Handmade local products on offer at BAMM Art Fair arts and craft market

BAMM Art Fair organisers, Sarah Vickerman, Vivien Clyne and Anna Jackman are excited about the arts and craft market this Saturday. Photo: Georgina Poole
BAMM Art Fair organisers, Sarah Vickerman, Vivien Clyne and Anna Jackman are excited about the arts and craft market this Saturday. Photo: Georgina Poole

The gardens of Bank Art Museum Moree will transform into a colourful hive of activity this Saturday, as artists and crafts people from across the region showcase their wares at the BAMM Art Fair arts and craft market.

The market is a first for Moree and will feature an eclectic mix of handmade jewellery, arts and craft items, all lovingly made from within the region and available to purchase.

"It's something new and different; it's the only market of its kind in Moree that is exclusively art and craft and handmade products," BAMM director Vivien Clyne said.

"Quite a few locals don't have shopfronts, so it's a nice way to discover local handmade products that you wouldn't be able to buy any other way."

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On offer will be handmade jewellery by Annette Piper and Frenchie and Mint, garden sculptures and accessories by Barb Eulenstein, Tuart Designs (Natasha Tuart) and Carolyn Ferguson, handmade paper and stationary by Yvonne Ledingham, artworks by Judi Lane, photography by Mel Jenson, light features by Ruby Sparkes and Co, and a stall featuring textiles and fine art designs created by students from Moree TAFE.

There will also be plenty of free art activities and interactive fun to keep the kids busy while the adults browse the array of art and craft stalls.

Micro exhibition artist Maisie Johnson will be doing a live artist demonstration of her beautiful weaving on the day, while fellow micro artist Greg Fisher will be running interactive kids activities in his exhibition space.

There will be a barbecue brunch available to purchase, so Ms Clyne encourages families to make a morning of it.

"It'll be a great day out for the whole family," she said.

The arts and craft market is a part of the BAMM Art Fair, which aims to provide a platform for local artists to promote and showcase their work. The Art Fair is set to open with a cocktail party this Friday, June 28.

The arts and craft market will be open from 9am to 1pm in the BAMM garden. All are welcome. Entry is a gold coin donation, with funds going back to BAMM.