Calling all artisans…

Banditt the Alpaca likes a kiss and cuddle from the Alpaca Artisans team - Julie Hockings, Dell Tierney, Anni Washington, and Dianne Clayton (not pictured).

By Julie Hockings, JJJ 'Showcasing our Ateliers' coordinator

Artisans of all genres are uniting for Jumpers and Jazz in July to showcase their wares. The inaugural ‘Showcasing Our Ateliers – a visual and tactile delight’ is a self-guided tour of Artists’ Studios and Creative Hubs.

Are you a creative soul, looking for a space to showcase your talent? The Jumpers and Jazz Committee, partnering with local artisans, have developed two Creative Hubs where artisans can conduct Pop-up shops. These Creative Hubs are Kings Theatre and the CWA Function Room, which offer retail and gallery space.

A dedicated room is available for artisans to conduct workshops and demonstrations.

The ‘Ateliers Tour Guide’ will feature artists and include a map which guides visitors to the Creative Hubs and to the private studios that open to the public during the festival. The guide will be available online soon on the Jumpers and Jazz website and printed copies ready closer to the festival dates.

Our focus has been to provide artisans with a cost-effective means of showcasing their wares and to provide visitors with a broader range of experiences, that are easily accessible.

If you would like to be part of the Showcasing Our Ateliers event, please contact Julie Hockings on 0428661114, or email for more information.

Visit the JJJ website,, for lots of information about markets and other festival information.

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