Coming soon!
 The Tiny Wild Gallery & Shop

The little front space at Wild Learning has had a fresh slathering of white paint, new picture railing and display spaces are being installed and very soon - we will be opening the space as the tiny wild gallery and creative gift shop!

We are currently keen to hear from artists and makers who would like to be involved. 

How it will work:


Twice a year I will organise a COMMUNITY SHOWCASE where we put on exhibitions of art from local creative, fill the shop with handmade goodies and celebrate with opening events, mini markets days, talks and special workshops.

During community showcase Wild Learning will take 25% commission on all sales

Outside of these periods, people and groups can apply to TAKE OVER the space and hold their own exhibitions!

Take over artists will be responsible for installing their own show, organising any events or workshops, staffing the open hours and making sales. It's your show, your way!

We provide lots of support and will cheer you on, so it's a wonderful opportunity for people to show their work right here in Cessnock!

Successful applicants will be offered a time on the calendar ( 2 or 4 weeks)

If you are interested applying for an Artist Take Over exhibition time, email 

There is a small fee to secure your Take Over booking, and then 10% on any sales you make during that period.



Be part of our first
Community Showcase

I am keen to hear from artists and creatives who would like to be involved in our first Community Showcase Exhibition & shop.

I am currently aiming for launch in the second half of August.

This showcase is open to experienced AND emerging artists - and there is also a category for children and young people to display work. 

About the Community Showcase:

This exhibition will be on display in the Tiny Wild Gallery room, foyer and main hall at Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road Cessnock. 

It will be open to the public on thursdays, fridays and Saturdays & by appointment. 

I am currently putting together a calendar of social-distance-safe events to help create buzz (and sales!) for your work and to make it an exciting and fun experience for the Cessnock creative community.


What sort of art can be included?

This first Community Showcase in the Winter of 2020 will focus on LOCAL, AFFORDABLE, BEAUTIFUL.

- I am  seeking works from artists and creatives who live and work in and around Cessnock and lower Hunter Valley.

Affordable - to help generate a new art buying movement in the area, I am focusing on pieces with a price tag of under $350. When pricing your work, please factor in that Wild Learning will take 25% commission on any sales. 
To make it simple and fair, children & youth artworks will have all have the same price of $35.

Beautiful - with so much difficulty and uncertainty in the world around us at the moment, I want this display to be uplifting, inspiring, positive and energising - like a breath of fresh air!
The space is also home to children's classes, so work must be suitable for a general audience. 
I will leave it up to artists to interpret what this means, but please avoid doom, gloom and gore!


Other requirements:

  • All 2D artworks should be ready to hang - either framed or on canvas

  • Artworks should be no larger than 75cms x 100cms

  • Hand made items should be artisan creations with a local connection

  • All work must be original

  • All work must be labelled with the artists name, contact details and a Wild Learning catalogue number

  • You may apply to include up to 6 pieces in the showcase.

  • Emmie Hallett holds the right to make all decisions about what pieces are accepted and included in the showcase

Expression of Interest

To register your interest fill in the form below and you will receive an email with more information once dates are confirmed and plans finalised!

111 Wollombi Rd Cessnock  |  0412835865  | 


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Wild Learning is owned and operated by Emmie Hallett. My abn is: 13 236 405 231


Wild Learning acknowledges the Wonnarua people as the traditional custodians of the land we gather on.  We give our respect to Elders and Children, past present and future.   We also acknowledge the Awabakal people to the east and the Darkinjung people to the south, and all other Aboriginal peoples who now live within our community.

Wild Learning is a space of kindness and respect. We warmly welcome people with disability, the LGBTIAQ community, people from all lands, religions and cultures and people with all sorts of life stories. When you attend our activities we ask that you treat all members of our Wild Learning community, our building, facilities and our neighbours with kindness, respect and help us create a space that is safe for everyone.