Canberra’s One Stop Shop for Design


Handmade is a design paradise. This weekend (17 & 18 March), the Budawang Building and Conference Centre at EPIC will be displaying the best of Australian design artisans from both locally and around the country, who have spent years building their successful small businesses. The vendors you will find have spent months putting collections together, selecting materials, handcrafting their products and planning their beautiful stalls so you can find the perfect treasure when you shop at the market.

Perhaps your home needs a cushion, throw, vase or artwork to be complete. At Handmade, there will be so many “oooh” moments when you fall in love with that perfect piece, that you’ll be spoiled for choice. Maybe you have an event to attend and need a dress, suit or statement jewellery. With more stalls than ever devoted to fashion and accessories, all put together by our talented designers, we’re confident that you will find something to stand out from the crowd.

Bring your children this weekend and introduce them to colourful displays of toys and games, while you shop for their outfits and buy gifts for your small loved ones. And there are gifts for your four legged loved ones too.

If this weekend is about indulgence for you, browse our wonderful apothecaries. Skincare and grooming are the specialities of many of our stallholders. With an emphasis on natural products and sustainability, you can be confident that the candles, creams and potions you find at Handmade have been carefully developed, scented and packaged so you can take away the perfect gift for a friend or yourself.

And when you’ve finished, head to the Coorong Pavilion and feast your senses on our Gourmet Food Hall, about which we’ll be giving you a preview in the next article. Stay tuned, and make sure you include Handmade in your plans for this weekend – 10am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see you there!