Weekend adventures

Step out in Sydney this weekend as April kicks off with some serious handmade inspiration
Illustration by Andrea Smith

What are you doing this weekend?


A little pickle shopping, a little creativity, a little inspiration… Here is HB’s roundup for you to get out and about in Sydney and surrounds.

Makers and Shakers Market at Marrickville Town Hall this Saturday (Credit: Alana Dimou)


The Makers and Shakers Market is an indoor, curated event that brings together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of.

This weekend Marrickville sees over xx stallholder bring pop culture, home cooking, flowers, jewellery, ceramics, fab food and great coffee – well it’s in Marrickville, after all!


Where: Marrickville Town Hall, Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW

When: Saturday 1st April, 10am-3pm

Why: One day only!

What else: Entry is $2 and kids under 12 are free

Olive Tree Market in Newcastle (Credit: Images via Olive Tree Market)
Olive Tree Market in Newcastle (Credit: Images via Olive Tree Market)


The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over 150 creative minds!


The Olive Tree Market is constantly growing and evolving with talented creatives joining the market each month. Discover quality craftsmanship in gentlemens’ grooming, works and homewares by local Indigenous and emerging artists, ceramics, plants, homewares, music and more! See you under the Olive Tree.


Where: Civic Park, King Street, Newcastle NSW

When: 1st Saturday of the Month, 9am-3pm

Why: Because Newcastle is oozing with style and culture

What else: This weekend brings a sprecial pop-up stall for the Newcastle Writers Festival

Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy: The Art of Dinosaur Designs (Credit: Louise Olsen The Moon Loop. Photographed by Eleanor Ackland.)
Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy: The Art of Dinosaur Designs (Credit: Stephen Ormandy Totem series.)


Where: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW

When: 1 April – 14 May 2017 Daily from 10am – 5pm – Free admission

Why: To see iconic design up close and personal

What else: Because art is everything


“The exhibition is a colourful fusion of art, design and fashion, referencing Olsen and Ormandy’s iconic design label Dinosaur Designs and exploring in a gallery context the artful and aesthetic prevalent throughout their work.”

“A highlight of the show is an iconic set of life-sized totems in the artists’ signature resin. Originally developed for London Design Week 2016, the collection includes two new totems created specifically for the Hazelhurst exhibition.” Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

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