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!

Monday, March 29

Illustrator Publishing Opportunity - Yen Magazine

Hey Illustrators!

Just a quick note to let you know about this awesome opportunity to get published in the alternative womens mag YEN. They have guest illustrators do the doodles to accompany their articles, it'd look great in your folio!

Just email some examples of your work to swalters@yenmag.net (Sarah Walters).

Good Luck from Lauren & The Team

Artist Call Out - Sail and Anchor Fremantle

From March 20th until April 18th, the Sail & Anchor is hosting the exhibition of April Ward for the FotoFreo exhibition that is happening in Fremantle.
But after that they hope to exhibit more artists for 8 week exhibitions.
The exhibiting space is upstairs in the hallway leading into the upstairs lounge and also some in the upstairs lounge (The Green Room) itself. They are hoping to have exhibitions that changes every 8 weeks; to give the upstairs an artsy feel, give customers something extra to enjoy at our venue and helps promote WA artists.
The criterion is that they must:
Be WA artists
Exhibit for 8 weeks at a time
Use only the hooks that are available for use
Are responsible for transportation of their artwork to and from the venue, and for hanging of their own artworks.
Understand that the Sail & Anchor takes no responsibility for loss or damage of artwork. Although they haven’t had any problems so far, it is a pub, and there is unfortunately always a chance and therefore they will not be liable for damage.
Send photos of their artwork via email to the Venue Manager so that he can make a decision on whether it is appropriate for the venue. Send low resolution images to sail.and.anchor@alhgroup.com.au Attention Matthew Marinich
Provide 1xA3 or/& 1xA1 size synopsis’s so that customers can read about them, their background, experience etc.
No prices are to be put on the walls; instead they ask that the artist provides A4 sheets with info on the Artwork and prices/contact details of the artist for them to handout if someone is interested in purchasing.
There are approx 30 hooks in the upstairs hallway and lounge areas. 26 of which could hold smaller artworks (eg 54cmx54cms) and 4 hooks that could hold larger artworks.
There are also approx 1x large space and 2x small spaces for RED ARTWORK ONLY, for the Red Room Bar and Red Room Function Room, on the off chance there may be some red artworks suitable.
They would love artists to come down and look at the space available before making up their mind to exhibit here. So just call the venue 94311666 and ask to speak to Rosie or alternatively the manager on duty if she is not on the premises.

Tuesday, March 23

Exhibitions @ Foto Freo Fringe 2010 - Amy Vinicombe

Thanks to Amy for letting us know she's exhibiting in 2 Foto Freo Fringe events this year.

The FotoFreo 2010 Fringe Festival is a festival of independant photographic exhibitions taking place during FotoFreo, the City of Fremantle Festival of Photography. Celebrating innovation and diversity in photography, the Fringe Festival showcases exhibitions by emerging and established photographers from Australia and around the world.
The FotoFreo 2010 Fringe Festival is the biggest yet, with more than 90 exhibitions in Fremantle, Perth and the metropolitan area.

Amy sold her photography at one of our MOTL events last year, and we wish her the best of luck with all her upcoming events.

Tuesday, March 9

CallOut - stallholders creating vintage inspired work...

Vintage Vixens and Vamps
‘A Day of Vintage & Retro Fashion Inspired Fun!’
Sunday 23 May 2010
Fremantle Town Hall
12 noon – 5 pm
· Over 30 Quality Vintage and Retro Fashion Stalls
· Sassy ‘Swishing’
· ‘Big Girls’ Dress UpsCa
· Purchase, Parade and Photo Shoot
· Gorgeous Cupcakes & Coffee Barista .... Plus ...
Stalls ...
* Vintage & Retro Fashions.
* Retro and vintage accessories, including shoes, bags, jewellery, hats.
* Redesigned, recreated, and reworked recycled clothing.
* New fashion products either crafted from recycled or vintage fabrics and/or vintage/fashion styles crafted from new fabrics in vintage/retro design.
* Retro/Vintage inspired new clothing.
* Older patterns, buttons, fabrics.
* Retro/Vintage inspired handmade homewares.
* Retro/Vintage fashion fabric inspired art.
facebook – vintage vixens and vamps
Further Enquiries: Georgina Mavor 0417 949 179 g-mavor@ausconnect.net

Friday, March 5

twentyten Free Workshops - Propel Arts

Just got the ezine from Propel and got quite excited about the workshops on offer...
The pity is I am too old and my kids are too young! I hope some of you out there can participate. Check here for details.

Propel is excited to announce our new initiative twentyten. For years we have been fielding questions about where to find high quality, FREE and hands on arts workshops. Well…they are finally here. Propel has created an exciting series of workshops…Oh and did we mention they are FREE!

Wednesday, March 3

Last Chance Studios has a window for hire!

We heard through the grapevine a great opportunity Last Chance Studios is providing.... -

We're running thin on ideas for our windows!
We are opening our hearts to the public and offering you to have your work displayed for the masses to see!
The Deal is -
$100 Per Month Per Window.
High traffic flow area!
You install a rad themed display with your own work. (do what ever you please)
You give us some photos and info. We hype you on the LC websites and hussle you to public!
Low brow is the key to our love so send us your samples!
Please note not everyone fits the mold at LC so we are a little picky.

Visit the website - Last Chance Studio