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, December 23

Montage Pop-up shop

Montage Pop-up shop is open until Christmas, so there's still time to get a last minute gift! It's at 224b William St, Northbridge. Opening hours - Monday to Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 11-4. Open until 24th December 2014.

Little Sketchy

Pip and Printer


Tall Rabbit

Neddy Nibbles

Orlando Hadwin

Liz Briggs Jewellery


Ceramic Snippets

Ce C's Cake Jars

Sam Hughes

Eeva Margita

Ali J Art

Fluid Ink Letterpress

Delight Society


Brons Ceramics

Kit N Stuff 

Concrete Chook

Sunday, December 14

Bassendean's Tasty Pear

The Tasty Pear is a beautiful new pop up store in Bassendean situated in the newly refurbished shopping centre, where shoppers can browse and buy handmade artisan products in a beautiful, relaxed setting. With a range of unusual, carefully sourced and well-made items, The Tasty Pear offers everything from inexpensive gifts to luxury art pieces.

The shop was opened in mid-November by two Bassendean locals, Gill Cordiner and Chantal Kilpatrick. Gill is a jeweller and painter whose work won this year’s local artist prize at the Bassendean Art Awards. Chantal and her sister run a successful clothing and soft furnishings label, 'violetclothing'.

Drawing on their extensive experience, they saw the shop as an opportunity to offer emerging and established Perth artists a place to sell their work, and to foster the burgeoning creative vibe that is already present in Bassendean with shops such as Daisy and Rowe and events such as the Old Perth Markets. Bassendean is well known for having an impressive creative community, and Gill and Chantal hope that The Tasty Pear presents an opportunity for some local creatives to gain better exposure in their own community. 

If you’re a local or WA artist or maker who would be interested in selling your work at The Tasty Pear then please visit the shop’s Facebook page or website for full more details

Want to get in touch?
Gillian Cordiner
gillcordiner@iinet.net.au | 0421 030 105

Chantal Kilpatrick
http://www.violetclothing.net | 0410 646 446

Shop website | www.tastypear.weebly.com
Artists stocked | http://tastypear.weebly.com/artists.html
Shop Facebook | www.facebook.com/thetastypear

Find the shop at Shop 16, Bassendean Shopping Centre, Old Perth Rd, Bassendean WA 6054 from now until Christmas.

Wednesday, December 3

Fringe World night markets

Fringe World 2015 returns to Perth from Friday 23 January to Sunday 22 February 2015. For the first time, they are looking for creative artisan stallholders to trade in their bustling precinct at the Pleasure Garden, Russell Square in Northbridge for the duration of the Festival.

Fringe World Festival attracts over 370,000+. The Night Markets will form an integral part of the Festival environment and provide a colourful village style atmosphere amongst a range of performances, events and eateries. 

They are looking for stallholders who sell vintage clothing, trinkets, DIY experience and local artisan wares promising an eclectic product mix with emphasis on the innovative, fun and unique.

Fringe World Night Markets will operate everyday of the Festival, Monday to Sunday. 
The hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11pm
Friday: 5pm – 1am
Saturday: 3pm – 1am
Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

Applicants can apply to trade in 2-week blocks or the entire 4-week block.
First Block: Friday 23 Jan – Sunday 8 February
Second Block:         Monday 9 February – Sunday 22 February

Site Fees
$500.00 + GST per week, per trader
Fee includes
1 x 3m x 3m marquee, 1 x trestle table, 2 x chairs, 1 x overhead light, Power, Onsite Secure Container Storage, Site Manager Support

There are limited trader places available. To apply, download the application form here. Applications close Thursday 11th December 2014.

Thursday, November 20

Made on the Left Saturday stallholders

Major Mitchell Designs   |   Matoirs   |   Mel K Designs   |   Moonlight Harvest   |   Novella-Ria   
 NovelTea Vintage   |   One Happy Leaf   |   pleatsandtreats   |   Quirky But Lovable   
Spool Couture   |   Sugar Plum Tree   |   sweet salvaged designs   |   Tall Rabbit, Rebecca Antos
Tangled Fork Designs   |   Tankateo   |   the bunny   |   The Wooden Spoon

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on 

Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.

