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, July 10

Free Artist Business Workshop - ABAF

Artist Business Workshop
Find out how to sell more work. Get media interested in your art. Find out more about how tax and insurance affect you. Spend more time making art, and less time working at other jobs.
Whether you work full time as an artist, or supplement your artistic career with other work, you can improve your knowledge and skills at this FREE workshop.
1. business basics – an introduction to tax, insurance, risk management and copyright
2. building relationships with clients, commercial and community galleries and artist-run spaces
3. going to market – documenting artwork and building a client base
4. promotion and media relations
Date: Monday 16 August 2010
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Freehills, Level 36, QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terace, Perth
Cost: FREE
Presented by: Andrew Gaynor.
Register: Online at www.abaf.org.au or complete the registration form and email to skillsdev@abaf.org.au or fax to 03 9614 2550.
Places at this workshop are limited – please register early to secure your place. Each participant receives a workshop kit.

1 comment:

Shade said...

This is a way out request. I've been reading your blog for a while now and it's prompted me to start seeking work in Perth.

Yes, the eastern states bore me. You lot sound as though you're having a cracking time and I want to be a part of it!

Creatively, I'm not a professional. I do soldering work at home and only sell at markets on Saturdays.

During the day, I'm in the cooking/baking trade.

Would you have any pointers for someone heading west? ;)