Walyalup (Fremantle): Bazaar, WA’s most loved Christmas makers market, returns to FAC from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 December, featuring an extraordinary array of handcrafted homewares, fashion, textiles, jewellery and design from local makers.
Set over three days in FAC’s picturesque grounds, the annual shopping extravaganza presents the highest calibre of WA-designed wares, with 50 extraordinary makers selected from a highly competitive field of applicants.
From hand-dyed silk scarves to organic perfumes and handcrafted wooden kitchenware made right here in Fremantle, Bazaar is the perfect place to pick up quality one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.
While browsing the stalls under the beautiful plane trees in our Front Garden, visitors can soak up the vibrant festive spirit with workshops, live music and a smorgasbord of delicious food and refreshments from our food vendors, open all weekend.
Fremantle Arts Centre Director, Anna Reece, says,“A feast of craft and community that is bursting with creative pride, Bazaar is so much more than a market, but a chance for people to come together, to enjoy festive music, food and drinks and to savour this special time of year that is all about giving.”
“What sets Bazaar apart is our commitment to curating a line-up the highest quality local craftspeople, so visitors can explore WA’s best handmade products all in the one location, and rest assured they are purchasing premium, one-of-a-kind gifts that will be treasured for years to come.”
Among the incredible line-up of makers on the bill for 2022 are a Nagula Jarndu, a First Nation’s women’s art centre based in Broome who make colourful hand printed clothing, cushion covers, scarves and hats, as well as bright laser cut earrings in the shape of birds, turtles and crocodiles. For stunning handcrafted glassware, you can’t go past Nikked Glass, a local glass blower who creates a range of tumblers, vases, bowls, paper weights and more.
Creative Sistas is a joint stall featuring the paintings of Noongar artist Buffie Corunna and jewellery of Gooniyandi and Gija woman Camilla Sawford, and Elia Balms & Blends, owned by business and life partners Mia and Jane, make natural and eco-friendly body products including fragrances, soaps and deodorants. Lovers of luxury linen will enjoy the designs of Kristin Magrit, a sustainable and ethical womenswear brand offering high quality pieces made from natural fibres.
Continuing Fremantle Arts Centre’s commitment to nurturing the careers of emerging makers, the Bazaar Incubator program supports five craftspeople in the first five years of their practice to participate in the market with subsidised stallholder fees, mentoring and support.
This year’s Bazaar Incubators are Joshua Button Enterprises, a young Aboriginal artist from Broome who writes and illustrates children’s books, Sarah Pownall, who designs wheel-thrown porcelain homewares from her Bayswater studio, Kwongan Wax, known for her hand-dipped and poured beeswax candles, Smooth Ceramics, who creates a range of natural skincare balms packaged in locally handcrafted ceramic pots and Violet Clark Studio, a textile designer specialising in sleep and loungewear in fabrics inspired by Australian plants and flowers.
In the spirit of celebrating the handmade, Bazaar will feature a number of craft workshops where visitors can try their hand at making their own Christmas wreath from scratch or, for the kids, building and decorating clay Christmas ornaments.
There will also be festive performances by celebrated singer-songwriter Natalie Gillespie, carolling by our very own FAC Yeah! Community Choir and, of course, delicious festive bites and refreshments to enjoy from our food vendors.
Andrea Osses Design
Black & Dawson
Blue Lawn Designs
Braw Paper Co
Ceramics By Danica & Beste
Claire Townsend Designs
Clay + Humans
Clay Cloth Metal
Dale’s Outback Pantry
Deep Earth Ceramics
Elia Balms & Blends
Forrest Road Studios
Jewellers & Metalsmiths
Group Of Australia (WA) Inc
Jody Pearl Studio
Joshua Button Enterprises
Kor By Lisa Gardner
Melting Pot Glass Studio
Prints By Bow
Patong – Alison Bullock
The Anjelms Project
Turner + Turner
Woven Stories Textiles
Violet Clark Studio
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