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!

Saturday, January 23

Festival Market Opportunity - Fairbridge Festival

The annual Fairbridge Festival in Pinjarra is on again from the 9th-11th April...

"The Festival Committee is currently seeking people who have quality Western Australian hand crafted products they would like to sell at the festival.
The stallholder application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. As an additional bonus, successful vendors who create their own work will receive a free listing in the festival Program Book.

The souvenir program is an A5 glossy colour booklet and of outstanding value and quality. Display advertising in the Program Book is now open...

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Thursday, January 21

Market Opportunity - UnWrapped South Perth

Applications to one of Perth's best designer markets, Unwrapped: The Marketplace is open now, take a look at their past events, and register to apply for your spot in March.

Click here for more.

Friday, January 8

Mentoring Program Opportunity

Hi All, Propel Youth Arts WA is excited to announce a brand new program for 2010…

The JUMP National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists supports the career development of artists aged 18 – 30, and in the first five-years of their professional practice, by providing mentoring opportunities with established professionals in their artform.

Successful applicants will be mentored for up to 10 months by an industry professional of their choosing and will receive up to $5 000 cash to fund an associated creative project.

JUMP launches nationally on 18 January. Head to http://www.propel.org.au to sign up and stay in the loop.

Wednesday, January 6

Monday, January 4

Market Opportunity - Claremont Fair

Applications are now open for the 51st Claremont Fair, to be held on Sunday 28th March in 2010. For more details hop on over to their website : claremontfair.westernendeavour.org

[Free Range Exhibitions] Rounds - Claire Krouzecky

Free Range's first exhibition for the year, Rounds by Claire Krouzecky, is opening this Thursday at 6pm. Please join them to celebrate the beginning of what promises to be a bright new year. See attached invite and website for more info.
Free range incorporated is a not-for-profit, independent, artist run collective. Two of the management committee - Campbell Whyte and Elizabeth Marruffo have participated in numerous Made on the Left markets and designed the Nov 09 poster and advertising.