Work-Shop Northern Rivers

Work-­Shop wants everyone in the Northern Rivers to learn some mad skills -­ and you’re invited to the launch party

Work-Shop Northern Rivers LAUNCH!

05:00 PM - 09:00 PM Work-Shop Northern Rivers, 1 Norris Street, Lismore
Always wanted to make your own jewellery, learn to sew or harness some hand lettering skills? Home of Australia’s most unique creative community classes - Work-Shop – has expanded its creative crusade to NorthernRivers, and we’re throwing a killer launch party on 7th October to get the creative juices flowing.

Join us at the Northern Rivers digs: Lismore Art Space, at 1 Norris Street, Lismore, Northern Rivers for a launch you’d be kicking yourself if you missed.

The fly boys from Trolley'd will be mixing up dreamy gin cocktails, and Stone & Wood Brewing will supply the frothies for beer-lovers. We’ll also spark your imagination on the day with screen printing on tote bags and other artistic activities.

5 - 9pm Lismore Art Space, 1 Norris Street Lismore




For those of you who don’t know, Work-­Shop offers fun, affordable and ridiculously diverse short courses in arts, crafts and life skills. Classes range from street art and tattoo illustration, to botanical watercolours, calligraphy, leather wallet making and everything else you can possibly dream of.

The idea behind Work-­Shop started over a beer when co-­founders Chester Garcia and Matt Branagan were in a pub watching people robotically stare into their digital devices. They started brainstorming ways that they could ween people off their phones to have more tactile, real life experiences.

‘Our goal was to get people to step outside the distractions of everyday life and experience the joy of making things using their hands, hearts and minds. As you get older, you forget how fun and fulfilling it is to learn something new,’ says Garcia

This was in June 2013, and the guys have been on fire ever since. The Work-­ Shop team has unlocked people’s creativity with locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Art and community are at the heart of what they do so opening a Northern Rivers chapter made perfect sense.

‘The Northern Rivers is recognised as a mecca for creativity and, with it’s strong community values, we felt that it would be a great fit. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes, and provide an inspiring environment where you can meet like-­minded people,’ says Branagan.

Work-­Shop will operate from The Lismore Art Space will be led by resident creative badass Joanna Kambourian.

‘We’re stoked to welcome Work-­shop to the Northern Rivers and we are looking forward to facilitating people’s creativity through the diverse range of classes that will be on offer. It’s also wonderful to be able to promote and encourage the skilled and talented creatives we have in our region to teach their skills and inspire others!’ says Kambourian.

Classes will start on the 22nd of September, led by some of the Northern Rivers’ (and Australia’s) brightest creative minds. If you’ve got a mad skill and are keen to teach a class they’re urging local creatives to get in touch.

Keep an eye on the website for a fresh list of entertaining and unique classes led by creative legends. Get ready to unleash your inner awesome and find new passions and talents that you never knew you had.