Markets & Events
The Big Design Trade
2-4th August, 2018 North Melbourne Meat Market
The Big Design Trade is an industry only event for discerning buyers from across Australia and New Zealand who are committed to stocking original, high quality and ethically made products in their stores. The event will deliver a curated line-up of the most unique offerings in fashion, jewellery, homewares, art prints, stationery, body products and kids gifts – all under one roof.
The inaugural boutique event will showcase new ranges from the most inspiring creative talents from all corners of Australia as well as highly regarded international brands represented by local distributors. The focus of this show will be to build strong lasting relationships between exhibitors and buyers who understand the value of independent design.
The Finders Keepers
19th-21st October, 2018 The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Finders Keepers is a design market, that features the work of independent makers and designers from across Australia. Founded in 2008, the Finders Keepers has now grown to be Australia's leading design market. With events held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the market promotes and supports over 1200 sellers each year.
More of a festival than a market, the events combine design, art, good food, live music and a fun community spirit under one awesome roof in major city locations. Our markets are a unique experience to shoppers with each visit, with new sellers being showcased at each event. We have always sought out beautiful venues with historical significance to host our events, further reinforcing the sense of wonder to shoppers and stallholders alike.
Attracting tens of thousands of visitors to each event, our markets provide a retail shopping event to the general public like no other. With something for everyone, our events provide a solid channel for shoppers mindful of conscious consumerism, and those seeking to actively support small, local businesses.
23-25th November, 2018 Adelaide Showgrounds
At Bowerbird, we’re passionate about creating an unmissable and inspiring biannual event that just gets better and better, a dynamic environment built on creative collaboration that supports Australian designers, makers and artists and brings all kinds of people together for buzzy, design-savvy interactions, and a heartfelt passion for small production runs, the handmade and the opportunity for buyers to meet makers.