WHAT: Craft Hatch Market presented by Craft Victoria
WHERE: Five Easey Upstairs, 5 Easey Street, Collingwood
WHEN: Saturday 25th August from 10am - 4pm
Craft Victoria presents a specially curated showcase of craftware from their emerging maker pool of fresh talent. Over 30 artisans will be selling handmade jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more within the beautiful light-filled space of a forgotten Fitzroy warehouse. There will be coffee, music and drop-in workshops with Pilgrim Hodgson, from Draw Pilgrim! Market holders include: Totes Good, Mr & Mrs Mister, Clouds & Flora, Tegan Iversen, Nya, Katrina Barnden Jewellery + MORE! Check out the complete list of makers here.
WHAT: Yours & Owls Festival Sideshow (All Ages)
WHERE: Waves, Wollongong NSW
WHEN: 12pm 29th September 2018
Yours & Owls Festival organisers have just announced an all ages mini festival, which will see a handful of acts from the 18+ event perform for music-lovers of all ages, on the same weekend. The one day festival line-up does not disappoint, with a mixture of well known acts like The Jungle Giants and emerging artists like Maddy Jane set to party down in the gong! Also joining the bill are Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Mallrat, Moaning Lisa, TOTTY, Fritz, Cry Club, Spit Chewy and a yet to be announced triple j Unearthed Winner.
The kid-friendly Festival sideshow kicks off on September 29th at Waves Nightclub whilst the main 18+ Festival event takes place at Stuart Park over Sept 29th & 30th. General Admission tickets are on sale now via moshtix.
WHAT: Alison Wonderland Awake Tour
WHERE: Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
WHEN: Touring 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2018
Sydney's Queen of EDM, Alison Wonderland is hitting the road again in November/December for headline shows across the country to celebrate her game changing sophomore album 'Awake'. Set to dominate venues in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the run comes hot on the heels of Wonderland’s recent slot as the highest billed female DJ in Coachella history.
Tour dates and tickets are available now via secretsounds.com
WHAT: Sydney SS15 Finders Keepers Markets
WHERE: Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall (Locomotive Street, Eveleigh)
WHEN: Friday 11th December 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 12th from 10am - 6pm and Sunday 13th from 10am - 4pm
COST: $2 entry fee (children under 12 free)
The Finders Keepers markets are on again over three massive days in Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. With 200 independent art and design stalls on show, expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia. Finders Keepers markets are always super popular so we suggest checking out the market line-up here and having a look at the market stall map here before you head down. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, two coffee carts, and Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! For more info head to the Finders Keepers website.
WHAT: Enough Space Opening
WHERE: 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran
WHEN: Friday 4th December from 6pm. Show runs until Dec 29th.
After months of planning and exceeding their data allowances, gal pals Jacqueline Smith and Laura Rose Main are excited to announce the opening of their new gallery, Enough Space. Enough hopes to establish itself as a keen supporter of the emerging creative, showcasing works through exhibitions, residencies, workshops, pop-up shops and night specific installations.
To coincide with the launch, the girls have organised a month long exhibition "Hi, We're New Here" that will feature work by some of their fave Australian creatives, including Kitiya Palaskas, Caitlin Shearer, Cat Rabbit, Ashley Ronning and The Seven Seas, whose work they believe articulates the future vision they have for the space. The party starts from 6pm tonight so get yourselves down to Greville St and help the girls celebrate!
WHAT: The Big Design Market
WHERE: Royal Exhibition Building (Nicholson St, Carlton)
WHEN: Friday 4th Dec from 10am–9pm, Saturday 5th from 10am–7pm + Sunday 6th from 10am–5pm
COST: $2 admission - Free for kids 12 and under
This December The Big Design Market are bringing you the best of independent Australian & international design for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping at Melbourne's iconic Royal Exhibition Building. Discover a stellar line-up of over 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery, lifestyle & kids products. The market is a wonderland for Christmas shoppers, with thousands of distinctive, exclusive goods for sale. For those who place value on ethical production, sustainability, quality, originality and good design, this is a shopping event not to be missed.
