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!

Thursday, September 10

Mosaic photography project and exhibition

Sign up for this year's MOSAIC Capture Day by midnight Friday 25 September, so you can be part of the collective experience and have your image displayed at an exhibition at 140 William! 

On Saturday 26 September, Propel Youth Arts WA once again invites you to join in documenting 24 hours of life in WA directly through your eyes!

For the past three years, hundreds of people in WA have simultaneously captured and submitted an image from their day to MOSAIC, a community-based photography project and exhibition.

Anyone and everyone in WA who can set aside a couple of minutes on Saturday 26 September to capture part of their day can take part. 

Once again in 2015, the person who takes the most popular photo as nominated by the public will win a prize pack worth over $150, which is another great reason to take part!

It's really easy (and free) to get involved in 2015. You can even submit photos as part of a group or an organisation. Register now

stARTup Art Market @ Beaufort St Festival applications open

Applications for the Beaufort Street Festival's stARTup gallery are now open for visual artists!

The stARTup gallery offers an exciting exhibiting space for emerging and innovative local artists (illustrative, photography, sculptural, graphics) to display their art for public purchase.

Applications and T&Cs for stARTup can be found at http://bit.ly/bsfstartup2015 and applications must be submitted by 5pm, 9th October.

For visual artists only (no craft-based work). Must be able to provide your own shade & decorations and be prepared to be available until the close of the event (10pm). A live art/demonstration component is encouraged.

Further information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/stARTupartgallery or by emailing startup@beaufortstreetfestival.com.au.

Upcoming local and general markets

Local and General Markets have some fairs and markets coming up:

Sunday 6th of September, 10am to 2pm
Austin Lakes Local & General Markets
Austin Cove Baptist College Oval – Inlet Blvd, South Yunderup

Saturday 19th of September, 4pm to 9pm
The Glades Arts & Produce Markets
Village Centre by Lake Allambee (Cnr Gallant Turn & Doley Road, Byford)

Apply via online form

Saturday 26th of September, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 18th of October, 10am to 4pm
Secret Harbour Spring Market Fair
Secret Harbour Primary School Oval – Maratea Pde, Secret Harbour

Sunday 1st of November, 10am to 2pm
Honeywood Local & General Markets
Honeywood Estate – Cnr of Bruny Meander & Labatt Gardens, Wandi

Saturday 7th of November
Baldivis Country Fair, Baldivis Fairgrounds
Stallholders can trade 11am to 5pm on the fairground OR 11am to 7pm on the Oval
Email bcf@streethassle.com.au to apply

Sunday 22nd of November, 10am to 4pm
Rockingham Community Fair
Village Green – Cnr of Patterson Rd & Flinders Lane, Rockingham 

Saturday 28th of November, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 29th of November, 11am to 3pm
Noranda Christmas Festival
Noranda Village Shopping Centre – Benara Rd, Noranda
Christmas festival with market stalls and activities and a special visit from Santa!

Contact Local & General Markets for further information.

Friday, August 28

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is just around the corner and I've put together a mini gift guide for the day celebrating the amazing produce of the creatives of Western Australia.
1. Hello Mr Badger: An eclectic collection of authentic vintage jewellery using vintage watches and these cufflinks look superb. Starting from $38 buy online or find her selling her wares at handmade markets. Website - Facebook - Instagram
2. Beau Est Mien: Beau Est Mien is a store and studio dedicated to the joy of creating and these reproductions are to look as good as our original and hand printed Collagraphs produced by Magali who founded the store. Reproductions start from $50 and you can buy this print and others online or in store. Website - Facebook - Instagram
3.  Rocket Shots by Marika Brock: Marika Brock takes bright, punchy photographs of anything.. often gorgeous places on her travels around the world, sometimes just of the ordinary, from a different viewpoint. The selection of colourful and stunning photos are available online or at the Fremantle Markets starting from $50. Website - Facebook - Instagram
4. One Happy Leaf: Sweetly designed accessories for all, One Happy Leaf has created this awesome "Best Dad" tie pin at $19. Something every dad needs. Buy online here. Website - Facebook - Instagram
 5. Boonadoo: Local laser engraving duo created this popular accessory - a wooden bow tie. With a magnetic backing it is suited for formal and informal ware. Starting from $20 they are available online and at local markets around Perth. Website - Facebook - Instagram
6. Tall Rabbit: Well known for everything cute and such amazing designs, Tall Rabbit has created this awesome zombie keyring. High quality in design and production this keyring would appeal to many a fan of zombies. Buy online here. Website - Facebook - Instagram

Sunday, August 16

Made on the Left Christmas market applications open!

Applications for our Christmas market are now open!

The market will be on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November from 10am - 5.30pm and 10am - 5pm in Forrest Place, Perth. Stalls are 3x3m space with marquees provided. Stall cost is $250 per day, or $470 for both and there is an option to apply for either one or both days.  We are only accepting applications from Western Australian handmade designers! Please make sure you have read the FAQ before submitting your application. Complete the online application form here to apply. Thank you!

Beaufort Street Festival applications open

Applications are now open for stalls at the Beaufort St Festival.

Prices for a 3x3 marquee are $450 +gst or $675 +gst for a 3x6m marquee.

