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We can’t believe Autumn is almost upon us again. Enjoy the last of the warm days, because the chill is coming! But with the chill arrives excitement in Canberra. Balloons become a regular feature of the bright morning landscape. Atmospheric lights at Enlighten bring in the crowds. New exhibitions grace our galleries and our sporting venues come alive with crowds of hopeful fans. But most importantly of all, Handmade Canberra will present the best in homewares, fashion, accessories, gourmet produce and gifts at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on 12th & 13th March. Two halls of EPIC will be packed with beautiful designs made by Australian artisans, delicious food to stock your larder, snacks to fuel you and an unbeatable atmosphere of excitement and creativity. In the pages of this magazine, we bring you the facts and figures of Canberra’s best market. We tell you who is new and guide you through the details that will make your visit easy and fun. We show you the best of what Canberra has to offer this March so you can combine your market trip with other amazing events and we give you shopping ideas for Autumn, all available at Shop Handmade. Please enjoy, and see you at the market.


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M a rke t A to Z

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New a t the M a rket

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Love Ca nb e rra

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D e si gner D i rec tory




...is for ATM. We have two for your convenience, one in each hall.

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...is for Coffee. Pick a locally roasted coffee up in either of our halls and sip as you browse. Or have a tea, hot chocolate or refreshing cold drink.


...is for Business. By attending the Handmade Market, you are supporting Australian small business owners who work very hard to create their products.

...is for Details. After eight years, we’ve learned from each market and applied our broad knowledge to the layout, the logistics and the whole market experience. The designers at Handmade pay the same attention to detail to bring you beautiful gifts, homewares, fashion items, jewellery and gourmet creations. All Handmade with love and care.



...is for energetic! The atmosphere at every Handmade Market is dynamic and exciting. Soak up the sights, sounds and scents and watch happy customers with their arms full of unique designs.


...is for giving. Not only will you find thousands of gift ideas for your loved ones, but you also get the chance to give your change to our charity, Menslink. And don’t forget to visit Share the Dignity’s stall and donate sanitary products for homeless women.


...is for food. Stock your larder with handmade gourmet products and don’t forget to stop for breakfast or lunch at one of the delicious food stalls in our gourmet food hall.


...is for Homewares. Every room is catered for at Handmade. From cushions to pictures, kitchen utensils to vases, you can create a haven with your purchases.


...is for Intricate. Browse through our stalls and you’ll find products that have been dreamed up, designed and created with every detail perfect.

J ...is for Jewellery. Whatever your taste, from colourful to quirky, organic to contemporary, we have designs to suit. Talk to the jewellery designers and they will tell you the story of every piece.

K ...is for Kids. Whether you’re looking for special pieces for the nursery, pretty hardwearing clothing and accessories or special toys and gifts, your little ones are catered for at Handmade. Bring them along to the food hall and treat them to one of the tasty delights on offer.


...is for Local. Handmade only sells Australian made designs and produce so you’re supporting the local economy. Handmade LOVES Canberra and supports regional producers and businesses wherever we can.


...is for Material. If you are looking for a special fashion item for a wedding, occasion, work or leisure, our fashion designers have created pieces that everyone will talk about. Try before you buy and wear Australian fashion with pride.



...is for Nutritious. From Asian dishes to Peruvian produce and French crĂŞpes to perfect pies, you will find tasty fresh snacks at the Handmade Market. Make time for a rest in our gourmet food hall and fill up with goodness.

P ...is for Parking. At EPIC, parking is free and plentiful, so whatever time you arrive, you can be sure of a space. We have traffic staff to guide you and plenty of disabled parking too.


...is for Organic. Many of our producers support organic methods to bring you their tasty larder staples. Handmade with care and without unnecessary processes or ingredients.


... is for Quiet. From the hustle & bustle of a busy market, it’s good to take time out for a drink and some peace. And if you want to make sure you avoid the crowds, arrive early for a full picture.


...is for Rural. Many of our makers and producers live a country life and make their products as authentic and fresh as possible.



S ...is for Scented. Candles, soaps and beauty products will scent the halls of Handmade. And don’t forget, there are herbs, spices and scented blends in the food hall as well.


...is for Unique. Buying from artisans guarantees that no two products are alike!


...is for eXtensive. We have 220 stall holders at Handmade. Details of all of them can be found on page 15.

...is for Time. Don’t forget that the Handmade Market is open from 10am until 4pm on both Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March.

V ...is for Verdant. With fresh flowers and trendy terrariums, you can bring the outside in at Handmade. Or take home ornaments and garden furniture to enhance your outdoor space.


...is for Young and young at heart. Handmade appeals equally to everyone, from tots to teens, thirty somethings to retirees.