Treat yourself to epicurean delights from Earl Canteen, Misschu, Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen, All Day Donuts, LuxBite and Billy van Creamy. Enjoy a crafted tipple from Moo Brew, Sofi Spritz, Faire Ferments & Willow Creek Vineyard, plus Love Tea and Sensory Lab will keep you caffeinated so you can shop, eat, drink & shop some more! Visitors to The Big Design Market can also enjoy free creative workshops hosted by our stallholders, High Tea in our new champagne bar, exclusive designer showbags, kids activities and much more! Visit www.thebigdesignmarket.com for more details.
WHAT: APOM Store 1st Birthday
WHERE: 326a Carlise st, Balacalava
WHEN: Sunday Nov 15th from 3-6pm
Melbourne clothing label APOM opened its first brick and mortar store towards the end of 2014 and this weekend marks the first birthday of their Carlisle St store! Like any birthday it’s time to celebrate with bubbly wine and cake. APOM are lucky enough to be collaborating with some great Melbourne brands for this event as well as Adelaide's Bird In Hand Winery who will be supplying the sparkling! The APOM shop is located on Carlisle St and showcases the whole range, sitting alongside a curated collection of independent and Australian designers and creators such as Julie White, Pirdy and State of Folly.
So put on your party dress this Sunday and join Kajsa and Kate to help celebrate the first year in their stand alone store. And if the bubbly and cake aren't enough to entice you, there will be a $300 voucher giveaway for one lucky person and 20% off all the new season stock for those attending.
WHAT: Craft Pop Up Shop 2015
WHERE: Melbourne Town Hall (Cnr Swanston & Little Collins St)
WHEN: 21st Oct - 21 Nov 2015 (Mon-Sun 11am-6pm, open until 7pm on Thur-Fri)
It’s back! Craft’s Pop-Up will again take over the Melbourne Town Hall for 32 days showcasing the best of Victorian craft and design.
Craft's Pop Up features over 70 established and emerging makers, showcasing handmade ceramics, jewellery, textiles, papercraft, mixed media and furniture. With triple the floorspace of Craft's home at 31 Flinders Lane, The Pop-Up allows Craft to generate new conversations about ways of making, and to celebrate the very best of Australian handmade contemporary craft. There will also be special events and demonstrations in the space including installations by makers Kim Jaeger and John Brooks, furniture designers Dale Hardiman, Coco Flip, Redfox and Wilcox and Tide Design. Craft’s Pop Up is free to enter, and all events are free of charge. For more info on the event head to the craft website.
WHAT: 'Risographica 3' Group Exhibition
WHERE: Lamington Drive (101A Sackville Street, Collingwood)
WHEN: Opens Wednesday Oct 14th from 6-9pm. Exhibition runs until November 7, 2015.
Following the success of Lamington Drive’s inaugural 'Risographica!' exhibition in 2010 and sequel, 'Risographica 2' in 2012, Lamington Drive are pleased to present the much-anticipated third incarnation of their (almost) biennial charity show, aptly titled 'Risographica 3'. This group exhibition will see 28 of Jacky Winter’s finest explore the medium of the A3 2-colour Risograph. All works will be sold in limited editions of 10 for $50.00 each, with all profits during the exhibition going to Oxfam’s International Crisis Fund – supporting the response to humanitarian crises worldwide, by helping those most in need when a natural or a man-made emergency occurs. Please join the Lamington Drive crew and participating artists for the opening on Wednesday the 14th!
WHAT: Magic Designer Sale
WHERE: 87 Kerr St Fitzroy, Melbourne
WHEN: Friday 4th - Sunday 6th September 2015
Fashion lovers and style aficionados alike, it's time to empty those piggy banks and get your purses ready! The amazing Magic Designer Sale is back again and as per usual, the sale features end of season pieces and samples from Melbourne labels such as Kuwaii, Kloke, Livia Arena Label, Verner, OK OK, This is Chorus, Witu, Rouda, Pageant, Baserange plus jewellery brands Seb Brown Jewellery, POMS and Two Hills! The sale will run from 10-6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12-4pm on Sunday. More info at the MDS website.