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 28

Market day!

Come down to the State Theatre Centre of WA (corner Roe St & William St, Northbridge) Sunday 29th July, 10am - 4pm. 66 amazing Western Australian designers plus entertainment. It's going to be a great day!

Algerika Design & Illustration
Anna Hadwin Crochet Toys
A story of
Beau Est Mien 
Because I am a Girl
charlie and james
Debbie Kelly Millinery
diddums designs
Dizzy Daisy
Dreamskin Minerals
Eden Dreams
eeva margita
Ella & Lily
empire of delight
Enid Twiglet
Fluid Ink
Granny Funk Crochet
Joallie Petit
Joila Designs
L'Amour des lapins
Little Cloud Factory
Little L
Little Mo and Friends
Martha and Lilly
Micalu Tangled Fork Designs
Major Mitchell Designs
Mollydag Made
Monster & Robot Industries
moss & twigg
Natasha Muhl
Paper Plane
Pop Goes the Weasel
Poppy & Bea
Potter Gold Pty Ltd
Raffaella Basini Creations
Samantha Hughes Designs
Sarmarie Designs
Shaggy Mafia
Small Things
Starling Bath Body Home
Susan Moss Art and Photography
Sylvia Shrewsbury/Mathew Dickson
swalrus productions
Swoon Jewels
Tall Rabbit
Tea Party at Lucy's 
Vintage Inspired Jewellery 
White Square
Yuniko Studio

Friday, July 27

Great Market Stall Design

I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne for the recent Markit @ Fed Square and was astounded at the amazing and creative stall displays (not to mention the wonderful products)! Here are some of the best.
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. 

Little Lamb


Rabbit & the Duck

Herbert & Friends


Corky Saint Clair

Ask Alice

The Gently Unfurling Sneak
Write to me stationery

Pleaty Bunny

Jen Booth

So Little Time



Stämpel Studio


Sandra Bowkett

Twisted Terrariums

I design things

And O Design

Bonnie Poplar

A Skulk of Foxes

Monday, July 9

Canning Bridge Arts Markets

Canning Bridge Arts Markets are held on the first Sunday of every month 9 am to 2 pm at Kishorn Road between Moreau Mews and First Avenue in Applecross. The next market is on Sunday 5th August and will feature musical performances, singers, actors, strolling minstrels, bush poets, as well as Australian-made art-and-craft stalls selling locally designed jewelry, sculpture, furniture, housewares, pet supplies and decoration.

For more information and stallholder applications, see the website http://www.canningbridgemarkets.org.au/

Friday, July 6

Paperhouses Exhibition

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

Contact: info@beauestmien.com.au

Wednesday, July 4

Call for artists

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.