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!

Sunday, April 27

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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

Top row (L - R): Ilya's Honey Toadflax Pastel Necklace $45
Clay & Clasp custom family portrait necklace $49
Tangled Fork Designs Necklace $35

Middle row (L - R): Lavender & Fox handmade paper bouquet - email lavenderandfox@gmail.com to order
K gets organised Floral Notepad $10

Large abstract painting by Jacquie Hughes $50

Bottom row (L - R): Peaches & Clean Owl soap $8.95
Kasumi Beauty Cherry Blossom Luxurious Moisturiser $14.50
Marina's Ambrosia True Love Blush $30

Tuesday, April 22

Subiaco Craft Collectibles and Community Fair Stallholder Callout

The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay is hosting its annual Subiaco Craft, Collectibles and Community Fair on Sunday 26 October 2014 at the Oak Lawn at the University of Western Australia. They are offering an Early Bird Registration until 31 July. Early bird stall prices range from $140 - $180. To book a stall go to http://www.subiacocraftfair.org.au/ 

Monday, April 14

Mukinbudin Spring Festival Market Day

The Mukinbudin Spring Festival is the highlight of the Mukinbudin events calendar, with past festivals attracting up to 1000 people from all over the wheatbelt and beyond. The Mukinbudin Spring Festival Market Day will be held on Saturday 13 September, 2014 from 10am - 4pm.

After the Market Day finishes, everyone will move over the Sporting Complex and oval where there will be a helicopter “Lolly Drop”, a catered meal and bar with free entertainment and music. During the festival there are many activities including art workshops, tours of the local area (including the beautiful granite rock nature reserves), free entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

Stalls cost $10. Indoor and marquee positions are available to early registrations and will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. Limited power is provided, so if your stall is a heavy power user, you will need to provide your own power.

If you would like to register a stall at the Market Day, please contact Ruth Poultney for a registration form on 0407 385 123 or via email at
mukinbudin.spring.festival@gmail.com. Applications close Friday 15 August 2014.