W ...is for Wallet. Don’t forget yours, because you don’t want to miss out on all the good stuff at Handmade this March.


...is for Zesty. Grab a juice, or chilled glass of something before you leave to quench that thirst. Image: Rebecca Doyle


Fresh from Shop Handmade, two of our lovely Canberra-based shop designers are making their debut at the market in March. Wombat & Poss makes beautiful clothing and accessories for babies and children using natural, earth-friendly fabrics and fibres. JAC Studio is all about unique design, with pieces made from materials not intended for jewellery, such as spoons and copper piping to create wearable artwork.

Left: Wombat & Poss. Right: JAC Studio

Flying the Australian flag at Handmade for the first time, we have a selection of homewares designers. Habitue Design brings a collection of crochet rugs and homewares constructed in Central Victoria. Chrysa Koukoura will be bringing a range of prints in fine-line pen on paper with detailed drawings that aim to draw the viewer in for a closer look. Amindy is on a mission to spread the style of fun, happy homewares across Melbourne and Australia. Merging Australian and Scandinavian influences, these products have a minimalistic style. Ariella makes vintage inspired children’s clothing, aprons, accessories and homewares. Coming from a long line of tailors, Ariella wants to “keep the art of tailoring alive”.

Clockwise from top left: Habitue Design, Chrysa Koukoura, Ariella, Amindy.


Cut to Pieces makes life-sized, realistic hand painted wooden animal pieces that can go outside in the garden or inside. You Are Brave Textiles is inspired by the patterns and textures of nature. Based in Sydney, they hand print and make table linen, cushion covers and fabric storage pots. Kingfish & Co. Furniture makes custom items that are unique and chic. Designed and crafted in Canberra, these are recycled one-off pieces. The Fifth Season is original artwork by Australian artist Jennifer Baird, depicting local landscapes and Australian beaches. Hooray Hayley is a Sydney-based artist with an innocent style inspired by dad humour, art galleries, pop culture and food.

Left from top: Cut to pieces, You Are Brave Textiles, Kingfish & Co, The Fifth Season, Hooray Hayley.

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And last but not least, the gourmet visitors to Handmade will be treated with new delicious concoctions from local producers. Jasper + Myrtle Chocolates brings you handmade bean to bar chocolate made in Canberra, matching the best natural ingredients with the most suitable beans to produce truly unique chocolate. Quarry Hill Wines is a boutique Canberra Vineyard that produces distinctive wines that reflect the unique soils and terrain of the region. My Sweet Alice is a unique vintage style travelling café located in Canberra, serving from a bespoke 1950’s vintage-style wooden caravan. They will be serving coffee, teas and home made treats including friands, tarts, cupcakes and biscuits. East Street Canberra will also be at the market, serving fresh and tasty Vietnamese street food.

Left: Harriet Jane. Below from left: Meekz, Kiva, Pepper Ink.

Not forgetting your four-legged friend, Pupcake Bakery is a Canberra business making home made dog treats which contain tasty superfoods with no additional preservatives, salt or sugar. From top: Jasper + Myrtle, Quarry Hill , My Sweet Alice.

Our fresh fashion contingent will be at Handmade with gorgeous clothing and jewellery that are handcrafted and unique. Harriet Jane makes clothes out of fabric printed with her own nature photography including sunsets, landscapes, water and plant life. Meekz Contemporary Jewellery is a Brisbane based design label that creates pieces that tell a story, drawing inspiration from the country and the urban built environment. Kiva, Made for Fun is inspired by the Finnish word ‘kiva’ meaning ‘a fun object’. Drawing inspiration from Northern European textile, clothing design and construction, Canberra-based Kiva offers a unique line of wares for bodies big and small. Pepper Ink temporary tattoos are known for their floral tattoos made from vintage illustrations, they also collaborate with artists to create new modern ranges.


Canberra’s changing seasons are one of the things that makes it so special. When the nights draw in and the mornings shine bright but cold, we love to complain, but Canberra always looks its best when the trees are turning red, orange, yellow and purple. And March is a vibrant time for events in Canberra. When you are planning your trip to the nation’s capital to visit Handmade, there are so many other things to see and do that you are spoiled for choice. To help you, here’s a rundown of our current top three destinations in each of our categories.



Handmade Canberra opens its doors at EPIC on 12th & 13th March. With free parking and free entry, there are 220 stalls with Australian made homewares, fashion, gifts and gourmet products.




Get up early and see Canberra’s majestic balloons take off from the lawns of Old Parliament House. Balloons inflate from 6am, launch from 6.30am until 7am and there’s breakfast until 10.00am.

