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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | by Carolyn Price

The Finders Keepers market flyer, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Flyer for The Finders Keepers designer markets at the CarriageWorks in Sydney this weekend. This time, the gorgeous artwork is by Catherine Campbell!

OPENING TONIGHT: The bi-annual The Finders Keepers markets (formerly Hope Street Markets) have become an unmissable event on the Sydney calendar, and the much anticipated winter markets will welcome us all this weekend! With market stalls in high demand, the Finders Keepers showcases the very best in indie design from around Australia.

Shagpile - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Shagpile - funky accessories handmade from vintage, reclaimed & unusual fabrics

Opening tonight at 6pm, The Finders Keepers will come alive with over 100 design stalls, including many new faces selling products you're yet to discover! Click here to check out profiles on each & every designer.

Ruby and Scarlett - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Ruby & Scarlett - letter press studio, Balmain, Sydney.

I'm especially looking forward to browsing the wares of Ruby & Scarlett, a small letter press studio from Balmain and Shagpile who handmakes interesting & funky accessories from vintage, reclaimed & unusual fabrics. Curious am I!

Kevin Tran - artworks at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Kevin Tran - artworks at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Artworks by Kevin Tran - featured artist at The Finders Keepers.

One highlight of the The Finders Keepers Markets is the Artists' Wall - a showcase of works by local artists, illustrators & graphic designers. Featured this winter will be:

Beastman - artworks at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

Beastman - artworks at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

"Burden Best in Show" (top) and "Burden Python" by Beastman - featured artist at The Finders Keepers.

If the overload of art & design isn't already enough, The Finders Keepers will also be showcasing a line-up of local independent musicians & djs. You will be entertained throughout the event by live performances from Caitlin Park, Telafonica, Clairaudience, Nina Stamell and many more. Visit The Finders Keepers for the full music line up.

0049 Design, exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Markets, Winter 2009, the CarriageWorks, Sydney.

New felt goodness by The Finders Keepers fave 0049 Design. Rex Keyholder and Bird Laptop Case.

The Finders Keepers opens this evening at CarriageWorks in Sydney, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Hours are as follows:
Friday 15th May: 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 16th May: 12pm - 10pm
See you there!

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