The creative community in the Wellington region is full of amazing makers. As a part of that community, I want to ensure that there is a level to which we can all aspire - a makers' market where educated customers expect to buy from a maker at the top of their game.
At WROUGHT, we love to see what people create. As the organiser, I'm not just looking for the usual (and wonderful) suspects - I'm also looking for people who make something a bit different - metalwork, upcycled sculpture, woodwork, laser cut and CNC, furniture, up-cycled vintage, re-purposed items, things that are a bit more 'industrial art' than standard 'crafts'.
The definition of 'make' in this context is that the person behind the stall is the creative force behind the finished item, whether it be sewn, sculpted, 3D printed, drawn, assembled, or otherwise manufactured (excluding imports mass-produced overseas, even if they were designed here).
If you're considering joining us as one of our EXHIBITORS, but you want an idea of what to expect, come and visit the next Petone Winter Market - it's one of the events in our portfolio. We are proud to showcase more than 30 stalls of locally-made crafts, serenaded by local performers. Take a tour of our last market by clicking the images below!
If you're interested in becoming a stallholder for one or more of our events, please fill out our application form. If your application is successful, we will use the information you provide to write a profile about you to be shared with all our potential customers, so we encourage you to write something that you want shared.
We would love to have some really quirky and different performances - if you're keen, or you know someone who is, the details are in this link.
We are looking to offer at least a $50 retainer (negotiable, depending on the performance offered) to secure people to add flavour and interest to the event.
We would love to have people perform throughout the day, interspersed with music, and we're particularly keen for interactive acts that don't take up much room, and don't require a stage - performers can even busk outside, if the weather allows. The performance needs to be both safe and family-friendly.
If you have what it takes, please get in touch with us!
The best way to gain an appreciation of a maker's skill is to have a go at making something yourself. We will be providing a range of workshops and activities to give people an opportunity to learn something new. We are looking forward to offering board games, Games Workshop painting tutorials, card-making, and more - will you be part of it?
Currently, we have three events booked, all at the same venue, but we will be looking for more locations around the Wellington region.
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