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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.

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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

Ellenbrook Festival - Artist / Stallholder Opportunities

Heather works for the company that is developing the new town of Ellenbrook and has contacted us about a new market opportunity. Part of the strategy has been to invest in arts and culture in the community through the creation of Ellenbrook Cultural Foundation (now Ellenbrook Arts). This organisation has fostered a number of art groups in Ellenbrook and brings workshops, exhibitions and a variety of arts based activities (visual and performance) to the community.
As part of the Ellenbrook Festival, they want to hold a Market Day – either on 7th or 14thNovember. They are aiming to have food and wine producers from the Swan Valley, possibly a cordoned off wine tasting area, a book fair (if we can source) and arts and crafts from WA. And are particularly looking for original art produced locally.
Ellenbrook Arts has two main assets in The Gallery at Ellenbrook and The GrapeVine Community Art Space. The GrapeVine is utilized by a wide range of community groups for group meetings etc but has also been designed for artist in residence programmes.
The Gallery is located on Main Street, in the town centre. It hosts a calendar of exhibitions – community focused and several major exhibitions each year. This year we are extremely fortunate to be able to host the exhibition “Treasures from Tarrawarra, a selection of leading contemporary Australian art.
The Exhibition forms part of the Ellenbrook Festival which will run from 24th October though to the end of November. In addition to the gallery exhibition, there will be a major music event, Shakespeare and a Multicultural festival. These larger events will be interspersed with learning/workshop weekends.
This is a major festival that we intend to host on an annual basis, and will be promoted through a variety of channels to both local vicinity and broader Perth market.
If you are interested in selling at the Ellenbrook Festival please contact:
Heather Awcock
Group Communications & Sustainability Manager
LWP Property Group Pty Ltd
34 Main Street Ellenbrook WA 6069
Tel: 08 9297 9900 Fax: 08 9296 7100
Web: beyondtheplan.com.au

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