From 3–5 December, Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar – WA’s favourite Christmas makers’ market – returns to the port city.
This much anticipated annual market brings together more than 50 local designers, artists and craftspeople – offering unique, handmade gifts and homewares including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, woodwork, fashion, prints, stationery, toys and more.
Fremantle Arts Centre Director Anna Reece commented, “Bazaar is a celebration of the handmade, offering our community a rare chance to browse the highest quality gifts from WA artisans all in one place – alongside music, craft workshops, delicious food and plenty of Christmas cheer.”
“It’s an event that embodies Fremantle Arts Centre’s role as a home for makers, a place that fosters creativity and forges connections between artists and the community. Treat yourself or a loved one to an exquisite creation while supporting our local creative industries.”
Among the diverse creations on offer at this year’s event, you’ll find recycled timber furniture by wood craftsman Tony Docherty, who has exhibited his works at Tokyo Design Week and Milan’s Salone Satellite, and Deep Earth Ceramics’ collection of vases, keep cups and bowls, lovingly handcrafted in Fremantle.
Also joining the stallholders is self-confessed knitting addict Gloria Toniatti of UFFA Collective, who will present her one of a kind knitted creations and textiles, and Dunsborough based contemporary jeweller Nicola Macklin of NTM Jewellery, showcasing her ‘perfectly imperfect’ silver earrings, rings, necklaces and bangles.
New to this year’s event is the Bazaar Incubator, a mentorship program which provides support and guidance to 5 emerging artists who have never before traded at Bazaar, including homewares designer Kamisaki Studio, textile artist Mamy Hews, Swalo Ceramics, Manner Furniture and Pottery By Shupiwe.
Another new addition to this year’s event is a series of craft workshops for kids and adults running throughout the weekend. Kids can enjoy Christmas decoration workshops as well as advent calendar colouring in sheets designed by local artists Anthea Carboni and Flora Waycott. For adults, multi-disciplinary artist Bori Benko will lead a block printing workshop where you can decorate your own linen tea towel.
To keep visitors in the Christmas spirit there’s also a bar and delicious food options all weekend, in the lush surrounds of FAC’s grounds, as well as the occasional surprise pop up performance.
2021 Bazaar Stallholders
Andrea Osses Design
BLACK & DAWSON
Blue Lawn Designs
Braw Paper Co.
Ceramics by Danica & Beste
Deep Earth Ceramics
Dingo Sauce Co
i j e w e l l e r y
Jessica Jubb Jewellery
Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of WA Inc
Juluwarlu Art Group
Kor by Lisa Gardner
Many Peaks Assembly + Deli Mates
Melting Pot Glass Studio
Nagula Jarndu (Saltwater Woman)
Patong /Alison Bullock
Penelope Brittain Jewellery
Pottery by Shupiwe
Prints By Bow
Robin Wells Jewellery + Eucalypt Homewares
Turner + Turner
Viviana Maier Porcelain Objects
Woven Stories Textiles
You Me Berlin & Susannah Kings-Lynne
Bazaar runs Fri 3 – Sun 5 Dec (5–9pm Fri, 9am–5pm Sat + Sun). $2 entry, free for kids under 12. Bar + food available.
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