Help Bricolage Workshop Recover

Bricolage Workshop is a new space that has just been set-up in Johnston Street Collingwood. It houses local furniture makers and woodworkers and was planning to host community workshops and provide casual machine access for artists from the Collingwood Arts Precinct.

Dan Barker from Bricolage has been working non-stop to set this space up since last year and finally got all of the tenants in last week.

Over the weekend someone broke in and stole all of his and the downstairs tenant's hand and power tools and anything else they could carry. They have been cleaned out before they could even start creating in the space. The police are still investigating it and CCTV footage is being checked but unfortunately due to there being no signs of forced entry, nothing is covered by insurance.

This is a massive blow to everyone at the workshop and has taken away their ability to earn an income.

Please help them get back on their feet by donating to replace their tools and get their businesses up and running again. If you're unable to donate please share the link for us!

The local creatives in the space are Dan Barker from Bricolage, Vinny Barbarino from Cenzo, Tyson Hauser, Jonathan Symon, Daniel Zillmann and Isaac Francis from IEFrancis.

We want to be completely transparent with what was stolen and what the funds will be used to recover so here is a full list of all items and their prices.


Dan Barker
Makita Trimmer RT0700OB $359
Makita 2100w Plunge router $590
Makita brushless drill set $649
Makita 9565C angle grinder $219
Festool DF500 domino $1750
Festool DS kit $350
Makita VC4210L extractor $899
Makita LS1219 Mitre saw $1099
Makita AF506 brad nailer $159
Vesper 7” try square $380
KRK monitors $899

Total $7353

Vinny Barbarino
Festool CT mini dust extractor $965

Total $965

Jonathan Symon
Festool TSC55 kit $1250
Makita 2100w router $590
Bosch cordless planer $259
Bosch circular saw $259
Bosch Drill set $398
Bosch impact driver set $430
Bosch jigsaw $249
Fein multitool $579
Maktec belt sander $189
Makita trimmer $229
Powerline multi laser $499

Total $4931

Tyson Hauser
Makita Vacuum cleaner $600
Air compressor & hose $60

Total $660

Total cost of goods stolen across all tenants: $13,909

Approximate cost of security $4,500

Transaction fees and costs for GoFundMe $389.44



My name is Alana Tompson, I'm Dan Barker's fiancé and I've set-up this fundraiser on behalf of Dan and his crew. The funds will be deposited directly into Dan's account from GoFundMe and from there he will be dividing it up between all of the makers to cover their tools as listed above.


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  • Kynan Lupieri 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Aaron Beattie 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Tom and Suze  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Matt Facchino  
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (3)

Alana Tompson 
Raised $1,165 from 11 donations
Collingwood VIC
Dan Barker 
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