In the media: Jo Duffy Artist

It was great to see talented local artist Joanne Duffy featured in The Post Newspapers recently. Jo showcased her work at March Upmarket and is one of the artists who will be featured at the new Art Upmarket event in August.  Read her story below: Mt Claremont award-winning artist Jo Duffy draws inspiration for her unique paintings from the diverse...



Brighten your home this Autumn

Looking for some inspiration to freshen up your decor this autumn? March Upmarket features a great collection of unique, locally designed homewares - from quirky planters to graphic cushions, ambient candles to luxe textiles, there is something for every home. Meet the makers and shop at Upmarket on Sunday 25 March at UWA. Can't wait until then? Check out our...

Creatives in Action: Miss Willow Designs Handmade Ceramics

When Lauren Williams was looking for something to sink her teeth into, she ended up taking a ceramics class. She immediately fell in love with the world of ceramics and from there created Miss Willow Designs in 2006. With an Interior Design background, Lauren has a great eye for design and a love for creating beautiful things. All of her...

In the media: Raisin’ Bakery

[caption id="attachment_20574" align="aligncenter" width="1273"] Raisin' Bakery featured in The Post newspaper[/caption]   At Perth Upmarket, we are about helping local creative businesses get in front of customers and achieve success. It is great to see talented local people like the girls from Raisin' Bakery featured in the media, like this story in The Post Newspapers ahead of our last Upmarket.

Gold sponsor case study: Meeting City of Subiaco’s strategic vision & increasing community engagement

The three year City of Subiaco sponsorship of Perth Upmarket resulted in valuable community engagement within Subiaco as well as cross promotion of events and branding. Each quarter, Perth Upmarket coordinated and funded workshops involving our creative retailers to support existing City of Subiaco events or new initiatives. These included: A workshop for ratepayers on “taking your hobby to market”...

A piece of home on unique textiles

For Amy Hawkes, having a good creative outlet is a must. So one that combines her love for photography and quality textiles into her own small business is the perfect thing. Scout Textiles is Amy's unique range of iconic local imagery printed on beautiful homewares, created in her small studio in Perth ("very small!" Amy adds). Her pieces are all...

Natural care for our most faithful friends

[caption id="attachment_20267" align="alignleft" width="300"] Belinda and Piper[/caption] When speaking with Belinda Mason, the genuine love she has for animals is immediately obvious. She describes dogs as her “favourite ‘people’… running partners, swimming partners, late night stroll partners” and her mission is to do what she can to help them live their longest and healthiest lives. When Belinda launched Organic Pet...

Underwater photography that celebrates marine life

Imagine diving and photographing beautiful marine life at every opportunity for work... Well, that's exactly what award winning duo Bert and Chandy de Wit from WOW Underwater Photography do - and according to Chandy it is every bit as magical as it sounds.  Both experienced divers, Bert started shooting underwater in 2007 followed by Chandy in 2013. After living in Bali for almost...

Creative Conversations: Susan Moss Photography

Susan Moss of Susan Moss Photography is an Upmarket favourite, known for her unique nature photography printed on items perfect for gifting such as tea towels. We caught up with her for her top tips on capturing the perfect photo... Susan Moss will be at our Christmas Upmarket on Sunday 26 November 10am-4pm at the University of Western Australia's Winthrop...

New to Upmarket: Abstract Art Inspired by Nature

One of the things we love most at Perth Upmarket is discovering Perth’s best creative talent, such as Fremantle artist Courtney Jane ArtLife, joining us for the first time at our November market. We caught up with her to find out the story behind her unique art pieces. Courtney has been painting for the past four years, which has provided a...