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Chop Shop is here to enliven Canberra’s street culture. The best artists every Friday night with next-level events every Saturday
Chop Shop is here to enliven Canberra’s street culture. The best artists every Friday night with next-level events every Saturday
203 backers pledged AU$ 17,380 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR IDEA

The Chop Shop is a venue to celebrate all forms of art from the fringe. We want to redefine what it means to be a Canberran. We want to showcase the creative community that gives our city character. Other local bodies have similar aspirations, but our execution is unique. Our team is born in the grassroots of local creativity and we will transform the space from within this context. We want to Challenge the perception that Canberra is like a trip to your Grandma’s house.

OUR CONCEPT

The Chop Shop will be taking over an abandoned warehouse in the heart of Braddon for 4 months, with a total of 26 weekends of events, running up to the New Year. A place to support the arts, music, fashion, and the fringe culture; but without the wank. An independent community based house of fun. On top of regenerating a dead space, we plan on making the venue entirely out of recycled materials; with anything we can get our hands on, from pallets to bathtubs. We’ve been searching for the best second hand materials we can find and we’re determined to give new life to both our space and the materials we use.

SUPPORTERS

supported by ascolour
supported by ascolour
Supported by Shifty's
Supported by Shifty's
Supported By Elssan Design
Supported By Elssan Design
Eternal Skateboards
Eternal Skateboards
   
Ramps to Go
Ramps to Go
  

IF IT DOESN'T WORK?

Any project like this has huge risks and while our initial response has been nothing but promising if for some reason we have an issue with licencing or crown leasing, or bureaucrats we promise to throw the craziest house party Canberra has ever seen. And make sure that all the homies get down with the get down ;)

THE TEAM

Big thanks to Simone Thompson Director, Producer and Editor extraordinaire; Jim Wilks, Cinematographic killer; Caitlin Welsh, amazing Editor; Ben Idris Photographic genius.
All the artists who let us film them. Houl, Abyss, James Smalls, JRB, DeafCapz/Bugs/Nik, Roskoe, Mr Manok & Goodie, All the musicans who gave us killer vibes, Safia, Wallflower, James Anthony.The mad skate kids, doing flips and shit, Edwin Flynn, CHarlie Seymour Grant, Jeremy Neideck, Paul Bacchetto
Perpetually Five and Sold Out crew, Fashion Kings, and Dave McCarthy editor-in-chief at Dirty Gal. 

STRETCH GOAL

Thankyou so much to everyone for getting us to where we are, in such a short space of time Canberra has risen up and said its ready, and now we've gotten this far, we say why stop! So lets go even further with a pimped out alley way!!! If we can make it to $18,000 we'll make sure you've got the perfect place for sunday afternoon drinks this summer!

 We talking astroturf, fairly lights sunday afternoon djs and teacup pigs (teacup pigs subject to availability).

Risks and challenges

FILLING A GAP

Chop Shop is here to enliven Canberra’s street culture. We'll have events like live art parties, skate jams, indie music festivals, fashion shows, book launches and custom bike shows, just to name a few. With an estimated capacity of over 200 people and an outdoor alley way; we hope to provide Canberra with a real interactive space the likes of which has never been seen before.

We’re also looking at providing residencies to artists, where we will have a rotating section in the warehouse that becomes theirs to deck out and sell their crafts every fortnight.

WHAT WE NEED

To make this dream for Canberra a reality we require a few things;
liquor licensing, insurance, sound equipment, security, renovation equipment (rewiring of lights, performance stage construction, steel pipes grinded down, overall venue safety), safety equipment, fridges, 1 mini skate ramp.

There will also be a series of ongoing costs including rent, staffing, amenities as well as upkeep and liquor.

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    Pledge AU$ 6 or more About $6

    Big Love a note on our backers wall and a Limited Edition Chop Shop sticker

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    A big ol sticker pack featuring works from the artists and many more!

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    EARLY CHOP SPECIAL

    A Ticket to our Grand
    Opening Palooza.
    Featuring Live Art from - Rilla, PawPaw, Houl, Goodie.
    Live Music Featuring Safia, Sushi Burger DJS, the Ansa Brothers, Ventures, Jaket , Ben Reeve and Hudak

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    A Ticket to our Grand Opening Palooza. Featuring Live Art from - Rilla, PawPaw, Houl, Goodie. Live Music Featuring Safia, Sushi Burger DJS, the Ansa Brothers, Ventures, Jaket , Ben Reeve and Hudak

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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $37

    Hundred dolla dolla, paint class for 40 clams what a steal, its a deal, its the god damn sale of the century!!! Get your hands dirty with aerosol master/ DJ /Curator Benjamin Reeve

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $47

    A Ticket to our Grand Opening Palooza and a Chop
    Shop show bag, including a can “o” paint, a marker, a sticker pack and a ticket to our Grand Opening art show

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    The First Abyss Seer shirt - (this does not include a ticket to our opening)

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    Chop Shop T shirts Designed by the beautiful and talented George Rose! (This does not include a ticket to our opening event)

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $75

    A Limited Edition t-shirt with a Seer design from Abyss (the first official tee design from this artist to be produced)
    + ticket to our Grand Opening Palooza

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    Pledge AU$ 120 or more About $112

    A ticket to our Grand Opening Palooza and a Ticket to our Family and Friends pre-open night with free dranks!

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    A Limited Edition Skateboard by Houl

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    Pledge AU$ 280 or more About $262

    A lifetime membership card with includes free entry into all our paid events including our grand opening, a family & friend's preview night + including the most ridonculous New Year's Eve party Canberra has ever seen!

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    Pledge AU$ 800 or more About $749

    Your own private party + we'll provide a DJ and all booze at cost!

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    Pledge AU$ 3,000 or more About $2,809

    This will essentially make you a major sponsor and official presenter of the Chop Shop. You will receive your name / logo on the wall and associated event advertising. In addition you will also be allowed to have a complimentary Christmas party at the Chop Shop for one night - $1000 bar tab, food, drink and DJ provided.

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Funding period

- (17 days)