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Welcome to the July 2018 Events Digest!

July is jolly good (sorry I already used Jumping for June).

Check out our events digest for the chilly month of July!  You can always add the events to your own calendar when you use our very own Events Calendar.

If you’ve got an event coming up you’d like to submit for inclusion, simply email us through our contact page here.

Featured image: Tuckshop features in the upcoming Finders Keepers Market Melbourne, image via

Gemma Patford Finders Keepers Melbourne AW18

Image: Gemma Patford features in the upcoming Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne, image via

Friday June 13th – Sunday July 15th

What: The Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne 
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Entry: $5 or free for kids under 12
More info:

Saturday July 14th

What: The Olive Tree Market 
Where: Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Time: 9am – 2pm
More info:

Friday July 20th

The Finders Keepers Market
Brisbane SS18 Applications CLOSE
More info:

Saturday 28th July – Sunday 29th July

What: Handmade Canberra
Where: EPIC
More info:


Tickets are now on sale for our two events in August!


D’Alton Baker Productions in conjunction with Mama Creatives and Craft Cubed Festival 2018 are proud to present a very special workshop!  That means you Sydney AND you Melbourne!

Are you participating in any of those massive design markets this coming Summer?  

Are you about to have a stall at your first huge design market? Maybe you’re a seasoned pro but you’re looking for advice on taking it to the next level? Are you just doing all of the things and have no time to think about this thing too?  Maybe you’re just seeking a little inspiration from some smarty pants type people?

Angela and Renée of D’Alton Baker Productions have had their fair share of experience at major design markets.  Both having worked at Leeloo, an original partner of the Finders Keepers Market meant they travelled around the country participating in markets and selling the wares of a range of Australian designers and artists.  Since then they’ve worked at Etsy, participated in even more design markets, and then both ended up working at the Finders Keepers Markets too!  (Renée still does!). 

This August, treat yourself to a little networking with like-minded people, learning some valuable lessons from experienced market “carnies”.

Get advice from experts in this field, whether it’s about preparing stock, pricing strategies, visual merchandising, customer service, point of sale solutions or just simply just knowing where to start.

What topics will be covered during this workshop?

  • Why participate? Which markets are best for me? What markets are there for me?
  • Optimising your applications to increase chances of acceptance
  • Before the market – stall design, product development and stock creation, packaging and presentation, marketing strategies, interstate travel
  • During the market – visual merchandising, pricing strategy, customer service, gathering feedback and important customer information, point of sale and inventory management systems, wholesale considerations, in person marketing, market etiquette and the community, capturing content
  • After the market – customer follow up, the increase in online sales, newsletter strategies and post-event social media, reviewing and evaluating your systems for next market or application


What: Making the Most of Design Markets
Morning Tea Masterclass with Mama Creatives
When: Thursday 16th August, 10am
Where: Australian Design Centre, Darlinghurst
Tickets: On sale via Mama Creatives here


What: Making the Most of Design Markets
Craft Cubed 2018 Festival Satellite event
When: Tuesday 21st August, 6pm
Where: Firecracker event, Northcote
Tickets: On sale via DBP website here


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