Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter 2019
The anticipated biannual art and design market is back — more than 200 stalls strong and just in time for Mother's Day.
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With the return of Finders Keepers market in May, so too comes the return of our inner art and design guru. It pulls us towards eye-catching prints, impeccably designed ceramics and irresistibly quirky earrings — all of which we might not necessarily need, but certainly can't seem to live without. In its eleventh year, Finders Keepers is bringing back its high-quality collection of stalls with a few exciting additions and a continued focus around independent and up-and-coming artisans. And bonus — it's returning just in time to pick up some last-minute gifts for Mothers Day.
The design market continues its Artist Program series with recipient Amanda Denning, whose designs will be found across all market collateral for the season. Denning is the founder of The Adventures Of, a line of unique greeting cards and limited edition prints that suddenly give you all the motivation you need to write that letter you've been meaning to. Other new stalls worth stopping by include artist and Finders Keepers Sydney Indigenous Program recipient Sar.ra by Rachael Sarra, homeware and textile label The Little Wallflower and Byron-based ceramicist Sit Still Lauren.
Art and design run the show at Finders Keepers, and over the years the market has bolstered other mediums of expression — food and music. The 2019 festival will see food stalls from just around the corner, like Mr.Bao and Balmain-based Nutie Donuts, plus out-of-towners bringing their craft to the city. One of many to look forward to is the Mudgee-based Maya Sunny Honey — particularly notable because of Polish-born apiarist, Andrew Wyszinski, who has created a system which allows the bees to produce honeycomb directly in the jar. If you're looking for something a bit more hefty to bring home, The Canberra Distillery will be bringing spirits to Finders Keepers and stocks French earl grey gin, coffee liqueur and a fitting winter gin — which is spiced, aromatic and intended to be served in a warm glass.
Needless to say, seek and you will find. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by choices, you can take a look at the Finders Keepers online directory for a comprehensive look at the stalls and the sitemap to find where they'll be on the day.
Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Sydney will run from Friday, May 3–Sunday, May 5. The market will be open from 12pm–9pm on Friday, 10am–5pm on Saturday and 10am–5pm on Sunday. Entry is $5 and tickets are valid for all three days.
Images: Samee Lapham.