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
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
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.