To see Sunday stallholders, click here.

Made on the Left Sunday stallholders

 Harper + Monroe K Gets Organised  |  MISCII  |  Kasumi Beauty  |   Kit&  
 Little Alannah May  |  Little Arthouse and Odessa Designs  |  Little Greenscapes  
 Lulu Tissu  |  Made 4 You  |  Marina's Ambrosia  |  Montage Collective  |  Monzie Mu  
 Moody Mary  |  Moonlight Harvest  |  One Happy Leaf  |  Pebble  |  Pip & Printer  
 Sugar Plum Tree  |  Tangled Fork   | Tankateo  |  the bunny  |  The GiftBOOtique  
The Wooden Spoon  |  TRAM  | WA Street Team  |  Windermere Designs  |  Yellow Tree Store

We are excited to present all of these stallholders at the Made on the Left market on Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm, Forrest Place, Perth.
To see, Saturday's stallholders, click here.

Tuesday, November 18

Side Project zine launch

Side Project is a new Perth-based quarterly zine about making things, living a creative life and fitting it in around all that other stuff by three ladies who all love craft, design and art. They share a passion for creativity and have put this magazine together over lots of meetings with cake and cups of tea.
If you’ve ever admired another person’s creative skills but felt lost as to how to get there yourself, Side Project is here to help. The zine and blog are brimming with craft projects, tutorials, inspiration and creative advice for the time-poor dabbler to the seasoned artisan.
No matter what your profession or daily routine, carving out time to create something beautiful for yourself is an important part of a balanced life. Take a break, have a cup of tea, flip through the zine and be inspired to start your own side project.

Join the Side Project team for the launch at 6-8pm, Friday 21st November at
Beau Est Mien (458 William St, Northbridge).

Tuesday, October 28

Discover Something Different

It's not long now until 'Something Different' happens in Leederville!

'Something Different' is an exciting new three day event for people who love to chill out, eat, drink and shop beautiful hand-crafted artisan goods in an exciting festival atmosphere. Featuring market stalls, workshops, food, beverages and room to relax, this event will provide 'Something Different' for the discerning Perth fun-lover of any age! This inaugural event will feature 40+ individual artists and and makers, all Etsy sellers. To see who will be there, look here.

When: 7th - 9th November 2014: Friday 5 - 9pm, Sat & Sun 10 - 4pm
Where: The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle & Oxford St, Leederville)

Entry is free on all days, and there are opening night festivities on Fri 7th Nov.

Tuesday, October 21

Thursday, October 16

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together Western Australian designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It is being held from 6pm Friday 21st to 9pm Sunday 23rd November at Spacecubed, Ground Floor 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Ideas are voted on with teams formed around the most popular ideas. Each idea is then thoroughly tested using lean startup principles to see if it will work and is worth pursuing with some teams having to change their business model or idea throughout the weekend. On the Sunday evening each team pitches to a panel of judges consisting of seasoned startup industry professionals with prizes awarded.

 early bird tickets are available here.

Summer Night Markets - applications open

Photo by Jarrad Seng www.jarradseng.com

Applications are now open for the Summer Night Markets in Perth Cultural Centre.

OnWilliam in conjunction with MRA will again host December night markets for the fourth year running. This marketplace has gained a reputation as a must visit pre-Christmas market, and this year will be extended to two consecutive nights.

Applications are open to:
- food stalls
- local designer stalls
- vintage market stalls
- art/craft/cultural activity or service stalls

• 5-10pm, Friday 12th December 2014
• 5-10pm, Saturday 13th December 2014

• Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Find the application form here: http://www.onwilliam.com.au/apply

Applications close 22nd October 2014. 

Wednesday, October 1

Nannup Music Festival - stallholders required

The organisers of the Nannup Music Festival are looking for locally made products, craft and art stalls to be part of the festival markets. Stall applications are now open so apply here

Nannup Music Festival runs from Friday 27th February to 3rd March 2015. Stalls are encouraged to trade for the full festival with priority given to stallholders applying for three day trading.

