In the market for artisan goods


Alana Dyson, Bianca Jowett and Wendy McClelland.
Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d450126
Alana Dyson, Bianca Jowett and Wendy McClelland. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d450126

The Backyard Artisan Markets will return to the 9-11 King William Street grounds following a successful first event in December .

The markets, run by community group the Baysie Rollers, will feature stalls from 18 local artisans, music from four musicians, local fine food, and That Space pop-up shop will throw its doors open on the night.

Bianca Jowett, who runs That Space, said the markets came about after discussions on ways to revitalise the Bayswater town centre.

“It’s about getting the community together and giving them a place to hang out and socialise and for the neighbours to socialise,” she said.

“I live in Bayswater but not in the town centre so I had no reason to come down really; now we’ve got two cafes across from each other and That Space, and with the community market, it’s shown a real community vibe.”

Ms Jowett said when Yolk Property Group partially demolished and built on the site in about six months, they would move to a local park and keep regular markets going.

Dog collars and leads, wall hangings, plant hangings, prints, cards, handmade baby wares, clothes and honey will be among products sold on the night.

The Backyard Artisan Markets will be held at 9-11 King William Street on Saturday, February 27, from 3pm to 8pm.