Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Pictures from the market

It was a lovely market on Friday night, our first Twilight market. Hope you managed to find a Christmas present. If not, come on Sunday the 14th to our regular market and our last before Christmas for that original handmade gift.

Here are some more pictures from the market:

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Twilight market - stall holders

Our first twilight market is going to be lots of fun with a sausage sizzle, carol singing and mini exhibition.

Here is a list of the stallholders that will be there.

Christine Battocchio - contemporary silver & resin jewllery
Shirley Barker - gemstone jewellery
Teresa Bennett - handknit & handwoven textiles
Gabrielle Case - enamelled & handpainted jewellery
Michelle Garibaldi - handmade fudge nougat
Sunchana Gogic - limited edition clothing
Louise Johnson - organic hand-made skin care
Lene Kuhl Jacobsen - ceramics
Rosina Lamberti - photography
Fiona Heathcote & Jacqui Hourigan - handmade children's clothing
Julie McMillan - Threadneedle & Bloom bridal accessories
John McPhail - soy wax candles
Roz McQuillan - painting & drawing
Inese Norvelis - handmade cards, albums, notebooks & diaries
Maureen Nugent - handmade glass art beads & jewellery
Gillian Peterson - fused & slumped glasswork
Kiyomi Reid - handcrafted handbags & accessories
Susie Tschirch - handmade cards, accessories, small good & ornaments
Nicole Sumner - Dichroic glass jewellery, paper collage & painting
Karen Glahn - jewellery
Sopia Koulbanis - jewellery
Andrew Taylor - dinosaur eggs
Joan Crowe - smocking

and we welcome new stallholders:

Tamara Bollig - plywood decorations
Anne McDonald - Christmas tree skirts

It will be a beautiful market. The brief description does not do justice to our stallholders, each of whose work is original and beautiful.

So come along on Friday 5th December from 5pm till 8pm

Monday, 24 November 2008

Twilight Christmas Market

Don't waste precious time and petrol running all over town looking for that perfect gift!
Everything you need, from more-ish fudge to adorable children's wear will be available at the 9" X 5" Quality Makers Market's extra-special Twilight Christmas Fair, on Friday December 5th.

The Market will run from 5.00pm - 8.00pm, and features a very special musical performance by students from Accent Music and Language Centre. We will also be having a free bbq in the park.

As always, the amazingly talented "North of the Yarra" artists will be presenting a huge variety of handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list.

The final Makers Market for 2008 will be held on Sunday December 14th, from 10.00am - 4.00pm.


We will be taking a short break in January, and the 9" X 5" Quality Makers Market will be back bigger than ever, on a new day for 2009.
The Makers Market in 2009 will be on 3rd Saturday of the month (INSTEAD OF 3rd Sunday). We will kick off the year on Saturday February 21st, at the Banyule Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Redeeming the ruin...the art of consumption

Our next market will be held in conjunction with this very interesting exhibition. You'll get two for one!

The exhibition is also the work of Banyule City Council and is running from the 22nd October to the 29th November. The exhibition is open at the Banyule Arts Space from Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm with special Sunday openings on the 26th October at 3.30pm and of course from 11am to 4pm on the 9th November, our market day.

For further information: www.consumption.org.au

The 9"x5" QMM will be open on the 9th November from 10am to 4pm.

Should be an inspiring day.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Children's workshops this Sunday

In anticipation of Children's Week, we are having some activities for children at this months market.

Shirley Barker will be running Jewellery workshops through the day for children 6-12 years. Classes will be at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30. To secure a place call Shirley on 0409 806 631 or just arrive on the day.

Teresa Bennett will be teaching spinning on a stick all through the day. Just arrive and ask!

So come along and enjoy our market.

Kids fun at the Makers Market

Our wonderful jeweller Shirley teaches Ava to make a necklace.
This Sunday October 12 Shirley will be running kids jewellery workshops; we have a demonstration of Japanese braiding by the Melbourne Kumo Himo Society; a musical performance by Accent Music School Trio, as well as our fantastic market buskers Sam and Luke.

We welcome new stallholders this week:look out for Ricardo and his spectacular woodturning, Threadneedles and Bloom, who make the prettiest silk ribbon wedding accessories and bookmarks we've seen in a long time, and Artopia, makers of original glassworks.
Look forward to seeing you at the 9" x 5" Makers Market.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Artist profile - Maureen Nugent

Maureen Nugent - jewellery

Growing up in Brisbane with three talented sisters, an artist Mother and mechanically minded Father, I began my working life in advertising, and my love for all things ’visually creative’ grew from there.

Having worked with many of the artistic mediums, I finally found my niche in ceramics and Mud Pies Handpainted Ceramics was born. This became my creative outlet for 14 years. The painting of tile murals then led me to painting ‘whimsical’ walls and panoramas in local schools and private homes. Yearning for a new form of self expression, my sister introduced me to lampworking (the making of glass beads using a torch and rods of glass) in 2005. From that day on I have been consumed with passion for glass.

I now work full time from my home-based studio in Melbourne. Even though I have been involved in art & design for most of my working life, having the ability to turn a stick of glass into a beautiful, mesmerizing, wearable object is a magical experience that just grows with each day spent at the flame.. My love of roses and hearts feature strongly in my designs, this is perhaps a reflection of the way I feel about this totally absorbing art form.

Most recent achievement:

Beads Etc. Magazine: Overall Winner of The 2008 Australian Jewellery Designer of the Year Competition

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Artist profile - Stephanie Winther

Stephanie Winther - jewellery

After being invited to study Design and Technology jewellery at Box Hill Senior Secondary College during VCE, I then studied at Northern Metropolitan Institute of TAFE. After graduating I curated the Diploma of Arts – Product Design Jewellery graduate exhibition at Synergy Gallery and also won the Koodaks Product Design Award.

