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:

CRAFTERNOON!

Sunday May 25, 1pm - 4pm

WHERE?
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!

WHAT TO BRING?
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.

TALKS!
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!


Notes:
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:

SUITCASE RUMMAGE @ BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Sunday April 27, 1pm-6pm

COMMUNITY CRAFTERNOON! 1pm - 4pm
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS! 3pm

WHERE?
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!

WHAT TO BRING TO THE CRAFTERNOON?

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.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS!

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.

http://www.thespringblog.com/about/

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

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

TODAY'S RUMMAGE CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED

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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

2013 Suitcase Rummage Silly Season Pledge

Here at Suitcase Rummage HQ, we are big fans of the Oxfam 3Things initiative. After all, one of the Rummage mottos is 'To focus on supporting Australia’s local, entry­‐level entrepreneurs, their locally produced handmade, recycled and up-­‐cycled products from a suitcase.'

Oxfam 3Things is a movement for Global Goodness. They believe that if each of us take small positive steps, together we can make some big changes. And we couldn't agree more!

Suitcase Rummage is a grass roots market designed to encourage members of the community to engage in ethical exchange through their advocacy of local Arts & Crafts, fostering DIY entrepreneurs, and supporting a sustainable economy. 

Last year we launched our Suitcase Rummage Silly Season Pledge and we were so chuffed at the encouragement we received. It seems there are quite a few Rummagers out there who also love being apart of a creative, robust and sustainable community! So since we have been hearing the word 'Christmas' bandied about at a few Rummages of late, we decided it was not too soon to launch our Silly Season Pledge for 2013.

There is plenty of time. All around Australia there are wonderful markets and outlets you can visit. Find the time to find them. Ride your bike, take the tram, train or bus, car pool, hover board to your favourite shop or market (and if you live remotely, jump online!). 

So pretty please, won't you join us again in our Suitcase Rummage Silly Season Pledge by supporting Australian made and grown, hand-made and fairly-traded art, craft produce, services and goods?


Take the pledge, pass it on and help make this Silly Season extra special!

And let us know about it! Show us what wonderful gifts you unrummage at your next Suitcase Rummage. Email us a picture of you with your silly season good(ness). suitcase rummage(at)gmail.com We have some wonderful Pop Ups coming up, as well as our regular Rummages....

Melbourne: Northcote Uniting Church Hall  11am - 4pm
October 12 - November 9 - December 14





Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Our lucky last September Pop-Up!

This Sunday 29th of September is the last of our September Pop Ups, and we're closing it in style at the North Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival!!

The line up for  the day is awesome; we have local acts making music on the main stage, workshops for kids (and the young at heart) with Cartoon Professionals Zoonitoons, a pop up cupcake cafe, a relaxation and Reiki massage stall, and a sea of suitcases selling all sorts of trash and treasure!

There are so many wonderful events on this Fringe. Why not  hang around after the Rummage and see a show or have a drink in the Warren. "Take a chance and see something you have never heard of".
http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/events/14/

Fringe Club: All The Flavours Of The Fringe
After filling up on the freshest shows from all around the Festival, the place to digest and unwind is the Fringe Club. With music, circus, comedy, colour and a touch of magic, the Fringe Club is the place to kick up your heels and dance the night away. Featuring 12 nights of incredible talent from across the Fringe, you’ll be coming back time and time again to celebrate your Melbourne Fringe Festival experience.

The Warren: The Life of the Underground
A cozy place to call your own, The Warren is the perfect hidey-hole to relax in either before or after a Festival show. Catch up, talk shop and enjoy a White Rabbit with us in this fabulous lair under the floorboards. Find a comfy couch and settle in, or explore the nooks and crannies to discover the unique and engaging installations and performances happening throughout. Brought to you by the wonderful folks at Little Creatures.


Zoonitoons workshop:
Since 1984 Fil and Helen have worked as a team beginning with the comic Zooniverse which was published in the USA and began their career in Hollywood. Working on over 200 episodes of TV and feature animation, they set the style of characters which have entertained millions of children around the world for over 28 years.

This Sunday at Suitcase Rummage, have your child design their own original characters for only $5 per head. Sit them down, so you can wander around and have yourself a good old fashioned haggle! Recommended Ages 7+

http://www.zoonitoons.com https://www.facebook.com/Zoonitoons


For more info go here and to register for a stall go here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Feature Stallholders @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club Pop Up Rummage!

Next Sunday 29th at the North Melbourne Town Hall you will find many wonderful delights including the beautifully crafted works of Kate Campbell and Vintage Galah! Go here to be a part of the Rummage experience and register for a stall!

