SEVENTH gallery is hosting a series of monthly Sunday markets in its Gertrude Street shop-front. With 6 stalls from local Melbourne creatives, expect to fall in love with original artworks, prints, jewellery, zines, clothing, ceramics, photographs and sculptures.
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2016 UPCOMING MARKETS
Christmas Market / / 17th – 18th December
D E C E M B E R S T A L L H O L D E R S
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MANUELA IGREJA JEWELS
Manuela Igreja is a Melbourne based jeweller. After moving to Australia from Portugal, she began to explore the diverse landscapes and fell in love with the local flora and fauna. With a background in mathematics and origami, it seemed a natural progression to explore the geometry and textures that surround us in her organic jewellery collection. Manuela divides her time between exploring the land to collect botanical elements, and working in her studio to create unique and remarkable jewels through the Lost Wax casting process. Wearing one of Manuela’s creations is having a little piece of Australian nature inspired by the vibrant creative culture of Melbourne.
XYLO is a carefully constructed art form, made in the quirky hub of Melbourne by local Antonia Ioannou. Inspired by all things art and culture, XYLO brings you 100% natural eco soy wax candles. Our candles are made in small batches ensuring that delicious burn. Don’t be fooled by our minimal look… a XYLO will brighten up any room! Choose from five quirky scents, and we’ll pack your candle away in it’s own fabulous box. XYLOs are that perfect gift… or a little treat for yourself!
DE CHALAIN SOAP BARS
de Chalain Soap bars and soaks are handmade in Melbourne using only high quality, organic and natural ingredients. All soaps and soaks are cruelty free, palm oil free, and sulfate and paraben free. We love the earth and all the creatures in it so we make sure all of our products are vegan and cruelty free and our soap packaging recycled and kept to a minimum. All products are made locally from carefully sourced ingredients so you can be sure that they contain only the good stuff and no nasties! Perfect for those with sensitive or dry skin, those looking for high quality, all natural bath products, or simply anyone who has a shower or bath!
Melbourne based jewellery label, Sacreflux, has just released their first collection ‘MUNDANE’ The collection incorporates simplicity, imperfection and a whole lot of silver. A commemoration to finding the “beauty” in the boring, mundane and humdrum fragments of everyday. Mundane consists of a range of Sterling silver Rings, Cuffs, Chokers and earrings covered in raw textures, disfigurements and fingerprints. Sacreflux believes in the “one offs” There will be no exact replicas only “brother or sister’ pieces all hand carved and made to order.
AND O DESIGN
Since 2009 from a home studio in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Japanese artist Yumi Ando has hand crafted intricately painted lustre necklaces and ear rings, curious bunny broches, miniature plant hangers, facetted geometric forms and more. Inspired by the natural world, industrial forms and drawing on her Japanese heritage, each piece is a unique cultural fusion and tells a personal story.
Leisure craft was started by an Industrial Designer as a creative outlet for low volume, high quality craft goods. Our process is all about designing through making, craft allows us to make and alter with every iteration. We wanted to move away from products en mass and produce all our goods in numbered batch runs. This means each object is unique and every production run is different. We believe in sustainable design through use, this means creating products that you will want to marry, not just date. Our Vegetable Tan leather is treated with a special blend of beeswax and coconut oil. This process gives our goods a unique, buttery smooth feel, straight out the bag. This process also helps your leather age with an excellent patina (we’ve put our stuff though some serious testing!)
Sensilla was established here in Melbourne to offer quality handmade home fragrances. ‘Sensilla’ comes from the scientific term to describe olfactory sensory organs in Arthropods. This name perfectly represents the essentiality of our sense of smell through our everyday livings. I love experimenting with various senses, especially smell, touch and sight. I design and create my products to stimulate the three senses. It surprises me every day how different scents trigger different reactions and memories in each individual person. Sensilla home fragrance products are not only to add atmosphere to the home but are also an extension of the home owners’ personality and mood which can be sensed and felt throughout the home.
