Sydney AW15 Market Launches TONIGHT!!

The Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market Poster James Gulliver Hancock

TONIGHT we launch the Finders Keepers Sydney Autumn / Winter 2015 Market, now over a whopping THREE days in at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh!

You can enjoy the market and all it has to offer from 6pm Friday (tonight) until 10pm, continuing on Saturday from 10am until 6pm and for the very first time on SUNDAY from 10am until 4pm.  We’re so excited about having an extra day of fantastic delights for you!

With our new Sunday opening times, you can enjoy some Mother’s Day specials and offers just for mum (read more below).  Maybe you can attend one of our creative workshops together? As always we’ll have our impressive line-up of independent art and design stalls, tasty food trucks, treats from our artisan food stalls and sweet tunes from our much-loved live music stage.

All this for just $2 entry (and kids under 12 are completely free)!  Find your favourite designers by downloading our site map ahead of time here [Download pdf size 748kb].  Plan your route to the super-sized Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park (NB: not Carriageworks!) in Eveleigh, and find all the information you need over here on our special Sydney markets page.

Read on for more details about all of the awesome stuff you can enjoy this weekend (with Mum)!


The Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market Design Stall Highlights

Sydney Market stall highlights L-R:
Barnaby, Things by Bea, House of Bec, Hey Frankie
Belinda MarshallCorrey & Lyon, Phoebe, Erin Lightfoot
Paterson + Steele, The Gentle Unfurling Sneak, Extraordinary Ordinary Day, Warrior Road

For the full list of designers see the Sydney AW15 Market Directory


Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Made590 Feature Stall

Since 2009 Made590 has been a regular stall holder of The Finders Keepers Market and this May we will be bringing all our wonderful, weird, colourful and fun things for you see!  Made590 is situated in Newtown, known for our collections of giftware and Australian made clothing.  We have worked on a special range of clothing which we will be releasing exclusively at the Sydney AW15 market this May.  Expect to see perfect 100% merino wool cardigans, bright patterns with prints in tops, dresses, skirts and coats will also be hanging on the racks!  On our tables we will have lots of our stand-out homewares, stationary and gifts.  To find us just look out for our rabbit mannequin, who is always a big hit.

Frankie Magazine Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market

Visit the frankie magazine stall and you’ll find stacks of frankie issue 65, Smith Journal Volume 14, their multipurpose gift paper book and the latest addition to their growing brood, A Little Bit Crafty.  There’ll also be cookbooks, coin purses and vintage-inspired headbands and pillowcases, plus plenty more lovely knick-knacks to nab for yourself or as a thoughtful gift.  Oh, and because they think you’re the bee’s knees, if you subscribe or resubscribe to frankie at the stall over the weekend, you’ll receive a goodie bag jam-packed with $80 worth of stuff.  Make sure you get in quick though – it’s only available while stocks last!

Jane Davenport Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market

Jane Davenport
Jane ‘Danger’ Davenport is a best-selling author, prize-winning artist and beloved online art instructor based in Byron Bay.  She also creates wonderful art journals and art supplies!  Girls’ faces feature strongly in Davenport’s whimsical work, often with somewhat wistful or melancholy expressions and surrounded by interacting colour.  Through her online Art Schools, publications and Escape Artist Retreats, Davenport has enabled tens of thousands of people from all around the world to embrace their innate artistic selves.  Catch a glimpse of Jane’s beautiful works at her stall, where she will be showcasing her process through live painting demonstrations.  Not to be missed!

Bespoke Letterpress Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market

Bespoke Letterpress
Bespoke Letterpress is bringing to the Sydney AW15 market a great big jumbo stall full of letterpress loveliness, which have been hand printed the beautifully old fashioned way on our vintage printing presses.  We will have all of our stationery favourites, as well as lots of new goodies just launched – including new foil printed stationery and our brand new collection of double sided gift wrap fresh off the press!  As well as gorgeous letterpress stationery for paper loving Mums this Mother’s Day.  Make sure you pop by, caress our lovely letterpress and say hi to this bunch of crazy paper nerds!


Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market Food Stalls Pana Chocolate

We’ve rounded up some of the best Sydney foodies and asked them to present their most delicious delights for you at our Sydney AW15 market!  We’ve got bars by Stone & Wood, there will be coffee from Allpress plus there will be our amazing collection of Food Trucks and Food Stalls.  You will be sure to find something tasty and locally made to feast on, both during the event and to take home as well!  Check out the full line up of food trucks & stalls here.


Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market Dailylike Workshops

Fabric Wall Hanging Workshop with Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter Get creative with your very own fabric wall hanging.  A brilliant addition to blank walls needing a splash of awesome!  Hosted by Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter. All tools and materials supplied. $35 per person

  • Friday 8th May 2015, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 12.30pm – 1.30pm


Selfie Softie Workshop with Sarah Chan of Dailylike Create a selfie of the soft cushie kind!  Make yourself or delight a special someone with a miniature version of themselves!  Hosted by Sarah Chan of Dailylike.  All tools and materials supplied. $35 per person

  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 2.30pm – 3.30pm


Surprise Garland Workshop Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts Make a cute surprise garland for someone extra special!  Hmmm… maybe Mum for Mothers’ Day?  Or your bestie’s birthday is coming up?  In any case, get ready for paper-craft heaven! Hosted by Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.  All tools and materials supplied. $35 per person

  • Friday 8th May 2015, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Sunday 10th May 2015, 10.30am – 11.30am


Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Workshops James Gulliver Hancock

Draw your home with James Gulliver Hancock Sit with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, author of ‘All the Buildings In Sydney’ and our fabulous AW15 poster artist, to learn how to draw your home and gain a better understanding of the power of  illustration to enhance your observation of the world around you.

This workshop includes all art materials ( A4 paper and pencils ) and a signed copy of ‘All the Buildings in Sydney’. Please bring a photograph of your home, or the house you wish to illustrate.  It could be your Mum’s house for Mother’s Day if you like!  It can be on your phone/tablet or as a print out. $45 per person – includes signed copy of ‘All the Buildings in Sydney.  Max 10 people per session.

  • Friday 8th May 2015,  6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 9th May 2015, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Sunday 10th May, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Sunday 10th May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm



Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market Music Line Up

Here is our live music line up for the Sydney AW15 Markets!  Check out this announcement post for full details including images and bio’s of the musicians.

Friday 8th May
6pm: Jake Howden
7pm: Direwolf
8pm: Leroy Lee
9pm: Not Good With Horses

Saturday 9th May
10am: Jack Shit (DJ)
12pm: Julia Jacklin
1pm: Richard Cuthbert
2pm: Echo Deer
3pm: DJ Dylabolical

Sunday 10th May
10am: Jack Shit (DJ)
12pm: Jacob Pearson
1pm: Katie Wighton
2pm: Brian Campeau

Mother’s Day Specials:

Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market  In an Instant Mother's Day Free Polaroid

In An Instant  – Yo’ Momma Polaroid Special
Grab your Mum and head along to the In An Instant Photo Booth on Mother’s Day and score a free Polaroid picture with your favourite lady, plus extra bonus points with Mum!  Polaroids are limited to one per customer, any extra snaps will be $5, so totally worth taking a few extra shots for the Grandparents!

Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 Market In an Instant Mother's Day Promotions

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day!  Find the perfect gift from our sellers offering a variety of different promotions on this special day.  We’ve rounded up some of the Mother’s Day offers to be found at our Sydney AW15 market below.

Mum’s of fur babies rejoice!  You will not be forgotten this Mother’s Day.  To celebrate the release of their new pet wear collection, Charlie Boy will be offering discounted prices on all matching Mother / Dog cardigans.  Let’s hope they bring along that adorable puppy too!

Archon Designs
Archon Designs will be selling their premium Body Care Kit, bundled up in a gorgeous jute bag, making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Wheatbags Love
Wheatbags Love will be selling Mother’s Day Gift Packs for the special price of $60 (usually $70), which includes a lavender wheatbag, lavender eye pillow and nourishing body oil.

Mintchi will be offering 30% off of all cushions to celebrate Mother’s Day, available only at the Finders Keepers!

Laikonik will be offering a free tea towel with every purchase over $50!  You can also find select items discounted at 20% off.  You can also ask nicely for complimentary Laikonik hand silk-screened wrapping paper and card with every purchase, just let them know the gift is for Mum!

Pana Chocolate
Pana Chocolate have a beautifully boxed Mother’s Day gift pack which includes signature flavours Coconut & Goji, Mint, Rose and Raw Cacao. Offered at the special show price of $25 for Mum, because she’s sweet, considered and good for you.  

Delicious Skin
Delicious Skin will be offering two beautifully presented Gift Packs at discounted prices, the perfect grab and go gift for Mums who love to and deserve to be indulged!

Spend over $100 at Mycuppatea at the Finders Keepers Sydney AW15 market and get a traditional Japanese handkerchief for free!


Don’t forget you can follow along all the action on our social media pages.  We have our Facebook Event here (invite your friends!) as well as our Facebook page.  You can also follow us on Instagram.  We will be posting live updates from the market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same.  Use the hashtag #sydneyfinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers so we can find you posts and share some highlights after the event!

See you there!!

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