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!

Wednesday, August 15

Made on the Left July Market

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.

Pop-up Gallery

A free exhibition space for all visual artists to display their work for the month of August. It's in the old Xile shop, right next to Saba at Shop 20, The Colonnade Subiaco, 388 Hay St, Subiaco.

Submissions started coming in on the weekend and the second bump in will be from 12pm - 4pm Sat 11th & Sun 12th August.

All types of work welcome - photography, graphic design, paintings, charcoal, anything you can hang, plus sculptures for the floor area. It must be suitable for public viewing. No size restrictions!

Work will be affixed using either blu tac on the walls or pins on the partitions. Please put your name and contact details with your work just in case someone wants to know more about you.

There will be a little area for people to sit and hang out and performances by a talented artist or group every day that it is open after the initial bump in.
See the
Facebook event for more information.

Wednesday, August 1

Creative Short Courses at Central

There are over 35 exciting workshops in art, fashion, jewellery, textiles & design technology starting August, 2012. Places are limited and on a first in first serve basis, full payment required to confirm place. Enrolments are closing soon so apply now!

Courses include:
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 d
ownload the schedule and enrolment form and scan and reply to enquiry.art@central.wa.edu.au or fax to 9427 1973