Maker & Community Market

Next Market,  Sunday 18 December | 9am – 2pm

Our stallholders

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

Hand Made Jewellery and Accessories. Including the crafts of Needle Knotted Lace, seed beading and crochet. Pieces include eaarings, chokers, bracelets, necklaces, hair clips and Scrunchies.

Oaky and Ginger Upcycled | Simone Reid

Oaky and Ginger is filled with up-cycled treasures from everyday items, such as old board game pieces, cards, postage stamps and old children’s books. Every item is uniquely special and the perfect way to bring quirkiness and nostalgia back to life.
The goodies used for these random, handmade creations are sourced from opportunity shops, garage sales or donated to me by fellow crafty friends who think its a good idea to off load their old stuff to me to then turn their old stuff into adapted, up cycled treasures

Otway Opals | Jackie Pike

I work with opals and other gem stones in silver settings, Roman glass, maille, and I also fold origami.

We thank the City of Ballarat for their support of this event.

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