Finishing on Saturday 12th March, Enlighten comes alive as the sun goes down, with many of Canberra’s iconic buildings lit up in a spectacular way. With a full programme of events and a night noodle market, there’s something for everyone.



With individually styled rooms, all housed in the spectacular Nishi Building, Hotel Hotel will delight those wanting a weekend break in unique style.

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For understated luxury, The Burbury and its sister, Hotel Realm are centrally located and luxurious.

For family-friendly accommodation, try One of a Kind Apartments in Dickson, very close to EPIC. Each apartment is styled to a theme and offers privacy in a secluded but convenient setting.



When the Autumn leaves start to turn, the best view of the city can be found at the top of Mount Ainslie. Starting behind the War Memorial, the trek to the top is tricky but not impossible and the reward is worth the effort.




Head to The Hamlet on Lonsdale Street for fresh and tasty street food, then pop in to Frugii for the smoothest ice cream in Canberra.

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Take the scenic route and pick one of the Canberra region’s many beautiful vineyards for a bit of lunch. Don’t forget to stop for the latest vintage on your way out.

Try the Wedgewood Tea Rooms at the National Gallery for a white tablecloth afternoon tea with a beautiful view.

Take the kids to the Pod Park at the National Arboretum. With yet another spectacular view of the lake and the city, you can sip a barista coffee while the small ones work off their energy.


At ground level, the paths around Lake Burley Griffin are perfect for working off that breakfast. Try the 5km bridge to bridge circuit, or tackle the more ambitious full circuit of around 16km.

Image: Kazuri


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View the Tom Roberts Exhibition at The National Gallery. (And while you’re at it, enjoy the gallery’s beautiful architecture.)



Check out the Spiders exhibition at Questacon. Not for arachnophobes.

Head to the GIO Stadium to see the Brumbies or Raiders.


what’s in-store If you can’t make it to the market in March, your Autumn shopping needs can still be met at Shop Handmade. Conveniently nestled in Canberra’s CBD amongst the plane trees on City Walk Boulevard, the shop is a treasure trove of gifts, homewares, gourmet goodies and inspiration. Autumn is all wrapped up with stunning seasonal designs in gorgeous warm colours. But as most pieces are limited editions, you’ll need to hurry in while stocks last.


This page: BOWIE PRINT, Studio Cockatoo. EARRINGS, Silvermonk. CROSS COASTERS, Apooki. COORDINATES NECKLACE, 2Roads Designs.

Clockwise from top left: POPPY CARD, Delilah Devine. SLEEPY TEA INFUSION, Organics for Lily. HI ARTWORK, Twice Designs. 100% MERINO YARN, Rainbow Wool. SEA SALT & CARAMEL VOTIVE, The Little Flame Co. LEATHER FLOWER BROOCH, Annizuella. CANBERRA TOTE BAG, La Source. GEOMETRIC WOODEN NECKLACE, Mainichi. CERAMIC BOTTLES, Kim Aitken Ceramics. CANBERRA COFFEE, LSR, Illustrated by Trevor Dickinson. SOAP, Radha. BEAD NECKLACE, Prim and Pretty. CERAMIC DISH, From Me To You Ceramics. TOY FOX, Bubbaloo Crafts. M BADGE, Shop Handmade



Handmade Canberra supports Australian designers at its quarterly markets, held at EPIC on Flemington Road. But did you know that you don’t have to wait three months to see Handmade’s collection of delicious products? Shop Handmade is open six days a week on City Walk Boulevard off Allara Street in Canberra’s CBD at the Casino end. Here, you can browse the home wares and gourmet produce, try on clothes and accessories and hunt for Canberra’s best selection of souvenirs, trinkets, gifts and unique finds. Of course, our smiling staff are always ready to help you.


shop handmade Whether it’s a gift you need, a unique fashion piece for a special occasion or you’re just in the mood for browsing, Shop Handmade is open six days a week.

Mon-Thur 9.30 - 5.00 Friday 9.30 - 6.00 Saturday 9.30 - 2.00

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SmartAlex Textiles Smoking Brothers Catering Someone Call the Doctor Sou-ven-ir Sovata Space Candles Speckled Frog Splatter Spunky Bruiser/Soto Smith Sticky Balsamic Sue Dyde Swede Little Things Sweet Sista Sylvia Riley Designs Tango and James The Fifth Season The Grace Collection The Little Flame Co. The Niki Tree The Original Smoke&Spice Co. The World’s Best Nuts The Zipper Tree Tick Tock Type Tikka Stand Tiptoe Threads Tongarra Stone Tread & Pedals TT Treasures Twice Designs Two Alike

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Handmade Magazine Autumn 2016  

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