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, October 30

Perth is Great

Hey, we think you should watch this video. It will make you proud of Perth and all the creative things that go on here.

Popsicle from Bsrk Productions on Vimeo.

Market Opportunity - The Handmade Childrens Market

The HCM is a family friendly market specifically set up for mums with small businesses to sell their handmade products and services for children aged 0-10 years old.

The markets will be a personal experience for the whole family where children can participate in free kid's activities while mums, dads, aunties, uncles and grandparents shop and browse the local WA handmade goods.

Remaining 2010 dates:
Saturday 6th Nov 2010, 9-1pm, free entry, Melville Civic Centre Booragoon
Saturday 4th Dec 2010, 9-1pm, free entry, Melville Civic Centre Booragoon

visit handmadechildrensmarkets.com for more details.

Tuesday, October 19

Live, work or play in City of Melville? Add YOUR input!

Are you a young professional or creative (around 25 to 35 years of age) living, working or playing in the City of Melville?

Then we’d love you to join in a café conversation about how to support and grow cultural vitality in the City of Melville.

Whether you live, work or play in the City, we’re keen to talk to you!

The City of Melville is developing a Cultural Vitality Plan that looks at how best to use local cultural resources to promote social and economic development and consequently enhance quality of life. These cultural resources could include visual, performing and literary arts, heritage buildings, festivals and events, community values and traditions, recreational facilities, café strips, creative industries and much more.

We want to know how well the arts and cultural needs of young professionals and creatives are being catered for in the City of Melville. Your opinion is important and will help the City plan for a culturally vibrant future.

Join me for a café conversation about cultural vitality:

Date: Saturday, 30 October 2010
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Cafe: Coffea Fine Espresso, 31a Ardross Street, Applecross
Light refreshments provided.

Please register your attendance by Wednesday 27 October by contacting me at anne [!at] annegoodall.com.au or on 0407 441 822. If you’re interested in contributing your ideas and are unable to attend the café conversation, please contact me to arrange an alternative means for input.

It would be great if you could pass on this invitation to any other young professionals and creatives you know who live in the City of Melville.

For information about all the ways that City of Melville residents, workers and visitors can provide input to the development of the Cultural Vitality Plan, check out .

Interested in Selling Children's Items?

We had an email and thought some out there might be interested...
"Originally the markets were intended only for handmade products but during the planning stages I have seen the need for a market selling a bigger variety of products for children including products that are not handmade.
November 6 2010
Melville Civic Centre - Main Hall
Street Address: 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon WA
Entry off Davy St (behind Garden City) - See Directions
Follow 'THE VAULT' & 'Library' Road Signs
9:00am - 1:00pm
Free Entry
Other Dates for 2010
December 4"

Monday, October 11

Artist Call-out ARTillery 2010

Artist Call-out ARTillery 2010

The ARTillery Festival creates events which challenge local artists to explore the topic of human rights through their art. Visual artists are invited to take up the challenge and apply to be a part
Masterpeace. Each selected artist will be given an information pack on one of Amnesty International’s individuals at risk (someone imprisoned unjustly), and will create a work based on the information in whatever form the artists feels appropriate. The Masterpeace exhibition is one of 5 events happening in Perth during the festival, which will run from the 1st to the 10th of December.

Send expressions of interest, a brief bio and 3 - 5 examples of previous work to masterpeace@artilleryfestival.com

Applications close October 15th! See www.artilleryfestival.com for more information.