Saturday, 16 June 2007

Art & Craft Markets in Queensland

Have you ever thought of selling your art at markets? If so, you may be in need of some kind of shade structure and a display system:

Shade Australia, based in Sydney, offer a small portable shade structure for as little as $95. A waterproof cover, and waterproof sides, are extra.

Shady Characters Pty Ltd, based in Archerfield/Rocklea, Qld, offer Easy Shades, which can be erected in less than 30 minutes - & they also have several Qld agents.

Star Marquees, based in Acacia Ridge, have marquees starting at $695(!).

There is a discussion about which colour to choose for your "canopy tent" here at Wetcanvas.

Phoenix Display Systems, based in Loganholme, sell Australian made Superlite Panel Displays, with easy one person no tool assembly in seconds.

FX Hanging Systems, based in Sydney, sell the Avanti Display System (not sure if this can be used in a portable art display?).

Art Show Partitioning, based in St Kilda, Victoria, hire out display boards, and their page may give you an idea how to diy, too.

Artward Bound hire and sell white display panels, free standing panels on castors, pedestals and lighting.

There must be cheap do-it-yourself display ideas online, but I haven't been able to locate them, yet.

Artists, please let me know what you've used, both for shade, & to display your art, at markets, fairs, or outdoor exhibitios?

Perhaps the most famous of Queensland's markets is Eumundi Markets, on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Eumundi, in the Sunshine Coast area. These are the art stallholders at Eumundi Markets.

There are several specifically art and craft markets on the Gold Coast, plus check out the links to markets in nearby areas, at the bottom of that page.

This is a list (with links) of artists from "Art & Craft Markets on the (Gold) Coast" website.

There are over a dozen Sunshine Coast area markets - in fact here is a list of 17 markets, sorted by days of the week - and this list of 24 Sunshine Coast area markets includes contact details.

Total Travel have a list of Qld markets, with each clickable to further information, including accommodation specials for each area.

Perhaps you are unable to travel to the market, but would like to be able to purchase art from market vendors, online?


Judy Wise said...

Hi Bronwyn. With 30 yrs experience doing art fairs my choice is a pop-up type booth with a white canopy (for maximum light which we need here in the Pacific Northwest) and freestanding vertical panels to hold my paintings made from carpet covered foamcore braced with aluminum. The canopies are made by EZ up and the panels here in the U.S. by Pro-Panels in Texas. The panels are used by most of the visual artists in my area (they are very expensive) and the booths are on the low end of what is available. I hope this helps.

Adriana said...

I usually prefer to use marquees, and in light color to allow more light. It is more affordable and easy to build.I agree with Judy, panels works very well, but they are more expensive. Last time I worked with extreme marquees. I am leaving the link in this post if you want to try it...