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Designers across Australia are flocking to Bowerbird this May

South Australia’s leading showcase of Australian designers and hand made products will be returning to the Adelaide Showground this May.

Bowerbird, Adelaide’s leading showcase of Australian designers and makers, returns to the Adelaide Showground from 13 – 15 May. As the Winter months roll in, the Bowerbird market gives guests the opportunity to focus on home – creating a warm, cosy space to hibernate.

If you have an urge to ‘nest’, you’ll find inspiring art, lush throws and pillows, as well as beautiful ceramics, glassware and home scents. All to create your perfect winter haven.  

“Our next event is focussed on treating yourself, your family and your home – the sense of preparing the nest for the cooler months ahead,” said Bowerbird Director Peggy Byrne.

As we head into the middle of the year, it’s always a good idea to take time out for ourselves and reset. Bowerbird is the perfect place to treat yourself to a few self-care luxuries such as gorgeous body butters and soothing teas.

“We’ve curated a mix of vendors that provide beautiful homewares such as art and linens, glass and wooden wares, and artisanal produce – all items that have been lovingly crafted,” said Peggy.

“And we have also included makers of adult and kids fashion, accessories and jewellery.”

With the borders now open, Bowerbird welcomes back returning favourites, exciting new makers, and talented emerging designers from across the country.

“The last few years have been so disruptive to our small business community, so I am thankful our interstate makers can join us again. I know how excited they are to come back to Adelaide and how much our local designers are looking forward to reconnecting with them,” said Peggy.

You’ll find everything you need to get winter ready at Bowerbird with over 150 makers showcased, delicious food and drinks to enjoy throughout the weekend and a relaxed atmosphere all under one roof.

“The key aspect of Bowerbird is that you’re supporting small creative business from all over Australia – a hub of designers will a level of skill that can’t be found anywhere else in SA,” said Peggy.

“Bowerbird is an experience – you’re discovering rather than just buying products. The designers are encouraged to be present so they can share how their products are made, their passion for their craft and guests can start ongoing relationships with them.” said Peggy.

The May line-up can now be found online.

New local labels:

  • Vika Organic’s lovely essential oil blends will take you places without leaving your couch.
  • Cutie Booty Skincare don’t believe stretch marks are things to be erased. Show yourself love and care every day with their Body Polish and Shower Cloud.
  • Daisy & Doug Doggie Co will pamper your pooch with delicious healthy dog treats and funky dog leads to help them walk with style!
  • Brave and Able breathing buddies are designed to help kids take charge of their big feelings.

New interstate labels:

  • Marionette Liqueurs source produce from the very best Australia has to offer to create Dry Cassis, Nocino, Orange Curacao and many more. [VIC]
  • We The Wild plant care make all natural products for healthy happy plants. [NSW]
  • Ana Jensen uses classic form and colour in her hand thrown domestic ceramic wares. [VIC]
  • Mr Jasper Says scented candles for men include earthy tones of amber musk and sandalwood and more. [VIC]
  • Fallowfield Jewellery creates contemporary fine jewellery. [QLD]

Returning makers from SA:

  • Threefold Design hand weave luxuriously warm scarves, scrunchies and even colourful planters!
  • Ettie Ink creates contemporary artwork designed to brighten any space.
  • Anja Jagsch specialises in nature inspired silver handmade jewellery.
  • Snixley Apparel and Design have their fun quirky designs printed on t-shirts, hoodies, tea towels and bags.
  • Astor and Tyne mix classic style and urban chic with pieces that can be worn for any occasion.
  • Richard Paige hand sews beautifully designed fine leather bags, satchels, belts, and much more.

Returning makers from interstate:

  • Overland Studio specialise in merino wool movement-friendly clothing to take you anywhere. [TAS]
  • Pixie Linen 100% linen, gorgeous children’s sleepwear and bedlinen. [QLD]
  • Bob Window’s stylish lampshades and cushions made from vintage and hand printed fabrics. [NSW]
  • Bendigo Brittle will be bringing their ‘gold for your gob’ range of treats including new pistachio brittle. [VIC]
  • Wendy Voon Knits uses the finest natural yarns to create elegant luxurious garments. [VIC]
  • North celebrates textile designs by Indigenous artists through their garments and homewares. [NT]

Details 

When: 13-15 May 2022

Friday 4 – 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm 

Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground

Entry Fee: Adults $5.50 (incl. GST)

Children 12 and under free.

Avoid the cues and pre purchase tickets via Bowerbird website.

Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card at the door (no cash sales).

COVID Guidelines: Compliant with all State COVID regulations. Check the website for updates.

Find out more about the Bowerbird Market via Facebook and Instagram.

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