What’s on -Summer at the Studio! 

By studio team –

Sticky, Luminous Fruit For All
Mango Celebration! 
Saturday 17th of June, 12-4pm 
Rumpus Room Yard, Langside Lane

Join artists Ragini Chawla, Hussein Mitha and young people of South Asian heritage and their peers at Rumpus Room for a community celebration of the mango season. The group have been working together to explore connections between cultural heritage and food with Uronto, an artist collective in Bangladesh. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. The project is supported by the British Council led OSCH project, and part of this years Refugee Festival Scotland.

Image description & credit: Poster for the Mango Celebration with various shades of mangoes painted with watercolour, above it the text reads “Sticky, Luminous Fruit for All” with text about the event below. Image made by the artists.

Rumpus Queer Makers – Pride Events!
For LGBTQ+ Young People 12-16yrs
Wednesday 14th June 5-7pm: Pride Flag Weaving 
Wednesday 21st June 5-7pm: Mixed-media Zine Making 
Wednesday 28th June 5-7pm: Rainbow Pizza Making 
Rumpus Studio, Langside LaneRumpus Queer Makers (RQM) invite LGBTQ+ young people to come along to our Pride Events for the month of June. RMQ is aimed at young people aged 12-16 who identify as LGBTQ+ to come together to make art and socialise. The group is hosted by trans & non binary artists at Rumpus Room. Food & refreshments provided and there is a transport/access fund available.

To find out more info or secure a place, email Leo at is supported by Consortium’s LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund.

Image description & credit: A photo of a tabletop outside in the yard at the studio during a RQM session. The table is covered in craft boxes with paints and snacks. Something is choosing from a box of colourful beads and another person is painting on a small canvas.  

Open Studio!
Thursday 22nd of June
All ages (children should be accompanied by an adult)
Rumpus Studio, Langside Lane

Open Studio Thursdays are for artists of all ages & stages – children must be accompanied by an adult. These are open sessions (not facilitated workshops) for people to use the studio to work on their own stuff, use materials /resources and have a cuppa. This month open studio will only be held on the 22nd of June.

Bring your own projects and drop on in!

Image description & credit: A still life is being set up. Different coloured balls of plasticine arranged on a board with things stuck in them (like a fork, stick and ruler). Someone’s hands are placing a paintbrush in one in the centre. The board is on top of shiny blue foil. Yard School 2021.  


Rumpus Summer Yard Club!
10th, 11th, 12th July – 10am-1pm
7th, 8th & 9th of August – 10am-1pm

Rumpus Yard, Langside Lane

Rumpus Room’s annual Summer Yard Club takes place over 2 weeks during the summer holidays in July & August. The sessions are led by the children with studio artists and will include art making, free-play, gardening, cooking and more in the yard! Yard Club is free to attend and lunch is included. To book a place or for more info email:

Yard Club is supported by Young Start, National Lottery Community Fund. 

Image description & credit: Yard Club poster made by Leo Valenti. 

An ethical guide to work placements at Rumpus Room

We’re excited to be sharing ‘Cultivating Interdependence: An ethical guide to work placements at Rumpus Room’ written by Rosie Coleman Collier in collaboration with Nadia Rossi, with contributions from Ardis Önnerfors, Dylan Beck, Tarka Heath, Leo Valenti and Rachel Walker. Dylan, Tarka & Leo have all taken part in work placements at Rumpus Room.

This manual is an open resource that outlines RR’s commitment to hosting ethical work placements. As a free to download pdf, we hope it can be used as a reference point for arts organisations, students and universities to consider how work placements can be conducted in non-exploitative, enriching, formative and imaginative ways.

You can view the full pdf via our issu page or download it direct from our linktree or buy a printed copy from our shop. Please use it and share it!

Big shout out to Rosie for all the work creating this guide with us during her placement at RR over the last few months. <3

Image description & credit: A photo of a paper riso printed zine held in front of a planter full of summer greens. 

Rumpus Monthly Raffle – Patreon!

Rumpus Room’s monthly raffle draw is the last day of every month! Prizes to be won include; artists’ prints, publications, badges, and a whole lot more… one winner per month and it could be you! Monthly prizes are shared on our instagram, follow us to find out more.To sign up and support us on Patreon follow this link:

Image description & credit: A photo of May raffle prize bundle that includes a ceramic tile, a riso printed poster and a copy of a zine. 


Rumpus Shop Launch!
We’re delighted to launch our online shop this month selling wonderful art work made by RR studio members and friends. Check out our first few items on the shop including a banging range of t-shirts made by Ara Carmona, Rae-Yen Song and Jack Murphy and printed here in Glasgow by Wild & Kind studios. We will be added to the shop every wee while, so keep your eyes peeled to bag more studio goodies. Image description & credit: A screenshot of Rumpus’s big cartel shop page with some very cute photos of Leo from the studio wearing t-shirts designed by Rumpus artists & friends. 

Get Involved
If you’re a young person (16-25yrs old) and would like to join the studio get in touch at Rumpus Room welcomes collaborations with-like minded people and projects so if you have an idea for a child or youth led project get in touch! All workshops and meet-ups are free. We will do our best to accommodate any and all access needs, please get in touch to ask if you have any hesitations about participating.

You can email: or call/message: +44 7938 602353.

Thanks to funders The British CouncilOSCHNational Lottery Community FundLGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund and Creative Scotland, for supporting our current projects.