Shopping in Australia is all but boring!
Next weekend, July 14th-16th, another amazing treat is waiting for all the arts and crafts lovers in the heart of Carlton. Royal Exhibition Building will host more than 1000 sellers with about 250 stalls within this year’s Finders Keepers winter market.
The event was imagined as a three-day designer, off the mainstream market, where people can buy unique pieces of art from many independent manufacturers and artists. And it’s not just art – if you visit Carlton next weekend, plenty of jewellery, bodycare products and homewares are waiting for you too. If you get tired of wandering around the world of creative mess, don’t you worry, cause the organizers prepared just enough food and beverage trucks to keep you going! Coffee included!
The event is opening it’s doors at 5pm on Friday 14th July which will give visitors a chance to check out the market right after work.
The Finders Keepers was founded in 2008 in Sydney, by young designers Brooke Johnston and Sarah Thornton. The market quickly expanded to Brisbane in 2009, with Melbourne hosting their first event in 2010. Both founders simply wanted to support like-minded, independent designers and to sell their work. Very soon, they manged to create everything they liked under the same roof, so the market became a sort of festival giving the visitors a chance to enjoy design, art, good food and live music in one place in major city locations. What people like the most about this event is the chance to meet emerging new names in the world of design and the opportunity to connect directly with them on the spot.
Some of the apparel designers you will be able to see are Collective Closets, Wolf&Mishka, Julie White and Abbey Rich. Like the previous time, the stars of top notch handmade ceramics will be present – Next of Kin, Leah Jackson and Studio Twocan. Clothing lable Campbell Charlotte and stationary designers The Souvenir Society are showcasing for the first time, don’t forget to visit them!
For the full list of vendors look here.
The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC
Entry fee: $2, children under 12 free