a new queer-run alternative art space in Coburg


As uninvited guests, we proudly acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which our shop is located and on which our resident artists do their work. Our organisation directly benefits from the oppression, dispossession and colonisation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. Concession rates are available for any First Nations folk who wish to partake in workshops or stock their artwork in our shop. We pay respect to Elders, past and present.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

Pink Ember Studio is an queer-run co-operative of artists, creating spaces for artists to make and sell work and be part of a community. We are a not-for-profit, encompassing:

  • A retail shop selling affordable art

  • Workshops and classes to share skills in our community

  • A multimedia gallery space (opening soon)

  • Light filled, open plan studio spaces

We opened our doors in December 2018, and are striving towards making an exciting space in Coburg that supports artists and provides access to affordable art and learning opportunities. Our shop sells art, prints, zines, books, jewellery, sculpture, clothing and gifts, and our current schedule of workshop events includes embroidery, drawing, floristry, zine-making, soft sculpture, and screen printing - visit the shop and workshop pages for more info!

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Visit us at:
40A Ohea Street , Coburg VIC 3058
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

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We are artist run and owned. Come in and meet us!


Frances Cannon

Frances Cannon (she/her) works predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Much of her work focuses on the body and the psyche and can be viewed as diaristic, as it is primarily based on personal experience. Frances' work examines what it’s like to be a woman in contemporary times; looking at ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions.




Gemma Flack

Gemma Flack (they/them) is a tattooer, artist, zinemaker and musician making work about cute and angry femmes; exploring themes of identity, vulnerability, feminism, gender, mental health, queerness, self-discovery, and coming to terms with the concept of existing as a human. Their tattoo work is a celebration of colour, joy and gentleness, with a focus on reclaiming and relating to the body, and decorating our transient vessels with our identities.




Aaron Billings

Aaron (he/him) makes work featuring the male form, particularly the feminised male form. Aaron focuses on versions of masculinities that mess with gender representation, alternatives to capitalism, and resisting homogenisation. His work through the medium of zines, comics, books, and textiles ties in to queer art through history, exploring queer political power and agency, and resistance to heteronormative ways of seeing.




Aoife Billings

Aoife (she/her) is a textiles based artist who works mainly with embroidery, and regularly teaches textiles and sewing workshops. Siblings Aoife and Aaron work together as Bats of Leisure - providing an alternative to the lure of fast fashion, and an indulgence in the beauty of textiles and clothing through creating, without contributing to the continuation of the current structure of the fashion industry - the second most harmful industry on our planet, second only to oil and coal.