Markets markets markets

Some friends asked me about the markets I go to. So this post is about it – the art, craft, design and other things markets in Australia. I should probably post about my markets back in Lithuania or UK, but maybe someday later, if I find nice pictures. Follow the links (underlined text) to see more.


This is a nostalgic and precious picture for me – with my first friend in Australia – Sarah. Now we live in different ends of this continent and I miss her. This was first market I went to, sharing a table in those days was the only thing we could afford, ha ha. Ok ok, we shared it because it was just more fun. That was a market in Espionage gallery, Adelaide. I met Fruzsi here as well. And then little by little started to meet other people with whom we still keep in touch.


I even can’t remember the name of this market in Adelaide. It was in the city center, just off the Rundle street. I rode my bike to this market with all my things! I didn’t have a lot of stuff. And I got this beautiful cloth in garage sale.



With another friend Kara in a local community market. Market was so tiny, but fun.


Then it was West End Christmas market. A bigger one and I got a bit more stuff…


and it was raining so badly 😀


And then first Rose street market in Melbourne with Louise.


And then we made it to the Finders Keepers in Melbourne with Antra.


I couldn’t find pictures from North Melbourne market, only this one, I took it because the girl in the middle looked like Reda, sadly it wasn’t her… Next time I go there, I’ll take some pictures of the building and people.


Oh! I just found some pics in my instagram. Yeah, look for #lukava there!


This picture is just because of some order and chronology, I try to mention all the markets. Fine Design market in some suburb. Sunny and windy. There was also Southside market in St.Kilda, I have no pictures.


In winter I tried to stay in markets somewhere inside like Rose st. market.


It’s in an old tin shed or storage, very Melbournian vibe.


And then I traveled to Sydney.

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Amazing building. It used to be a train locomotives repair factory.


And then to Brisbane. Hot and wet.


Also in a historic building.



Ant this was North Market in Brunswick.


With a n Ukulele band playing live.


South Melbourne Night (well, evening) market in the summer.


And the last one, just few weekends ago – a rainy day at the Esplanade market in St.Kilda. It is a little bit oldschool but it is so close to our home. But the winds from the sea are almost unbearable but it is always interesting to try something else and to go to all those different markets. Note the table cloth 🙂

I don’t take so many pictures of my stuff in the markets anymore, but now I think it could be great to look at them. I can see how the range of products has changed and the way I show them. I can revisit those places I’ve traveled and remember some lovely people I met. Hope it was interesting for you. Just a bit, a tiny bit.

I’ll post about upcoming markets in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney here.

One busy weekend

One evening I had an oportunity to visit an Australian office of Etsy in Melbourne. It is pretty interesting experience to meet real people working there, because internet things always looked so mystical to me. You think it is some company, somewhere, so far and you use the program and never think, that it is made by people, and when you finally meet them, they are lovely friendly hard working enthusiasts and how they like to say -“real people”. Nothing mysterious 🙂

So in this meeting I talked with other local Etsy sellers and got some wonderful tips for my Etsy shop.

The next day I went to Finders Keepers – crafts, art and indie design market.

Look at the card stand we build… without tools. Yeah, this is the cost of moving from place to place – living without proper building tools 😀
We shared the stall with Antra, and we liked the new experience beeing in a huge and well known market. It is not scary (I thought it will be:) . The most impressive moment was on Saturday, when 9.58 everything seemed quiet, sellers were chatting to each other and then the main door were opened and the crowd rolled in. Now I wish to participate in other giant markets in Sydney and other cities too – it would be such a nice way to travel.
The same weekend I went to my beloved North Melbourne market which felt so relaxing – I enjoyed having a happy conversation with customers and few free minutes walking in the spring fest.
The last picture is for Reda. For a second I thought it was you!

Finders Keepers October

Finders Keepers is the biggest and well known market in Melbourne or maybe even in whole country. And I’m in!

Friday 19th October 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 20th October 10am – 5pm
The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

For more details go to their website.

Now our place looks like a factory – packing, printing, bla bla 🙂

And last, but not the least – we are sharing the stall with Antra. She’ll have her wonderful screen prints and more fun things!

For more works visit her website!