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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.
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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
Thursday, May 23
The Craft & Quilt Fair is on now with displays, exhibitions, workshops, make-and-take classes and retailers selling thousands of unique craft supplies.
Tickets includes entry to the QuiltWest Exhibition with quilts designed and made by members of the West Australian Quilters Association Inc.
When: Wednesday 22 May 22 to Sunday 26 May, 2013
Open 9am – 4:30pm daily
Where: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road
How much: Adults $16
Seniors Card holders $14
Children (from 5 to 16 years) $9, under 5 years free
Family – 2 adults & 2 children $40
Wednesday, May 22
Common Ground is a retail concept and gallery pop up space that allows young and small local businesses and artists the opportunity to enter the retail and gallery market with two locations in Northbridge and Perth. There are still a few spots available so if you are interested, contact them asap!
Learn basic drawing skills in an intensive one day workshop at Central tafe. Find out about the language of drawing and how it can better inform you through your drawing practice, how to get your tool box started and what each medium is useful for. The morning will be still life drawing and the afternoon will be figure drawing with a life model. Cost includes all materials.
When: Saturday, 8 June, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Central Institute of Technology, Perth campus - Building 512 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.
Further information: Email email@example.com or phone 94271127 or 94271905 for more details. You can also enrol online directly.
Thursday, May 16
What inspires you?I am often inspired by my friends and by travel. I find odd combinations of shapes and textures intriguing and love animals and the outdoors.
What do you love most about selling at markets?I love the atmosphere; right from the set up it is an exciting energy. I love seeing all the other stalls and the fantastic outfits of all the shoppers!
What materials do you use?I use brass, copper, plastic, recycled bits and bobs found in op shops, all sorts really. I also use paper, card, old books and felt for my card making
What is your favourite part of the creative process?I love coming up with an idea and getting lost in doing trials and making mistakes, making mistakes often takes the idea on a totally new track. I like making a mess and the whole practical element. And then of course the feeling of selling something that you have made for someone else to enjoy is just awesome.
What’s been your most popular item or line to date?My brass triangle necklace or my mint green bead necklace has probably been the most popular.
What new products are you working on?I am working on a few new necklaces and bracelets using a lot of geometric shapes and bright beads. I am also making a lot of collaged postcards and gift tags, using old travel books and cat pictures. I really like to manipulate the old images using patterns, and painting back into them.
Where can we find you? www.etsy.com/shop/lucie2427
Tuesday, May 14
We are really happy with how it turned out and don't want to part with it! However, it's for a good cause as proceeds go towards the Salvos. The auction is on now and you can bid on our desk here and the other participants' pieces here.
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Sunday, May 5
HMS PopUp Productions are looking for talented artists, craftspeople and stall holders to contribute and be a part of the Pink in the Park community charity event to be held on Saturday 11th of May at Victoria Park Hockey Club, Weston Street, Carlisle.
Stalls will be charged at a nominal fee of $40 for the full day, from 9.30am until 4pm, with stall fees being treated as a donation to the Pink in the Park day. Stalls will be under shady trees and a limited number of marquees can be provided (first in, first served).
For more information or to register, contact HMS PopUp Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 679 579 but be quick!