Artist Exchange | 2021 Autumn Makers Market

Photography by Nancy Trieu

Saturday 1 May 2021, 10am – 3pm

The Artist Exchange Makers Market at Campbelltown Arts Centre is back for an Autumn edition, showcasing Western Sydney and the Macarthur region’s diverse community of artists and makers. Featuring a unique range of stalls offering artwork, ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles, unique gifts and more, we will also feature a gorgeous range of small treasures, gifts, toys and homewares for children, and opportunities for kids to dabble in art making and creativity. 

Bring your picnic blanket and grab something to eat from the Arts Centre Café and Antico Woodfire Pizza. 

Check out our creative program including workshops and activities where kids can dabble in art making.  You can also hop on an Auslan tour of our Macarthur & Beyond exhibitions or catch a family film screening.

In the event of wet weather, the event will be relocated indoors.

baby jane 
Budjari Mudjingaal 
Miriam Cabello 
agnes draws a line 
Macarthur Ceramics Group 
Raptor Goes RAWR! 
Green Shed Girls 
Little Orange Studio 
Wiradjuri Aura 
Pichitu Kids 
OJ’s Aboriginal Art 
Campbelltown Bonsai 
Crazy Jewellery by Slawomir Kopczynski and Beata Pieczywek 
Kimono Circle 
Zoltran Designs by Zoe Dye-Lewis 
Hume Artworks 
thiskidthatkid & Decora Factory 
PetaPeta Ceramics 
Ally K’s Art 
Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre 
Glass Art and Lampshades by Dianna Hickey 
Aunty Jenny’s Indigenous Created Jewellery 

MINI MAKERS – Nature Babies 
11.00am – 11.30am (Ages 2-3)
11.30am – 12.00pm (ages 4-5)

Cost: Free Bookings encouraged

Let’s get crafty with nature! Inspired by C-A-C’s term-based MINI MAKERS, this free, taster workshop is designed for toddlers and their carers to try-before-you-buy. During the workshop, your mini maker will get hands on creative, collecting and arranging gumnuts, seeds, grasses, and all sorts of natural shapes and textures into funny leaf faces. If you love the workshop, see front of house to book into future MINI MAKERS.

ART CLUB – Koala Toppers
11.00am – 11.30am (Ages 5-8)
11.30am – 12.00pm (ages 9-12)

Cost: Free
Bookings encouraged

Create a furry friend! ! Inspired by C-A-C’s term-based ART CLUB, this free, taster workshop is designed for creative kids and their carers to try-before-you-buy. During the workshop, kids will be using pipe cleaners, pom poms, googley eyes and other craft favourites to create the cutest Koala pen topper you’ve ever seen. If you love the workshop, see front of house to book into future ART CLUB courses.

12.00pm – 12.30pm (All ages)
Cost: Free Bookings encouraged

Learn to mimic the sound of drums, turntables and other musical instruments using only your mouth, lips and tongue. Street b-boxer Voltak will be taking kids through the basics before getting them behind a mic to drop their own beats.

30 minute sessions: 10.15am, 11.00am, 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.00pm (Ages 3-10)
Cost: Free
Bookings encouraged

Join Campbelltown Bonsai for a Bonsai making workshop in Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Japanese Gardens. During the workshop, your child will receive materials and instruction to make their very own Bonsai to take home. There will also be beautiful Bonsai for you to see, and demonstrations for adults interested in starting or continuing their Bonsai hobby. Kids workshop places are limited, so bookings are essential.

FILM – Blinky Bill 
1.00pm – 2.30pm
Cost: Free

Adapted from Dorothy Wall’s iconic literary works, Blinky Bill tells the colourful tale of a koala and his animal friends. When Blinky’s home is destroyed and his mother is captured, he must rally his friends together for high adventure.

11.00am – 11.45am
Cost: Free

Join Macarthur Textile Network for a tour of current exhibition Looking Back, Looking Forward. Their exhibition features new contemporary textile works by Macarthur Textile Network artists that consider how the past impacts them, how it informs their view of the future, and how it influences and informs their work. In celebration of Macarthur Textile Network’s origins, the exhibition also premieres a collaborative textile exchange project undertaken with women from the Focus Connect Multicultural Women’s Art Group.

1.00pm – 1.45pm
Cost: Free

Join Little Orange Studio artist Renee Allara on an Auslan tour and gain insight into artist’s processes and influences of three current exhibitions including Budjari Mudjingaal, the exhibition outcome of The Elders’ Ceramic Group, Nola Tegel’s Then & Now, and Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Friends Annual and Focus 2021exhibition.

Little Orange is a Campbelltown Arts Centre working studio for Western Sydney artists who identify as a person with disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing and/or Disabled Creatives. The studio has been running since 2014 and fosters artistic practice through the provision of materials, mentorships, business training and access to industry professionals.

Bookings required either online using the link below, phone 4645 4100 or email [email protected]