West Wind Collector will be running for the second time on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
December. West Wind Collector is an independant market organised by the makers themselves to show their work, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is a curated event that includes exciting works from some of Melbourne’s freshest talents - the aim is to create an intimate environment where you can grab a coffee and chat with the makers themselves to hear the story behind their products.
West Wind Collector focuses on handmade and locally produced objects and is the perfect way to find unique and original gifts for loved ones, whilst giving visitors a glimpse of Melbourne's maker scene. At this market, you will find ceramics, jewellery, homewares, skincare products, illustration, comics, plants and fashion. There will be originals, samples and one-off wares and a section of comic artists to presenting their latest hand drawn zines and comics.
"This started from a small backyard market advertised to our followers on Instagram, now it's grown into this amazing Christmas market at the Abbotsford Convent, it's so picturesque there, the space is incredible so we are very lucky" - Zibby Aitken-Valtenbergs
'The idea behind this market was born out of a wish for myself and a group of artist friends tocreate an event that aligned with our values and best represented melbourne’s creative community. The response and support we've received from our first event was overwhelming and definitely encouraged us to renew this great initiative.’ - Lucile Sciallano