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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!

Hector Books: A Storyteller at Heart

Aug. 4, 2022

Christine Gillougley, the founder of Hector Books, has always loved to tell stories. When she and her family made the move from Scotland to Australia, she had more time on her hands and decided to write the adventures of Hector, Hamish and Morag, her three little highland cow characters.

The Birth of the “Bling Chicken” – How Natalie Fraser found freedom through her art.

June 15, 2022

Back in January 2019 Natalie’s husband’s birthday was just around the corner. She wanted to buy him a piece of art to celebrate, but it was out of her price range. So, ever the optimist, she decided to have a go at painting him something similar herself! And the rest, as they say, is history. She had found her passion, and threw herself wholeheartedly into creating art.

Making a Difference

June 10, 2022

The team at Perth Upmarket are passionate about doing our bit to help the environment. With this core value at our forefront, we have partnered with Go2Cup to provide sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics at every market.

Winter Warmers: Cosy products to take the chill out this Winter.

May 26, 2022

It’s no secret that Perth evenings are starting to get decidedly chilly! Our upcoming June 19th market will be full of products to warm your body and soul. From cosy scarves to nourishing soul food, our designers, artisans, and gourmets have got your Winter needs covered.

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.