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!
April 27, 2022
Unique resin art and more, hand made with love in Western Australia by Shenae Lange.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!