Make a pompom. Make a wish. Make an APOMAWISH.

We invite all members of the community to take part in a fun, bright, yarn-tastic installation at Hawthorn Arts Centre to celebrate Craft Contemporary 2021. 

Led by artist, designer and pompom queen Rachel Burke, we’re inviting everyone to make a simple pompom and share a wish for the future.

This activity is suitable for all ages and abilities. We have organised a template and step-by-step instructions for you to follow along. All you need is some yarn and simple craft-making tools.

Submit your APOMAWISHES to Boroondara Arts to be displayed in the APOMAWISH installation at Hawthorn Arts Centre, which can be viewed when the centre re-opens.

Send your APOMAWISH to:

Boroondara Arts
Attention: Bridget
Private Bag 1, Camberwell, VIC 3124

You can also drop your APOMAWISH at one of our libraries in a sealed bag or envelope.

Please visit our Libraries page to find out when your nearest library is open.

More information

This project is part of the 2021 Craft Contemporary satellite program proudly hosted by Boroondara Arts.

For more information, contact Boroondara Arts via email [email protected] or phone (03) 9278 4770.

About Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, designer, and author based in Brisbane, Australia. Known for her vibrant, tactile designs and iconic tinsel creations, her work is inspired by a love for naïve craft materials and transforming the mundane into the magical. Rachel has exhibited her work in gallery spaces across Australia, including Saint Cloche Gallery, Hamer Hall, The Australian Centre of the Moving image, Enough Space, GAFFA, and the Redlands Art Gallery.

Visit or follow Rachel on Instagram @imakestagram

Video demonstration

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