I have studied Small Business Management and am now in the second year of running my own business.

My work reflects the simplicity of basic design elements; line and form. The clean textures and flowing surfaces relate to the tools I use and my working environment. I enjoy the problem solving process of taking an idea and creating a physical piece. I plan to teach jewellery in the future, to pass on the skills and knowledge others have given me.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Birthday cake on a rainy day

Our birthday celebrations went off very well with this beautiful cake, with Jenny Mulholland, our very supportive local councillor, making a lovely little speech and cutting our cake. Champagne was duly poured and drank.
Thankyou to all the stallholders who attended. Our market is a very friendly place to be. Thankyou to all the people who came out, braving the cold and the rain. We hope you enjoyed the market.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

New stallholders at the market

We welcome the following stallholders to our August 10th market. They are:

Cath McKinnon and Jacqui Hourigan - Children's clothing
David Missingham - Yarra Valley coffee tables - timber coffee tables, wine racks, etc.
Karen Glahn - Silversmith
Michelle Garibaldi - fudge

Come along and have a look.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

9"x5" QMM celebrates its' first birthday

We've officially been going for a year, so we're celebrating with a birthday bash at the market on Sunday, the 10th. There will be cake and a raffle, demonstrations and lots to look at.
See you there.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Artist Profile - Rosina Lamberti

Rosina Lamberti - photographer

A passion for photography stems from a life time of observation in every little thing that we do, that we miss, don’t have time to look again or take the time to see the beauty in our world. My photography is about finding that little bit of beauty, in architecture, the environment and simple monotonous tasks, so we can all cherish the splendor of our planet and with a bit of luck leave some behind for our children to enjoy.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Artist Profile - Jan Kerr

Jan Kerr - Contemporary Decoupage

On the Tiles Craft is the concept of Jan Kerr and is based in Eltham.

Jan has a professional background in Kindergarten teaching and community development with local government.The home based business began in 1996, became full-time after two years and expanded as demand and studio space grew.The finished work is exhibited and sold through maker's markets and country galleries.

Pre-fired standard tiles in various sizes are used to make feature tiles, trivets, framed tiles, coasters, fridge magnets, pendants and brooches. Tablemat and coaster sets, trays, crosses, mirrors and plaques are made using wood. Personalised items, such as name brooches, house number tiles, boxes, clocks and albums are made on application.The work involves the application of handpainted images from decoupage papers and acrylic paint to the tiles and wooden items, then finished with epoxy resin to give a hardened, heatproof surface. The designs are stylish and contemporary to trends, creating a wide range of product, themes and tonings. On the Tiles aspires to high quality work with attention to customer needs, without compromising the enjoyment of the creative process and the handcrafted technique. Each item is created individually and most designs are unique to On the Tiles style.

On the Tiles – self-managed business

Design and create decorative tiles, placemats, coasters, trays and other items, including custom made.
Market range of work and sell to galleries.
Direct sales at quality maker's markets.
Teach classes in contemporary decoupage.
Showcase and sale of work, as part of 'Celebrate Australia' Exhibition in Singapore 2003.
Research source of supplies to develop new items for the range.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Artist Profile - Shirley Barker

Shirley Barker - jewellery

I have been making and selling jewellery for many years. I completed a number of Silver Smithing courses some years ago and now combine gemstones into my creations. All of my pieces are one off designs and many of the gemstones in my jewellery I have collected on my trips to India . I collect all manner of beads, some precious, some semi precious, some bric a brac, and some modern manufactured beads. I like my necklaces to be graduated and always integrated within some aesthetic. I mix colours, textures and brilliance chosen on the basis of what is at hand.

I work primarily with gemstones and am fascinated by the history gemstones and the millions of years of combined workings of the elements that caresses and shapes them into works of art in their own right. I enjoy so much creating jewellery and sharing this with the people who purchase my pieces.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Artist profile - Teresa Bennett

Teresa Bennett - textile artist

My textile practice has been developed from a keen interest in knitting with further studies, to viewing textiles as a sculptural art form. In my final year at college, all my worked developed into on-off wall-hangings and sculpture. My end of year exhibition was very successful and encouraged me to further extend myself in this direction, culminating in winning the 2005 Old England Outdoor Sculpture Award with my piece ‘Woven Memories’, which hung in the Remembrance Garden at the Repatriation hospital.

I continue to explore the 3 dimensional through unique one-off scarves, wall-hanging and sculpture. Each adds to my knowledge of form, explores all sorts of materials, including recycled, nature and collected materials.

I want to show textiles in a non-traditional way, highlighting both skills and aesthetics. I want to create forms that make people look at things differently. My work cannot be done by machine as it develops its own life as it is created, show-casing the unique and beautiful nature of the hand-made.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Welcome to the 9"x5" Quality Makers Market

Welcome to the 9"x5" Quality Makers Market. The Market is managed by Banyule City Council with assistance from a voluntary Working Group.


9" x 5″ Quality Makers Market promotes the work of local crafted artists and designers, displaying unique handmade quality wares available for purchase. The market also aims to offer an outlet ‘North of the Yarra' for local artists; an arts incubator for new ideas; cultural opportunities for the community and promotion of the arts and cultural heritage of Heidelberg and surrounds.

We hope to keep you uptodate with what's happening at the market, profiling our wonderfully talented artists, and any special events.

Our next Market in on Sunday the 8th June from 10am till 4pm. We're undercover in the wonderful Banyule Arts Space. So come and have a cuppa with us.