YEN YEN LO
Yen Yen Lo is a graphic designer who has a penchant for creating anatomically incorrect-looking figurines in clay. Most of what she does is achieved through pinchpots which are then illustrated with underglaze brushwork. Yen loves observing people and a lot of her works are inspired by everyday characters seen in the neighbourhood, or on public transport. Sometimes they are based on people she is acquainted with and other times they are imagined, brought on by snippets of conversation, film or music.
Yano Designs is a Melbourne-based duo sharing their passion and love for beautiful, handmade homewares produced from locally sourced materials. All our products are designed and made by us with love in our little workshop. Our range currently consists of: bamboo clocks, coaster sets, jewellery, children’s noughts & crosses board game, and handmade concrete pots. We cut, etch and engrave our wooden products using a laser cutting machine, and then seal, paint and assemble them by hand. Each concrete pot is hand-mixed, poured and decorated with care, before we fill them with a succulent or hand pour soy candle wax into them. Our materials are largely sourced locally. The bamboo material we use for laser cutting is sustainably sourced by a local supplier. We also propagate and grow a majority of our succulent plants that we sell with some of our concrete pots.
P R E V I O U S S T A L L H O L D E R S
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Jewellery with focus on distinctive aesthetics. ‘Combination’ is the concept behind the latest pieces, playing with laser cut forms, pearls, chains & bending metal, the latest range also has an emphasis on variations & endless possibilities.
Dolce Luce is a Melbourne based bespoke home fragrance company, founded by two year 11 students. Their creativity and love for visual art, has inspired the Dolce range. This includes natural soy wax candles, each being hand poured and maximum scented, along with contemporary room and car diffusers. All their products are individually made and are guaranteed to bring a touch of luxury to your home.
Dizajn Kolektiv (Design Collective) is a brand behind high quality handcrafted jewelry developed in Serbia over a year ago where it had much success. Now it is locally made in Melbourne. Minimalism, geometry, asymmetry are the guiding design principles used to achieve aesthetic of modern elegance. Inspiration comes from modern architecture, industrial design, art and nature while the ideas for some more eclectic pieces come from interest in various ethnic and more traditional design styles. Copper pipes, twine, and polyclay are dominant materials but vary depending on what is locally available since most of the material is discovered and acquired in local art and craft stores. A simple walk through a city, buying a bouquet of local flowers, or flipping pages at a local bookstore brings about ideas for a new collection. Dizajn Kolektiv doesn’t follow fashion trends per se, but rather inhales the current moment and brings it back to you in a form of a necklace or an earring. Each piece is unique and carefully handcrafted with love and hope that one will have as much fun wearing it as I had making it. Some pieces are more elegant and some more fun, sometimes they are more vibrant other times more subtle, designed to be adequate for a variety of moods and occasions a modern woman might find herself in. Being noticed while wearing these statement pieces is inevitable for each is made to be as unique as a person wearing it.
THE QALAMKAR PROJECT
QALAMKAR are handmade wood-block printed textiles that originate from Isfahan in central Iran. A traditional handicraft dating back over 400 years, these 100% cotton textiles are created using pigments from natural sources as varied as pomegranate skin (red), walnut shell (black), lapis lazuli (deep blue) and saffron (yellow and green). Along with the local workers in Isfahan, these qalamkar have been directly imported alongside the non-governmental Dastha-ye Mehraban Foundation to help address an array of women’s and children’s social welfare issues. “The Qalamkar Project was created to share the beauty of these Persian textiles while dedicating half of the proceeds to charity. We made a pointed decision to support women’s social welfare in Iran through the Dastha-ye Mehraban Foundation, where we believe it can do the most benefit.” – Daniel Belfield.
Olivia Makes is a small handmade store specialising in custom orders and sparkly designs. All products are handmade by Olivia in her home studio in Northcote. Inspiration for Olivia’s designs stem from the playful nature of her work in primary schools where she works as an Integration Aide and facilitates craft activities for children in grades prep to six. Olivia’s designs feature colourful and tactile fabrics, making them fun, cute and playful for the Peter Pan in us all.
