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!

Tuesday, May 29

Artist Callout for Spectrum Project Space

Edith Cowan University Spectrum spaces are inviting all the Creative artists/designers to exhibit their artwork in June at the ECU Mount Lawley campus.

Spectrum Project Space is an exhibition and performance space situated on the Edith Cowan University (ECU) Mount Lawley campus.

Spectrum Project Space encourages proposals from artists that engage with the multi-disciplinary philosophy of the space. To find out more about the goals of Spectrum Project Space visit http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/communications-and-arts/spectrum-project-space 


Install: 4th to the 6th of June 
Launch: 7th June 
Deinstall: 28th to the 29th of June.
Description: Corridor with displayed hanging work. Row of seating underneath space.
Dimensions: width 7000mm, height 2900mm.
Preferred artforms: 2-D works, 3-D works, installation.
Technical specifications: Work must be hung from tracking at top of space. Hangers and wire can be sourced from Spectrum Gallery.
Maintenance: The walls need to be kept very clean.

To download the proposal form, go here.

or for more information, contact: Suki Huang

Saturday, May 12

Made on the Left Winter market announcement!

It may only be Autumn but to us at Made on the Left it feels like Christmas, having just received the gift of this market’s lifetime – a wonderfully supportive partnership with the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia! This incredibly beautiful building has become Made on the Left’s new home and we couldn’t be more chuffed.  First of all we'd like to say a massive thank you to the staff at the State Theatre Centre for offering up their stunning venue for you and all your customers to enjoy, and also for answering our endless queries.

Now for the next big announcement – July market applications are now open!  So if you live in Western Australia and design and manufacture your own products within WA, apply away!  Unfortunately we’re still unable to open applications up to food vendors, as well as vintage and second hand products.

This will be our first market at our new location, so it’ll all be a test to see how we can get the best out of the theatre.  With this in mind, we welcome constructive criticism, but please remember that we are all unpaid volunteers who do what we do out of love for WA and the unique designers who live here.  For some volunteers this will also be their first market, so please be patient with the process.

So go forth and apply!  Applications close 5pm, 14th of June.

Email Admin with any questions that haven’t been answered here or on the Application Form.

Please note: ensure your images are less than 1 mb each or the application will be rejected. Not sending in images and asking us to search through the internet for them will greatly reduce your chances of being accepted.

Art ‘n’ About Market Call For Stallholders

Art 'n' About is the City of Wanneroo's premium art and craft market event, hosting up 70 stallholders.

The City is calling for artists, clothing, leather or textile designers, toy makers, photographers, preserve chefs, art and craft enthusiasts or anyone with a bit of unique flair to be a part of their next Art ‘n’ About Market. The City of Wanneroo encourages vendors who sell locally made and/or hand made products to apply. Stallholders are expected to have had a substantial involvement in the design and/or production of the goods. NO imported goods or bric-a-brac will be permitted. A stallholder pack can be downloaded from their website.

WHEN: Sunday 19 Aug 10:00AM - 4:00PM
WHERE: Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way Wanneroo
APPLY BY: Friday 15th June 2012

Contact the City of Wanneroo’s Events Officers on 9405 5011 or email events@wanneroo.wa.gov.au for more information.

Thursday, May 10

Art Spark Music Festival Stallholder Callout

Art Spark Music Festival is a FREE all-ages festival showcasing youth arts, including live music performances, art markets and a variety of other youth art presentations.

There will be a few market stalls places available. Email Monica at artspark2012@gmail.com for more information.

WHEN: Sunday May 20th, 3pm – 7pm
WHERE: Kadidjiny Park, corner of Curtis and Kitchener Road, Melville
BRING: your own table & marquee (if required)

Tuesday, May 8

2012 Craft & Quilt Fair

The Craft & Quilt Fair is coming to Perth from Wed 23rd to Sun 27th open daily 9am – 4:30pm at the Perth Convention Centre. There will be displays of handmade crafts, workshops, presentations, live demonstrations and retail stands selling unique craft supplies. See the latest products for stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet, cardmaking, embroidery, sewing, quilting, jewellery-making and more.
1, 2, 3, and 4 day passes are available or go with some friends for a group discount. See http://www.craftfair.com.au/Perth2012/ for more information and to buy tickets.

Monday, May 7

WAMi Festival Markets 2012 Final Callout for Stallhholders

The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc. (WAMi) exists to develop the contemporary music industry in Western Australia. Each year they put on a week long festival that showcases over 200 artists. As part of this, The Perth Cultural Centre will come alive with food & gift markets, with the added highlight being acoustic performances from some of Perth’s up and coming performances.

• Date: Sunday 27th May 2012
• Time: 12.00pm -­‐6.00pm (Bump in from 10am)
• Stall rent $150 plus GST per 3m x 3m stall
• Applications close on Friday the 11th May 2012

Gift stallholders will be provided with a marquee, but will need to supply their own tables, display equipment and signage. Compliance with all City of Perth Environmental Health Requirements & Events & Beyond Market Rules is essential. Permits to trade will be required if you do not currently hold one. Public Liability must be up to date.

Go to http://eventsandbeyond.com.au/becoming-a-stallholder/ to apply or for more details please contact: info@eventsandbeyond.com.au