OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Friday, January 30

The Boutique Design Market in Claremont

The Town of Claremont and Claremont Now are currently seeking artists, craftspeople and designers for Claremont’s first Boutique Design Market.

The details of this event are as follows:
Date: Sunday, 19th April 2015
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Southern end of Bay View Terrace, Claremont

Cost: Varies depending if you need to hire equipment e.g. marquees

More information can be found here.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at this exclusive design event, please download and submit the application form to events@claremont.wa.gov.au

Application Form - CLICK HERE

For all queries please contact Town of Claremont on 9285 4300 or events@claremont.wa.gov.au

Thursday, January 29

Suitcase rummage

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market without the hassle. Its about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats. You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares e.g. vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper…you name it! You must register to sell your wares and you will then be contacted with further information.

The very first Suitcase Rummage in Western Australia will be a part of Midlandia – the Fringe Festival's Midland location in the beautiful old arts centre!

If you’re interested in having a suitcase stall, check out the information below.
What: Suitcase Rummage @ Midlandia
When: Saturday, 7th February 2015
Where: Midlandia at Midland Junction Arts Centre
Cost: $25 to register a space.
Contact suitcaserummage@gmail.com with any queries.

Thursday, January 22

Artist call out - A Dot on the Run

Form invites Western Australian artists to participate in A Dot on the Run, an exhibition of drawings on paper.

In March 2015, FORM will launch a survey exhibition of Western Australian drawings at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is an independent exhibition space in the Pilbara that has been managed and programed by FORM since 2007.  A Dot on the Run will present a curated selection of original, unframed drawings on paper by Western Australian artists. The exhibition will launch on Friday, 13th March, 2015.

The title A Dot on the Run is inspired by Paul Klee’s quote, ‘a line is a dot that went for a walk’. 
For more information about how to submit your work for consideration, click here. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 9th February, 2015.

Monday, January 5

Books From Your Backyard

Come and listen to your favourite children’s book authors and illustrators read, perform and create drawings before your eyes! 

Twelve different creators from SCBWI Australia West (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) will present at this family fun day in 30 minute timeslots. Listen to one or stay for all twelve! You will be amazed by the local talent that we have in Western Australia. 

Books will be for sale in the State Library Shop and all sessions will be followed by book signings at the signing table. There will also be an activity table where children not attending sessions can participate in a range of book-themed craft activities under parental supervision.

All sessions are free! See the website for session details.

: Sat 10th Jan, 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
State Library of WA, 
25 Francis St, Northbridge

Sunday, January 4

Baysie Youth Fest 2015 - Young stallholders wanted!

The 2015 Baysie Youth Fest is coming up in March 2015 and it is going to be MASSIVE!
The festival will feature the Sound Overload Battle of the Bands Competition, Boom! Skate, Scooter and BMX competition, outdoor games, food vans, a chill out space and a range of other activities to create a festival for all young people. Event details are:
Date: Saturday 7 March 2015
Time: 2pm-8pm
Venue: Wotton Skatepark, Wotton Reserve, Embleton

There will be the opportunity for young artists (18-25) to sell their work at market stalls at the festival. They are looking for individuals or groups who make handmade or original items (such as jewellery, stationery, illustrations, urban art or photographs) or to sell their creative services on market day (e.g. face painting, caricatures).
Each stall will be provided with a 3 metre x 3 metre shelter, tables and chairs. Your stall should remain open from 2pm-8pm. 

To have a stall you must be: 
• aged between 18-25 years of age.
• The goods must either be your own, or other young people’s original products

Expressions of interest close Friday 6 February 2015. Just submit the form  found at www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/youth

Friday, January 2

Summerset Arts Festival 2015

The Summerset Arts Festival is coming soon and there are a few things which may interest Perth creative types.

Embroidery Workshop
Learn the art of embroidery with local artist Bonnie Boogaard. Well known for her quirky food-inspired art, Bonnie gained her Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University in 2010 and studied her honours in Paris in 2011.  
When:  Wed 28 Jan, 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Ages: Adults and Children (10+ years) 
Venue: Dianella Library 
Cost:  Free 
Bookings: summersetartsfestival.com.au (registration essential) 

Poppy Felting
Create your own poppy to go towards the 5,000 poppies project in remembrance of World War I. Be guided by local artist Bonnie Boogaard who will demonstrate the art of wet felt making. 
When:  Wed 28 Jan, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Ages: Adults and Children (10+ years) 
Venue: Inglewood Library Cost:  Free 
Bookings: summersetartsfestival.com.au (registration essential) 

Artist Open Studios 
Local artists Maryann Devereux, Linda O'Brien and Alison Ross invite you to discover their studios, providing an intimate and privileged insight into their arts practice. 
This is a unique opportunity to experience the artists at work in their own studios. As they open their doors to you with art available for commission or sale. 
When: Sun 25 Jan &  Sun 1 Feb, 10.00am – 4.30pm 
Venue: Artist Studios - Trigg, Karrinyup and North Beach 
Cost: Free 


Tuesday, December 23

Montage Pop-up shop

Montage Pop-up shop is open until Christmas, so there's still time to get a last minute gift! It's at 224b William St, Northbridge. Opening hours - Monday to Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 11-4. Open until 24th December 2014.