Brother Billy is a Melbourne jewellery brand that focuses on elegant and minimalist designs. Founded in 2014, Brother Billy originated out of one girl’s love of jewellery and struggle to find the right pieces at affordable prices. The simple and delicate designs can be worn by themselves or stacked together, with infinite combinations possible.
Become Studio was established in 2015. The Become Studio philosophy centres around high-end design and construction with a strong commitment to comfort. Our aim is to allow our customers to feel confident, individual and noticed.
Will Vickers is a British documentary photographer who photographs where he is and when he is. Due to shooting on film and a distinct lack of organisation, there is often a long time between making an image and then seeing it. But that can be nice too.
Succulents Plus is a range of floral succulent arrangements growing in repurposed, or locally sourced containers. With a passion for gardening, my interest in growing succulents began after surviving hot dry summers in Melbourne without the need for too much water. Check out @succulents_plus for airplant displays, miniature gardens and photographs.
MOGA is a fashion brand and social enterprise that designs 100% silk scarves and shawls for women. Our debut collection ‘SPECTRA’ is inspired by the bright and bold colours of Melbourne’s dynamic street and lane away culture. Supporting women in their right to receive an education, we have partnered with the CARE Foundation to help send young girls to primary and secondary school in some of Pakistan’s most volatile communities. 20% of all profits from our debut collection will be donated to all girl school’s run and operated by CARE.
BY KATE BASE
By Kate Base is a leather label from Melbourne. The brand handcrafts unique leather pouches that are designed to be both functional and sophisticated. Each pouch is bespoke due to the imperfections of the natural material, as well as the range of lining and zip options. The leather is handpicked and each pouch is finished by hand to ensure individuality and quality.
THE LEATHER COLLECTIVE
Melbourne brand The Leather Collective creates handcrafted leather goods and accessories.
With careful selection of the finest leather from the USA, Europe and locally, our pieces are patiently put together using traditional methods – no machinery or automation is used in the process of every creation.
This artisanal craftsmanship results in unique leather goods that celebrate the beauty of natural leather through modern, minimalistic and functional products. Available only in limited quantity, our pieces are a refreshing change from everyday commercially mass-produced items.
Cadia Belante is a Melbourne based fashion label which focuses on sustainable clothing production. The label was created in response to the increasing volume of already produced materials and the rate at which these materials are becoming landfill.
Cadia Belante proposes to develop ways to re-circulate these consumable items, and at the same time reduce waste. The discovery of large quantities of surplus sleeping bags in second hand stores was an initial catalyst for her exploration into the possibility of re-purposing within fashion design. Cadia began to collect interesting but obsolete items to experiment with, and has since discovered potential for items that would otherwise remain unused, or be thrown away.
Cadia Belante is inspired by future possibilities of challenging the boundaries within fashion design. Think Captain Planet’s Planeteers! – Blurring the lines between art and fashion, innovative street pop culture with a playful infusion of bold colour and print. Utilising recycled sleeping bags, exploring the possibilities of re-purposing within fashion.
TWO WORLDS COLLIDE
Two Worlds Collide is a Melbourne-born label dreamt up by textile designer Tia Evans, currently operating out of a small studio space above Seventh Gallery, on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Our focus combines the use of natural fibres and process driven design to create unique, expressive and one of a kind products.
The debut range features abstract and experimentally hand-dyed, Australian merino wool scarves and large scale throws, inspired by the colours of the Australian landscape and native flora.
Two Worlds Collide places great value in the quality production of each individual garment. Every scarf has its own identity, sentiment and story to tell.
Ainslie Macaulay of A.M. ASSEMBLY is a Melbourne based maker, teacher and multi-disciplinary visual artist. Her work often draws on her interest in geography and the natural world, particularly the ocean & its changing tides.
Colour Work is a Melbourne based designer whose works consists of a range of wearable objects hand formed from polymer clay. Her current collection of work brings together her obsession with colour and pattern to make pieces that are bold, unique and fun. Her aesthetic is strongly influenced by her art and design background.
