.

Ross Osborne and Jake Tremelling talking about autonomous systems designed and made by SYPAQ

Russell Gallagher, from ARRB, talking about autonomous vehicles



When:  Saturday 26 November, 12 to 3pm
Where:  Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (just under the Bolte Bridge)

Come along to the upcoming Docklands Connection event called ‘Celebrate at Yarra’s Edge: The Docklands Connection’. The event will showcase residents, social groups and businesses from around Docklands in the form of stalls, information sessions, demonstrations and give aways.

Organised by locals for locals – it’s free and open for anyone in Docklands to attend.

For more information check out the event Facebook Page

Supported by The Gateway Hub.


When:  Wednesday 16 November, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  Starward Distillery, 50 Bertie St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

In 2022 the Most Awarded Distillery was not in Scotland, Ireland or the US – but right here in Fishermans Bend. After just 15 years in business, Starward Whisky took the title of Most Awarded Distillery of the Year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition after winning 12 Double Gold and 3 Gold Medals. It’s the first Australian distillery to take the top honour in the event’s 22-year history, beating 5,000 competitors.

So how does a Melbourne based distillery take on such established international competition?

Join us on this exclusive tour of Starward Distillery to get behind the scenes and learn about the advanced manufacturing capabilities and characteristics that have helped Starward to establish global competitiveness and gain international acclaim.

Tour will be followed by a free tasting and nibbles. Drinks will also be available for purchase.

Limited spaces.  To register go HERE.


When: Monday 6 March, 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Swoop Aero, 1/ 578 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne

From drones that deliver emergency supplies to innovative medical diagnostic tools, Fishermans Bend is home to a diverse mix of startups and scaleups.

Join us to hear from a panel of locals about their journeys and the opportunities to startup and scaleup in Fishermans Bend.

Swoop Aero is a Victorian integrated drone logistics company, unlocking the potential of the skies with the only end-to-end drone logistics infrastructure on the planet. Since 2017, Swoop Aero has deployed drone fleets in 14 countries, to transform the way essential supplies and services are delivered across the globe, using technology designed, prototyped and manufactured right here in Fishermans Bend.

Since 2020, are on a mission to improve the lives of a billion patients, one nose at a time. Based in Fishermans Bend, they are building novel technologies that combine state of the art materials, protein chemistry and AI to revolutionise care delivery for chronic nasal disorders.

Panel discussion followed by Q&A and networking drinks.

Free, but bookings essential.



When:  Sunday 4 December, 11am to 4pm
Where: Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (under the Bolte Bridge)

For over 80 years, the former Holden factory in Fishermens Bend provided a home for innovation and social connection in Fishermans Bend.   

The launch of Australia’s first locally made mass-production car in Fishermans Bend on 29 November 1948 by Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley was a milestone in Australian manufacturing. The FX, as it became known, was an immediate success, as was the FJ, launched in 1953. The Holden transformed suburban Australia, boosted national pride and quickly become a national icon.  

Join us to celebrate the community that contributed to Holden’s legacy in automotive design, engineering and advanced manufacturing at Fishermans Bend.   With impressive views across the Birrarung (Yarra River) and the Bolte Bridge as the backdrop, Shed 21 will be transformed into a festival of all things Holden.   

Along with food trucks, live music and kids entertainment, this family friendly event will feature a “Holden Shine & Show” with a significant number of classic Holdens on display.  There will also be a program of short talks from ex-Holden designers and engineers throughout the day.

Whether you are a car enthusiast, aspiring engineer or just looking for an inspiring day of community, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss. 

What’s On:

Free – no bookings required:
‘Celebrating Holden in Fishermans Bend’ is a free event that does not require bookings. Simply turn up and enjoy the car display and free entertainment. The only thing you’ll need money for is food and drinks—the rest is on us!

Show and Shine:
Please note the Show and Shine is fully booked and no additional display vehicles will be admitted to the event area.

Getting there:
The event will be located at Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (just next to the Bolte Bridge).   There is plenty of street parking available in the surrounding streets, it’s also great walk or bike ride along the river.   LINK TO MAP

If you have you accessibility requirements and require reserved parking, please contact us via the email link at the bottom of this webpage.

Event Supporters:
Special thanks to our supporters:  One Padel, Development Victoria and South East Water.




When: Every Wednesday, from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (under the Bolte Bridge)

In 2022 we hosted a weekly event every Wednesday at Shed 21 for local residents and workers to grab a bite to eat by the river and try their hand at Padel tennis.  With discounts for subscribers to our eNews

Supported by One Padel and hosting a variety of food trucks, it was a great mid-week fix over a scenic skyline view.

Some of our food truck regulars: