Get into the festive spirit and cross some items off the Christmas shopping list at one of these two Brisbane markets this weekend.
BNE DESIGN Market
On Friday November 29, from 4pm ‘til 9pm, head to Reddacliff Place in Brisbane’s CBD for the ultimate design market. Celebrating Brisbane’s leading artists and designers, BNE DESIGN is a bespoke open-air market curated by Museum of Brisbane. You’ll find an impressive array of homewares, fashion, ceramics, jewellery, stationery and more – perfect for that hard-to-buy-for relative or art-loving friend! Make a night of it and enjoy a bite to eat while listening to the tunes from the talented live performers as they float across the market. You’re sure to find plenty of unique Christmas gifts, and something special for yourself. Featuring over 25 local stallholders – all of whom have curated a Christmas gift selection – these twilight markets are not to be missed. You can expect jewellery by Bianca Mavrick, Chloe Waddell and C+K+V, porcelain tableware from Blue House Porcelain, wheel thrown ceramics by Ever Ceramics, a unique selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanger pieces from Blaklash, clothing and accessories and so much more. Not to mention, it’s totally free to enter!
QAGOMA Christmas Design Market
Back it up on Saturday November 30 and hit GoMA in South Brisbane from 9am ‘til 4pm for their annual Christmas Design Market! Treat yourself and those you love to a handmade gift, thoughtfully designed by the clever curators and artisans all hand-selected for the QAGOMA Christmas Design Market. Stop by the GoMA Forecourt to shop a diverse selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares, textiles and clothing. There will be more than 50 of QAGoMA’s best independent local artisans, most of whom will have EFT facilities (though you should bring cash just in case). While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the QAGOMA Store for a huge range of books, art merchandise and designer gifts. The market also coincides with an exhibition showcasing works by Brisbane painter Jon Molvig at the Queensland Art Gallery, so make a day of it and get in a little bit of culture before you shop, shop, shop!