Bowerbird Design Market supports Australian artists, designers and makers by connecting them to an enthusiastic South Australian audience looking for unique, beautiful hand-made 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 200+ designers and makers from around Australia at each event. A curated three-day event held twice a year since 2009, Bowerbird celebrates high quality Australian design and workmanship, new ideas and innovation.

Attracting upwards of 14,000 design-loving consumers each event, our established audience are passionate about supporting small production runs and the handmade.

Developed by designers for designers, the Bowerbird team understands the needs of our vendors first-hand and provides support and professional development opportunities to maximise success.

In November 2019 the market was attended by 14,893 people over three days and featured 208 designers and makers.

When and where is the next market?

27–29 November 2020 (in time for summer & Christmas)
Fri 4pm–9pm / Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
Adelaide Showground, Wayville, South Australia

Who can apply?

Each event we invite Australian designers, makers and artists with high quality products and a professional approach to apply – emerging and established, local and interstate.

All work must be designed (and preferably made) in Australia by the vendor. Our curating process looks for quality workmanship, contemporary ideas, a cohesive range and professional stall presentation in conjunction with the supply of quality product images and a professional online presence is preferred.

Each application is evaluated independently and in context of the market as a whole. Factors such as frequency of participation, new product range, variety of styles per product types, variety of price points and current trends may impact our final decision.

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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 prominent venue with a curated list of established and up-coming designers.
  • Generous-sized stall with neutral back board.
  • Extras including 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 digital and print advertising campaign as well as editorial from media partners to promote the event.
  • Extensive social media campaign leading up to the event.
  • 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

  • Designer networking drinks on the Saturday night of the event.
How much does it cost?
  • Standard stall prices start at $900 / Emerging Designer stall is $500 (ex GST)
  • A range of furniture for hire and upgrades are detailed in the application
What do I need to apply?
  • 3 product images (high resolution, 300dpi, un-cropped)
  • Name each image as follows: [BrandName]_[ProductName].jpg (or .jpeg or .png)
  • 1 x stall set up image named [BrandName]_STALL.jpg (or .jpeg or .png)
  • PLI cover ($20 million) current for dates of the market (this can be provided at a later date but is mandatory for participation)