2012 Wrap-up & Thank you’s:
Well today is our last day working on Finders Keepers before we close up for the year! It has been an amazing year! We have had 6 amazing events in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne and are very happy with how 2012 went.
The year has been a busy one and we need to thank some special people and sponsors!
+ Firstly – HUGE thanks to our FK team that has worked on all our national events with us. You guys have been amazing support and we couldn’t have done it without you all!
These amazing people are: Alischa Herrmann, Mel Ogier, Jess Lillico, Jennie Smith, Monique Plunkett, Fabien Beillard, Tarryn Morris, Renee Baker & Frankie Ratford.
+ Big thank you to our PR agency & sponsor Publissimo for their ongoing support that has helped FK reach many media pages both printed and online, and has included lots of our wonderful stallholders throughout the year too.
+ Thank you to all our event sponsors – Frankie Magazine, Time Out Melbourne & Sydney, Etsy Australia, 3things by Oxfam, Carriageworks, Australian Infront & Made590. Your continued support throughout the year has been amazing and means so much to us!
+ Our event photographers, who help reflect what we do and capture so many beautiful moments and memories! Gary Compton, Mark Lobo, Sean Fennessy, Bec Taylor. You can check out the 2012 market photos on our Facebook Page albums here.
+ LASTLY.. Thank you to all our lovely community: the designers and artists that make our events amazing and show us continued support, the fans and followers that love attending our events and supporting our indie community. We are grateful for you all!
We look forward to another amazing year in 2013!
2013 news & dates:
On to some exciting news.. Carriageworks has been our Sydney home for 5 years now! We have had many amazing and successful events inside the Carriageworks walls, and are very thankful for times we’ve had. Now it’s time to move on and we are excited to let you know that we will be re-launching our Sydney event in 2013 at the Australian Technology Park! This move will see Sydney markets triple in size, offering more stalls and more room for our Sydney community!
We would like to take this time to thank Carriageworks for their support, in particular the team of staff who first supported us – special shout out to Stephanie, Tory, Jamie & Guy. You have been amazing over the years and we appreciate all your hard work and support!
We now have all of our 2013 dates for Brisbane / Sydney / Melbourne – check them out on our markets page here. For designers & artists thinking about applying in the new year, we have also released our application opening & closing dates here. The first applications open for 2013 are the Melbourne AW13 markets on January 15th.
Finders Keepers Holiday Closure:
We are taking a little break and will be closed from today until 14th January 2013. Blog posts will resume in January, and any emails will be replied to in the new year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and a brilliant new year!