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Every few weeks we put out a great blog post to share insightful interviews with many of the makers who take place in our market!

Shenae Lange — turning her passion into her career

April 27, 2022

Unique resin art and more, hand made with love in Western Australia by Shenae Lange.

Innuendo by The Paramour — Sensorial delights for the body, home and soul

April 1, 2022

Born from a desire to feel good and do good, Innuendo by The Paramour creates luxury products that facilitate self-care, comfort and healing.

First at Upmarket this March

Feb. 22, 2022

First at Upmarket is an initiative to give new creatives a helping hand and provide support for their first Upmarket. Held in Hackett Hall, this incubator concept launched in 2021 to encourage new creative small businesses to test the market and has since been very well received by both customers and retailers.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Jan. 31, 2022

The season of romance is upon us. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching—in exactly two weeks!—that doesn’t leave much time for shopping. This gift guide features some stunning selections from the talented retailers of Perth Upmarket; best of all, they’re all locally-designed products — what better way to spoil your loved one than to treat them with some Western Australian creativity?

Dongara Artist Puts WA’s Bushland In Local Homes and National Exhibition

Oct. 5, 2021

Growing up in the bush left Dongara artist Jayne Rolinson with lasting memories of places, colourful characters and a deep love for nature. Jayne is now making sure everyone can have a piece of WA bushland through her Cossack Art Awards win and as a selected artist for new apartment developments and gallery openings across the State.

Western Suburb Artists Fulfill Market Demand for Unique and Local Art

Oct. 4, 2021

Three artists from the western suburbs of Churchlands, Subiaco and Mt Claremont have been filling the artistic demand for unique and local creations by art collectors, corporate bodies, developers, and galleries around WA and nationally. Collectively, they now will exhibit new and original artworks at Art Upmarket on Saturday 16 October at UWA.

Calling WA Home Sparked Joy and Success for Ellenbrook Artist

Sept. 28, 2021

When South African born and now Ellenbrook resident Hayley Krüger left her hometown for Queensland in 2006, she was not anticipating economic downturns, moving 13 times and undergoing back surgery. But when she finally settled down in WA, Hayley found her calling as an artist and now her native botanical art is being sought around the world!

South West Artist Uses Art to Send Environmental Message at Sculptures by The Sea

Sept. 22, 2021

For over 50 years, Neil Turner has farmed the WA Wheatbelt, where he experienced everything about the land – sparse rainfall, soil erosion, wind, fire. Then, moving to Stratham, the now Bunbury resident has exchanged farming tools with woodwork equipment to share important messages about our environment in an artistic manner.

Southern Suburbs Professionals Get Their Art On at Perth’s Biggest Design Market

Aug. 23, 2021

Three professionals from the Perth suburbs of South Perth, Carlisle and East Victoria Park, are showing that creative dreams do come true with their recent selection to exhibit — for the first time ever — at Perth Upmarket, where their local and handmade art will be on full display by more than 15,000 people.

Creative Community Partnership Raises $35,000 For A New Perth Guide Dog Puppy

July 28, 2021

Perth Upmarket’s close community partnership with Guide Dogs WA has shown how artists, creatives and the local community can join forces for good. Over 200 Perth Upmarket businesses and over 10,000 loyal shoppers who visit each quarterly market have raised $35,000 towards raising and training a guide dog puppy.

Ex-Wildflower and Stirling Chef Challenge Famous French Patisserie Recipes for Modern Tastes

June 2, 2021

Butter, cream, eggs and milk are some of the essential ingredients you will find at any French bakery. But at an Osborne Park French patisserie, you won’t see any of these items. Instead WA plant-based ingredients such as Geraldton wax and native thyme are plentiful, as a French-trained, Perth loving chef recreates baked masterpieces for modern tastes.

Perth Upmarket Creatives Say Thank You to West Australians with Five Golden Tickets

May 28, 2021

After a challenging 18 months in the retail sector, a number of small businesses and creatives who are part of WA’s biggest design market – Perth Upmarket – are saying a big “cheers” to West Australians for supporting and buying local with a Roald Dahl inspired win one of five golden tickets!