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!

Thursday, September 10

Mosaic photography project and exhibition

Sign up for this year's MOSAIC Capture Day by midnight Friday 25 September, so you can be part of the collective experience and have your image displayed at an exhibition at 140 William! 

On Saturday 26 September, Propel Youth Arts WA once again invites you to join in documenting 24 hours of life in WA directly through your eyes!

For the past three years, hundreds of people in WA have simultaneously captured and submitted an image from their day to MOSAIC, a community-based photography project and exhibition.

Anyone and everyone in WA who can set aside a couple of minutes on Saturday 26 September to capture part of their day can take part. 

Once again in 2015, the person who takes the most popular photo as nominated by the public will win a prize pack worth over $150, which is another great reason to take part!

It's really easy (and free) to get involved in 2015. You can even submit photos as part of a group or an organisation. Register now

stARTup Art Market @ Beaufort St Festival applications open

Applications for the Beaufort Street Festival's stARTup gallery are now open for visual artists!

The stARTup gallery offers an exciting exhibiting space for emerging and innovative local artists (illustrative, photography, sculptural, graphics) to display their art for public purchase.

Applications and T&Cs for stARTup can be found at http://bit.ly/bsfstartup2015 and applications must be submitted by 5pm, 9th October.

For visual artists only (no craft-based work). Must be able to provide your own shade & decorations and be prepared to be available until the close of the event (10pm). A live art/demonstration component is encouraged.

Further information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/stARTupartgallery or by emailing startup@beaufortstreetfestival.com.au.

Upcoming local and general markets

Local and General Markets have some fairs and markets coming up:

Sunday 6th of September, 10am to 2pm
Austin Lakes Local & General Markets
Austin Cove Baptist College Oval – Inlet Blvd, South Yunderup

Saturday 19th of September, 4pm to 9pm
The Glades Arts & Produce Markets
Village Centre by Lake Allambee (Cnr Gallant Turn & Doley Road, Byford)

Apply via online form

Saturday 26th of September, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 18th of October, 10am to 4pm
Secret Harbour Spring Market Fair
Secret Harbour Primary School Oval – Maratea Pde, Secret Harbour

Sunday 1st of November, 10am to 2pm
Honeywood Local & General Markets
Honeywood Estate – Cnr of Bruny Meander & Labatt Gardens, Wandi

Saturday 7th of November
Baldivis Country Fair, Baldivis Fairgrounds
Stallholders can trade 11am to 5pm on the fairground OR 11am to 7pm on the Oval
Email bcf@streethassle.com.au to apply

Sunday 22nd of November, 10am to 4pm
Rockingham Community Fair
Village Green – Cnr of Patterson Rd & Flinders Lane, Rockingham 

Saturday 28th of November, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 29th of November, 11am to 3pm
Noranda Christmas Festival
Noranda Village Shopping Centre – Benara Rd, Noranda
Christmas festival with market stalls and activities and a special visit from Santa!

Contact Local & General Markets for further information.