WHAT: Finders Keepers Melbourne SS18 Markets
WHERE: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton VIC
WHEN: Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st October
Our favourite indie market, Finders Keepers is back again with their Spring/Summer 2018 Tour, kicking off at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, over three epic days! Finders Keepers are thrilled to bring you 270 Australian art + design stalls, making a trip to the markets this weekend the perfect time to grab some new summer threads or an early Christmas gift for those ‘hard to buy for’. This season’s lineup includes the likes of Halcyon Nights, Leaf and Thread, Elk, Claire Ishino, Happy Society, Solomon Street, Toyah Perry Jewellery, Olive + the Captain, Remuse Designs, Ernest and Joe, Oktoberdee and Ottway the Label. Click here to check out the full stall directory
Be amongst the first to the party and head down to the Royal Exhibition Building from 12 noon on Friday for their early-start hours. There's also Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm and shopping ‘til 9pm, making it a great way to end the week! The festival fun continues all weekend from 10am - 7pm, Saturday 20th and again 10am - 5pm Sunday 21st October.
For more information head to the Finders Keepers website.
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: 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: 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.
WHAT: KUWAII Resort SS15-16 preview
WHERE: Cathedral Arcade (37 Swanston St, Melbourne)
WHEN: 28 August 2015 from 6-8pm
As part of the MSFW Retail Program, Kuwaii invite you to after work drinks this Friday evening at their Cathedral Arcade store! The Melbourne label are excited to have their latest resort SS1516 collection on show, as well as their amazing collaboration with Maryanne Moodie. Kuwaii’s latest collaboration with the ex-pat Australian artist & weaver extraordinaire blurs the boundaries between craft and fashion with a soft and feminine nod to all things Kuwaii. In sync with Kuwaii’s aesthetic, Maryanne’s woven tapestries in a stunning array of soft colours and textures complement Kuwaii’s simple yet sophisticated, timeless yet modern styles. For the collaboration, Maryanne has produced a wearable woven tapestry as part Kuwaii’s resort collection. This beautiful piece is half art work and half garment, and will produced in extremely limited numbers, and will be available for pre-order on the night. For more info head to the Facebook event page.