Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Suitcase Rummage has a new Website!

Hello dearest Rummagers!

We have set up a brand new website over here: www.suitcaserummage.com.au

We will keep using our blogspot - but it is not our main source of information or contact anymore. It will become as a blog - as it was meant to be!

So, if you are looking for dates, registration information or would like to contact us - please visit our new website!


Big love,
The Rummage Team

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Brisbane Rummage is on Today!

Brisbane Rummagers! 

We are still setting up today, despite the weather forecast. Bring along an umbrella for shade - and just in case we have a little shower in the afternoon! 

See you all soon!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Dates for Suitcase Rummage @ Lismore Regional Gallery!

We had a fabulous kick off at Lismore Regional Gallery in September, and really appreciated all the lovely locals' feedback regarding Lismore in the middle of Summer - so we have decided to reschedule our dates in an attempt to keep our cool! Our next Rummage will be in March 2015, with registrations to open in December. We will announce another date soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Introducing our Featured Stallholder.........

We would like to bid a warm welcome to......

 The Sister Collective!! 

A Collective in the true sense of the word - the label is offered to other creatives as an outlet to share their creative love with the world; and they believe that no matter how small or quirky you think your work is, someone out there will LOVE it!! 

The lifelong friends hail from beautiful Brunswick Heads and will be Rummaging up a storm with us tomorrow at Suitcase Rummage Gold Coast, Sunhouse from 11am until 4pm. They will have a selection of their hand-made and up cycled wares available for your viewing and adorning pleasure.

You can see more of their work here: www.facebook.com/SisterCollecting

If you would like to be a part of the Rummage experience, jump online and book your stall now! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suitcase-rummage-gold-coast-tickets-12187100947

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Introducing our Featured Stallholder: Illustre 2014!!

Introducing our Featured Stallholder for Suitcase Rummage @ Federation Square...

Illustre 2014!

Illustre 2014 represents the end-of-year graduate exhibition from the Diploma of Illustration at NMIT. The exhibition showcases their amazing work and the varying ideas, genres, techniques and styles expressed through their course work and illustration portfolios.

These talented artists aspire to work in advertising, design, gaming, film and television, publishing, tattooing and more.

The illustre team will be attending the Rummage at Federation Square on the 12th of October, selling artwork, cards and other creative goodies as well as henna tattooing. All funds will go towards their end of year exhibition Illustre. So please come on down and help support our creatives out!

Illustre will be held at the new Inner Space Gallery, 160 High Street Prahran, and will run from the 6th until 15th November, from11am to 4pm each day except Sundays. To see more of their work, go to www.illustre2014.weebly.com

To register a stall for our second last Melbourne Rummage, go here:www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suitcase-rummage-melbourne-federation-square-


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Suitcase Rummage at the Sunshine Coast!

Today we are launching our first Suitcase Rummage on the Sunshine Coast!

We'll be teaming up with Caloundra Regional Gallery and Caloundra Fringe Festival for this special event! So, get ready for a day of art, festivities and Rummaging!

You'll find us set up at the Caloundra Regional Gallery carpark, from 10am - 3pm.

In case you don't know, Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle. Its about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with your goods and treats.

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ......you name it!

Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed!

Friday, September 26, 2014

First Suitcase Rummage at the Redlands TODAY!

We are super excited to launch our first Suitcase Rummage today with Redland City Council and Redland Performing Arts Centre! It's a part of a series of Pop Ups we'll be hosting at the Redlands :)

So, come and join us by the sea! Rummage style flea market as per usual :)

What: Suitcase Rummage @The Redlands!
When: Saturday September 27, 11am - 4pm

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pop Up Suitcase Rummage @ Coburg Carnivale, Melbourne Fringe!

This year for the first time, Coburg Carnivale is taking place as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, a city wide celebration of art and culture. 

Coburg will come alive with a spectacular array of colour and culture when the Coburg Carnivale brings music and art into the Victoria Street Mall and Sydney Road precinct. The free week long program will celebrate and showcase the talents of the local community. Victoria Mall will transform and we'll be there with bell's on!