Sharon is a photographer who loves to knit. As an art school student studying photography, knitting was how she spent her spare time and has been the medium used for most of her shows since graduating. From giant flying tampons to carnations hanging upside down, Sharon has exhibited solo and in groups since moving to Melbourne.
Catch her famous carnation earrings this Sunday!
Casey is an artist, wife and mother living in Melbourne.
Her ink paintings are an exploration of the colour blue as it appears in nature. Depicting moody cloudscapes, ocean currents, and mountainous silhouettes, Casey’s work features ambiguous forms that evoke simplicity and purity.
Catch her on Saturday 16th
MADE BY ALYCE
Alyce Flanigan designs and makes by hand polymer clay creations. Her range consists of necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Each bead is rolled by hand and threaded into genuine leather or mounted onto surgical steel.
Made by Alyce also supports the CURE4MND foundation with 20% of all proceeds going to the fund.
Catch her on Saturday
Tegan is a Melbourne-based artist & illustrator.
Her practice is colourful, cute, fun & often inspired by the world around her.
Catch her on Sunday
Lauren Guymer is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator who explores themes based on the natural world. We love her work and how it creates a sense of imagination and wonder! Catch her work at the market, and see for yourself how her detailed use of lines, dots and marks create beautiful dreamy landscapes and landforms.
Cass Jones is a visual artist who works out of her studio in Collingwood. She creates vibrant, bold abstracts and loves to clash colours to create striking pieces of art. Her work is a perfect way to brighten up a space! She will be selling gift cards, smaller paintings on canvas and paper, as well as larger works
Thomas Lentini is a Melbourne based furniture designer & maker. At our Christmas market, he will be selling a selection of trinkets made from beautiful oak and walnut offcuts. His chopping boards/platters (which he can customise with stamped initials at purchase) are the perfect Christmas present!
Rachel Bainbridge is an emerging artist specialising in resin wall art and homewares. Rachel uses a variety of mediums in her resin artwork to create such striking fragments of colour, including acrylic, oil, ink, pastel and pigment. Her resin coasters are a perfect way to add a classy touch of colour to a table decoration.
Mark Tippet is an international award winning landscape photographer, with an eye for capturing dynamic and vibrant photographs. Mark does not use any coloured filters when photographing, nor does he manipulate his images during post-production. The vibrant colours and dramatic light in his photographs are completely natural and are simply the result of visiting locations under the most ideal conditions.
Georgia Laurie’s talent spans across a number of mediums including illustration, painting, fashion and design. Expect to fall in lover with her beautiful ambient artwork and clothing, including eccentric crops and halters reminiscent of an “old-country Opp-shop miss-match” style. Her one off’s are perfect outfits for all summer adventures.
Elizabeth Milsom has been practising printmaking in Melbourne for the past 25 years. Plants form the catalyst of her more recent print work, using the physical flora structure to capture detailed impressions and silhouettes as well as dyeing with the subtle natural colours the plants produce. With these techniques Elizabeth creates printed works on canvas as well as printed and dyed synthetic and silk scarves. Her products for sale also include screen printed tea towels featuring Melbourne iconography.
Ruby MacKinnon is a graphic designer, hand letterer and watercolour artist based in Richmond. Ruby’s range of cards and calendars, features her own original bright and playful watercolour illustrations and hand lettering. All her products are printed in Melbourne with a focus on sustainability – recycled paper stock and environmentally friendly printing.
Hugh Coombs is a Melbourne based photographer and digital artist who draws inspiration from historical and urban imagery. Through post-manipulation, Hugh creates images that are more akin to illustrations and kaleidoscopic patterns.
Quirky earrings made by Jeannie Rowbotham
Laura Sullivan makes beautiful resin jewellery and objects.
On Sunday 22nd Nov 2016, we were proud to be supporting Daniel Belfield who was using the entire space to showcase The QALAMKAR PROJECT.
QALAMKAR are handmade wood-block printed textiles that originate from Isfahan in central Iran. A traditional handicraft dating back over 400 years, these 100% cotton textiles are created using pigments from natural sources as varied as pomegranate skin (red), walnut shell (black), lapis lazuli (deep blue) and saffron (yellow and green).
