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Apocalypso: The Trivia Night you’ve Never Been To

  • May 17, 20171:30 pm
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Part trivia night, part survival challenge, part craft and DIY party.  Apocalypso imagines for a moment that the oil has run out. The interwebs are down. The shops are bare, and cars are gathering dust. How will we survive? What... View Article

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The last Makers’ Market

  • November 29, 201610:41 am
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The Makers’ Market began in 2013 as a small suitcase market at Thirroul Community Centre. We baked cakes to sell, and invited locals to sell their wares out of cases on the ground. This first event raised the cash for... View Article

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Jamboree 2016 / Gallery

  • September 12, 201611:37 am
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Jamboree Creative Weekend Escape, Sept 2-4 was the most magical, amazing weekend. From Friday afternoon when tired, busy people arrived to set up, to the moment they posted their “letter to their future self” in our Snail Mailbox on Sunday afternoon,... View Article

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THRIVE: MAKE YOUR CRAFT YOUR BUSINESS

  • May 6, 201610:44 am
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On Wednesday, 4th May we held the first in a series of professional development workshops for makers, creatives, artists and freelancers. 30 busy creatives assembled in the glorious Clifton School of Arts looking out to sea, to spend a day talking... View Article

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JAMBOREE PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY

  • May 2, 201611:32 am
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Any lover of hip-hop and rock’n’roll in Sydney and Wollongong  has no doubt seen Chris Frape’s photography work. He has been documenting the changing face of Australia’s music scene since the early nineties. * Paul Kelly and Lyle Davis at Anita’s... View Article

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Jamboree Program: Circus Skills

  • April 21, 20162:35 pm
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Anyone who has hung around Wollongong long enough knows there is a strong circus tradition in town and there are loads of extremely amazing and talented performers, acrobats, aerialists and jugglers on every corner. It’s true! One such nifty lady... View Article

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Jamboree Program: Stencil Screen Printing

  • April 4, 20169:51 am
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Our second program announcement is sure to get you excited. We are so lucky to have Trina Collins, also known as Poncho Army on board for the whole weekend to teach a range of printing workshops. Trina is an artist who isn’t... View Article

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Jamboree Program: South Coast Weaving

  • March 23, 20162:44 pm
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In our first of many super-duper exciting program announcements for Jamboree: A Creative Weekend Escape, we wanted to fill you in on the incredible Julie Freeman who will be teaching some traditional weaving and basketry workshops at the weekend. (If... View Article

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JAMBOREE: Frequently Asked Questions

  • March 21, 201611:20 am
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Times and Other Important Deets Jamboree kicks off at 5pm Friday 27th October 2017. Arrive at the car park and wind up the forest path where you will find the registration desk and a glass of bubbly! You will be... View Article

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You say Tomayto, We say PASSATA!

  • February 29, 201611:27 am
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Yesterday we spent the last Sunday of Summer immersed in TOMATOES. Juicy, delicious, ripe organics tomatoes from the folks at Mahbrook Organics. Late February is the BEST time to eat and preserve tomatoes, as the Summer is fading and when... View Article

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FIRST CLASSES FOR 2016 – LET’S LEARN FUN STUFF!

  • February 8, 201610:57 am
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HI! We have kicked off well and truly for 2016 with two classes on the same day: SQUID FISHING with Lachlan and MAKING ARROWS with Elise. It is always such a buzz watching a class start and then by the... View Article

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The Makers’ Market / Wollongong Town Hall

  • November 30, 20153:28 am
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we kicked off the festive season with a darn loud BANG yesterday at Wollongong Town Hall. Once again, we had the creme de le creme of Illawarra makers, artisans and artists,... View Article

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Introducing.. Rachel Nokes from Ray of Light Yoga

  • November 13, 20158:55 pm
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Creative people have one thing in common: they are totally passionate about the thing they are good at and love. Rachel Nokes is one of those people! We are very grateful to have the generous support of Ray of Light... View Article

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Little Lotus – A Healing Space at the MAKERS’ MARKET

  • November 3, 20154:55 am
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This MAKERS’ MARKET we are very excited to bring you LITTLE LOTUS – a healing space within the market where you can explore a range of natural therapies in fun 30 minute FREE workshops! Presented by our premier sponsor LOTUS... View Article