But this will be a Pop Up Rummage with a difference! 
As we near the grand event we will be unveiling some new and exciting Happenings as part of the Suitcase Rummage experience...


One of our beloved regular Rummagers Alex e Clark will bring her large-scale all-ages collaborative drawing party to Suitcase Rummage with:

'ART PARTY - Texta People Drawing Jam!'
Alex will be sharing her secrets of texta portraiture. Punters can take a turn behind the easel or volunteer their face for budding students to draw.
Alex is a Brunswick-based illustrator making comics, portraits and (most recently) book covers.
Check out http://FB.com/alexeclark.art or http://alexeclark.blogspot.com/ for more information.
She will be hosting her portrait workshops on the hour, every hour 12pm / 1pm / 2pm.
Come out and play with us! Registrations are now open so jump in quick sticks!

What: Suitcase Rummage @ Coburg Carnivale
When: Saturday 4th October 11am – 3pm
Where: Victoria Street Mall, Coburg
Cost: $25 + bf 

Register here!
Facebook Event Page here!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Introducing Olive and the Volcano Letterpress!

We are thrilled to feature Olive and the Volcano Letterpress at our inaugural Lismore Rummage this coming Saturday September 13 at Lismore Regional

If you would like to be a part of the Rummage experience, register HERE!

See more of their beautiful work at the following links:
website & store: www.oliveandthevolcano.com
instagram: www.instagram.com/oatvletterpress @oatvletterpress
pinterest: www.pinterest.com/oatvletterpress @oatvletterpress
facebook: www.facebook.com/oliveandthevolcano

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Hello Rummagers!

This is a reminder that we are setting up in KING GEORGE SQUARE in the city today.
You will find us in between Ann Street and Adelaide Street in the city.
12pm - 5pm.

See you soon!

Suitcase Rummage @ Coburg Carnivale and Melbourne Fringe Festival!

COBURG CARNIVALE - bringing music and art to the streets!

On Saturday 4th of October, Suitcase Rummage will return to Victoria Street Mall for the second instalment of Coburg Carnivale!

Coburg will come alive with a spectacular array of colour and culture when the Coburg Carnivale brings music and art into the Victoria Street Mall and Sydney Road precinct.

This FREE week long program will celebrate and showcase the talents of our local community. For the first time, Coburg Carnivale is taking place as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, a city wide celebration of art and culture. See Victoria Mall transform over the week and join in the fun!

We'll be there with bells on!

What: Suitcase Rummage @ Coburg Carnivale
When: Saturday October 4, 11am - 3pm
Where: Victoria Street Mall, Coburg
Cost: $25
Register here!
Facebook Event Page here!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Featured Stallholder - Side Show Design!

Allow us to shine a spotlight on our latest featured stallholder:

Introducing Side Show Design! 

This lovely pair design, create and make whimsical womens ware with a modern twist. Be sure to come along to Suitcase Rummage @ the Kindred Studios Open Day to scoop up some of their treasure. 

If you would like to register a stall, check out our website for more info http://suitcase-rummage.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/suitcase-rummage-pop-up-kindred-studios.html

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Suitcase Rummage Sunhouse

Hello Rummagers - unfortunately, due to factors out of our control, our August 9 Gold Coast Rummage has been postponed. But never fear, we'll be back October 11 at Sunhouse!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Suitcase Rummage Pop Up @ Kindred Studios!

Hey Melburnians! Suitcase Rummage is off to play with our Friends In The West at Kindred Studios, Yarraville!

On Saturday 6 September 2014 from 10am-3pm, Kindred Studios is inviting you to discover its vast suite of creative, learning, production, rehearsal and performance spaces at an exciting OPEN DAY

Entry to the Open Day is FREE, including a fun range of interactive, creative workshops for kids and grown-ups, performances by talented local musicians, guided tours and a professional photography shoot.

There will be live music, photo shoots, workshops (yoga, hula hoops, disco dance), pamper stations, guided tours of all studios spaces…and us!

Kindred Studios is located just 15 minutes from the CBD and a 7 minute walk from Seddon Station, at 212a Whitehall Street, Yarraville.

