The Finders Keepers Melbourne Autumn & Winter 2013 Markets 5-6 April

Flyer artwork by Meeri Anneli

” The Finders Keepers are BACK in Melbourne for the Autumn/Winter Markets in the world renowned Royal Exhibition Building, in the Carlton Gardens.

This market features MORE stalls and more room for patrons to explore a fantastic array of new designers from both Melbourne and around Australia. As well as a fresh new line up of live music.

This market event we will be running the event on a Friday evening & Saturday. The markets are NOW a gold coin donation entry* for all guests, and feature live music, with food and bar open all day.

Where, When, How?

The next markets are:
Autumn/Winter 2013
Friday 5th April 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 6th April 10am – 5pm


The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Entry Fee: Gold coin donation.* Kids under 12 FREE entry!

 is available via The Melbourne Museum and has a charge, however it is limited. There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only, please be prepared.

How to get there & Public transport info:
Tram 86 or 96 to Museum stop, corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets. City Circle Tram to corner of Victoria and Nicholson Streets.
City Loop train to Parliament Station.
Bus routes 250, 251, 253, and 402 to Rathdowne Street.
Taxi drop-off zones on Nicholson and Rathdowne Streets.

Map & how to get there guide is available here.


Friday night:
6 – 7pm – DJ Maersk
7 – 7.45pm – Great Earthquake
8.15 – 9pm – Cobi
9 – 10pm – DJ Maersk

10am – 12pm – Niko Maersk DJ set
12 – 12.45pm – Lauren Moore
1.15 – 2pm – Oscar KeySung
2.15 – 3pm – Wintercoats
3.30 – 4.15pm – Fox + Sui
4.15 – 5pm – Niko Maersk DJ set

Share this event with your friends! Our official event invite on Facebook is here.

* Why is Finders Keepers now asking for a gold coin donation?
This Melbourne Markets we have been able to offer our biggest and best market yet, and have seen phenomenal growth over the past 3 years in Melbourne.

With this growth means our event expenses have risen significantly and its not sustainable for us to offer our events free anymore.

We offer an amazing line up of design, art, music and now food – much like that of a festival, but we only ask for a gold coin donation so we can continue to grow and bring you these fantastic events in the future.

To help us to continue to encourage young independent designers in Australia, we kindly ask for the donation which allows us to continue to grow FK, and keep our stall fees at a reasonable pricing to help attract the very best of young emerging design. We are now offering ‘debut’ stalls which are sponsored by us, as opportunities for designers to get their work out there for a discounted stall fee.

Finders Keepers has always maintained we are a ‘profit for purpose’ which means basically all our event dollars go back purely into our events. We love what we do, and for 5 years have happily been able to offer our events for FREE but as you can understand after years of amazing growth, we can’t continue to do that and offer our support at the level we have.”

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Vinh Van Lam
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Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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