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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!

Tuesday, July 28

Markets @ The Cultural Centre

Hello to The Creative Talent of Western Australia

September 5 and 6 sees the Perth Fashion Festival hit the streets of our glorious city. On Saturday 5 September The Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre is hosting 12 of the 40 stalls involved in ‘Outskirts’ – an initiative of the William Street Collective to support local designers and artists. The Markets will specifically platform:
William Topp
Ali J Art & Illustration
Ignite Gear & Redskull Enterprise Accessories
X Marks The Spot
Life Editions
Martha and Lilly
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And on Sunday 6 September Unwrapped will ‘neighbour’ The Markets in the Cultural Centre Precinct.

In addition to these 2 event full days our very own on site Tango dance club will be making its impromptu debut on the Saturday while emerging Design students from Central College of TAFE will make their second appearance over the weekend. We are also in discussions with another dance troupe for Sunday. This weekend promises to be a big one.

As part of the Perth Fashion Festival, The Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre is launching their niche ‘market bazaar’ sites together with themed weekends for new and emerging designers and artists to retail their creative talents in a prestigious environment at a low cost.

Each weekend 7 separate marquees will be erected individually in the main walkway centre of The Markets with three sides available in each for rental at $25 per side. Each side will accommodate one 2.5 metre table or two smaller 1.2 m tables generally retailing at just under $50 each.

Each marquee will therefore accommodate 3 small designer businesses with a total of 21 centralised ‘Market Bazaar’ sites available in the main ‘Triazza’ between the Art Gallery, the State Library and the Museum, commencing on the weekend of The Perth Fashion Festival. Pedestrians and shoppers will find themselves drawn into The Market’s Bazaar alleyways to find Perth’s designer and creative gems. These sites are only available to retailers of locally designed and made creative items.

And on the 3rd weekend of every month The Markets will feature handmade artisan and designer wares , with promotion targeted to the exclusive shopper and tourists in Perth, whilst the 1st weekend of every month has been earmarked for handmade clothes, toys, books and entertainment for the ‘Young at Heart’.

Every weekend our Market Bazaar alleyways will form the centrepiece for handmade uniquely designed time intensive fashion, arts, jewellery, giftware, bags, makeup, and more. Multicultural Fun and Living the Green Life feature as our themes for the 2nd and 4th weekends respectively. Delicious foods, Bollywood dancing, environmental products, are just part of what will be appearing and expanding as Spring springs into our lives.

If you are interested in exploring our emerging platform for the promotion and retail of Perth’s creative talent from our city’s cultural precinct then please contact me at
manager@theperthmarkets.com.au or on 0405 900 162.

Georgina Mavor
The Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre
0405 900 162

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