A much loved event most of us look forward to with anticipation has to be The Finders Keepers Melbourne Market. Especially if you're a conscious shopper and a believer in the go-slow movement that supports investing back into the community by shopping small and local. There's even more to love about the Market this year as FK partner up with Aboriginal Melbourne and City of Melbourne to expand their Indigenous Program for the Melbourne AW22 Market during NAIDOC Week.
This means more opportunities for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander owned and operated businesses supporting a diverse range of makers, designers and artists, and a chance for you to finally discover our First Nations stallholders at FK, and meet these new creatives. at the Market that'll run from 8-10 July 2022 (4-9pm Fri and 10am-5pm Sat/Sun). Get your tickets here. Children under 12 are free. You'll find all ticketing details on the page you'll need to pay attention to in regard to the Market being a cashless event, or if you need to edit the details on your ticket. You can also purchase tickets at the Market - however, keep in mind, the queues could be long for this very popular event. For all other information head to the website of this Melbourne/Naarm Autumn Winter Market.
You'll find the overall lineup of stallholders here that highlight local makers, designers and artists, carefully curated just for you. It's shopping perfection when you can purchase items mindfully made, better for the planet, and thoughtfully bought by you. From ceramics to jewellery to fashion and more, you'll find a lot of handmade, unique items that'll have you agog, checking out all the wonderful products spread across the beautiful, historic Royal Exhibition Building at 9 Nicholson St, Carlton.
See here for your lineup of Indigenous creatives of which there are 20 Victorian Aboriginal makers and small business owners. Get your wish list going and get ready to support small. It may only be July when the Market is on, but it's never too early to shop ahead for Christmas just 5 months down the track and be completely organised without the mad rush during the festive season.
Clothing The Gaps is a fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture. They make their clothes with Mob in their hearts and everyone in mind
Ghost Gum's artist is Madi Mercer who is a muralist, weaver, painter and graphic designer
Manmiya is a young Aboriginal artist from the Kimberly living on Boon Wurrung Country
Black Shell Art is created by artist Laila Blackshell who creates art prints that are a contemporary manifestation of her connection to Country.
If sadly you cannot make it to the market, you can shop for goodies on Online Marketplace, though not all creatives are on the list. Stay in touch via social media and pop those dates in your diary so as not to miss out.