Step inside this huge shed and participate in creativity
Have you ever thought about learning photography? Or having a music jam with other like minded souls? Or participating in a poetry and story telling afternoon? 'The Shared' is a big shed in Yandina which is a friendly, relaxed community minded place where everyone is welcome to step inside. You can simply wander around, gaze at all the amazing photographs on the walls, have a coffee or enjoy a bowl of home made soup. One thing is clear - everyone is welcome. The Shared is a earthy home grown down to earth place that speaks to one's creative self, offering courses and a place to chill out.
Kate (originally from Ireland) and her husband 'Boogie man' (originally from Barbados) run The Shared along with well known photographer, Brian who is a regular photography teacher on the coast. His amazing black and white photographs of Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan and many others grace the walls of The Shared which is incredibly interesting to say the least.
Creative space for people wanting to expand themselves
They say it's the little things that make the big difference and I reckon that's a pretty insightful saying. Being given a bowl of soup at the end of an evening of film making was just what I needed. Warm home made nourishment that certainly hit the spot.
Hmm, I'm definately having another bowl of Boogie Man's soup - delish!
Chance Gardiner is the doco teacher, originally from the USA. He is an accomplished documentary maker and graphics expert and a really nice guy. No need to feel intimidated here, Chance goes out of his way to be relaxed yet informative and the coast is so incredibly fortunate to have him settle here in the Yandina area, with his lovely wife, Vanese.
So, whether you are eager to learn a course in photoshop, after effects, documentary making, photography, (there's a whisper about dancing course),or just join in with their music sessions, on the first Saturday of every month, The Shared will promise you a wonderful friendly, memorable experience. Oh, you may pick up a book bargain or a second hand dress while your there too. Anything's possible here. I have a feeling this is going to grow into a hub of creative activity.