3 Iconic Markets Return to Morningside and Bulimba

Local makers, traders and shoppers alike will have some community events to look forward to this November and December as three iconic markets mark their return in Morningside and Bulimba following months of shutdown.

Love Eco Markets, Southside ART Market and Bulimba Community Market are setting up shops again amidst COVID-safe guidelines and other safety protocols. 

Keen to shop for quality locally-made stuff and support small businesses? Take note of these reopening dates and times:

Love Eco Markets

When: Sunday 8 Nov 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Morningside School of Arts at the corner of Wynnum and Thynne Roads

About 40 green makers will be selling their creations and there will be eats and drinks as well. To follow the event’s updates, including the line-up of expected makers, check out the Facebook event page. 

Photo Credit: Love Eco Markets

Bulimba Community Market

When: Sunday 15 Nov 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bulimba Memorial Park on Oxford Street

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or rugs, as well as some good vibes. There will be stalls from creators, as well as traders of food and drinks. Live tunes will keep the crowd entertained. Follow the market’s updates on Facebook

Photo Credit: The Design Collective Markets

Southside ART Market

When: Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Morningside School of Arts at the corner of Wynnum and Thynne Roads

Stall applications are still open until 9 Nov 2020. If you’re an artist or maker with creative goods to sell, you may still apply for a spot. Read the FAQ page to learn how to become part of this event. 

Photo Credit: Southside ART Market

This year’s community markets will have a different layout and foot traffic to facilitate social distancing. Shoppers can expect to line up before entering the premises as they might need to register for contract tracing. 

Southside Art Market Returns in Morningside

Morningside’s popular family-friendly event, Southside Art Market, is back on Sunday, the 19th of November from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Morningside School of Arts Hall. The event promises to showcase art pieces from various artists in Brisbane.

Southside Art Market is not just a venue for people to do their early Christmas gift shopping for handmade crafts and other trinkets. It is also held to promote the local artists whose dedication and passion to their art is beyond belief. Some of them have already transitioned to the international market.

Providing music for the day are Flautist Gerard Dutton from the Brisbane Flute Studio and Guitarist Russell Neville. There will also be Raku Firing Demo and pottery activities courtesy of the Ceramic Arts Qld. Paintings from  Max Fulcher and Alana Lani Bosgra will also be showcased for purchase, along with other pieces from more than 40 artists.

Gerard Dutton from the Brisbane Flute Studio

Gerard is both a professional player and teacher of flute and piccolo. Prior to teaching students at the Brisbane Flute Studio, he has performed with the Queensland and Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also lectured at the Queensland Conservation of Music.

Gerard has made his mark internationally, performing in the United States, Vietnam, Tonga, New Zealand, South Korea, China and Myanmar.  His last stint abroad has been in Yangon, Myanmar, where he also taught music at the British School of Yangon and at the International School of Yangon.

Guitarist Russel Neville

Russel is a guitar teacher who also performs for functions, weddings, and other intimate occasions. His numerous accolades include winning the first prize for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Guitar Prize for four consecutive years (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988).

Max Fulcher

Max’s artworks involves the vivid depiction of the Australian rainforest environment. His favourites are orchids and birds.  His passion for the orchids has been the motivation for his two renowned books, The Enchanted Orchid and The Orchid Teacher. Max has also been featured in various magazines, including an 8-page feature from Vogue Entertaining.

Max is particularly renowned for his watercolour and pen-and-wash technique. His most iconic contribution to the digital age has come 25 years ago when he pioneered freehand drawing using a mouse and Apple Mac.

Max personal story has also been a timeless example of how persistently the calling for the arts can “pester” a person. He was in the navy when he was younger. His calling for the arts turned out to be stronger so he eventually shifted to advertising. His career in advertising, however, did not satisfy his thirst for the arts. In his 40s, he decided to become a full time artist.

Lani’s Art by Alana Bosgra

Alana or Lani’s art is famous because she does not merely create for personal expression. More importantly, her artworks are storytelling that centres around mental health issues. Lani believes that art:

…does not have to be about skill but instead the experience and process of creating.

Art should be available to everyone, not just those who have studied it or understand it technically.

Art serves a purpose; to bring peace, calm and understanding to what can at times be a tumultuous life.

Art tells stories, it allows for interesting communication, it connects us not only to our own story but to something bigger than ourselves.

Ceramic Arts Qld

The not-for-profit organization, which was formed in Brisbane in 1968, has the ultimate goal of promoting the Ceramic Arts. The group of artists will demonstrate Raku Firing, a complicated process of making pots which make use of combustible materials.

For updates on other artists that will be going at the Morningside School of Arts Hall, follow Southside Art Market on Facebook.

Morningside School of Arts Hosts Southside Art Market

Art lovers in south Brisbane are set to reunite in another creative event. Morningside’s School of Arts will be hosting the Southside Art Market this Sunday (30 April). The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Amazing artworks made by 50 local Brisbane artists will be exhibited.

Max Fulcher. an 82-year-old resident of Kangaroo Point, is among the artists who will be presenting their artwork during the show. Mr Fulcher has a passion for digital arts. Until 20 years ago, he was an avid watercolour artist. He “accidentally” discovered his current penchant for digital arts when the digital artist in his advertising firm went on holidays one day and he decided to “(give) it a go for a laugh.”

He started with stick figures, started practicing 24/7 and then got progressively better. Quite an impressive achievement, he admits, since he was not used to using a computer at the time.

Where before he held paintbrushes, Mr Fulcher now sits in front of his computer and draws digital masterpieces. He makes artworks through the Adobe Illustrator program. His designs are sketched using his computer’s mouse. His creative digital pieces, which include aviaries and orchids, will be exhibited at the weekend art market.

Debra Hood, the event’s organiser and also Morningside’s cityscape painter, could not help but admire both Mr Fulcher and his artwork. She has professed amazement at his “vitality and enthusiasm for his art.” Ms Hood also said that as an artist, Mr Fulcher is “extremely skilled and does a lot of funky, contemporary, colourful pieces.”

The Southside Art Market event will feature a variety of fun and creative sessions. A raku firing demo will be conducted by Ceramic Arts Qld, Brisbane’s not-for-profit organisation that has promoted ceramic artistry since 1968.

There will be face painting and activities for kids. Attendees can also listen to the charming melodies of La Dolce Vita, a string quintet that plays an assortment of music in a unique, well-arranged five-piece style.

Entry to the event is free and parking is available. Morningside’s art gallery is located at Cnr Wynnum/Thynne Road. For a sneak peak of the artists and their artworks, visit their Facebook page or Instagram gallery.

Photo Credit: From last year’s art market by Southside ART Market/Facebook