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.
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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
Monday, November 5
Friday, October 26
Thursday, October 11
Join us for the joint EtsyAU, WA Street Team and Made on the Left seminar for creatives who are interested in selling and buying on Etsy hosted by Form.
Sunday, October 7
On Sunday 28 October, North Fremantle Bowls Club will be having an open day in conjunction with the Fremantle Festival. As well as family activities, bands and bare foot bowls, they are planning a mini market and are looking for stallholders.
This one-day art and craft market is to be held in the main hall of the Club House. There will be a fee of $20 per art/craft market participant. Stallholders are to provide their own tables & tablecloths. For an application form and more information email Sherri at email@example.com
Saturday, September 29
- Aperture & Lace combined wearable art and fashion photography exhibition
- Pop up Runways transforming unconventional spaces into guerrilla catwalks
- Restyle Marketplace chic open air shopping precinct featuring boutique designers
Expressions of interest including support materials must be received by 30 November 2012 and places are limited. For further information please contact the City on 9400 4926 or via email.
Friday, September 21
|Lauren with her prize winning display at the KickstART Youth Markets|
|Little L at the Made on the Left July 2012 market|
What is the most exciting thing that has come out of selling your designs through markets?
xx MOTL Team
Wednesday, September 5
- We have an amazing woodland theme which we’ll be using throughout the whole market in advertising, promotion and graphics.
- This market will be held inside the State Theatre Centre in the Underground Theatre as well as outside in the Courtyard.
- We’re doubling our advertising/pr budget so we can reach an even bigger audience and attract more customers to see and buy your amazing products.
- The committee will again be voting for the best stall display and the winner will receive a free stall at the following market as well as input into where they’d like to be positioned and a blog post interview.
- We have a new application form with new sections so you can really tell us about your products and why they are so special. One section allows you to list shops you feel your product is suited to who we’ll then personally invite to the market. There is also the ability to upload more pictures as they are so important in the application process.
- Send in the best pictures you have, not only do we want to see what you make but we’re also looking for pictures which show: previous market displays, your branding/tags/packaging, how the product is used/worn/displayed and personal shots of you with your product or in your workroom (this is important later for when we’re seeking promotion ideas and images to send to publications).
- We’re looking for applicants who fit the market theme and/or our target market and we are always looking for new undiscovered designers who make amazing products who want to get them out into the market scene. Our market customers are incredibly varied, ranging from the young to the young at heart and it is our goal that every one of them find something they love at each market.
- Please don't send images that are too big (over 2MB) or too small (under 50KB) and make sure they are in focus and not too dark.
- Read the FAQ section on the application page for more on the day information.
Are you incredibly creative and desperate to make a successful business out of your passion, or grow your already booming business?
Spend the 5th & 6th September learning, connecting and sharing experiences to take that next step in your business.
The Artful Business Conference is bringing together six superstar speakers to offer you skills and tools to build your business - Russell Allert (Baked Social Media), Jess Van Den (Epheriell, *bespoke* zine), Lisa Walsh (The Market Mill, Cookie Dough Biscuits), Megan Auman (Designing an MBA), Tara Gentile (Scoutie Girl), Jennifer Lee (coach, author, and artist).
They will cover topics such as social media, branding, pricing, profit and more. They will discuss, in detail, ways to get comfortable with making money from your art, what creative types need to have in their business plan and even how to set up your online shop.
Tuesday, September 4
Monday, September 3
Let Them Eat Zines is the Perth Zine Collective’s very first zine fair. It will be held at Paper Mountain (267 William St, Northbridge) on Saturday 24th November, 10am - 6pm. It will feature stalls, competitions, sideshows & live music.
If you are a zine maker, you can apply for your very own stall here before Sunday 30th September. You may also sell other wares (e.g. crafts, artwork) as long as 51% of your table comprises zines.
Wednesday, August 15
It was our first market at our new location at the State Theatre Centre and it was even better than we'd hoped! To see more photos from the day, visit our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who came and to all our talented stallholders!
We'll be back at the theatre again on the 4th November for our Christmas market and hope to see you there too.
Monday, August 6
This e-book sounds like interesting reading for market stallholders. It's by Jodie Maloni of The Habby Goddess and Cintia Gonzalez-Pell of My Poppet.
"The Craft of Markets - How to achieve market stall success, An Australian perspective" is aimed at those who are just starting out in markets or even just considering running a market stall and covers topics such as Picking the right market for you, Market applications, Products, Pricing, Merchandising, Logistics, contains a handy printable Essentials checklist and a Resources guide with links to packaging and display item stockists and more. There are also extra handy hints from some market organisers.
