At The Finders Keepers, there will be no losers or weepers – not with the line-up creators Sarah Thornton and Brooke Johnston have ‘in-stall’.
Hidden below 12,000 cubic metres of rock and greenery, a vibrating hub of creativity is brewing. From Friday 12th May till Sunday 14th May (Mother’s Day), find independent art and design stalls at Sydney’s newest supersize-me cultural venue – The Cutaway Barangaroo. In 2007, The Finders Keepers market was born from zero experience or funds and just 20 stalls. This year, The Finders Keepers market will feature over 2200 independent art and design stalls within a venue accommodating approximately 5,500.
Meticulously matched food and beverage stalls are also on board, with live music, TWO bars, two coffee carts and numerous food trucks. Head out for some Friday night fun at the Finders Keepers, or make a weekend of it. With just $2 entry fee, who wouldn’t want to spend the whole weekend scouring the freshest Australian design and foodie finds. Don’t know what to get your Mumma for Mother’s Day this year? Take her to Finders Keepers – there something for everymum… Oops, we mean everyone. From homewares and bedding, to clothing, candles and skin care, The Finders Keepers are bursting with options to drain your bank account. Here’s a little taste of the world of food, drink, funky design and innovation that a $2 will get you:
FOOD & DRINK
Taste Korea’s national dish Bibimbap with an added western twist for a balanced and nutritious meal with Korean fried chicken, or keep it vegan-friendly.
Tsuru are there to provide delicious Asian street fare, rolling out hand-made steamed buns filled with BBQ hot & spicy pork belly, teriyaki chicken or shitake mushrooms and tofu. Tsuru is also home to Australia’s Best Lunch Roll 2012, so be on the lookout for their Balinese lemongrass chicken roll.
Challenge mass-market mixer brands and grab a unique soda pop option for your next fizzy refreshment from CAPI, Australia’s newest carbonation kings.
FUNKY DESIGN & INNOVATION
Fill your closet with this luxurious and timeless label, dedicated to handcrafted bespoke, ready to wear, clothing jewellery and accessories. Created from the most beautiful and natural materials, your purchases will truly be unique.
Brighten up with a unique Upswitch lamp. Handmade from upcycled materials – discarded science equipment, copper, timber – you’ll never be sure what you’ll find intertwined in your newest lighting love.
Eat Me Chutney
Although a food, Eat Me Chutney have won our award for ethical innovation. The owner and creator, mum-and-son duo, source discarded fruits and vegetables to be converted into delicious (rescued) chutneys. So far, they have rescued 1.2 tons of produce, preventing CO2 emissions, equivalent to a 13,000km drive.
You, Me & Bones
Here is a candle company creating weird and wonderful waxy works. Find creepy cool candles inspired by the human body (an anatomical heart), doll parts and animals skulls.
LAST MINUTE MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS
For the mother who doesn’t mind a little mockery, these milestone cards celebrate authentic parenting moments for both human babies and fur.
Does your Mum need some pampering? Kokkos handcrafted 100% natural bath, body and skincare products made from botanicals and earth elements are the perfect solution.
Support this hub of inspiration and nurture the local talent of Australia. For more information on this ‘more than just a market’ Sydney May event, head to the official website here. Download the stall map ahead of time to plan your points of attack or for a weekend long itinerary!
The Finders Keepers Market
Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Barangaroo NSW 2000
When: Friday 12th May: 5pm-10pm, Saturday 13th May: 10am-6pm, Sunday 14th May (Mother’s Day): 10am-5pm
Entry fee $2, children under 12 enter free!