The on-site Café on the Park, overlooking Yarraville Gardens, will be brewing fair-trade, organic coffee plus savoury and sweet treats throughout the day and for grown-ups, the Bar of Bengal will be pouring a great selection of local and imported beers and wines.

If you would like to be a part of the Rummage experience, please register. Details below:
  • What: Suitcase Rummage Pop Up @ Kindred Studios
  • When: Saturday 6th September 10am – 3pm
  • Where: Kindred Studios - 212a Whitehall St, Yarraville (opposite Yarraville Gardens, corner of Harris Street).   
  • Facebook Event Page here
  • Website: http://suitcase-rummage.blogspot.com.au
  • Cost: $25 + bf 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Suitcase Rummage Comes To Northern New South Wales!

Northern Rivers, we have found a new home upon one of your glorious shores!

Suitcase Rummage is sailing down the Wilson River and setting anchor in the university town of Lismore.

In partnership with the lovely folk at Lismore Regional Gallery, we’ll be hosting a regular Rummage. 

'Lismore Regional Gallery’s Mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas locally and nationally through a distinctive and innovative program of exhibitions and events.'

Well, we’re one of those innovative events!

Registrations are now open for our inaugural in September, so jump online and secure your chance to be a part of the Rummage experience.

When: Saturday September 13, 11am - 4pm
Where: Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth Street, Lismore
Cost: $25 + bf 
Register: here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Suitcase Rummage @ Federation Square

We are counting down to our Rummage Residency at Fed Square, the cultural heart of Melbourne City, starting Sunday July 6th.

We had a marvellous time back in February as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, housed in the glorious Atrium.

There are still a few spots left so if you would like to be one of our Suitcase Stallies, go here to register now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suitcase-rummage-melbourne-federation-square-tickets-11567014251

Friday, June 13, 2014

Suitcase Rummage ON at Coburg Carnivale today!

Melbourners! Despite the weather, Suitcase Rummage is on today at Coburg Carnivale! The Festival is getting ready for a day of frolics and fun, and so are we!
We'll be set up 11am to 3pm as planned, bring your winter woolies!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Suitcase Rummage at Brisbane Powerhouse tomorrow!

Here at Suitcase Rummage we've decided it's time to get crafty! So, as apart of our new POP UP Rummage's at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE we are hosting a community Crafternoon in the lovely greenery opposite the Rummage.

The details are:


Sunday May 25, 1pm - 4pm

At the Performance Lawn! This is the grassy area on the left of the Powerhouse building (not NewFarm Park). In short, find the Suitcase Rummage and you will find the Crafternoon set up opposite it!

BYO Craft projects and materials (this could be crochet, collage, writing, drawing, finger knitting, seed bombing, anything creative!)
BYO rug and cushion / chair to sit on
BYO imagination and willingness to craft!
BYO healthy snacks to keep you crafting!

It's FREE to attend the crafternoon!

We will provide some blankets and rugs to sit on, but we do ask you bring your own if you can.

Sunday May 25, 3pm

We also will be hosting a delightful talk with lovely local Pia Robinson from QUT Art Museum.

Pia Robinson is part of the curatorial team at QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery. She has undertaken study nationally and internationally, including Marketing the Visual Arts and Art as an Alternative Investment at Sotheby's Institute of Art London, Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from QUT and Bachelor of Fine Arts from QCA. Her previous employment, spanning over 10 years, ranges from Volunteer Tour Guide at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Archivist at Fire-works Gallery, Art Teachers' Aide, Membership Officer at Artworkers Alliance, Curatorial Assistant at Urban Art Projects, Queensland Coordinator at AbaF, Project Co-ordinator & Facilitator of Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art & Design workshop program, and Gallery Manager at Ryan Renshaw Gallery.

The Talk is FREE! It will happen at the same space as the Crafternoon, 3pm start!

We suggest arriving a little earlier than 2pm and have a Rummage through the market first :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When it's hot in your suitcase, it's Cool In Gatta! (sorry)

We are peachy keen to announce our new partnership with Sunhouse Cafe in Coolangatta! We've found the ultimate spot for a regular Rummage right in the Borderlands for our Extreme Northern New South Welshman and ladies, and our Southern GC dudes and dudettes!!

