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Street Art - June 2018

30 May 2018

Cool new artist market

So I haven’t really talked about the Sunday art and farmers market.

It is really pretty cool. It opens at 11am and finishes at 4pm, and it’s on every Sunday till the end of winter.

The District Makers Market is an off-shoot of the old and very successful Blender Lane artist market which was hosted by Northside Projects every summer in the CBD for the last six years (and we still have plans to set it back up in the lanes of Melbourne where it belongs.)

So Northside Projects and Blender studios collaborated with The District to come up with a market that is suitable for Docklands, whilst still having the creative feel and craftsmanship that has always been associated with the Blender Artist Market.

We started the District Makers Markets last year and it has slowly become a really awesome and interesting market. All the goods for sale have to be handmade or locally sourced and entertainment is provided by buskers or emerging performers and can be anything from acrobats or mimes, to a big brass band.

And the stalls have filled up nicely, with fresh food produce and professional marketers, all the way down to a local young school kid who last week sold lemonade. It’s an eclectic mix of the handmade.

One of the coolest things about the market is that all the galleries in the Docklands Art Precinct open their door so you can also stroll around going through the galleries buy a coffee, chill on the fake grass and it doesn’t even matter if it rains because there is a giant roof.

Anyway, if you know any cool art news or issues that you feel needs discussing please let me know.

I have a solo exhibition opening on July 6 at 6pm down at Darkhorse Experiment at The District. I hope to see you all there. We need to make sure that we support all the cool things at Docklands at a grassroots and community level.

Docklands will be amazing, but I see it as a cultural blank canvas and how we choose to paint that canvas will direct the future path for its cultural direction.

Cheers guys. Have beautiful days,

Adrian Doyle

The District Makers Market is on every Sunday from 11 – 4pm at The District.

You are all the Same, by Adrian Doyle, is opening on July 6 @ 6pm- Darkhorse Experiment (Blender Studios), The District.

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