Monday, December 6, 2010

Sydney - Finders Keepers Market - A review in pictures

Welcome one and all - the weekend's here so kick back, relax and shop handmade.

Phew!  I feel like I can finally sit and share all the wonder that was this years Christmas Finders Keepers market.   The market is held indoors at Carriageworks in Eveleigh, a suburb in Sydney's south east.  Eveleigh sits in between the suburbs of Newtown, Alexandria, Erskineville and Darlington.  I love the location for its history and the industrial nature of the space.  Carriageworks was once a working railway workshop built in the late 1800's and is now used as a contemporary art space.  A place where artists can come together to develop and present their works for all to see.

This year we decided to visit the market twice.  First was opening night, where we wandered around to get a feel for what beautiful creations were on offer, as well as soak in the musical acts and the general buzz of creative excitement that was in the air.  Friday night + a bar in the venue + handmade goodies for sale + musical acts made for a fantastic start to the weekend - hundreds of people thought so too.  So for all that could not attend, as promised, here is craftyclaudes review in pictures:

The beauty that is the old railway workshop site

Bike love gets crafty.....

Fixie security is tight

Martino got to road test the "stumpy" stool by The Missing Pieces
See - it really is handmade!
My contribution to the initiative being run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs
On day 2 we came back and decided to make our purchases.  We got to check out the stalls again which was great as we got to chat to more of the stall holders and find out a little about them. Here are some of our purchases:

Martinos t-shirt by Roman Corporate

A beautiful selection of greeting cards by Little Branch
A wrist cuff by Wanyika - Designer for Froqafriq (website currently under construction)
Part of the "Off the wall" Exhibition

A really great market, one which I hope to be part of in 2011!

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