Bowerbird supports Australian artists, designers and makers 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.

Why Bowerbird?

Bowerbird is South Australia’s leading design market showcasing designers and makers from around Australia. 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.

Our marketing campaign helps build your client base even before the event begins with daily introduction of the lineup via digital and social channels weeks prior to the event.

When do applications open for the next event?

Applications for November 2022 will open in August. 

To be notified about the next event, join our designers and makers mailing list.

When and where are the next events?

Events are run in May and November.

2022 event date

25–27 November 2022 

2023 event dates

5–7 May and 24–26 November

Fri 4pm–9pm | Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
Adelaide Showground, Wayville, South Australia

Who can apply?

We invite Australian designers, makers and artists 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 may impact our final decision.

Want to provide catering at the event?

Register your interest here. We will contact you 6 weeks prior to the event to discuss your offering.

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What do you receive?

The event

  • Three days promoting and selling to an enthusiastic and growing South Australian audience.
  • Thoughtfully designed event in a large venue
  • Meet established and up-coming designers.
  • Generous-sized stall with neutral back wall.
  • Trestles, clothing racks, chairs and power for hire.
  • Easy and accessible bump-in and bump-out.
  • Nutritious food and great coffee on site.
  • Friendly and helpful support from our event team.

Event marketing and promotion

  • A comprehensive, strategic and targeted advertising campaign designed by leading SA agency.
  • PR strategy including opportunities for editorial pieces on some designers.
  • Extensive social media campaign leading up to the event with over 21k Facebook and 27k Instagram followers.
  • Regular eDM campaigns to over 15k subscribers.
  • Image listing online in the designer directory from the lead up, on event and post event.
  • Additional promotional opportunities developed by our experienced marketing team.

Professional networking

  • Meet like-minded designers and makers and wholesalers.

How much does it cost?

  • Standard stall price from $900.00*
  • Emerging designer stall is $500.00*

*As at Jan 2022 pricing. Excludes GST and includes administration fee.

What do I need to consider before I apply?

The application will require information on your brand and products. We require information that can be copied onto 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 below of assets required and rename all files as described below. Images not named as requested may not appear in our files and impact the success of your application.


What files do I need?

  • 3 x product images – these must be un-cropped, high resolution 300dpi and saved as JPG files.
  • 1 x stall set up image from past event or a mock up saved as JPG file.
  • PLI ($20 million) certificate of currency for dates of the market (this can be provided at a later date but is mandatory for participation) saved as .pdf file.
  • A succinct and exciting description of your business, products and practice (written in third person – 1000 words max.)

Can I update my application once submitted?

At any time during the application process, you can save a draft of your application and come back to it using the link provided once saved. Once you have completed and submitted the application, you will receive a confirmation email, reply to this email to make any further changes. 

When will I be notified of the status of my application?

Once applications have closed, all applicants will be notified via email within approximately 2 weeks

Terms and conditions can be found here.