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MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.
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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
Thursday, November 26
Monday, November 23
Head on over to ETHIKL for a great online marketplace open to anyone who produces or wants to shop for:
Products made using recycled material
Ethical & Fair Trade products
Sounds cool eh? It's an Australian based website too!
Head on over here to have a look: ethikl.com.au
Friday, November 20
Thursday, November 19
Visit their website for more details: www.treasuredcraftcreations.com.au
Friday, November 13
This week has been NUTS for great opportunities for you all, and soon we'll be starting an extra blog so all the information doesnt crowd our little customer-fans inboxes (hello buyers! how are you?)
A lovely girl named Emma-Lee is starting up a new store in Woolongong, and needs some beautiful handmade items to go in it! Contact her for more details, click on the image!
Thursday, November 12
YMCA HQ GALLERY provides professional lighting, a hanging rail and a full time Mon-Fri gallery attendant for $100 per week. If you are an emerging, amateur or professional artist wanting to exhibit work, YMCA HQ Gallery wants to hear from you.
Past exhibitions can be seen here. Priority is given to artists under 30.
If interested call Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Community Art Co-ordinator on
0438 992 465 or email email@example.com. Please include digital images in your email if possible.
Gotta love a festival about coffee!!!
1ST LANEWAY MARKET FOR FREO ON SUNDAY THE 29TH OF NOVEMBER 12-4PM
Products must be either:
HAND-MADE LOCALLY PRODUCED OR IMPORTED PRODUCTS
VINTAGE OR RE-CYCLED CLOTHING BRIC-A-BRAC OR WARES
HOME MADE FOOD/PRODUCTS OR LOCAL PRODUCE
Stall fees are $15-20 each depending on their size.
A Map of the lane has been attatched if you have a preference as to where you would like to be situated for the day.
The market will run between 12-4pm with a 10am set up time.
There is a loading zone on high streeet opposite Retro Vinnies 130-134 High St Femantle Opposite Tropicana cafe and the Old Victoria Hall.
You are asked to provide: ONE 1.8m TRESTLE TABLE AND CHAIR SHOULD YOU WANT TO SIT. ONE UMBRELLA AND STAND IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN-AIR SPOT AND WOULD LIKE A LITTLE SHADE YOUR OWN MONEY WHICH IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY. YOUR OWN DISPLAY MATERIALS RACKS FOR CLOTHING ITEMS ETC...
If all of this suits you and applies to you then please let Sophie know if you'd like to be part of the First Laneway Market for Femantle!!
You can send Sophie Dunham a short e-mail stating whether or not you would have preference on a stall number and what product you intend to sell on the day at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun everyone!
Wednesday, November 11
Monday, November 9
“What does an urban playground, a miniature film studio inside a sea container, and a City Within a City conjure up for you?"
If you would like to add more detail to the image then go to http://awesomearts.com/festival/.
The Awesome Arts International Festival for Bright Young Things is coming to the Cultural Centre (and other venues) from Sunday 22 November to Sunday 29 November inclusive. The Markets has just had a very very successful weekend with The Northbridge Festival. The program for Awesome Arts truly looks awesome and will attract a huge crowd. The Markets will complement this with bigger range of creative talent stalls, activities which nestle within the theme of the Festival and multicultural food to fill hungry tummies. This is an opportunity for the Creative Talent of WA to be on the same ground as a premier international creative event.
If you would like to be part of The Markets on these two weekends then simply go to www.theperthmarkets.com.au and complete the stallholder application form. Shared stalls will be available at a cost of $35 per day plus $8 public liability insurance.
Thursday, November 5
Now if you have a great appreciation for superior workmanship and captivating visual delights then Mr Worsley's glass creations are for you!
Not sure if you've come across this before but I just had to share. I am currently in love with Luii accessories! - http://www.luii.com.au/
Now not only does the little lady from Luii make us these delightful items, but her love of all things crafted caused her to start up her own online handmade shopping site Strawberry Jam, I highly recommend you check it out - http://www.strawberryjam.com.au/
Sunday, November 1
Well now you can celebrate your fine flat females again as local Perth illustrator, Megan Isabella creates her own miriad of vintage inspired paper dolls. Swirly hair, rosy cheeks and toddler like cuteness, these little pieces of art are just too adorable. Take a wander through her blog and check out the inspiring collection of guys and dolls drawn from real people in her Paper Doll Project
Now this is not the only string to Miss Megans bow, just CLICK HERE and you can view her whole portfolio of whimsical, beautifullly rendered designs. If thats not all, Megan will then put on her teaching cap and share with her delighted readers the tips and tricks of life in Lessons with Miss Megan. I cant get enought of this gal!
Hello all you lovely people who are designers, creative types and appreciators, welcome to our first blog competition!
The Made On The Left Marketing Gurus (SarahG, SarahD, Felicity, and Lauren) are currently expanding our Merch range from art posters and badges to include such lovelies as tote bags for your shopping ease, and... Bumper Stickers, so you can wear your MOTL loyalty on your sleeve (or car, or school file, or design folio... or anywhere really!).
The design for the totes wasn’t much trouble (I (osier) had a go at illustration at it was really fun!), but we decided to let you guys at it for the bumper sticker, and reward you for your efforts with a tote bag and a few other super-duper knick-knacks... what a fab prize!
The guidelines are:
1. Must include the words "Made On The Left"
2. Must be
3. We'd love it to have a super cute slogan like "honk if you're made on the left" or other such nonsense!
4. You may use our text logos for the design, but not our posters.
5. Visibility from a distance will be judged favourably.
6. Must be submitted to Lauren@madeontheleft.com by Sunday the 8th of November.
Yup, that does mean you have less than a week to come up with a design!
Better get cracking! (We hope to have them for sale at the November Hyde Park Hotel event)
Any questions can be posted in the comments, and please link to this competition on your blog, we want as many entries as possible!