Next Market, Sunday 18 December | 9am – 2pm
A TUK | Nyibol Deng
A TUK means “Beginning” in English. It is a Nuer word from South Sudan and Ethiopia. I chose it as the name for my business because I was starting a new life in a new country, and wanted to create something that would be there to support future generations. I wanted to acknowledge that all of the women in my community have abilities and talents and ideas, and to encourage them to know that – despite it being hard to find jobs and learning English as a second language – they could start something that could support themselves and their families. The name A TUK was decided between my two friends and myself as a way of expressing that it is possible to start something new in life, also to show our children that it is possible to overcome difficulty by creating something new. A TUK also offers opportunity for women in the community to display and sell goods under the A TUK umbrella, as a way to empower women to develop their business ideas. Thanks to everyone for your continues support, it means a lot to me and all the women in my community.
Ballarat Candle Company | Chloe
Handcrafted, wood wick candles inspired by the Goldfields and designed to tell a story.
Bird Noises Photography | Kit
I am a photographer and there are two streams to my photography – my portrait and events business and my art photography. Of course, part of the purpose for the stall is to promote my business Bird Noises to the Ballarat community but for the most part I would like to display and sell my art prints. You can see examples of the work I would like to sell prints from at my second Instagram account @kfox_78 – the broad themes are horses, street photography and some still life and nature work mostly taken between Ballarat and Melbourne. I foresee prints mostly around the A4 and A3 size, framed and unframed, with one or two A2 size prints to catch people’s eye. I would dress the stall table up with a few bunches of native flowers to compliment my work.
Deborah Klein | Artist
Deborah Klein | Artist
Deborah is a Ballarat-based painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally. Her work is represented in numerous public and university museum collections. In 2009 Deborah founded Moth Woman Press, through which she publishes her limited edition artist books and zines.
At BMI Maker & Community Market Deborah will present selected Moth Woman Press publications alongside a selection of miniature silhouette paintings, many of them created especially for this event.
FEAR – The Femxle Experience Art Rebellion
The Femxle Experience Art Rebellion produces a range of handmade jewellery (mainly earrings), limited edition badges, art prints (various sizes), handmade greeting cards, small to medium collages, up-cycled display plates, handmade key-rings and more.
Jenny Peers Artist
Kerith Holmes Design | Kerith
Leonie’s Flowers & Craft | Leonie
Lillipilli Beads | Faye Heininger
New Spring Jewellery | Emel
Oaky and Ginger Upcycled | Simone Reid
Otway Opals | Jackie Pike
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