For those of you yet to visit Sunhouse, they have this to say 'In the shadow of an industry, the local people demand a change. A surfboard shop with focus on customer service and unique, quality product. Sourcing the most interesting and functional collection of surfboards around.' They also make killer coffee, pack a lovely lunch and host some super fun events.

So! Don your favourite vintage sunbonnet and join us for our launch, June 7 as part of the very smooth Cooly Rocks On festival!

What: Suitcase Rummage @ Sunhouse 
When: Saturday June 7 11am - 4pm
Where: Sunhouse Cafe 41 Mclean Street, Coolangatta QLD
Cost: $25
Register here!
Facebook Event Paghere!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Suitcase Rummage @ Coburg Carnivale, Melbourne!

Last year Suitcase Rummage was invited to be a part of the Coburg Carnivale and we had a wonderful time! So we are chuffed to be invited back this year to rummage and rumble once again. Coburg will come alive with a spectacular array of colour and culture  bringing music and art to the streets.

The day long program will celebrate and showcase the talents of our local community and beyond. Victoria Mall will transform with art installations and performances. Join us from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 14 June for Carnivale in the Mall, a fun day for the whole family featuring free entertainment, activities, stalls and more. Full program information is available on the Coburg Carnivale website.

Registrations are open now, with limited space get in quick! Register here.
Our Facebook event page is here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Registrations NOW OPEN for Brisbane!

Hello Suitcase Rummagers!

We have just opened registrations for our June dates in Brisbane City.

If you're eager to have a stall, best get in quick! These ones usually sell out fast.

To register, please follow this link and book a stall online.

If you have any troubles, please just send us an email :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Our First Community Crafternoon & New Talk Series!

Here at Suitcase Rummage we've decided it's time to get crafty! So, as apart of our new POP UP Rummage's at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE we are hosting a Community Crafternoon & launching our new talk series Creative Conversations. 
We've decided to make this a monthly event to coincide with the handmade Rummage at the Powerhouse. So, we hope you can make it along to our very first!

The details are:


Sunday April 27, 1pm-6pm


At the Brisbane Powerhouse, Lamington Street, NewFarm.

The Rummage, Crafternoon & Creative Conversations will take place at the Performance Lawn!.
This is the grassy area on the left of the Powerhouse building (not NewFarm Park).
In short, find the Suitcase Rummage and you will find the Crafternoon set up opposite it!


BYO Craft projects and materials (this could be crochet, collage, writing, drawing, finger knitting, seed bombing, anything creative!)
BYO rug and cushion or chair to sit on
BYO imagination and willingness to craft!
BYO healthy snacks to keep you crafting!

It's FREE to attend the crafternoon!

We will provide some blankets and rugs to sit on, but we do ask you bring your own if you can.


We also will be hosting a monthly talk with a local creative. This month we have the delightful Catherine, fromThe Spring Shop & Blog in the spotlight!

Not only does Catherine have a wonderful blog, she has started up a shop where you can find everything you need in the neo-traditional food, craft, and life styling department to make your awesome life look a little bit more Pinterest-worthy! Find her at The Spring Shop.


The Talk is FREE! It will happen at the same space as the Crafternoon, 3pm start!

We suggest arriving a little earlier than 2pm and have a Rummage through the market first!

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hello Rummagers,

Unfortunately, due to the weather, we have to cancel today's Suitcase Rummage at Brisbane Powerhouse.
We hope you can make it along for our next event there on April 27.

Please note, this means the Crafternoon + Talk will not be happening today either, as all events were planned for outside.

Hope you enjoy the rainy Sunday now!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bleach & Kite

This coming Sunday we have two Rummages, one in Melbourne as part of the Darebin Community and Kite Festival and the other on the Gold Coast as part of the Bleach Festival. Both are always a blast. A last hurrah to Summer and an hola to Autumn!
Click on the links, quick sticks, to register!

For Melbourne: click here
For Gold Coast: click here

Monday, February 10, 2014

Suitcase Rummage Canberra!

Canberra, we missed you!Suitcase Rummage will be at Art, Not Apart again this year....registration and details below.

