Application information

WHEN IS THE NEXT MARKET?

27-29 November 2020 (Focus on Summer & Christmas)
Fri 4pm – 9pm / Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm
Adelaide Showground – Wayville SA

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WHAT IS BOWERBIRD?

Bowerbird Design Market connects Australian artists, designers and makers to an enthusiastic South Australian audience looking for unique, beautiful hand-made Australian designed products. The market is a place to meet friends, discover new and innovative creations, learn a skill and most importantly, build strong relationships between buyers and designers.

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.

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. As well as creators of delicious food and beverages to cater for visitors throughout the weekend.

All work must be designed (and preferably made) in Australia by the vendor, and selection is based on high quality workmanship and fresh contemporary ideas.

A cohesive range, professional stall presentation, quality images and professional online presence also influence selection.

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.

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

– 3 photos of your products
– 1 photo of your stall set up
– PLI cover ($10Million) current for dates of the market – this can be provided at a later date but is mandatory for participation.

WHY BOWERBIRD?

Bowerbird is South Australia’s leading design market showcasing 200+ designers and makers each event. Approximately half come from interstate. A curated three-day event held twice a year since 2009, Bowerbird celebrates high quality Australian design and workmanship, fresh ideas and innovation.

Attracting upwards of 12,000 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.

November 2019 Data

The market was attended by 14,890+ people over 3 days
It featured 200 designers plus 8 sellers forming the bar and 15 catering stalls

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE?

THE EVENT

  • Three days promoting and selling to a large, 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 space with back stall fence, and white cardboard cladding.
  • 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 & 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.
  • Image listing online in the designer directory from the lead up, on event and post event.
  • Listing in the Bowerbird booklet, provided free to visitors and used for post-event sales.
  • Additional promotional opportunities developed by our experiences marketing team.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING

  • Professional development workshops and information sheets on topics such as visual merchandising, signage, approaching the media, selling and wholesaling.
  • Designer networking drinks on the Saturday night of the event.


QUESTIONS

Any questions at all, please email us:  info@bowerbird.net.au or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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