HIGH-quality craftsmanship finds a new home south of the river when the Perth Makers Market launches early next month.
Organised by passionate Wilson crafter Erin Madeley, the bi-monthly market will be held at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross and aims to provide a platform for talented WA-based artisans.
More than 50 stallholders have already signed on for the Sunday, February 7 launch, with the products on offer ranging from jewellery to woodwork, to children’s items, to homemade dips and much more.
Mrs Madeley emphasised that the market would have strong community ties, with everything on sale made in WA, as well as a charitable focus.
“I’m a big believer in giving back to the community, which is why we have free stalls for non-profit organisations to fundraise and the parking will be run by a not-for-profit community group, with proceeds going to a different organisation each time,” she said.
“I wanted to be able to do not just a high-quality market but also offer something that’s affordable for stallholders.
“We offer discounts for new and emerging artists and students because I want to be able to encourage the creative community to continue their crafts and if it’s not affordable they won’t do that.”
Mrs Madeley was also motivated by the lack of a similar market south of the Swan and the idyllic Point Heathcote Reserve setting.