Stall spaces are 4 metres wide by 4 metres long and you must supply your own marquee. 2 day stalls cost $70 per day and 3 day stalls are $50 per day.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 7th November 2014.

For any further info please contact the stalls coordinator stalls@nannupmusicfestival.org

Thursday, September 25

Made on the Left Christmas market applications open now!

The time has come to put in your application for our Christmas market! We are working with the City of Perth to bring you a 2 day market extravaganza! The market will be on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November from 10am - 4pm in Forrest Place and you can apply for one or two days. For your chance to be part of our next market, apply here and please make sure to read the FAQ before submitting your application.

Market details
When: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November, 10am - 4pm
Where: Forrest Place, Perth.
Stall space: 3x3m stall space with marquees provided.
Cost: $200 per day.

Applications close midnight Thursday 2nd October so don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 16

First Impressions - A Group Exhibition for Printmaking Lovers

First Impressions is an exhibition celebrating the work of Beau Est Mien’s talented workshop attendees.
The exhibition will highlight artworks produced from all of the 2014 workshops from many talented people that have participated throughout the year. It will be showcasing monoprints, collagraphs, screen prints on both paper and fabric, and etchings completed by both kids and adults. The exhibition is also the perfect opportunity for anyone to discover what can be achieved in one of their workshops.
The exhibition opening is on 20th September, 5-8pm at Beau Est Mien, 458 William St, Northbridge.
Also, for one night only, you can get a 10% discount on printmaking supplies sold in the shop and a 10% discount on any workshop booking made on the night!

The Exhibition is on in store until 4th October.

If you share the Facebook post promoting the event, you are eligible to go in the draw to win a free workshop of your choice! 

Monday, September 15

Something Different – a pop up event in Leederville

Applications are now open for #somethingdifferentinleederville
This event is presented by Etsy Australia and run by volunteers of the Etsy WA Street Team.

Something Different – a pop up event in Leederville
7th - 9th November 2014
             Friday 5pm - 9pm
             Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle and Oxford Streets, Leederville)

This inaugural event will have 40 individual artists and makers, all selling their own products. The focus is to EAT, SHOP, DRINK! 

Stallholders will be selected by an Etsy jury, based on application merit. All products must be designed, created and produced in Western Australia. You must have an Etsy shop to apply. Categories of sellers may include: fine art, home decor, stationery, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, clothing, vintage, children's or infant's products, beauty, fashion and accessories, packaged food products (no fresh food - sorry), plants & gardenware. Each allocated stall will be of an area approximately 2 x 1.5m and consist of a trestle table, table cloth and name sign (all supplied). They are able to offer a very affordable stall price of $40 per day (a total of $120 for the event), thanks to the generous support of several sponsors.

It's a great opportunity, especially if you have never had a market stall before! 

The application form can be found here: http://wastreetteam.weebly.com/something-different-application.html Applications close 5pm 28th September. Any details you may need answering can be found by signing up to this facebook group or emailing streetteamwa@gmail.com.

artMarket @ Deanmore

artMarket @ Deanmore is happening on Sunday December 7th.

artMarket at Deanmore is an annual fundraising event for the Deanmore Primary School in Karrinyup and will focus on sustainability - local, handmade and artisan, up-cycled, recycled or organic.

Along with the artisan crafted market stalls the event includes a children's art competition (smArt), a professional art show gallery, buskers, gourmet picnics, demonstrations of the sustainable kind along with loads of old-school style games and activities for the kids. There is strong support from the local community including sponsorship from local businesses, drop-ins from an AFL team and even a MasterChef contestant who will be presenting cooking demonstrations!

A market stall for the day will cost $30 and a donation of your product for a raffle.

Each vendor space is under the classroom verandas and includes a bench or chair.  Vendors are asked to supply their own table or display.

Go to the website http://artmarketdeanmore.weebly.com/ for the application for stallholders.

Friday, September 12

Mosaic photography project 2014

Each year, Propel Youth Arts WA invites people from across Western Australia to capture a single image of their day for MOSAIC, a unique community based photography project. On Saturday, 4th October 2014 you are invited to capture a single image of your day. 

