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The Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Markets

Support the next wave of independent artisans at this three-day art and design market.
By Concrete Playground
September 14, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
September 14, 2022
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Biannual art and design markets The Finders Keepers is returning for its spring/summer iterations, bringing shoppers the latest and greatest from its stellar lineup of Australia's most creative makers.

The Naarm edition is taking over Royal Exhibition Building from Friday, October 14 till Sunday, October 16. Joining a roster of over 240 stalls is a tasty range of food and beverage offerings — all the makings of a prime day to get out, have a chat with artists and support the industry.

At the core of the conscious shopping space is a focus on helping you discover and connect with the next wave of Victorian-based emerging artisans and designers. So, you can expect to find everything from jewellery, fashion and ceramics to leather goods and body products.

Samee Lapham

Those with an eye for illustrations should check out Georgia Perry for a spread of vibrant pieces, while online-exclusive footwear brand Twoobs will be making a rare in-person appearance. Sustainable fashion is the name of the game with Melbourne-based brand Kindling, and you can expect to see pieces from the recycled activewear experts Amble Outdoors, handmade linen from Bilboa and style-heavy 'fits from the trendy tailors at Al Elé.

Don't miss the return of the Finders Keepers Indigenous Program, which will be shining a spotlight on the skincare brand Mwerre Soap and Skin (pictured below). The products are made with love using Australian ingredients, with each sudsy creation crafted slowly and by hand.

As well as nabbing a ticket to enter — which is just $5 for daily general admission — be sure to remember that the market is completely cashless. So check (then check again) that you've got your digital or plastic payment methods at the ready — it would be a travesty to leave the market empty handed.

The Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Markets will take place on Friday, October 14 (4–9pm), Saturday, October 15 (10am–5pm) and Sunday, October 16 (10am–5pm) at the Royal Exhibition Building. For more info and to check out the full vendor lineup, head to the website.

Top images: Samee Lapham (location shots)

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