Media Release
Monday, 23 March 2015


Pop Skip JUMP, is opening again in The Big Hair Shop for four days over Easter. This new venture first popped up just after Christmas this year and has been so much fun for participants that it is continuing while the visitors are still flocking to Walpole.
The shop is a collaboration between The Big Hair Shop business owners Ivan and Louise Gardner and artists Liz Edmonds (The House That Jack Built), Sarah Walker (Peaceful Bay Beanie Company) and Justine Gamblin (Little Shed Studio).
Ivan will be taking a well-earned holiday break over Easter and while the scissors are put temporarily to one side Pop Skip JUMP will open from April 3rd to 6th. There will be drawings, paintings, prints and cards by Liz Edmonds, beanies, sunhats, tea-cosies and other knitted accessories by Peaceful Bay Beanie Company and up-cycled t-shirts, cushions and other textile products by Little Shed Studio.
There will also be wood-work by Kevin Pierce including his popular anti-pasto platters and beautiful new wooden bangles. Penny Jewel will include her popular botanically dyed silk and wool scarves and Marilyn Barrington will display original paintings of local flora and fauna There will also be a selection of hand made products by Leanne Fry and Caitlin Stewart. For locals who have already had the pop-up experience there will be plenty of new hand-made goodies to enjoy, including knitted lampshades by the Peaceful Bay Beanie Company.
Look for the colourful bunting on Nockold’s Street and join the pop-up club!
Justine Gamblin
0431 284 925
Photos: Various images of the locally made work on offer.


Media Release


A big thanks go out to Louise and Ivan Gardner of The Big Hair Shop for hosting Walpole’s inaugural summer pop-up shop, Pop Skip Jump.  This collaborative venture between The Big Hair Shop and artists Liz Edmonds (The House That Jack Built)ouseHous, Sarah Walker (Peaceful Bay Beanie Company) and Justine Gamblin (Little Shed Studio) has received bucket loads of positive feedback in the way of comments, attendance and sales.

The temporary shop opened in the hairdressing salon during the week between Christmas and New Year, 17-18th January and the Australia Day long weekend, all short periods when Ivan was taking a well-earned holiday break.

Visitors and locals alike came for a look and to buy unique hand-made souvenirs and gifts. A noticeable trend, especially in the week after Christmas, was the number of locals who brought their visiting family and friends into the shop to show off the home grown  talent and meet the artists. The professional level of display and quality of objects on sale was widely commented on.

While the three CEO’s worked on a roster at the shop, they also welcomed work by other local artists and craftspeople. Complementing the drawings, paintings, prints, cards, beanies, sunhats, tea-cosies, up-cycled t-shirts, cushions, i-phone cases and cork boards were unique wood work items by Kevin Pierce (Southcoast Woodwork), botanically dyed silk and wool scarves by Penny Jewel, leaf themed embroidery by Caitlin Stewart (Not what it Seams), paintings and cards by Marilyn Barrington and block pictures, prints and cards by Leanne Fry (Le Papier).

The joint venture was such a success that discussions are now underway about future opening dates, including possibly popping up at Easter. In the meantime, hair is being trimmed, permed and coloured once again down at The Big Hair Shop.

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