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Friday, November 25, 2011 | by Carolyn Price

Markit@Fed Square

insync designs + emiti designs

Markit@Fed Square is a bi-annual curated design market focusing purely on illustrative and decorative based designs.

Products found at the Markit include fashion, jewellery, homewares, stationery and illustration.

Markit@Fed Square invites you to meet the designers, talk with them about their products and buy something beautiful.

The next Markit@Fed Square is being held on Sunday 27th November 2011 from 10am-5pm and can be located within The Atrium & BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square Melbourne.

For more information visit the Markit@Fed Square website.

The Finders Keepers Market


The The Finders Keepers (Sydney) Market is a bi-annual event that showcases the work of emerging designers and artists from all around Australia & even New Zealand!

Artists and designers work is of high standard and includes prints, homewares, jewellery, homewares and much MORE!

The next Finders Keepers Market is being held on Friday 2nd & 3rd December 2011 at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney. (The Finders Keepers Markets also take place in Brisbane and Melbourne throughout the year.)

For more information visit The Finders Keepers website.

The Olive Tree Market

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The Olive Tree Market is the first dedicated artisan market in Newcastle and is the ‘launching pad for over a hundred creative minds!’

The market is constantly growing and evolving with new artisans joining the market monthly and has a strong emerging artists section with an eclectic array of exciting stalls.

Products found at The Olive Tree Market include photography, textile arts, illustration, fashion, home wares, jewellery, printmaking, zines, recycled vintage goods, sustainable design, ceramics, wood and metal work, painting and handmade children’s clothing and toys.

The Olive Tree Market is held on the first Saturday of each month rail hail or shine! The next Olive Tree Markets are being held on Saturday 3rd & Saturday 17th December 2011 from 9am-6pm (extended Christmas Market hours) and are located at The Junction Primary School, Newcastle.

For more information visit The Olive Tree Market website.

Magnolia Square

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Magnolia Square is a curated market place showcasing the creative talent of independant artists, designers and makers from around Australia. As the originator of design orientated pop up retail in Melbourne, their concept is truly authentic, unique and continually evolving.

Managed by a small and passionate team who care very much about promoting creativity in every guise, each event is carefully curated to bring together a cohesive group of artists, designers and crafts people at the top of their game. Often likened to a high end trade show, Magnolia Square is three days of experiential retail at its best.

The next Magnolia Square event is being held on Thursday 1st December 10am-9pm - Friday 2nd December 10am-5pm and Saturday 3rd December 10am-4pm located at Malvern Town Hall, Cnr Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern, Melbourne.

For more information visit the Magnolia Square website.

The Roses St. Market

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The Rose St. Market is situated in the heart of eclectic Fitzroy, Melbourne.

The market is a unique outlet where emerging artists and designers can showcase their work to Melbourne without high retail and gallery commissions.

The Rose St. Artists' Market utilises a former junkyard in the back streets of Fitzroy to display the work of up to 70 artists and designers each Saturday and Sunday including some emerging and some more established.

The Market has gained the reputation of being one of Melbourne's hidden treasures, wowing people with the high quality of work on offer. In a city brimming with creativity, there's no telling what products you might find. From quirky furniture design and stunning fashion through to intricate jewellery and unique paintings.

The Rose St. Market is open every Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 11am and 5pm. and is situated at 60 Rose Street Fitzroy, in between Brunswick and Nicholson Streets, Fitzroy Melbourne.

For more information visit the Rose St. Market website.

The Handmade UpMarket Canberra

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The Handmade UpMarket is where Canberra's talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets are found all at one destination. It is a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate quality, handcrafted and locally designed items.

The Handmade UpMarket next event is on 17th and 18th December 2011 between the hours of 10am and 4pm and is situated at The National Convention Centre, Canberra.

For more information visit the The Handmade UpMarket Canberra website.

Wollong Arts & Design Market

missy mao mao + silvermonk

The Wollongong Art & Design Market is a special event that features products made by artists and designers residing and working in Australia. The market is a perfect opportunity to purchase and invest in unique handmade Australian designer products.

The next Wollongong Art & Design Market is a Christmas Market and is being held on Sunday 27th November 2011 from 11am to 4pm and located in the Wollongong CBD – Pioneer Hall, 84 Church Street.

