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Design Events in Melbourne & Victoria

Process is a series of Monday night architecture talk at Loop in Melbourne organised by the Young Architects Commitee of the RAIA.

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Some design-based markets

Heide Makers' Market

For those who enjoy browsing handcrafted art and design goods in the pleasant surroundings of a wonderful outdoor sculpture park, White Hat can thoroughly recommend the Heide Makers’ Market. It is a collaboration between the Heide Museum of Modern Art and The Rose St. Artists' Market.  Full details at Heide Makers’ Market >>

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Melbourne Design Market
An event held several times a year showcasing products from a range of Melbourne designers. It usually attracts a large number of visitors with stalls featuring clothing, accessories, homewares, furniture, lighting and more. Speak to the deisgners and enjoy the food and coffee on offer. Entry charges apply.

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Rose Street Artists Market
Loosely based on designer markets in London, Berlin and Europe and situated only a short distance from Brunswick Street Fitzroy, this market showcases over 50 cotemporary artists and designers each week. More information >>.

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Shirt & Skirt Markets

The Shirt and Skirt Market showcases the creations and designs of emerging Melbourne artisans. More information at Shirt & Skirt Market >>

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Sunday Arts @ The Convent
View, discuss and purchase works from painters, jewellers, printmakers, writers, photographers textileartists and other creative individuals.

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The Big Design Market

Featuring 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery, lifestyle & kids products. You can also attend creative workshops, pick up showbags, or take advantage of the free kids activities. White Hat suggests that you may find a number of items suitable for Christmas gifts that are not your run-of-the-mill department store fare. Adults $2 - children 12 and under free. Entry fees apply. Details at The Big Design Market.

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The Design Exchange Market
The Design Exchange Market, Ballarat

The Design Exchange Market currently takes place twice a year - once in winter and once approaching Chrsitmas. It features reations and works from independent designers along with food music and shopping. The 2022 winter market is paired with a special winter entertainment on the first night called Beyond Dark which features food trucks, mulled wine, fire pits, live music and roving performers. Full details at The Design Exchange.

Winter Market - 3pm to 8pm 9th July; 10am to 3pm 10th July 2022
Christmas Market - 3pm to 8pm 19th November;  10am to 3pm Sunday 20th November 2022

Adults $10; 10-17 years $5; children 9 and under free

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The Finders Keepers
The Finders Keepers market the the Royal Exhibition Building

The Finders Keepers was founded in 2008 and now hosts highly succesful design markets and other events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Full information at The Finders Keepers website.

7th to 9th July 2023

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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.