Airlines set you a challenge every time you fly: see how much of your life you can fit into a single suitcase. One flat-packed or rucksacked case to take you round the world, interstate, or just for you to stuff full of travel goodies when taking yourself back to where you came from. Chippendale venue Serial Space has put together a similar challenge for its upcoming Suitcase Market, where vendors are can sell whatever they want, as long as it's legal and fits in a suitcase. Drawing inspiration from Brisbane's Suitcase Rummage, it brings a version of the "no hassle, no fuss" market down here to our local stashes of rare finds and weird tchotchkes.
The market is old school: you don't have to buy and sell. Swapping things from one case to another is looked on favourably as well. Buyers can just turn up on the day, sellers should have registered by August 15. So if you've got a cupboard full of old dresses, new toys, strange art, stranger knick-knacks, or just an empty suitcase waiting to be filled, take your luggage down and put your cash on the nail.
Image by David Jackmanson.