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Unique, designer Christmas gifts - something for everyone
Some of Australia's best creatives and their unique, hand-crafted wares are coming to QAGOMA for their evergreen, festive Christmas Design Market on Saturday, 28th November.
Image from event Facebook page.
QAGOMA Christmas Design Markets are one of Brisbane's favourite Christmas Markets and, as with previous QAGOMA design markets, you won't find your average, run-of-the-mill Christmas gifts here. The focus will be firmly on one off Australian-designed and Australian-made products. You'll be shopping with the makers, which gives you the opportunity to meet many of the talented craftspeople and artisans and talk to them about their creative processes and inspirations.
If it can be handmade you'll probably find it at these Christmas Design Markets. There will be more than 40 stalls featuring ceramics, jewellery, textiles, paper products and more. You're sure to find the perfect gift for even the most hard-to-buy-for friends and family.
Cement vessels from Vessel and Vine. Image from their website.
The marvellous makers whose wares will be for sale include the team at Blushing Confetti, whose greeting cards, Christmas decorations, prints, gift tags, gift wrap and calendars will be very handy for Christmas. Also on hand will be Vessel and Vine with their beautiful range of tinted cement planters and homewares, and the whimsical ceramic sculptures of Clairy Laurence. If fashion's your thing then look no further than the free-flowing, artistic dresses of Anna Hulm and jewellery lovers will love the handcrafted, minimalist, recycled sterling silver jewellery from the Gold Coast's Obliss. And don't forget to check out the poetical ceramic works of Kylie Johnson of paper boat press.
Christmas decorations from paper boat press. Image from their website.
The markets will be held out the front of the Gallery of Modern Art, next to the GOMA store. Since it's not far to a host of coffee shops, restaurants and cafes, you'll be able to add a South Bank dining experience to your Christmas shopping fun. The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Art exhibition is also running at QAGOMA from 21 November. This is a FREE event, which is great for families, so make sure you pop in after your Christmas Markets shopping.
Where: Stanley Place, South Brisbane When: Saturday 28 November from 9am to 4pm.
• Entry to the markets is FREE. • See the Facebook page here for updates. • Most stallholders will have EFTPOS facilities, but some may not so make sure you have cash, just in case.
Vibrant tableware from Clairy Laurence. Image from her website.