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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
Tuesday, November 26
Monday, November 25
The Joondalup Festival will be held in Central Park, Joondalup City Centre on the following dates:
- Saturday 29 March 2014, 2.00pm – 10.00pm
- Sunday 30 March 2014, 2.00pm – 9.00pm
Complete the online expression of interest form in order to apply to be a stallholder at the Festival. Applications close Friday 20 December 2013.
If you have any queries please contact Tara Deans, Events Officer at City of Joondalup on 9400 4926 or email: Tara.Deans@joondalup.wa.gov.au
Monday, November 11
The 25 under 25 Art Exhibition is held during National Youth Week each year at the Moore’s Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle. Young West Australians are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium for the chance to be amongst 25 emerging artists selected to exhibit.
This event is an excellent opportunity for young artists to gain exposure and experience in exhibiting artwork. A series of workshops led by a variety of established artists and industry professionals will also be held in the lead up to the event, offering young artists the opportunity to learn about presenting work for exhibition, submitting exhibition proposals, grant applications and more.
Applications close on 21st February 2014. The exhibition opening night and award presentation will be held on Friday 4th April 2014, with the exhibition continuing until the 13th of April, 2014.
For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/communityservices/Youth_projects/25under25_art_exhibition/
Or email queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 5
|Cross Stitch Jewellery Blank - rabbit shape by osmosis on Etsy|
Lots of our Made on the Left blog readers are big handmade fans that dream about selling their own designs but haven’t fully committed to taking that step of opening an online shop and filling it with what they make. So why not? What are you waiting for? Turning your craft into a thriving business is really hard work but opening an online shop and selling what you make on there is a simple step that doesn’t require masses of time and dedication.
You can just start with listing one item.
Don’t keep your amazing designs hidden from view. Get out there and show everyone what you can do to the rest of the world. Once you start you’ll see that you really can do it. Start small but dream big.
|Tall Rabbit panda brooch on Etsy|
And it doesn’t take much time either. Just a commitment of 15 minutes a day will get you slowly but steadily to a fantastic looking shop full of products you have made with your own two hands. The feeling of satisfaction and joy it will give you is indescribable.
Some Etsy and Madeit sellers have been able to quit their day jobs and work from home doing what they love the most. Others take it easy and sell what they make as a hobby, using the profits from each sale to buy more materials. It’s the perfect hobby, one that pays for itself.
It doesn’t matter where you want to end up, now is the time to start it. Take action. Dream big and take those small steps to a creatively satisfying lifestyle.
Head over to Etsy or Madeit today and open that account.
Jacquie Hughes is on the Made on the Left committee and is the founder of delightsociety.com
Saturday, November 2
|Gift wrapping at its finest|
Kelsie is a newcomer on the block and my-my are we excited to tell you about her! She is a young creative who is adding a bit of fun and a bucket of love to wrapping anything and everything! Kelsie uses paper-based products that are mostly recycled materials to jazz up any little goodies you might have. You can see her wrapping up at our next MOTL event!