If you’re looking to get a start on your Christmas shopping, good news! The bi-annual Bowerbird Design Market is back, running from this Friday to Sunday at the Wayville Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground. With over 200 local and interstate designers and makers taking part, there’s something for everyone.
If it’s fashion you’re after, look no further than Clique favourites: Autark, Namoi Designs, The Wolf And I, and Kinney. After a unique Christmas present? Why not pick up a cute clutch by Yellow Bird, a print by illustrator Carmen Hui or some colourful earrings by Renee Damiani. Beauty more your thing? Head straight for MUSQ Cosmetics, Gemma Vendetta Cosmetics, and Bab’s Bodycare.
There’s also a wide range of creative workshops on offer. On Friday night, join plant guru Emma Sadie Thompson in her Kokedama (moss ball) class, or Prohibition Liquor Co for an interactive gin flight masterclass. On Saturday, join a watercolour workshop by Claire Richards, or try tea brewing with certified tea blender Brewed By Belinda. And on Sunday enjoy creating lino-cut Christmas-themed gift tags under specialist printmaker Lucy Timbrell, or a macrame plant hanger workshop with Knot Modern.
Need to slow down and stop for a bite? Indulge in the wide range of artisan food and beverages on offer, including our favourites: Gang Gang, Honki Tonki or Lambrook Wines.
The festivities kick off Friday night with DJ Mel Lake, as well as Chaffey Bros Wine Co’s interactive wine tastings and a mobile gin and tonic cart. The perfect way to spend the weekend – shop up a storm, enjoy the spectacular food and drink on offer and enjoy the atmosphere.
ATM facilities are located inside the venue, with most stalls accepting EFTPOS.
WHEN? Friday 23 Nov, 4pm – 9pm Music, workshops and tastings. Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 Nov, 10am – 5pm Workshops, demonstrations and free kids’ activities
WHERE? Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground
TICKETS: Entry is $5, children 12 and under FREE
Photography by Belinda Monck and Meaghan Coles.