Melbourne/Naarm – we will be returning to the Royal Exhibition Building during NAIDOC Week from the 8-10 of July!
This season we’re excited to be expanding our Indigenous Program with the support of Aboriginal Melbourne and City of Melbourne, welcoming 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated businesses to our creative community at the Melbourne/Naarm Market.
Launched in 2018, the Finders Keepers Indigenous Program sets out to encourage and support Indigenous makers, providing them with a platform to support their commercial endeavours. With the support of City Of Melbourne, 20 Victorian Aboriginal makers and creative small business owners will receive a fully-funded stall space at the 3-day market event. Discover the Indigenous Program Lineup below, start your wish list and get ready to support small this July!
Indigenous Program Line-Up:
Amber Days is an Aboriginal owned ethical children’s wear label inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea. Amber Days is made for mindful, adventurous, free-spirited little ones, who are the next generation of change-makers.
Wunyun Indigenous Healing
Wunyun offers ancient Victorian aroma products that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Magpie Goose is a social enterprise clothing label that fosters the celebration of Aboriginal culture, people and stories.
Ngarga Warendj produce Southeast Aboriginal Art inspired by Song lines and stories of Taungurung cultural heritage.
Russi Tiwi Art
Russellina Puruntatameri is a proud Tiwi woman making art to keep Tiwi culture strong sharing her stories, dances, language and art with the next generation.
Haus of Dizzy
Haus of Dizzy is a handmade jewellery brand created by proud Wirandjuri Woman and Queen of Bling, Kristy Dickinson.
Emma Stenhouse Art
Emma Stenhouse is a multifaceted creative, exploring a diverse range of practices in her journey in belonging and becoming connected with her Ngarrindjeri heritage. Her work is predominantly inspired by nature, and connection to Country using elements of contemporary art and traditional Iconography.
Kinya Lerrk is an 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business that creates design and art to make homes and offices come alive with products which celebrate Aboriginal culture and respectfully acknowledge traditional owners of land.
Gammin threads was born from a love of typography, language and blak pride. It consists of deadly chillwear and accessories for people who believe in living colourfully, paying respect and empowering women.
Creed Custom Designs
Creed Custom Designs creates unique handmade jewellery with native seeds, emu feathers and crystals.
“Sawft” is the lovechild of Melbourne’s own party DJ and style icon; Soju Gang. With a bright colour palette, and reimagined silhouettes, Soju aims to create a line of streetwear that is not only inclusive but reflects the diverse array of people and styles burn city is home to.
Pop Wilder is Melbourne’s premier indoor plant studio offering plant styling, ongoing horticultural advice, professional commercial installation and delivery services, a broad range of pots and plant care solutions, in addition to a contemporary, vast selection of verdant options for your home and business.
BNYM Indigenous Designs
BNYM Indigenous Designs produces authentic, hand-made, hand-painted ceramics, woodwork and paintings by Sam Walker-Wilson and Joel Haddock.
Taka Gin Co.
Taka Gin Co. is the first of its kind, creating native Lemongrass & Lemon Scented Gum Gin for the fusion enthusiast, culture maker, and premium seeker.
High quality, ethically and sustainably sourced camping equipment and on Country experiences for Mob and socially conscious campers.
Deadly Wears is a majority-owned Aboriginal Clothing Brand with an online shop focused on Heal Country NAIDOC.
Clothing The Gaps
Clothing The Gaps is a fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture. They make their clothes with Mob in their hearts and everyone in mind. They produce merch with meaning and encourage people to wear their values on their tee.
Madi Mercer, the artist behind Ghost Gum is a muralist, weaver, painter and graphic designer.
Manmiya is a young Aboriginal Artist from the Kimberly living on Boon Wurrung Country.
Black Shell Art
Created by artist Laila Blackshell, Black Shell Art creates art prints that are a contemporary manifestation of her connection to Country.
Meet the makers at the Melbourne/Naarm Markets this July 8-10th at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Tickets are available here or you can grab them at the door.