The Business Incubator provides an opportunity for new/starter, independent and/or home-based businesses to have a space at the festival. These stall spaces are provided free of charge to selected businesses to encourage new enterprise and diversity at the Festival. Those selected 15 Business Incubator will be housed within one mini-market and share a marquee.

When: Saturday November 14, 2015
Time: 12pm - 9pm
Where: Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.

Head to www.beaufortstreetfestival.com.au to apply. 
Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 21 August, 2015.

Monday, August 10

Joondalup Twilight Markets - Calls for Expression of Interest

The City of Joondalup is seeking expressions of interest from stallholders to take part in the 2015 Joondalup Twilight Markets. 

The Joondalup Twilight Markets will be held 5:30 - 9:00pm over five Friday evenings leading up to Christmas in November and December and will feature high quality market stalls, live music and children’s activities. If you are a stallholder offering gourmet food, fashion, jewellery, design, arts, crafts, homewares and giftwares, the City would like to hear from you. 

View the Twilight Markets Stallholder Information Pack for more information and complete the online application form to submit an expression of interest. Applications are now open and close Friday 11 September. 
Stall prices start from $53 for a 3 x 3m space.
For further information contact the City on 9400 4921 or email

Saturday, August 1

Kingfisher names!

Our kingfisher mascots have names! They were chosen by the artist, Sally Ridge Illustration, from the competition entries. So we'd like to introduce... Lucy and Lass!

Saturday, July 25

Get to know the stallholders!

With the Made on the Left markets at the Perth Concert Hall happening tomorrow we thought it would be a good idea to meet a couple of the stallholders that will be there so, get to know...


My name is Georgina Drury and I'm a New Zealander living in Perth (don't hold it against me). I have been here now for four years and I've always been interested in anything crafty whether it be painting or jewellery making. The items I have been creating for Red Copper Fox are wooden geometric necklaces, they are all hand painted with my own colour combinations. Recently I have gotten into making geometric concrete pots that my partner designed and made the mold for and taught me how to pour the concrete. I have just started making concrete pendants too- these are a work in progress, but I should have a limited number available at the upcoming market.

Red Copper Fox is fairly new, I only created the etsy page in May, but I have been making Jewellery for myself for over 5 years if not longer. I started making jewellery for myself after seeing a particular colour combination of a necklace and discovering my love for geometric beads. People started asking me for them so it grew from there. The concrete pot side of it was because I wanted one for our house, but couldn't find them anywhere so my partner made me one and from there we just kept making them.

Although I love the necklaces so much I think my favourite thing I'll be selling this weekend at the markets will be the geometric pots- I think they are very special, especially the ones I have hand painted on.

I wish I could do this full time but not yet so I have a full time job as a Merchandiser for a greeting card company in Perth. I have a huge love of painting and have done so ever since I was a kid so on the weekend you would probably find me with a paint brush in my hand trying to create something. 

You can find me at:


I'm Jenna Love, a metalsmith and jewellery designer from New Zealand. My current work often features faceted geometric forms made from sterling silver that have been embellished with random, spontaneous layers of fine gold. The result is jewellery that is angular and bold to wear, whilst being warm with a rich palette. 

Rugged and refined is my new brand name, but I've been making jewellery since 2008. My best performing subject in school was sculpture- I surprised myself and tutors by having an eye for detail and having a knack for putting interesting materials together. I also spent time years living in Nelson, a well known town for many talented jewellers and artists. On returning to New Zealand after a handful of years in the States, I was inspired to give Silversmithing a go after seeing lots of beautiful work in galleries around the country. After my first class, I was well and truly hooked! 

My current favourites are geometric shaped earrings, adorned with splatters of gold, also my oxidised domed round studs are sweet. 

Being a mother to my three year old daughter is my other gig. The jewellery fits in alongside that perfectly and I have some exciting plans for building my jewellery business over the coming months. Please check back in!

Instagram: @ruggedandrefined
New website coming soon and online shop. 


I established One Happy Leaf in 2013 to inspire people to reconnect with their authentic selves. In a fast paced and sometimes stressful world we often lose touch with ourselves and how we used to be. For some of us, that means spending less time in nature and fewer moments experiencing the richness of the world. I create jewellery to remind the wearer to live true to their individual selves, because living authentically is when we are at our happiest. We can see joy in the simple things in life and we find the courage to follow our passions. We experience all the wonder of the world while being true to ourselves. 

My favourite jewellery piece is my "bubble necklace". It's my number one seller and a personal favourite of mine. (See picture)

I quit my day job in 2014, so One Happy Leaf is now my full-time job. I am an environmental scientist by education and was working in a government job previous to working full-time on the jewellery business. By starting One Happy Leaf I found a new passion in creating beautiful, simplistic jewellery that is designed for authentic women to be their happy, natural selves. I love my new day job and am happy I took the leap to working full-time on what was my "creative hobby".

Stores in Perth - Common Ground Collective (82 Hight Street Fremantle)

You can find these amazing creators and a whole bunch of others at the markets this weekend- Perth Concert Hall, Sunday 26th July, 10am - 4pm, see you there!

Sunday, July 12

Name our mascots!

Name our market mascots and win! Our kingfisher friends need a name. If you come up with our favourite names, you will win a print of the poster artwork by Sally Ridge Illustration. We'll be taking entries here on the blog, on our Facebook page and on Instagram (@madeontheleft). Please get your suggestions in by Wednesday 22nd July, 2015. We look forward to hearing your name choices!