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, January 18

Orientation Festival Day - craft stall/exhibit opportunity

The Orientation Festival day is organised by the Guild of Students at Murdoch University South St Campus and is an opportunity for new and returning students to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

The festival draws large crowds including many international students and is the perfect opportunity for local designers and artist to showcase their work. The Guild is very keen to promote the work of local artists at Murdoch University at both the Festival day and other events throughout the year.

The cost of a stall for a local designer without power is $77

For more information or to book a stall please email Basha Stasak on president@guild.murdoch.edu.au

Wednesday, January 14

Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre

The Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre will be operating every weekend from 8:30am-5pm and can be found opposite the entrance to the WA Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Launch day is Saturday 24th January.

$66/day incl gst gets you a 3mx3m marquee (BYO trestle and all other required equipment) -double the price for double size ie $132 = 6m x 3m

$55/day 3m x3m incl gst BYO everything double the price for double size ie $110 = 6m x3m incl gst BYO everything

$44/day for small space byo shade and table etc (<3 sqm)

Although we are still working on individual insurance as a day rate we can't offer it yet so stallholders have to have public liability insurance of their own.

Jean McGarry is the Markets Manager and she can be contacted on jean [!at] global.net.au Her mobile number is 0417 544 326.

Venturing South - Made on the Left Three announced!

Our 'grand plan' with Made on the Left was to promote Western Australian creativity, not just Perth creative life, which is why we are very excited to annouce our very first Made on the Left market to take place outside the metropolitan area.

We are not sure how much our collective chocolate obsession influenced the decision, but our first regional market will be held on Easter Saturday, at the Highway Hotel, Bunbury. Find it on Google map - http://tinyurl.com/7o69dl

At the gateway to the Southwest, the Bunbury Made on the Left Market is expected to showcase a host of new and unique designers from regional areas together with popular Perth-based artisans who will use the event as an excuse to visit the wine region! The Easter Saturday Market is also expected to attract holiday makers and locals who want to experience the best of Western Australian original art and design.

Continuing our theme of heritage pub venues by hosting the Easter Satruday Made on the Left Market at the historic Highway Hotel should ensure that the buzz and atmosphere of our previous successful markets at the Hydey carries through to this new location.

Applications are now open, so prospective sellers should check out our craft fair page for more information and application forms.

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