OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

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!

Sunday, March 6

Volunteer for PUBLIC 2016

Form needs you!

Looking for experience in the arts? Keen to meet some awesome artists, designers and innovators? Want to kick start creative projects in your city?

Form are looking for dedicated volunteers to help them deliver PUBLIC 2016. Click the link to register your interest and learn about the benefits of getting involved and up and close to the action.

Friday, February 26

2016 KickstART Market Stallholder Applications Now Open!

Apply for a free market stall at the biggest event on the KickstART Festival calendar! The KickstART Markets feature young people selling their hand-made or vintage wares and youth-focused organisations holding information booths, with plenty interactive activities on offer.

  • Creative Stallholders must be aged 12 – 26
  • Organisations must be youth-based or offer services to young people, and must include an interactive element to their stall
The KickstART Markets showcase the work of young people in our community and the Market Day will run on Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10am – 6pm, in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

Registrations close 5pm on Friday 26 February, so get onto it! Apply here: http://goo.gl/Ep0oko

Sunday, February 7

Fresh Prints 2016 Stallholder Call Out

Back for its second year, Fresh Prints is a market fair for zines, independent publishing, small press, artist books, comics and printed works in Northbridge.
Creatives, organisations and individuals are invited to hold a stall and be part of this celebration of all things ink and paper. The day will feature creative workshops, storytelling area for kids, films on the Piazza screen and more!

Date: Saturday 16 April 2016
Time: 12 - 5:30pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza, cnr James and Lake Streets

Stall spaces are free, however places are limited so get in quick to secure your space. Please keep in mind that the majority of your products should be related to ink and paper somehow.

Stall Details

  • Stall spaces are free.
  • Full space (one trestle table with two chairs).
  • Half space (SHARED trestle table with another stall holder, with one chair each).
  • Shared stallholders will be sharing the same table, so please keep this in mind for your display.
  • No lighting or access to power provided.
  • All stalls will be undercover on the Piazza lawn.

How to Apply
Apply for a stall here: http://bit.ly/1ScHsKa
Applications are due Sunday 21 February 2015.
All successful stallholders will be notified Thursday 25 February 2015.

All enquiries please contact, Northbridge Piazza Screen Officer Emiko Watanabe.

Wednesday, December 16

Perth Makers Market

Perth Makers Market is a new market south of the river that is having its launch market on Sunday 7th February 2016. Its home will be at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. It will be running as a bi-monthly market, on the first Sunday of the month. The market's opening hours will be from 9:30am – 3:30pm.
The goal of Perth Makers Market is to provide a platform for the talented, high quality handmade crafters that call Perth their home in a family focussed, friendly location. With strong ties to the community and a focus on giving back, Perth Makers Market is unique.
Applications are open until the 20th of December so get in quick! 
To learn more or to apply please head over to their website: www.perthmakersmarket.com.au or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/perthmakersmarket

Tuesday, November 17

Made on the Left Christmas Markets

On this weekend! A great way to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place and support local creatives. Everything is made in WA and sold to you by the maker.

Wednesday, October 28

Summer Night Markets applications open

Applications are now open for OnWilliam's annual Summer Night Markets in the Perth Cultural Centre!

This open air night market will be held on Friday 11th of December from 4 to 10pm. These pre-Christmas markets have become a must in the calendars of both local designers and city shoppers.

The Cultural Centre will be jam packed with 60+ stall holders, live music on the Wetland stage, fun activities, delicious food at 'Truck Stop', and outdoor bars at PICA and Bar Pop in the Urban Orchard.

Stall prices range from $150 - $300. Applications are due Sunday 1st November. Apply via the application form.

Thursday, October 22

Angove Street Festival

The Angove St Festival is back again! With an eclectic mix of entertainment, music, food, culture and family fun, this one-day event attracts over 50,000 people each year. Angove Street Festival celebrates all that is North Perth – the award-winning cafes, restaurants, retailers and cultural diversity that create the unique community surrounding Angove Street. 

There will be a selection of Made on the Left stallholders and the Golden Days Vintage Markets will be back to ensure an interesting range of goods will be available to buy. 

An amazing festival is planned with a trapeze act, baby animal farm, Rosemount Music Stage, sustainable gardening advice, a school fete will be run by the North Perth Primary School with book sales, cake stalls and lucky dips for the kids, not to mention a range of food from all corners of the world.

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2015 
When: 10am – 5pm 
Where: Angove Street, North Perth 
Website: www.angovestreetfestival.com.au 

Tuesday, October 13

Made on the Left Christmas markets poster!

We are pleased to present the poster design for our Christmas markets! It is by the talented Laurie Melia and shows a pink haired girl surrounded by Christmas lights and a succulent wreath. Laurie describes it as, “fun, quirky and colourful” which fits the vibe of the market. Thank you Laurie, we love it!  

The Perth City Christmas Markets are presented with the City of Perth on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November in Forrest Place from 10 - 5:30 each day. There will be over 50 stallholders each day and we hope to see you there!

Fringe World market vendors - applications open!

Fringe World Festival is the largest annual performance platform in Western Australia. The 2016 Festival will run from 22 January to 21 February during the city’s buzzing summer festival period.  Nestled in the colourful village style gardens of the hugely popular Fringe World Festival sites in Northbridge, stalls selling DIY experiences and local artisan wares, with an emphasis on the innovative, fun and unique are being sought. 

Successful applicants will be required to: 
  • Commit to at least one block of seven consecutive days of trading during the Festival period (22 January to 21 February); 
  • Commit to having the stall manned during the operational hours of the festival site each day (maximum operational hours on any one day would be 12pm – 2am): and 
  • Pay an upfront site hire fee of $500 + GST per week per stall by 10 December 2015 

The following will be provided:
  • 1 x 3m x 3m marquee;
  • 1 x trestle table;
  • 2 x chairs;
  • 1 x overhead light;
  • Power;
  • Onsite Secure Container Storage; and
  • Site Manager Support.
To register your interest in becoming a market vendor for Fringe World 2016, complete this form and return to venues@fringeworld.com.au by 5pm Monday, 2 November 2015. For more information, visit the website.

Monday, October 12

Christmas in Claremont - stallholders wanted

As part of the annual Christmas in Claremont event, the Town of Claremont is holding a festive themed market, inspired by the German Christmas Markets. Think fresh food, fine craft and everything Christmas themed!

Enjoy a summer night of carols in the park with a huge sideshow of entertainment, kids activities, food and market stalls!

Date: Sunday 13th December 2015, from 4pm.
Location: Claremont Park, corner of Stirling Highway and Bay View Terrace

To apply, fill in the online application formApplications must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 4th November. Visit here for more details.