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, 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.

Facebook event page.

Friday, April 14

KickstART market best stall winner!

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

Made on the Left Christmas market

It's that time of the year! Time for the Made on the Left Christmas market! This year it will be in the Perth Cultural Centre from 10 - 5 on Sat 17th & Sun 18th December. We are carefully selecting a group of talented local stallholders who will be presenting lots of wonderful locally made goods, just in time for Christmas.
If you are interested in having a stall, please apply here.
Thanks to Lisa Pensabene of Handmaiden for the artwork. You will be able to find her and her ceramic work at the market on the Sunday.

Thursday, July 28

Help yarn-bomb City of Perth’s Urban Forest

Join in these free community workshops to create knitted or crocheted adornments for trees in Forrest Place, to bring the Urban Forest to life. 

10am – 1pm Saturdays 30 July & 13 August 
at Paper Mountain Common Room, upstairs, 267 William Street, Northbridge.

To RSVP or get involved please contact Lex at lex.dade.randolph@gmail.com 

Basic knitting or crochet skills would be appreciated, all ages are welcome.
Please bring your hooks and needles if you have them, yarn provided.
Two hours of creating time, then an optional walk to visit the Forrest Place yarn-bombing site. 

Wednesday, July 6

Winter market stallholders

Our winter market is on this Sunday, from 10 - 4 at the Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth.
We are excited to present the following stallholders:

Ahimsa Skincare
Annie and Sam
Ashleigh Perrella
As You Wish Ceramics
Bare Botanics
Belinda Joynes Art
Bella Zailea
bennys bites
Blank Canvas Gifts
Blue Banksia Jewellery
Bottles of Love Terrariums
Bron's Ceramics
by Helga
Caspa Creations
Cellardoor Creations
Charlie and James
Cirkus Charm
Claire Townsend Designs
Clay and Clasp
Copper + Twine
Dereborn Leather Studio
Dreamskin Minerals
French Attic Design
Galaxia Metal
Games To Go
Gift Bowbows
hello Mumma Bear
Jacquie Hughes
lark & owl
LeFi Designs
Little Bit Design
Little L Cross Stitch
Little Sparrow Designs
Lush Baubles
m3 idea
Made 4 You
McKenzies Loungewear
Monzie Mu
NP creative
Pure Luxe Candle Co
Rags to Rugs
Rennie Langham Art
Ruby Lights
Ruth Casey Designs
Sad Jane
Sakura Accessories
Weird Wired Jewellery
Wilai Be Younique
Windermere Designs
Salty Weaves
Tall Rabbit
the bunny
Urban Hue
Utopia Handmade

(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

Made on the Left poster artist

We are pleased to reveal the poster design for our upcoming Winter market! Thank you to Ashleigh Perrella for the beautiful artwork. Visit her website www.ashleighperrella.com for more!

Sunday, March 6

Volunteer for PUBLIC 2016

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

2016 KickstART Market Stallholder Applications Now Open!

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
The KickstART Markets showcase the work of young people in our community and the Market Day will run on Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10am – 6pm, in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

Registrations close 5pm on Friday 26 February, so get onto it! Apply here: http://goo.gl/Ep0oko

Sunday, February 7

Fresh Prints 2016 Stallholder Call Out

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 Details

  • 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

Perth Makers Market

Perth Makers Market is a new market south of the river that is having its launch market on Sunday 7th February 2016. Its home will be at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. It will be running as a bi-monthly market, on the first Sunday of the month. The market's opening hours will be from 9:30am – 3:30pm.
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! 
To learn more or to apply please head over to their website: www.perthmakersmarket.com.au or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/perthmakersmarket