Art fair showcases local handmade crafts


The Queen Victoria Market has a reputation as a foodies paradise but did you know it also supports the creative arts?

The Melbourne Craft Fair 2022 curated by The Rose St. Artists’ Market team took over Shed K at the markets in late August, in support of local artists and handmade crafts.

Visitors experienced the event exploring diverse handmade crafts combining historical and modern techniques.

Hand-poured candles with masculine-inspired fragrances like leather, musk and tobacco from Mr. Jasper Says. Source:

Craft work at The Rose St. Artists’ Market has a long history with traditional techniques mixed with brand new technology.

“In fact, we showcase the work of up to 120 creatives, so expect to feast your eyes on plenty of unique gems and one-off wonders that you won’t get anywhere else,” the artist market team said in a statement.

The team invited local independent designers, craft artists and original artists to help with the creative feast, as Melbourne was the hometown for most of artists and designers.

Products at CRFT*WRK were exhibited from different local independent makers, which you could only find at Queen Victoria Market.

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Natural goat’s milk soap and pure essential oils from Farm Goat Soaps. Source:

Exhibitions included artwork, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, homewares, artisan fragrances, embroidery, lace and dog accessories.

The Facebook page of Queen Victoria market described the event as “a celebration of contemporary, locally-made craft from Melbourne’s best and brightest artists and designers” where people can learn about handmade products and greet artists in person at one place.

“Here you can shop, source, commission and discover custom, unique items made by locals,” Jen – a contributor to Weekend Notes – said.

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No booking is required for Melbourne craft fair. Entry to the event is free with artworks available to purchase. People with the relevant skills can apply to showcase their products. The craft fair will also be held at the Queen Victoria Market (Shed K) on 24 September and 29 October this year.