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.
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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 28
Made on the Left's annual Christmas Market extravaganza comes to Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge on the weekend of 9 & 10 December 2017.
Entry is FREE and over two fun-filled days, you and your family can enjoy a smorgasbord of over 60 amazing Western Australian designers, plus a fabulous line-up of entertainment and creative workshops for kids!
Now in its ninth year, Made on the Left creates events and activities to promote independent art, design and fashion from all around Western Australia.
The upcoming Christmas market will feature a huge variety of one-of-a-kind gifts for men, women and children. All the showcased products are either handmade by the designer or fully produced in WA and many items will not be available elsewhere.
As you leisurely peruse the stalls and meet the friendly artists and artisans, you will be entertained by the "Funk on Junk" sounds of Perth band Junkadelic. Junkadelic combine a smoking hot brass section with hard-hitting recycled percussion to bring you a face-melting blend of New Orleans inspired street rhythms.
Children meanwhile, can immerse themselves in the Creative Kids Workshops running throughout the day.
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Friday, April 14
Congratulations to Harriet Perryer for winning best stall at the 2017 KickstART Markets presented by Propel YouthArts! Her stall, sca.har. was judged the best from around 60 stalls on the day. Sca.har.’s range includes wrapping paper, jewellery, cards and paper goods using her artwork which is inspired by Australian native flora. Harriet even made the display items herself (with some help from her dad). The simple yet effective branding, combined with the cohesive display and range of products, impressed the judges. Well done Harriet and we look forward to seeing you at the next Made on the Left market!
Sunday, December 4
Thursday, July 28
Wednesday, July 6
Blank Canvas Gifts
Blue Banksia Jewellery
Bottles of Love Terrariums
|(Clockwise from top left: m3 idea, Blue Banksia Jewellery, Monolith, Galaxia Metal)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Clay and Clasp, Copper + Twine, Jacquie Hughes, IdaBee)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Belinda Joynes Art, Ganeko, Ruby Lights, Bron's Ceramics)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Tall Rabbit, Sakura Accessories, Pure Luxe Candle Co, Bare Botanics)|
|(Clockwise from top left: pompomkids.co, Daniel(ink.), Little Bit Design, bash&co)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Annie and Sam, Dereborn Leather Studio, Cirkus Charm, Bella Zailea)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Ashleigh Perrella, Claire Townsend Designs,|
Urban Hue, Bottles of Love Terrariums)
|(Clockwise from top left: Ahimsa Skincare, Cellardoor Creations, Handmaiden, lark & owl)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Blank Canvas Gifts, Utopia Handmade, Salty Weaves, Games To Go)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Lush Baubles, Monzie Mu, Weird Wired Jewellery, Sad Jane)|
|(Clockwise from top left: ScienceStitch, the bunny, French Attic Design, Nekozoo)|
|(Clockwise from top left: Little Sparrow Designs, Hello Mumma Bear, Charlie and James, Boonadoo)|
Saturday, June 18
Sunday, March 6
Form needs you!
Looking for experience in the arts? Keen to meet some awesome artists, designers and innovators? Want to kick start creative projects in your city?
Form are looking for dedicated volunteers to help them deliver PUBLIC 2016. Click the link to register your interest and learn about the benefits of getting involved and up and close to the action.
Friday, February 26
Apply for a free market stall at the biggest event on the KickstART Festival calendar! The KickstART Markets feature young people selling their hand-made or vintage wares and youth-focused organisations holding information booths, with plenty interactive activities on offer.
- Creative Stallholders must be aged 12 – 26
- Organisations must be youth-based or offer services to young people, and must include an interactive element to their stall
Registrations close 5pm on Friday 26 February, so get onto it! Apply here: http://goo.gl/Ep0oko
Sunday, February 7
Back for its second year, Fresh Prints is a market fair for zines, independent publishing, small press, artist books, comics and printed works in Northbridge.
Creatives, organisations and individuals are invited to hold a stall and be part of this celebration of all things ink and paper. The day will feature creative workshops, storytelling area for kids, films on the Piazza screen and more!
Date: Saturday 16 April 2016
Time: 12 - 5:30pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza, cnr James and Lake Streets
Stall spaces are free, however places are limited so get in quick to secure your space. Please keep in mind that the majority of your products should be related to ink and paper somehow.
- Stall spaces are free.
- Full space (one trestle table with two chairs).
- Half space (SHARED trestle table with another stall holder, with one chair each).
- Shared stallholders will be sharing the same table, so please keep this in mind for your display.
- No lighting or access to power provided.
- All stalls will be undercover on the Piazza lawn.
How to Apply
Apply for a stall here: http://bit.ly/1ScHsKa
Applications are due Sunday 21 February 2015.
All successful stallholders will be notified Thursday 25 February 2015.
All enquiries please contact, Northbridge Piazza Screen Officer Emiko Watanabe.
Wednesday, December 16
The goal of Perth Makers Market is to provide a platform for the talented, high quality handmade crafters that call Perth their home in a family focussed, friendly location. With strong ties to the community and a focus on giving back, Perth Makers Market is unique.
Applications are open until the 20th of December so get in quick!