The fourth and final West End Markets for 2017 will be held on Saturday 7 October. This markets will be held as part of the Hedland Art Awards weekend, recognising regional artists and creativity from across WA.

The Pilbara’s quarterly handmade markets celebrate the distinctiveness of the Pilbara and the people who have made it home. Experience artisan crafts, flavours, stories and experiences. Held four times a year in the gardens surrounding the Courthouse Gallery, the West End Markets bring the very best locally handmade products, delicious international cuisine and family friendly entertainment to the community, and are the largest maker’s market across the Pilbara.

Stallholder applications are now closed – thanks to all who submitted application forms.


Highlights of the West End Markets: Visual Art Edition

Entertainment

Djuki Mala Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala tell their story in a high-energy, full hour show. Unique, infectious, always exuberant, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning.

 

Pop Up Bar
Colourful Stilt Walkers These friendly giants are visiting the West End Markets and looking to make some friends. If you see them be sure to say hello and to take a photo to share on social media!

 

Kids Craft Activity with
A Pom Pom a Day
Join Karratha-based creative Jen Hourquebie for a colourful and fun hands-on craft activity. Look for Jen and her vibrant workshop down in Glass Lane.

 

Jaz It Up Face Painting Jaz the Fairy returns for the West End Markets, and is ready to transform your little ones into animals, fairies, dragons and other mythical creatures! She’ll be set up at the entrance to the Glass Lane Gardens.

 

Visiting Stallholders

Mowanjum Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Centre Based in Derby, the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre is a creative hub for the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes, who make up the Mowanjum community outside Derby, Western Australia. As the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography, their work centres around the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land.

 

Cheeditha Art Group Based in Roebourne, the Cheeditha Art Group consists of members of the Cheeditha community located just outside Roebourne. They specialise in glasswares which are handmade by their artists, as well as selling artworks and accessories of their own design.

 

Martumili Artists Spanning four different language groups and six communities across the east Pilbara, the Martumili Artists studio is based in Newman. Their artists work between Newman and Port Hedland, and have exhibited nationally including the current exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters in Canberra.

 

Magpie Goose This fashion social enterprise is ased in Katherine, NT this social enterprise and provides opportunities for remote Indigenous communities in the Top End. Just like its namesake, Mapgie Goose provides products that are fearless, bold and daring! They will also be hosting the Creative Business Development Seminar the next day, so make sure you pop by and meet the team.

 

Mulla Mulla Designs Specialising in abstract prints depicting WA’s unique natural environment, Mulla Mulla Designs produces homewares, scarves and kitchen linen. Artist and designer Helen Ansell will be returning to Port Hedland for the markets, so check out the range of products they have for sale.

 

Robin Wells Jewellery West Australian jewellery Robin Wells creates unique pieces influenced by her rural upbringing and the natural and man-made environment around us. She recently exhibited at the Courthouse Gallery as part of the exhibition A Year in the Making and this is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artist behind the works.

 

Old Grey House Old Grey House focuses on sustainable and ethical craftsmanship, using water-based inks and printing on natural based clothes (linen, cotton, hemp). Her products focus on hand screenprinting and Shibori, which is the art of folding, binding, clamping and knotting to compress fabric to create a resist.

 

Eucalypt Homewares Inspired by the native bushlands of Western Australia, Eucalypt Homewares produces delicate handmade porcelain tableware, including dining ware, vases and mugs. Her products range from bright and vibrant, to muted and Scandi-inspired so there’s something for everyone.