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Bowerbird Market Is Back For Another Mammoth Year

The mega-popular fashion, art and design market returns with 160 stalls from some of Australia’s best independent designers and makers.

The ever-popular Bowerbird Design Market, arguably Australia’s premier biannual art and design event is back for its eighth year and kicks off again for three days on Friday, May 5 at the Adelaide Showground – just one week before Mother’s Day. What perfect timing!

Come and immerse yourself in a creative world of premium contemporary fashion, art and design with over 160 curated stalls from some of Australia’s best independent designers and makers. More than just a market, Bowerbird is a unique South Australian experience and a ‘must visit’ for those looking for that little (or big) something to make your home, or outfit, stand out from the crowd. Perhaps even something special for Mum!

All stallholders are Australian and the designers of their finely crafted wares, so you can literally meet the makers before you take your special talking pieces home.

We’re proud to announce the talented designers taking part from all around Australia in our first event of 2017, with the launch of new collections of autumn and winter clothing and accessories, beautiful ceramics, homewares and artworks, including woollens by Luna Gallery and Wendy Voon Knits, 100% vegan, small batch, natural, mineral-based cosmetics from Gemma Vendetta, high visibility cycling gear from Hey Reflect’o, illustration from Kate Mason, stone and porcelain crockery from Clay By Khoa, boutique fashion label the wolf and I and so much more! Feel free to check them out on our website and start putting your wish lists together.


This jam-packed three day program also includes pop-ups, design displays, interactive demonstrations and workshops, activities for the kids, plus a delicious selection of local artisan-made food and craft beverages with a live DJ spinning some tasty tunes on the Friday night – the perfect place to bring your friends for after-work drinks and a meal.

Bowerbird Design Market is the endeavour of local Adelaide creative, Jane Barwick and this is what she had to say about the event’s resounding success year in, year out.

“It’s inspiring to see just how popular the event has become. What started from a passion for supporting independent Australian creatives almost eight years ago has now grown to become one of the biggest and most anticipated art and design events in the country. It’s the sense of community and the chance to find beautiful products that you won’t find elsewhere that brings people flocking. A lot of heart and soul goes into every aspect and you will always find something new.”

So bring your friends and family this one weekend in May and experience all things pretty and practical at the first of this year’s Bowerbird Design Market.

Doors open Friday 5 May, 4pm to 9pm. Saturday & Sunday, 6th and 7th May, 10am to 5pm each day, at the Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds. Entry to the event is $5 at the gate with children 12 and under FREE. There are cash and eftpos facilities available inside the venue.

For the full list of makers, designers, workshops and food stalls:

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