Little Sketchy

Pip and Printer


Tall Rabbit

Neddy Nibbles

Orlando Hadwin

Liz Briggs Jewellery


Ceramic Snippets

Ce C's Cake Jars

Sam Hughes

Eeva Margita

Ali J Art

Fluid Ink Letterpress

Delight Society


Brons Ceramics

Kit N Stuff 

Concrete Chook

Sunday, December 14

Bassendean's Tasty Pear

The Tasty Pear is a beautiful new pop up store in Bassendean situated in the newly refurbished shopping centre, where shoppers can browse and buy handmade artisan products in a beautiful, relaxed setting. With a range of unusual, carefully sourced and well-made items, The Tasty Pear offers everything from inexpensive gifts to luxury art pieces.

The shop was opened in mid-November by two Bassendean locals, Gill Cordiner and Chantal Kilpatrick. Gill is a jeweller and painter whose work won this year’s local artist prize at the Bassendean Art Awards. Chantal and her sister run a successful clothing and soft furnishings label, 'violetclothing'.

Drawing on their extensive experience, they saw the shop as an opportunity to offer emerging and established Perth artists a place to sell their work, and to foster the burgeoning creative vibe that is already present in Bassendean with shops such as Daisy and Rowe and events such as the Old Perth Markets. Bassendean is well known for having an impressive creative community, and Gill and Chantal hope that The Tasty Pear presents an opportunity for some local creatives to gain better exposure in their own community. 

If you’re a local or WA artist or maker who would be interested in selling your work at The Tasty Pear then please visit the shop’s Facebook page or website for full more details

Want to get in touch?
Gillian Cordiner
gillcordiner@iinet.net.au | 0421 030 105

Chantal Kilpatrick
http://www.violetclothing.net | 0410 646 446

Shop website | www.tastypear.weebly.com
Artists stocked | http://tastypear.weebly.com/artists.html
Shop Facebook | www.facebook.com/thetastypear

Find the shop at Shop 16, Bassendean Shopping Centre, Old Perth Rd, Bassendean WA 6054 from now until Christmas.

Wednesday, December 3

Fringe World night markets

Fringe World 2015 returns to Perth from Friday 23 January to Sunday 22 February 2015. For the first time, they are looking for creative artisan stallholders to trade in their bustling precinct at the Pleasure Garden, Russell Square in Northbridge for the duration of the Festival.

Fringe World Festival attracts over 370,000+. The Night Markets will form an integral part of the Festival environment and provide a colourful village style atmosphere amongst a range of performances, events and eateries. 

They are looking for stallholders who sell vintage clothing, trinkets, DIY experience and local artisan wares promising an eclectic product mix with emphasis on the innovative, fun and unique.

Fringe World Night Markets will operate everyday of the Festival, Monday to Sunday. 
The hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday: 3pm – 1am
Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

Applicants can apply to trade in 2-week blocks or the entire 4-week block.
First Block: Friday 23 Jan – Sunday 8 February
Second Block:         Monday 9 February – Sunday 22 February

Site Fees
$500.00 + GST per week, per trader
Fee includes
1 x 3m x 3m marquee, 1 x trestle table, 2 x chairs, 1 x overhead light, Power, Onsite Secure Container Storage, Site Manager Support

There are limited trader places available. To apply, download the application form here. Applications close Thursday 11th December 2014.

Thursday, November 20

Made on the Left Saturday stallholders

Major Mitchell Designs   |   Matoirs   |   Mel K Designs   |   Moonlight Harvest   |   Novella-Ria   
 NovelTea Vintage   |   One Happy Leaf   |   pleatsandtreats   |   Quirky But Lovable   
Spool Couture   |   Sugar Plum Tree   |   sweet salvaged designs   |   Tall Rabbit, Rebecca Antos
Tangled Fork Designs   |   Tankateo   |   the bunny   |   The Wooden Spoon

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on 

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.

To see Sunday stallholders, click here.