Friday, 12 June 2009

Changing times in a changing world


In order to broaden our horizons, we are in the process of changing the name and look of the 9" x 5" Quality Makers Market.

Over the next few months, we will have a new name, and a spiffy new logo on our banners and postcards.

So, what's in a name...

The name 9" x 5" Quality Makers Market was originally chosen to represent the history of Banyule, in particular the artists of the Heidelberg School. The Market is now approaching its 2nd birthday, and the wide variety of high quality work produced by our stallholders is not adequately reflected in the name.
We think that "Ivanhoe Makers Market" better reflects what we actually do. All stallholders create the beautiful works of art and craft available for purchase - pieces are not outsourced to China or Vietnam, they are all made here in Melbourne by our amazingly talented "North of the Yarra" artisans.

In the meantime, it's onwards and upwards - our next market is on Saturday June 20th, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Ivanhoe Makers Market is held inside the Banyule Arts Space- perfect on a cold Winter's day. Don't forget to check out the original Art deco toilet doors - when you see them, you'll be amazed!!
Banyule Arts Space is located at 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. It's 25 metres from Upper Heidelberg Road, and is 200 metres from Ivanhoe Railway Station.

The stunning work featured this month is by jeweller Di Bloomfield. Di makes handcrafted lampwork glass beads, which she then turns into one-off bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, key rings and more.
I'm in love with the red and white spotty bracelet (sigh)

Di is a new stallholder at Ivanhoe Makers Market - Created by Hand, and we welcome her to the show, and look forward to seeing what new creations she has each month.

Like to become a stallholder? Visit for more information.

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