Makers wanted for new market opportunity…

Makers wanted for new market opportunity…

Artists, artisans, craftspeople, designers, jewellers, creators and makers from across regional New South Wales are invited to participate in the first Spring Maker’s Market at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) which being held as part of the 2016 Black Gully Festival on Saturday 12 November 2016.

NERAM would like this inaugural Spring Maker’s Market to become a regular event and we are looking for some of the best quality producers around the wider region who want to reach a new audience of local customers from across New England who are keen to buy a diverse range of quality art, craft, fashion and design objects and gifts.

Applications are being sought from creative individuals as well as groups, collectives, clubs and organisations who want to hire a stall at the first Maker’s Market to be held at NERAM. If you or your group want to have a stall at the Spring Maker’s Market then please complete the application form below and submit it by 1st October 2016.

The Black Gully Festival is a celebration of arts, music and the environment which is held every year at the Black Gully site at the Moran Reserve in Armidale which includes activities in the New England Regional Art Museum and the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place – both of which are on the site.

This year the Black Gully Festival has received funding support from Festivals Australia and will include:

  • art exhibitions and installations,
  • musical performances,
  • community and environmental displays,
  • local food and produce,
  • arts, cultural and environmental demonstrations, workshops and residencies;
  • and the inaugural Spring Maker’s Market.

The New England Regional Art Museum is a focal point for the activities of the Black Gully Festival and on the day will also have art exhibitions, artists’ talks and presentations as well as dining at Studio 52 café and a drinks bar by the Friends of NERAM.

The Festival and NERAM will be working together to promote the festival and its associated activities to as wide an audience as possible as part of a larger program of activities called ‘ESCAPE in Armidale’. It is anticipated that the combined program will attract 1500-2000 visitors for the day.


NERAM want the market to offer an array of arts and creative pieces so that the market appeals to a diverse range of customers  – so we are looking for stallholders whose products and stalls are:

– creative, boutique and unique products and presentation, or;

– hand-crafted/hand-made objects, jewellery and fashion, or;

– featuring independent design, or;

– high quality vintage products/recycled fashion;

– a mix of local and visiting stallholders.

NERAM is also interested in hosting first-time, new and emerging artists/creators and/or indigenous artists/creators who want to display their work at the Spring Maker’s Market.

Arts, community, educational and environmental groups will be able to have displays in another area of the Festival.

Maker’s Market Application Form