For more information visit the Wollongong Art & Design Market Facebook page.

Mathilda's Market

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Mathilda's Market is home to the most gorgeous baby and kids goods.

Mathilda’s Market carefully handpick their stall holders to bring you divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. The markets exquisite wares are lovingly designed by some of Australia's most talented crafters and designers, many of them parents themselves.

It's a shopper's heaven for those who want to stylishly dress their children or decorate their kids' home environment, but don't want to buy mass produced, chain store items.

Mathilda's Markets are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide, Perth and Hobart.

The next Mathilda’s Markets are being held at:

Caulfield Racecourse – Station Street Caulfield, Melbourne on Sunday, 27th November 2011 and is a Special Christmas Shopping Market (over 100 stalls!) from 9am to 1pm.

Moore Park – The Entertainment Quarter, Byron Kennedy Hall, 122 Land Road, Sydney on Sunday 4th December 2011 and is a Special Christmas Shopping Market from 9am to 1pm.

The Burnside Ballroom, Cnr Greenhill & Portrush Roads, Tusmore, Adelaide on Saturday 26th November 2011 and is a Special Christmas Shopping Market from 9am to 1pm.

For more information visit the Mathilda’s Market website.

Brisbane Market

BrisStyle Indie Designer Markets feature local emerging and established artists, crafters and designers from Queensland's South East who specialise in producing quality handmade goods including handbags, sweet art, jewellery, children's wear and vintage re-creations.

Set in the sweet retro hall and gorgeous leafy grounds of St Augustine's Church on Racecourse Road, Hamilton on Saturday 10th December 2011 from 9am to 4pm, this boutique event promises to provide the perfect environment for all your handmade Christmas shopping needs.

The Christmas BrisStyle Indie Designers Market gives you the chance to see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being Brisbane's HOTTEST destination for handmade.

For more information visit the BrisStyle Indie Designer’s website.

PerthUp Market

the heartstrings boutique + the wisdom of solomon

Perth UpMarket brings together over 150 of Perth's premier Artisans all under one roof to sell their wares. The market is a quarterly event held at the University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall, Perth.

Showcasing products such as handmade clothing, wall art, jewellery, wood and paper products, cupcakes, giftware, accessories, toys, homewares, skin care products plus lots more.

The next Perth UpMarket is on Sunday 27th November 2011 from 10am to 4pm, this event promises to provide the perfect environment for all your handmade Christmas shopping needs.

For more information visit the Perth UpMarket website.

The Market Hobart

emma bugg + phat flats stationery

The Market Hobart is a boutique art and design event, held seasonally in the intriguing Masonic Temple.

It is a well known event where up-and-coming Tasmanian artists, designers and makers can get the right sort of exposure.

The market is constantly evolving, hosting a new batch of stall holders each market. This means the products on offer are always new, exciting and forever changing.

The market features unique jewellery and accessories, bags, limited run stationery, art and photography, home wares, clothing, linen, beautiful garden design and innovative lighting products. Also, perfect little presents like delicious jams, homemade muesli and award winning fudge.

The Market Hobart next event is a special Christmas Market being held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2011 at the Masonic Temple - 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart Tasmania.

For more information visit the The Market Hobart website.

PYD Market

melt: jewel and object

The PYD Design Markets will showcase Sydney’s hottest young designers at the PYD Building on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2011. The PYD Building is located in Sydney's design, arts and good living precinct of Danks Street, Waterloo Sydney.

In one purpose-built space, the PYD Design Market brings together an array of over 60 designers homewares, jewellery, fashion, design objects , kids stuff, art and gifts for you to buy.

For more information visit the PYD website.

Sisters Market

polly & j + ruby salt

Sisters' Market is a great place to browse for a new find, enjoy a coffee at their communal table and discover the origin of the endless crafts and creativity of the makers.

Head along and immerse yourself in brilliant locally designed clothing as well as a range of creatively crafted jewellery and accessories.

You'll also love the homewards along with artworks and so much more - basically there is something here for every room in your house.

The Sister’s Market next event is on Friday 7th from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 8th December 2011 from 10am to 4pm at Northcote Town Hall, Northcote Victoria.

The Sister’s Market are also having another event on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December 2011 from 10am to 4pm at Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd Brunswick Victoria.

For more information visit the Sisters Market website.

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