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No frills. No fancy styling. Hands-on learning in Real Life

  • October 26, 201511:29 pm
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Wild Rumpus classes are to build a creative, sustainable, resourceful community. We are no frills, no fancy styled tables. No goody bags, no free lunch. We source materials from op-shops, upcycle where we can. We are about connecting people In... View Article

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SPOTLIGHT on Cath Andrews from Lotus Health & Wellbeing

  • October 14, 201510:42 am
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“In my other life I am a reckless, dare-devil surfie chick who loves to live life to the full!” Lotus Health & Well Being are a fantastic wellness clinic and service in Crown St, Mall, Wollongong, and are the presenting... View Article

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The Maker’s Market : Supporters and Friends

  • September 30, 20155:29 am
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November 29th is the Maker’s Market at Wollongong Town Hall and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing you this amazing showcase of Illawarra makers and artisans in such an awesome new location. Being a not-for-profit enterprise, Wild Rumpus... View Article

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Meet our Intern! Kim Ebbeck…

  • August 31, 20154:51 am
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We are so very lucky to have a team of awesome interns to help us run classes and keep things rolling. We thought it was high time to make some introductions, so… meet KIM EBBECK. Not only is Kim to... View Article

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INTRODUCING… SOPHIE AND BEN HARRIS

  • August 11, 20156:24 am
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Sophie and Ben Harris are the creative duo behind Ours and Hours, recently showcased at the Wild Rumpus Maker’s Market as well as other local markets around town, and online. If that wasn’t enough, BOTH Ben and Sophie are teaching a... View Article

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From ugly fruit to abundant backyards

  • July 28, 20154:03 am
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A WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF WILD RUMPUS SKILLSHARING Wild Rumpus started as a way to give access to our whole community to the connections, knowledge, skills and craft of our very crafty, busy, passionate fellow community members. To have... View Article

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Nurturing Social Changemakers

  • June 24, 20151:43 am
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Wild Rumpus has spent the last four months co-delivering Social Change 101, a four month intensive incubator for start-up and emerging social enterpreneurs in the Illawarra, in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia (SSE). It’s been an incredible ride.... View Article

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The Winter Maker’s Market

  • June 22, 20157:32 am
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Sunday June 21 2015 / Anita’s Theatre Thirroul From handcarved arrows from Elise Cameron-Smith to handmade silver jewellery from JIKA. From beautiful woven pieces by Loom and Arty a to beautiful ceramics by Silver Saloon. Another incredible display of Illawarra... View Article

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Hello and Welcome!

  • June 11, 201511:53 am
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We are so glad you made it. This is our cosy, friendly, funny new home on the interspace online highway. Have a look around. Find a class. Sign up for stuff. Say yes to new things. And enjoy. Love Caitlin... View Article

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Introducing… Tony Wong

  • January 22, 20158:14 am
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Tony Wong is a maker, designer, creative and artisan who runs Huddle & Co, a design company focusing on innovative and sustainable design, with gorgeous and deftly made products such as lighting, furniture, and accessories. Huddle and Co run out... View Article

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The Wild Rumpus Maker’s Market

  • September 11, 20148:58 am
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It’s Back! This time on Winter Solstice! Artisan stalls from Illawarra Makers, pop-up classes, tea and cake, bar, live music, great food Sunday June 21, 12-4pm, Anita’s Theatre, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul Go HERE for more info

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Introducing…. Zuza Zochowski

  • September 3, 20143:26 pm
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Zuza Zochowski, self portrait on canvas The second installment of our monthly blog which profiles local creatives, makers, changemakers and innovators. This month, meet Zuza. She recently taught our very popular Life Drawing Class, and runs regular art classes in... View Article

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Introducing….. Kay-Lea Edmistone

  • July 14, 201410:09 am
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WELCOME TO OUR BLOG! Each month we will profile and feature a local teacher, creative, maker and all-round extraordinary ordinary person. First up.. INTRODUCING KAY-LEA…. Hi! I am Kay-Lea and I’m a 22 year old student with a love for... View Article

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