Kate Campell Designs - Kate is a Melbourne based jewellery designer working in sterling silver with a focus on nature and reframing the definition of precious. Kate uses recycled brass and silver in jewellery pieces and makes everything at her studio in Northcote.
http://katecampbelldesigns.com/

















Vintage Galah - Turning Trash Into Treasure. Born from a love of finding vintage fabrics in op shops and at the same time, fatigue of mass produced fanbrics, Vintage Galah takes the unwanted and creates new accessories, homewares and softies.
Almost all of the marterials Dee uses are thrifted from Melbourne's op shops and then lovingly sewn together at home in Thornbury.
https://www.facebook.com/VintageGalah












Recently Dee and Kate have launched Northern Regards Artisan Market. An atmospheric market in Melbourne's north......with beer !
Taking place at Norhtcote Social Club on Northcote's thriving High Street, Nortern Regards Artisan Market brings together local artisans with SUSTAINABLE wares. Wether it's in the techniques or materials they use, all our stallholders have a strong commitment to sustainability.
And did we mention the beer? Not just located in a pub, Northern Regards brings local craft beer/boutiques wineries to market with free samples. Throw in good food and music and you have the perfect Saturday afternoon.
Next market is November 2nd at 301 High Street Northcote.
http://northernregards.com/



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Suitcase Rummage @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club















This coming Sunday, Suitcase Rummage will be hosting the last of the September Pop Ups and it's going to be a doozy. Housed at the North Melbourne Town Hall and part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, there will be live music on the grand stage and it is with great pleasure we introduce you to our awesome local musicians....

Will Tait & Friends
Will Tait (aka Captain Tait from 8Foot Felix) steers this ship from the Rhodes, and his voices glides from Tom Waits to Vaudeville with many tasty tangents on the way. 


The Marville Family
Peter Somerville on banjo, Ewen Baker on fiddle, Jeff Arnold on bass, Fran Martin on tenor guitar, in an echoey kitchen in Thornbury.


Peny Bohan
Not a newcomer to the music scene, Peny Bohan's knack for singer-songwriting was discovered after years of playing and studying Horn. Time out due to a physical hiccup allowed Peny many hours to get creative; who knew a couple of months in a neck-brace could turn out to turn out to be a good thing!
You may stumble across her on stage telling her stories and sweetly rambling about her day.
Sit a while with her and you will learn of the affectionate and oft-times passionate way she views her world. Peny delivers sass with an outwardly sweet persona whilst hinting at the sultry, cheeky and seductive soulful singer within.
www.facebook.com/pages/Peny-Bohan

Pepperjack
Pepperjack is the solo project of indie-folk songwriter, Lauren Moore. Her music is characterised by lyrical density and honest subject matter. Despite having a full band, these songs are stripped back for the live show until they're practically naked. Pepperjack's songs feature delicate instrumentation and soft vocals, unexpectedly building to a new level as the frontwoman is practically shouting in desperation over the crashing of cymbals and haunting basslines. Dark and honest - you will find Pepperjack's new EP an intriguing listen.


Kate Ferguson
Playing a blend of country folk, 90s, pop, and alt rock tunes, I play both solo, and as part of the duo The Andrew Daddo Experience with Simon Burns.

For more info on Suitcase Rummage @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club, go here. To be a part of the Rummage Experience, register for a stall here.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Suitcase Rummage @ Darebin Music Feast: plan of attack!!








This Saturday Suitcase Rummage will be in the stunning art-deco Northcote Town Hall as part of Melbourne’s thriving music community festival, Darebin Music Feast 2013!

The glorious Northcote Town Hall will play host to some of the most exciting and innovative performances this festival and Saturday is going to be jam packed all day and into the eve with music, markets, food, wine, performance, workshops and more!

So here's the lowdown; we've got a plan Stan and you're invited to hitch a lift on our bandwagon...

10am - Breakfast at any of the many awesome Cafes on High.

11am - A leisurely stroll to Northcote Town Hall where Suitcase Rummage runs until 4pm. You will find bric-a-brac, bits n bobs, hand-made, second-hand, recycled, up cycled, clothing, records, books, artwork, jewellery...you name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle.

From midday - The Bain Marie (the sizzling festival hub bar, with a 200 capacity bar housed in the Northcote Town Hall Civic Square) will present a broad selection of music with heaps of bands, kid friendly lunchtime gigs, Open Decks BYO Vinyl Sessions, community participation events, food trucks, guest speakers, workshops, and music comedy.
Rummage to the sounds of local music, take a break for an 'educational' spirit and wine tasting (or two), Rummage some more....then,
2pm - the PBS Get Up Morning show kicks off, with a live performance of Marieke Hardy’s radio play “Dick and Fanny Make The Rock”.
A spot more Rummaging perhaps before....

3pm - Banana Island is a pop-up green space venue featuring a karaoke caravan cruise ship and the new Go Banana’s Buskers & Community Stage! Pack a picnic and enjoy sundown on the banana loungers or grab a bite from the array of Food Trucks cooking up delicious island treats. Located at the corner of Bayview Street & High Street, a hop, skip and jump from Suitcase Rummage.

Now just when Suitcase Rummage packs up and bumps out, why not hang around for..

4pm Decibels Records Artist Showcase Featuring Miss Eileen & King Lear and Yorque launch their new releases at this special showcase event.

So see you Saturday! If you would like to be involved in the Suitcase Rummage experience, there are a handful of stalls left. Jump in quick and register here:  www.suitcaserummage.eventbrite.com


http://musicfeast.com.au/2013-program/the-bain-marie/
http://musicfeast.com.au/2013-program/banana-island-2/
http://musicfeast.com.au/2013-program/town-hall-on-high/