Comes in a PDF format that you can load on your iPad or mobile device, read on your computer or even print out. Available here or here.
Wednesday, August 1
Urban Art - Use a brush/roller to create street art graffiti-style images. Larger pieces and stencils will be used and applied with a sponge/roller.
Tattoo Design & Illustration - Learn how to design tattoo illustrations, that are thoughtful and look amazing with the curves and shape of the body.
Repairing Furniture: what's old is new again - Gain the skills and knowledge to save and give new life to furniture which has been damaged or is getting a little wobbly.
Bag It: Designer Printed Bags - Sew a bag and screen print it with a design of your own.
Corsetry Design & Production - Learn how to construct a boned and underwired corset.
For more information about the courses, visit the website and download the schedule and enrolment form and scan and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 9427 1973.
Saturday, July 28
Friday, July 27
Note the use of colour, unusual and unique props, custom built displays, having height in the display, simplicity of materials, and most importantly having a stall design that works with your products.
|Rabbit & the Duck|
|Herbert & Friends|
|Corky Saint Clair|
|The Gently Unfurling Sneak|
|Write to me stationery|
|So Little Time|
|I design things|
|And O Design|
|A Skulk of Foxes|
Tuesday, July 10
There are some great tips for preparing for markets on the internet and here a few we thought might be useful:
Top Five: Market Tips from so little time
Top 10 Tips: Market Stalls from Finders Keepers
Tips for Market Stall Holders from Handmade Canberra
Selling at markets: some tips and advice from The Square: Bendigo's Handmade Market
Six useful tips from Craft Blog
A Market Organiser’s insider tips on a successful market stall! from The Market Roll
Top 10 tips - Visual merchandising for your market stall from Dance in my Garden
Lessons learned from my first market from Emmaline
The Contemporary Handmade Alliance's Market Week series:
Goals and Expectations
Top Tips with seller Sweet William
Top Tips with seller Rabbit & the Duck
And some tips from our very own Made on the Left team:
What to bring to your craft fair
Market Guide - Stock Levels
Craft fair etiquette for stall holders
So You've never had a Stall Before - Monday Hint
What are your top market tips?
Monday, July 9
For more information and stallholder applications, see the website http://www.canningbridgemarkets.org.au/
Friday, July 6
Designer and Made on the Left stallholder Magali Dincher is having an exhibition of new 3D Limited Edition Collagraphs and Linocuts prints and you are all invited!
21 July - 29 July 10am - 3pm
Opening night Fri 20th July 6pm – 8.30pm
Earlywork Gallery - 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
For more info, visit www.beauestmien.com.au
RSVP on the Facebook Page
Wednesday, July 4
All WA artists are invited to participate in this year's WA Visual Art Expo on 21st October at Winthrop & Hackett Halls and surrounding gardens, UWA. It is a great opportunity for artists to get direct feedback from the public on your work; network with art industry professionals i.e. gallery representatives, framers, art supply outlets as well as other artists; be exposed to different techniques, framing methods and workshops.
If you are willing to demonstrate your art on the day, let the organisers know so they can place you in a visible location. You will also be mentioned in all future promotions for the Expo - a great boost and marketing tool for the exhibiting artist!
Places are limited so submit your applications ASAP. Go to http://www.fabartevents.com.au/application-form.html for the application form. Stall costs start at $180.
Monday, June 25
Monday, June 18
Take a picture of yourself or someone you know holding an Etsy item in front of a local landmark and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #EtsyEverywhere or our new Flickr pool by June 18, 2012 (US TIME) for a chance to be included in a new video project.
To find out more about the project click here.
Help us show the world our wonderful Etsy community — a incredible network of creative small businesses and passionate shoppers.
Tuesday, June 12
The Wireless Hill Centenary is a significant historical event celebrating 100 years of wireless telecommunications. The Wireless Hill station was the first station opened in Australia and is now the only surviving station of its kind. Activities on the day of the Centenary event will include music, displays of telecommunications memorabilia, vintage car displays, children’s tradional games and craft activities, animal farmyard and pony rides, bush poets, indigenous activities and much more.
The details are:
EVENT: 2012 Wireless Hill Centenary
DATE: Sunday, 30th September, 2012
VENUE: Wireless Hill Park, Telefunken Drive, Ardross
EVENT TIME: 12.00noon to 5.00pm
STALL COST: Free
If you're interested in applying or would like further information, please contact Kate Schilling at the City of Melville for the application form.