The consciously-curated Finders Keepers Market returns to Brisbane for their spring/summer long weekend event.
The market weekends bring together a curated marketplace of makers, designers and entrepreneurs, with this season’s event highlighting small, creative businesses who call the Sunshine State home. For the first time, more than 90 per cent of the stallholders hail from Queensland, so it’s due to be a real celebration of locals.
“We’re so excited to be back at The Exhibition Building this month, celebrating a super-local line-up of amazing makers and designers, with most of them hailing from the Sunshine State,” Managing Director Sarah Thornton says.
“We’re all about supporting small, creative businesses in Australia and we know so many have done it really tough these past 18 months. We can feel the anticipation as our creative community gets set to come together again next month.”
Design fans can expect returnees like artist and pattern maker Claire Ritchie with her floral homewares, Bonnie Hislop with her quirky ceramics, and Paper Hands’ Holly Neilson with her botanical illustrations. Meanwhile there’s also summery threads from Ukiyo Boutique, cult sister-run label Jericho Road Clothing and Sunshine Coast-made ethical label Oddish.
The Finders Keepers’ Indigenous Program is back for this season too, introducing artist Ailsa Walsh of Wulkuraka Designs as she shares her handcrafted jewellery and art.
Finders Keepers Brisbane is on at Exhibition Building, Brisbane Showgrounds from 15-17 October.