What: Suitcase Rummage
When: Saturday 15 March, 1pm - 6pm
Where: Kendall Lane, NewActon, Canberra
Cost: $25
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suitcase-rummage-canberra-tickets-10559117605

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Suitcase Rummage @ Better Block Brunswick Pop Up Park!

We are very excited to be invited to participate in the Better Block Brunswick Pop Up Park! The wonderful folk at Moreland City Council are turning part of Wilson Avenue (just off Sydney Road in Brunswick, Melbourne) into a pop-up park and performance space for two months.
The area has become prone to graffiti, rubbish dumping and crime and so we're helping the community reclaim the space! The pop-up park will serve as a trial of a more permanent proposal, and allow the community to participate and offer their feedback.

In true pop up style, Suitcase Rummage will be popping up at the Pop Up Park on Sunday 2nd of March. We're looking for buskers to perform as part of the program during the event, so if you would like to jump up on your soapbox give us a shout. Email us at suitcaserummage@gmail.com with 'Soapbox' as the subject heading, and we'll let you know the details.

Registrations are open now so if you would like to be a part of the Rummage experience, register here.
Suitcase Rummage Event Page here.
Better Brunswick Pop Up Park Event Page here.
For more information about the Pop Up Park for a Better Brunswick, go here.

This project has been partially funded by the Victorian Government's Community Crime Prevention Program.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Suitcase Rummage is back at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE!

Hello Rummagers!

We're super excited to announce that we will be back at Brisbane Powerhouse this year to continue our extra special handmade Rummages!
Registrations have just opened for our first one in January. If you have some handmade treats you would like to sell, please email us for the code so you can book in online.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Registrations open for BRISBANE!

Hello Rummagers!

After a delightful (and much needed) little holiday break, we're back in full Rummage swing!
We're having the first weekend off in January in Brisbane - but have just opened registrations for our dates in February like we usually would.

So, in short, registrations are NOW OPEN for Feb 2nd & Feb 16th for BRISBANE!

Our Rummage on January 19 is fully booked.

So get in quick and snap up a spot for Feb!

Register online here!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Yay it's time for festivities!!

To all the festivals that partnered with us this year, to all the venues that hosted us, to all our lovely suitcase stallies, and of course to all the Rummagers in the land...we wish you a

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Suitcase Rummage Melbourne 2014 - Dates announced

Melbourne it's on like Donkey Kong! This time next February join us for our first Suitcase Rummage of 2014 in Melbourne. And what an exciting Rummage too. We'll be set up in the super cool Atrium at Federation Square as part of the amazing Sustainable Living Festival's Big Weekend - wow! We suspect this one might go like hotcakes so click right here to register now.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Suitcase Rummage Brisbane 2014!

Drum roll please: announcing our first set of dates for Brisbane 2014! Ta da!
Registrations will be open for January on Monday December 16 - so please check back then!

Friday, November 29, 2013


Unfortunately due to the weather, we have had to CANCEL today's (30 November) event at Reddacliffe Place.

We hope to see you at another Rummage soon!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

LAST Suitcase Rummage @ Chalice!!

Registrations are open for our LAST Suitcase Rummage @ Chalice!! 

Next year Suitcase Rummage Melbourne will be focusing on our Pop Up Partnerships with festivals, starting with the excellent Sustainable Living Festival in February. So be sure to come along and play with us on December 14 as we bid adieu to lovely High Street, Northcote with live music from our resident crooner Will Tait (from 8Foot Felix), Anna Paddick & The Spekulators, flamenco dance with the exotic La Constanza, Bizarro story telling, tribal face painting and the usual fabulous art, craft, second hand and vintage wares.
Go here to register: Suitcase Rummage @ Chalice

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Suitcase Rummage Melbourne - Two For One!

Hello Melbourne Rummagers,

We have a special deal for our lovely Melburnians: when you register for The Village Festival, a space at our monthly Chalice Rummage is included! Nice eh? Well it's November and November is as good a time as any to be nice!

REGISTER HERE: www.suitcaserummage.eventbrite.com  
(click on the The Village page)

For more info on The Village Festival go here.

Image from The Village Festival website