Photos will then be printed and shown in a massive exhibition showcasing 24 hours of life in Western Australia. There is no age limit, so everyone can take part. If you would like to get involved, make sure you REGISTER to take part before 30th September to go into the running to win a $30 Pigeonhole voucher!

MOSAIC taps into the popularity of digital image sharing, encouraging everyone, from amateurs to experienced photographers, to submit images from their day. Participants are encouraged to use smart phones, compact digital cameras, DSLRs or any other tools at their disposal to take the photographs.

Every photograph reveals an individual story and every story forms part of our collective memory, providing an incredible snapshot of life from the perspective of hundreds of people around our state.

Any questions?  Email hello@propel.org.au or call Propel on (08) 9328 5855.

MOSAIC is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and is proudly supported by the City of Perth, Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth Theatre Trust and State Theatre Centre of WA. 

FASHION[ing] FORMS : the craft of making exhibition

Tales of a Shipwrecked Jeweller by Helena Bogucki
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival steps off the runway and into Gallery Central with an exhibition of Western Australian fashion objects that is way “beyond garment”, curated by Anne Farren. The exhibition profiles the works of 18 WA practitioners that exemplify the resurgence in appreciation for the finely crafted object of adornment. It sets out to reposition the fashion object by challenging assumptions about the relationships between accessory related forms and the body.

A substantial 65 page publication is available to read on line http://weblity.com.au/fashioning_forms

The exhibition is at Gallery Central from 10 September to 4 October, Monday - Friday 10am - 4.45pm; Saturday 1 - 4pm. There will be floor talks with curator Anne Farren on Fridays 19 and 26 September at 10.15am.

Thursday, September 11

Artist/Designer/Creatives call out for event artwork

Something different is coming to Leederville...

Organised by the Etsy WA Street Team leaders, with support and partial funding from Etsy Australia and held in conjunction with a series of country-wide events, a three day Etsy Australia Pop-Up Event will be held in Leederville in November and they need some punchy artwork to make their event FLY!

Artwork for a poster and flyer for the inaugural event, SOMETHING DIFFERENT – A POP UP RETAIL EVENT IN LEEDERVILLE
Posters and postcards will be distributed around Perth. Any media and style will be accepted as long as a digital version high resolution can be obtained.

A4 (at least)
To include a choice of the phrases
* Surround yourself with SOMETHING DIFFERENT
* SOMETHING DIFFERENT is about to happen
* Feast your eyes on SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Also include the 'sub text': SOMETHING DIFFERENT - A pop up event in Leederville
7-9 November 2014 • Friday 5-9pm • Sat & Sun 10-4pm
The Leederville Arena (corner of Newcastle and Oxford Streets, Leederville)

Use the orange gingham sample – it can be used in any way or form. Be creative e.g. a collage or patterned background and the quote as a typographic design. Emphasise the use of white and shades of orange (the Etsy colours).

Leave space for the ETSY logo as well as sponsors' logos along the bottom.

A Pinterest page has been started with some examples. Available to view HERE.
An idea of the Etsy branding and LOOK can be found HERE.

ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 19th September – late entries will not be considered.

To submit your artwork, Please email it to: wa street team.
Please include 
• your name
• business name
• your location
• medium resolution version of your artwork, 
• any additional information you would like

You do not need to be a member of ETSY to enter.

You will not be financially remunerated for your awesome efforts.
Designs will be judged by WA Etsy street team leaders and captain, as well as ETSY Australia Admins.
You will be credited with the artwork on the reverse of the postcard.
WA Street Team reserve the right to ask for edits.
WA Street Team reserve the right to edit and use the artwork in any location including social media, and as we feel appropriate.
All graphics and images must be owned by the designer. If stock imagery has been used, the designer must have purchased or downloaded following strict copyright guidelines. WA Street Team will not be held responsible for any breach of copyright.
By submitting your artwork, you agree to these conditions.