Along with the local workers in Isfahan, these qalamkar have been directly imported alongside the non-governmental Kahrizak Charity Foundation to help benefit disabled and elderly Iranians living alone, and deals with social welfare issues such as education in family planning.
“The Qalamkar Project was created to share the beauty of these Persian textiles while dedicating half of the proceeds to charity. We made a pointed decision to support women’s social welfare in Iran through the Kahrizak Charity Foundation and the Dastha-ye Mehraban Foundation.” – Daniel Belfield.
Read more about Daniel Belfields amazing initiative here : www.qalamkarproject.com
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FEM is about fusing feminine shapes and classic styles with contemporary detailing and surface embellishment to create wearable women’s wear that has a unique plasticky aesthetic yet high end feel.
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Lois Hazel is a fashion designer currently working across a variety of mediums. The materials and techniques she uses shape her creative approach. This allows her to interpret form and structure within her garments in multiple ways. Lois Hazel’s design philosophy is grounded in a desire to create timeless pieces of quality, texture and intricacy.
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Kari Lee’s work reflects on the relationship between fundamental interactions with colour, texture and shape and the primitivism of our instinctive reactions to it. She creates functional and non-functional pieces- playing on the idea of fragile strength. Kari Lee uses sculptural materials (ceramic, wood, enamel and resin) to question the boundaries between art ‘genres’ or mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and ‘Craft’. With an unapologetic emphasis on the felt experience of the artwork Kari Lee questions the value of its therapeutic potentiality, her pieces speculate on the significance and efficacy of common therapeutic tropes associated with nature and the use of colour and textured sculptural materials to create a tangible sensitivity for the viewer.
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Astrid V Mulder is a Melbourne based Illustrator who explores the mediums of ink, watercolour and clay to create unique and imaginative designs. Astrid draws inspiration from animal and human routine to create a light hearted, reimagined and whimsical twist on ordinary behaviour. With a growing network of clients and social media followers, Astrid’s audience is encouragingly expanding as she earn recognition from Australian brands as an ambitious artist and designer.
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Madi Wright is a jeweller and object maker for her own brand Gold Sounds. Madi is interested in creating functional and lightweight pieces. They are often simple forms, with the detail lying in subtle textures embedded into metal, or playful pops of colour.
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Christian has a beautiful energy, always inspired and driven to create, make and often this inspires people around him. His dedication to developing his practice, creating a dialogue and exploring himself is incredibly amicable. As well as being exceptionally technically skilled he also has a unique perspective on image making and composition. He draws from a variety of sources for inspiration from Chinese art to comic illustrators; anything or anyone who is dedicated to the consideration of their use of line.
||| Heather Grafton |||
I draw and create because of my love of craft and communication. Looking at the human form and what it really is. The ugly, the beautiful, and the sublime. The idea of looking but not seeing, leaving the eye to add and create for itself. Reflecting on physiology as well as the environment; from the world of Haute couture to the rural environment forcing on the contrast between man made and natural.
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Melissa Grisancich is a local artist from Melbourne. Her work is spread across different practices from painting, screen printing and sculpture inspired by vintage ephemera, comics, folk art and decorative art. Expect to see her hand painted pots, prints, cushion covers, jewellery and other hand made pieces at the market!
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MAEKAR is a Melbourne based contemporary jewellery label launched earlier in 2015 by jeweller / designer Sarah Gibson. Gibson designs and hand makes affordable and elegant wearable pieces that weaves inspiration from travel, from India to the Middle East. MAEKAR’s contemporary jewellery embodies an integration of bohemian and minimal styles where quality is at the forefront of each piece. Gibson ultimately believes that jewellery should be timeless.
Invest in quality pieces to share moments with for years to come.
||| Mark Tippet |||
Mark is an international award winning landscape photographer, with an eye for capturing dynamic and vibrant photographs. All of Mark’s photographs are created using natural light rather than coloured filters or post-processing.