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The Wired Lab X Castleden Co: Charity Auction & Partnership
November 30, 2020

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Inspired and connected by The Wired Lab’s cultural activities, Castleden Co is paying it forward by giving back to our rural communities with a charity auction and partnership.

After Heidi and others in her community benefited from The Wired Lab’s initiatives which provided free access to workshops for those who are drought-impacted, Heidi Castelden brought the idea for a charity partnership to the table so The Wired Lab can continue their programs in rural, regional and Indigenous communities.

To launch and celebrate the partnership we are auctioning a limited-edition range of ceramics handcrafted by Martha Casey-Knight of Hell Wench Ceramics during GivingTuesday week.

Martha generously created and gifted the 11 pieces with hand painted motifs inspired by Castleden Co’s Katherine Hall botanical print range, and 100% of the auction proceeds will go to The Wired Lab.

All auction items or donations are tax deductible. The five auctions will run from Tuesday 1 December to 9pm, Tuesday 8 December, to view the items and bid go to app.galabid.com/twl.

Castleden Co has gathered a range of beautiful artisan pieces including clutch purses, tea towels, belts and t-shirts with a portion of proceeds going towards The Wired Lab. These items are now available to purchase at castleden.co

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The Wired Lab is a not-for-profit cultural development company and will use the fundraising proceeds to continue to offer a range of initiatives for rural, regional and Indigenous communities that have been hugely impacted by drought, bushfires and COVID-19. These initiatives range from community collaborations, creative workshops and wellbeing programs through to live events featuring leading Australian and international artists. These activities provide much needed social connection and cultural opportunities that are specifically designed to benefit rural communities.

Castleden Co is an authorised fundraiser for The Wired Lab Culture Trust, CFN/25774.

2020 WIRED OPEN LABS
November 29, 2019
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Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving + Tanning Project: 2019 Workshop Series
October 8, 2019
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This skills development and knowledge sharing project is oriented around Wiradjuri agriculture, use of native grasses for weaving, storytelling, and the creation of presentation outcomes for exhibition.
This project includes a series of free weekend workshops …

2019/2020 WIRED OPEN LABS WORKSHOP & DROUGHT & BUSHFIRE SUBSIDY PROGRAM
June 21, 2019
2019/2020 WIRED OPEN LABS WORKSHOP & DROUGHT & BUSHFIRE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

We have some UPLIFTING news for our rural comrades who have been affected by this wretched drought and the recent bushfires.
>>>>> The opportunity to access some FREE places in our ‘Wired Open Labs’ Workshop program. <<<<<
This …

Hrafn: Conversations with Odin
May 30, 2019
Hrafn: Conversations with Odin

Chris Watson + The Wired Lab
Our exciting collaboration with Chris Watson for Dark Mofo and Project X is now live.

Take a journey into the deep, dark wilds of the far south and follow your guide …

2019 WIRED OPEN LABS
January 1, 2019
2019 WIRED OPEN LABS

Now in its third year the 2019 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans who provide unique experiences to suit every creative appetite.
Offered throughout the Eastern Riverina and South …

Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving and Tanning Project: 2018 Workshop Series
August 14, 2018
Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving and Tanning Project: 2018 Workshop Series

This skills development and knowledge sharing project is oriented around Wiradjuri agriculture, use of grasses for weaving, and natural tanning methods of animal hides.
In 2018 this project returns and includes a series of low cost …

WIRED OPEN LABS 2018 Workshop Series
February 19, 2018

Offering a range of creative opportunities our 2018 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series will be sure to inspire while developing new skills and social networks.
WIRED OPEN LABS continues the significant expansion of The Wired Lab’s …

WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL + the ‘agri(culture)’ project
September 26, 2017
WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL + the ‘agri(culture)’ project

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 2017
THE WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL is our signature all ages event featuring some of Australia’s most notable visual and performing artists. Explore the land and discover specially commissioned projects as we premiere …

THE WILD LAB – KOSCIUSZKO
September 25, 2017
THE WILD LAB – KOSCIUSZKO

ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND RECORDING MASTERCLASS WITH CHRIS WATSON (UK)
Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th October, 2017

Image Credit: M Vanderveer/OEH
The Wired Lab presents leading field recordists and sound artists Chris Watson (UK) and David Burraston as part of …

An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy
July 18, 2017
An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy

An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy
Join The Wired Lab for a talk that educates attendees on the gothic and exotic art of taxidermy, it’s history, and some of the practicalities on how it’s …