Thursday, August 28

Father's Day Gift Guide

If you want to get something handmade, unique and made in WA for your dad this Father's Day, here are some gift ideas from our stallholders:

Top row (L - R):
Shopgirl in Print - Dad Print
Enid Twiglet - Maple wood cheeseboard
My Girl Tuesday - Bottle opener from 100 year old railway spike

Middle row (L - R):
Bloomers Gifts - Men's hankies bouquet
One Happy Leaf - Lasercut eco friendly cufflinks
Tall Rabbit - Lapel pins, keyring

Bottom row (L - R):
Silver Stamp - Pewter Golf Marker in a leather case/keyring
Craft Bound - Introduction to 3D Printing class
Kookookachoo Art - Handmade surf cufflinks

Tuesday, August 26

Rumble in the Jumble

Rumble in the Jumble is a jumble sale, mini market and fundraiser. 

Sellers, snap up a ‘Jumble Plot’ and trade off your pre-loved goods. Buyers, get down early for a morning coffee and pick up a vintage gem or bargain. There's space for the made-with-love market retailer and a spot for kids to get gluey in the craft corner too! Expect music, snags, coffee and plenty of trawling treasure! 

The event will occur indoors at two large warehouses in Morley, located between Coventry village and the BP station. (Cnr Wellington Road and Walter Rd.)
ll spaces for the swap meet will need to be pre-purchased prior to your arrival. All spaces have been sectioned into 3mx3m spaces.

There are 2 types of stalls available for selling your items.
Jumble Plots are $15.00 for a 3m x 3m space. Plots are for sellers wishing to offload used (but in good condition) items, clothing, furniture and general swap-meet or garage sale style goods. No food, electronics or new items to be sold.

Mini Market Spaces are $35.00 for a 3m x 3m space. These spaces are for small business or hobby retailers looking to sell new products, hand made items or reconditioned vintage wares. This area is best for those retailers looking to sell items at market value prices. All mini market stall holders will require their own public and products liability insurance.

Purchase a Stall Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rumble-in-the-jumble-registration-12548038521 

Wednesday, August 20

City of Joondalup Twilight Markets - Stallholder Expression of Interest

The Joondalup Twilight Markets will return to Central Walk, Joondalup in 2014 over five Friday evenings leading up to Christmas. If you are a stallholder who would like to be involved in this exciting event and can offer products such as gourmet food, fashion, jewellery, design, arts, crafts, homewares or giftwares, then the City would love to hear from you.

Event information

Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Market Dates:
Friday 21 November 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Friday 5 December 2014
Friday 12 December 2014
Friday 19 December 2014
Location: Central Walk, Joondalup (between Boas Avenue and Reid Promenade)
Cost: General stallholder (with own public liability insurance): $52.00 per week including GST
General stallholder (without own public liability insurance): $63.00 per week including GST

To apply to be a stallholder at the bustling Joondalup Twilight Markets you must complete a stallholder expression of interest form by Friday 12 September.

Friday, July 25

Market day!

Come along to the State Theatre Centre (corner of William & Roe Streets, Northbridge) to find truly unique jewellery, artworks, ceramics, clothing, toys, homewares, stationery, bags, body products, accessories and lots more! All items are made in WA and sold to you by the maker. The market is on Sunday 27th July from 10 am - 4 pm. 

Please note: some stallholders have credit card/eftpos facilities but to make sure you don't miss out on any one-of-a-kind finds, remember to bring cash. 

Made on the Left stallholders - FOR HIM

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we have a special selection FOR HIM.

  1. Major Mitchell Designs 
  2. Little Hell 
  3. When Adam Met Eve 
  4. Bloomers Gifts
  5. MISCII 
  6. Shopgirl in Print 
  7. Paperplane
  8. Tristan Coleman
  9. Soft Constructions 

Thursday, July 24

Re-Love Project Part 5

The big day has come! Our rocking chair is going up for auction along with the seven other amazing pieces of remade furniture from the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Some really great work has come out of this project with lots of inspiration and instructions on how to re-love your own piece of furniture on each of the designers' blogs. The auction will run on eBay until Sunday 3rd August with all proceeds going to the Salvos Stores. Go here to check it out: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/feastwatsonre-loveproject