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The advent of winter doesn't just mean colder days and nights, hot chocolates and rugging up in your favourite cold weather gear; it's also the perfect time for shopping. If you've got a hankering for thoughtfully designed, handmade products that you won't see everywhere, from some of Australia's best creatives, then come along to QAGOMA's popular Winter Design Market on Saturday, 19th July.
As in past QAGOMA design markets the focus will be firmly on unique Australian-designed and Australian-made products and you will have the opportunity to meet many of these talented craftspeople and artisans. You'll not only enjoy their wares, you may be able to find out the stories behind these creative people and their beautiful goods.
Wares on display and for sale will include paper products, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, and much more. Exhibitors include Touch Wood Design, with a fabulous array of handmade bags and cushions. Their latest range of national postage stamp cushions, including the very topical Brazilian toucan, is a colourful, crafty treat. You'll also find the highly original plates, teapots and mugs from Spun Mud, and beautifully handprinted textiles form Yardage.
Image from Touchwood Designs on Etsy
The markets will take over the Bodhi Tree Terrace and the GOMA entrance from 9am until 4pm on Saturday 19th July. Cash payments only will be accepted. You can also visit the GOMA Store where more gifts, art, and books are available for purchase. And it doesn't stop with art and craft; the market will feature a coffee cart for something warming if the day is cold.
This Winter Design Market is an extension of GOMA's upcoming exhibition, 'Harvest: Art, Film Food', exploring the history and celebrations of food in art and cinema. The exhibition and accompanying film and activities program will be showing at GOMA from Saturday 28th June to Sunday 21st September. You can also visit the GOMA Cafe Bistro or GOMA Restaurant for some tantalising exhibition specials.