Friday 28 May 2010

Craft Hatch gets a makeover + market madness!

June marks our 20th Craft Hatch market since our launch in November 2008 and to celebrate this, we’re debuting our fabulous fresh new look by designer Adam Cruickshank! Yay thanks Adam! It’s bright and bold, just like our 12 talented designers and collectives featured this month.

The June market will be held on Saturday 12 June at our usual spot in the City Library Gallery, so make sure you come check it out. Click here for more information including a stallholder gallery!

Meanwhile, applications are now open for the next round of markets in August, September and October. In August, Craft Hatch revisits the wonder years with a special 'childhood' themed market programmed to coincide with our annual Craft Cubed festival. This extra-special market will be held on Sunday 8 August at the Atrium in Federation Square. To match our one-off location, it'll also be extra-big one with around 30-35 emerging designers participating! It's an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surrounds and the deadline for applications is Monday 28 June.

In September we will be reprising our annual fundraising edition for graduating students. Stay tuned for more updates as we are currently in the process of gathering up the next wave of talent for your viewing and buying pleasure... September also sees Craft Hatch returning to the Fed Square Atrium with Craft Hatch @ Melbourne Writers Festival. More details to be released soon!

After all the excitement, it's good to be able to put up our feet for a wee rest in October when the market resumes normal programming. When we say 'wee', we really mean 'wee'... in late October Craft Hatch pairs with the ever lovely folk from the State Library of Victoria for one last hurrah to celebrate the end of 'Til You Drop: Shopping - A Melbourne History'. Stallholder applications will be opening very soon!

So to recap, applications to participate in the August Craft Cubed special at Fed Square, the September Graduate market and the October market are now open. Click here to fill in the online registration form. Applications close Monday 28 June.

We've also got some more exciting collaborations up our sleeves, but we can't give it all away so soon. Make sure you're subscribed to the Craft Almanac, our free monthly e-newsletter (sign up is on the main website), or keep reading CLOG for more updates!

PS. did you know stallholder rates are the same for the August market at Federation Square? That's $15 for Craft Victoria members, $30 for non-members and $50 for groups of five or more. There's no excuse not to apply and emerging designers, you'd be craaazy not to take advantage of this!


Ramona said...

Craft Hatch Rocks. Craft Victoria should be oh so proud of themselves for continuing to showcase such great emerging talent without charging a million dollars for a stand. The rebranding looks really sharp too!

Michelle Brown said...

Just found your website and blog and am very excited. Will do my best to make a market soon.