Applications for Bowerbird, 3–5 May 2024 now open.
Bowerbird supports Australian artists, designers, makers and producers by connecting them to an enthusiastic South Australian audience looking for unique, beautiful hand-made, small run, Australian-designed products.
Bowerbird is the perfect place to sell your products, launch new collections, take bespoke and wholesale orders, meet customers, build a database and grow your professional network.
Bowerbird is South Australia’s leading design market. A curated three-day event held twice a year since 2009, Bowerbird celebrates high quality Australian design and workmanship, new ideas and innovation.
Attracting thousands of design-loving consumers each event, our established audience are passionate about supporting small production runs and the handmade.
Developed by designers and managed by event professionals, the Bowerbird team understands the needs of our vendors first-hand and provides support and professional development opportunities to maximise success.
An extensive marketing campaign builds awareness for your brand before the event begins.
Our online directory provides shoppers a lasting source of reference of your attendance. Many designers benefit from online sales for weeks and months after attending the event.
Applications for May 2024 are open and will close on Friday 19 January 2024. Join our makers’ mailing list to receive information for future events.
Bowerbird is in May and November at Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground (Wayville, South Australia).
Confirmed event date
3–5 May 2024
Friday 4pm–9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–5pm
To be notified about future events, join our designers and makers mailing list.
We invite Australian designers, makers and producers with high quality products and a professional approach to apply – emerging or established, from SA or from interstate.
All products must be designed by you.
We look for quality workmanship, contemporary ideas and a cohesive range of products.
We also look for a high standard of presentation of your brand and products. This needs to be reflected through quality images provided on application, your online channels and your stall set up.
Each application is evaluated independently and in relation to the market as a whole. Factors such as frequency of participation, new products, variety of styles and price points across categories and current trends impact our final decision.
Catering is when you sell food or drinks for onsite consumption.
If you wish to be a caterer, you do not need to fill in an application, simply register your interest here. If selected, we will require a final menu 6 weeks prior to the event.
Event marketing and promotion
*Fee Structure as at 1 January 2023. All prices include GST and $330.00 administration fee.
|Emerging||1.8m W 2.4m D||$605.00|
|Standard||2.4m W 2.4m D (option for internal side wall)||$1,045.00|
|Standard Corner||2.4m W 2.4m D (front and 1 side open + 1 wall)||$1,320.00|
|Standard Corner + side wall||2.4m W 2.4m D (front and 1 side open + 2 wall)||$1,375.00|
|Double||4.8m W 2.4m D (option for internal side wall)||$1,815.00|
|Double Corner||4.8m W 2.4m D (front and 1 side open + 1 wall)||$2,090.00|
|Double End||4.8m W 2.4m D (front and 2 sides open + 1 wall)||$2,310.00|
The application will ask for information on your brand and products. We require your content to be written to a high standard so it can be used on our website and social platforms. Information not relevant to the public should be added into the ‘Additional Comments’ section at the end of the application.
Before you fill in the application, review the list of assets required and rename all files as described below (dashes and capitals included).
Images not named as requested WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please take the time to name your files as detailed below.
At any time during the application process, you can save a draft of your application and return to it using the link provided once saved.
Once submitted, you can not edit your application online. However, you will receive a confirmation email of your application to review and simply reply to this email to advise us of any changes.
The final lineup selection will be completed by 26 January. All applicants will be notified via email by 31 January.
Applications received but not selected for the line up may be added to our waitlist. You will be notified if a place is still available in your category or if one becomes available closer to the event.
Terms and conditions can be found here.