Over the past 10+ years in the Australian independent art and design community, we have accumulated a lot of helpful contacts in our network and we want to share those resources with you!  Save it to your browser bookmarks folder for future reference.

We will continue to update this list over time, and if you think anything is missing, or you’d like to submit your website for inclusion, please contact us here.

Finders Keepers Melbourne Mark Lobo

Image of The Finders Keepers Market Melbourne by Mark Lobo 

Australian Design Markets, Trade Shows and Wedding Fairs

The Finders Keepers Markets

The Big Design Market


Bowerbird Design Market

Perth Makers Market

The Olive Tree Market

Handmade Market

Makers and Shakers Public Holiday by Alana Dimou

Image by Alana Dimou of the stall PUBLICHOLIDAY at Makers and Shakers Oct 17 market

The Makers & Shakers Market

Heide Makers Market

Rose Street Artist Market

Networking and workshop events

Sydney Design Festival

Vivid Sydney

TedX Sydney

Make-it Made-it Conference

Sydney Craft Week

Craft Cubed Festival of the Handmade

Creative Mornings

Networking groups

Mama Creatives

LMBDW (Facebook group)

Creative Women’s Circle

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Sydney Made

Copyright, Intellectual Property and Arts Law

Copyright Act 1968

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Australian Copyright Council

Creative Commons

Government Design and Craft Organisations

Craft Victoria

Australian Design Centre

Web and Online Shop Solutions


Big Cartel





DIY Branding and Design

Canva – Logo Creator

Unsplash – Stock Images

Books and References

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Mindful Leader: 7 Practices for Transforming Your Leadership, Your Organisation and Your Life

Small Business Education and Creative Business Inspiration

Extraordinary Routines

Maker Based Groups and Workshop Spaces

Maker Space & Co


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