We have a temporary home!

People, pledgers, supporters read carefully! We have found a temporary location in the heart of Newtown to open a workshop and Ramen bar! Why? We have just resubmitted our proposal to council, so while we wait we’re opening the Rising Sun Pop-Up!

Where, you ask, is this mysterious pop-up?

On the corner of Mary and Lennox Streets, Newtown

when, When, WHEN???

April 1st  fools!

Our lease ends 2 months after we open… unless we are surviving then we’ll stay on until our final location is open. So our success really depends on people coming in… hint hint.

But how could you possibly do this?

Good question! The good people at Harley - Davidson have partnered with RSW which in-turn has helped us in popping-up in Newtown so we can get you to work. Here is the fun part… Because they can see, through RSW, that you are an active, supportive bunch of keen builders, they have donated a 2014 48 Sportster 1200cc for the RSW membership to customize, the way we want, for Throttle Roll in May…. And we get to keep it, ride it and love it forever.

 HARLEY DAVIDSON 2014 48 Sportser 1200cc

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2014 48 Sportser 1200cc

Adrian will head the H-D build team, so contact him or pop in and have a chat… he’ll be getting to work on it quick smart as soon as doors open. 

So that’s friggin awesome… but what if I get hungry/thirsty?

Well… friends… we have you covered with an incredible Ramen bar offering 2 x options of broth to build from, "the light" or "the darkness" AND our Italian stallian Daniel will be behind the coffee bar serving up Single O's finest!  More details about them both click here.


What this means for you? Well firstly, you can start using your memberships! You will be able to book your bay time on our website from March 10th. With our newly founded partnership, we are able to keep your supportive funds for our final location. Hence we will be saving all your privileges to the launch and the legends workshop for our final home. The Pop-up will be a taster of the final thing.

Opening party?

Sorry, we’re saving that bad boy for our final location.

Where to from here? 

Click on the Pop-up link for more detail on opening hours or go straight to workshop page to book your bay time!


Heleana Genaus

Heleana is a force of nature. Our Editor in Chief, the founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.