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, February 20

Evolution @ Jull Street Markets - call out for youth stallholders

Armadale is having its first festival and you can be a part of this amazing event!

Armadale Youth Resources has teamed up with Made on the Left to enable young artists, fashion designers and craftspeople to be a part of the Evolution @ Jull Street event as part of the National Youth Week celebrations.

There will be a big youth arts, fashion and music festival in the Jull Street Mall precinct of Armadale, spilling out into the Armadale Train Station and Minnawarra park. It’s set to be a great night and will attract a huge crowd.

If you are an artist, craftsperson or fashionista under 30 years of age, you are invited to come and sell your goods.

You will get a marquee, a table for your products and a chair - all you need to do is bring your amazing creations!

Best of all, there's no stallholder fee, simply a $30 deposit which will be refunded on the night.

To book a stall, fill in the application form on the Made on the Left website. For additional information please contact Armadale Youth Resources on 9497 1722 or lindy@youthresources.com.au

Friday, February 10

KickstART Youth Markets stall holders wanted!

The KickstART Youth Markets were a huge success last year and they will be back for National Youth Week 2012! The markets will take place in the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday 21 April from 11am - 5pm.

If you have original or vintage wares to sell, such as clothing, jewelry, accessories, art, knick knacks, homewares or anything creative they would love to hear from you! To apply, head to the Propel Youth Arts website, download the information sheet and fill out the online registration form.

Registrations close 7th March 2012.

To have a stall at the KickstART Youth Markets:
You must be aged between 12-25 years of age.
• If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
• The goods must either be your own, or other young people’s original products or vintage items.

All information regarding stall holders and National Youth Week can be found here. 

For further details contact Project officer, Ashlee Giblett: ashlee@propel.org.au or (08) 9328 9666.

The KickstART Youth Markets is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government, Youthbeyondblue and Propel Youth Arts WA.

Tuesday, February 7

Curvy 8 Submissions open now!

The Curvy series of books features the work of the world’s leading female artists and illustrators. They're now up to issue 8 and you could be a part of it! If you’re an established or aspiring female artist or illustrator and you’re looking to have your work seen by an inspired audience around the globe, then get busy! You don't have long to get your best work ready as submissions close at 5pm sharp (AEST) on Friday Feb 17th.
See the Curvy website for more information.

Thursday, February 2

Perth Brown Owls

You may have heard of the Brown Owls craft group. It was originally started by Pip of Meet me at Mike's in Melbourne. Well did you know there is one here in Perth too? In Bayswater to be precise and they meet on the third Sunday of the month from 2 - 4pm. The next meeting is on 19th February, 2012. If you would like more info, please contact Sarah or Megan or join the Perth Brown Owls Facebook group. Happy crafting!