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.