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!

Friday, August 15

November Made On The Left Market Stallholder Call Out!

We are very excited to announce the second Made On The Left Market and need you and your handmade goods!

Our intention is to give every type of designer an opportunity, no matter the scale of their business. Maybe you are a veteran or maybe you’ve just started out and this is your first event. No matter the experience level, we will try to accommodate you and your space preference in the best possible way.

The last event was a great success and we hope that you will join us this time.

Made on the Left Designer Market
10am – 4pm
Saturday November 15 2008
Hyde Park Hotel
331 Bulwer St North Perth

Stallholder Applications are now available in pdf or word format via the
Made on the Left Craft Fair page of the website. Submissions close 6pm September 30 2008.

Then submit them to
admin@madeontheleft.com or alternatively contact us for our mailing address.
Have a question that hasn't been answered on the application? Visit the
FAQ page for further information.

Wednesday, August 13

A Chance To Teach Drawing

Janet Pfeiffer is an Artist, Creativity Coach and was one of the vendors at the July Made on the Left Market. One of her art students is looking for a really good drawing teacher. She is unable to fulfill this role and is reaching out the the wider community to see if anyone would like a drawing student.
You can contact her via her website or email her directly janetpfeiffer@mac.com for details.

Saturday, August 9

July Market Photos

Our first event was an amazing success. Did you miss it? Here are some photos to remind you of how much fun it was!

Want to see more photos of the event? Have some photos? Then visit & add them to our flickr group!

Second Market Date Confirmed!

We know you've been waiting for it, and we are very excited to announce the second Made On The Left Market!
The Made On The Left market will feature a wide array of Western Australian handmade art, jewellery, clothing and more. This is the perfect place to pick up pre-Christmas gifts, fantastic fashions and treasures from local makers.
Made on the Left Designer Market
10am – 4pm
Saturday November 15 2008
Hyde Park Hotel
331 Bulwer St North Perth
Applications for stallholders will be available on 12 noon Friday August 15 2008 via the website or by emailing admin@madeontheleft.com
All market details will be available on the application form.
Until then - do you have a question? Visit the FAQ page for further information.

Tuesday, August 5

Blue blue sky!

How good is this blue sky after the weeks of rain? In celebration, I've compiled a collage of blueness from some of the great WA etsy sellers linked to our blog.
Featured are: absolutefeli, adornedbysally,ambiencestudio, auntyevil, aussiepatches, barenest, cseneque, daraart, desertbloom, EmiliaRose2, funkymumdesigns, getsilvered, hemd, j2aney, neverenoughhours, oddgirlout, planetlime, polyjarman, polyclarific, ramsdendesigns, rosannaelizabith, rubbergob, sharonpeterkin, sinipuu, stuffaduck, suganspice, tashimidesigns, teaforbini, thetinylittlegirl, trio, virtualshadows and witchetty. You can catch links to all of their etsy shops on the right.
Enjoy the blue skies!