The next Sydney markets will be Spring/Summer 2010 held on the evening of Friday 3rd and all day Saturday 4th of December 2010. The markets will be held at Sydney's best contemporary art centre CarriageWorks in Sydney’s Inner West.
The markets brings together new emerging, contemporary independent artists and designers of original and high creative standards. This bi-annual event sees 80% new designers both from Sydney and all around Australia. The markets are FREE entry for all and feature live music, with the CarriageWorks cafe and bar open all day.
This market also features 30 artists in the 'On the Wall' exhibition as part of a collaboration with Leeloo and Finders Keepers.
The Paper Convention Collective will be holding some interactive paper installations and workshops, free for everyone to be involved in!
Where, When, How?
The next markets are:
Friday 3rd December from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 4th December from 10am – 5pm
The markets will be held at:
The inside foyer at CarriageWorks - 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015.
The pedestrian entrance is at the corner of Codrington Street and Wilson Street.
Wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances. Fully accessible toilets.
Redfern or Macdonaldtown and its only a short walk from King Street in Newtown.
The markets are free entry and parking is available however it is limited. There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only, please be prepared. For more info about where nearest ATM's are and full list of public transport please see CarriageWorks website - Visiting Us page.
VISITING CARRIAGEWORKS… WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE GREEN!
We are expecting thousands of people to visit CarriageWorks over the weekend of The Finders Keepers. In order to make your visit to The Finders Keepers as smooth and pleasant as possible, we encourage you to leave your car at home! It’s easy to get to CarriageWorks by train, bus or bike. We recommend that you take advantage of the easily accessible public transport and give our local residents (and the planet!) a break rather than clog up the neighbouring streets with cars. Parking on site is very limited. For more information about getting to The Finders Keepers click here
:: MUSIC LINE UP:: Friday, December 3rd
6:00 pm: Eirwen Skye
7:00 pm: Rainbow Chan
8:00 pm: Missing Children
9:00 pm: Eye to Eye
Saturday, December 4th
10:00 am: Jack Sh!t
12:00 pm: Fergus Brown
12:45 pm: Jack Sh!t
2:00 pm: The Falls
3:00 pm: Shady Lane
4:00 pm: Art Rush
Anna ran across Town Hall steps with a bottle of champagne and a cheap CD player in her handbag. Maree was rolling giftwraps. There was a palpable buzz and a definite haze of heat from the dozens of people crammed into Arcade number one, LITTLE BRANCH pop up shop numero uno. When Anna burst into the space she put on the Rolling Stones and started jumping up and down on the kilim. Maree was composed but glowing. The flowers by Portobello Rose (www.portobellorose.com.au) looked subtle, romantic and beautiful. The invisible hanging wrapping paper rods were magically strong. Thank you Helen!Aunty Thirza made the scene and was sipping a glass of wine. Anna's parents spent $95. Renowned author Jessica Adams scooped up several gift wraps to wall paper her kitchen cupboards. Graham Maslen of Spitting Image and Art in Print admired the large scale limited edition art print he created for our debut and eight o'clock swung round too fast.
The mood in Gaffa is like a secret cafe or club you stumble on and want to share. It's a vibe that has been missing in Sydney for so long and we feel so happy to be a part of it. The girls at GAFFA; Zoe, Kelly and Penny and The Finders Keepers, Sarah and Brooke and have shown massive enthusiasm and James and co at Klink Cafe are doing a mean lemongrass for our launch hangovers. The only thing our swinging art happening needs is more traffic, so please drop by and see what we are up to. Anna has various other CDs aside from the Rolling Stones.
P.S. Big hearty thanks to Violet & Smiley, Helen, Melinda at Dalton Paper, Scott, Anthony & Chris at Southern Colour, Matt at The Squad, Suzie Atkin, Thirza Woods, Kylie at Portobello Rose, our families, kids, serious love interests, The Finders Keepers, GAFFA, our stockists, Violet and Lucia the super nannies and all our early customers!!!
When Little Branch open their pop up shop next Wednesday at the GAFFA ARCADE PROJECT (www.gaffa.com.au, 281 Clarence St. Sydney) , we launch the ORIGAMI BLUES card line and are theming our little white cube shop in an Orientalist mood. One of the people who understands blue like her blood is made of Indigo ink is the author/aesthete/stylist Sibella Court (www.thesocietyinc.com.au). Sibella is so deeply complicit to the fact that blue looks best beautifully aged. Blue breathes against wood and chipped plaster walls and through the smoky veil of china tea at the bottom of a chipped willow tea cup. Sibella is in Syria, no doubt scooping up armfuls of traditional woven fabrics and mad trinkets but I'll be popping into The Society to see if she's got any blue and white beauty for our shop.
So I cast my mind east to understand what sort of textures create the best shades of blue. Between fabric and paper there is a subtle sensual relationship and I hope we blur that line in our artworks. The beauty of old kimonos is captured in the slightly nubbly texture of blue and white origami paper and that is why I enjoy collaging it into our drawings for Little Branch. The paper functions almost as a textile. It's got the same oxygen, patina and soul. On the weekend I was in Hill End visiting the landscape painter Luke Sciberras. Luke had just laid hands on the beautiful book "Mattise his Art and his Textiles" (Royal Academy of Arts), talk about art imitating an artist's life. The Sciberras studio is strewn with so many crumbly gorgeous textiles in every shade from sky to midnight blue and he wears blue cloths strung round his neck as well, energized by the hand made, touched by a bit of storm blue sky made cloth. Creativity is about convergence. Maree saw this extremely special, extremely blue and white Matisse show in London and the catalogue is a touch stone for both of us. It is sitting open on our studio floor right now and here are a few of our favourite pages for your eyes to devour.
So, this week when we launch ORIGAMI BLUES we'll be looking to paint the empty canvas blue and mottled cream. I'll be donating my gigantic willow pattern tea cup as a vase for floating white flowers. My mother's blue bead necklaces from the Cote de Ivoire, maybe. Various lace table cloths and whatever textiles we can sling up to create a mood of Oscar Wilde, Tom Waits, Matisse and Billie Holiday. Anyone and everyone who understands just how beautiful the blues can be.