Your Guide to Bowerbird


Visitors to Bowerbird Design Market next week get the chance to seek, explore, find and collect gifts for Christmas! They can also try their hand at a range of creative workshops including activities for small folk, enjoy artisan food and beverages, a Friday night DJ and artistic collaborations.

In keeping with the creative energy that will be generated by the 200+ local and interstate designers and makers, the organisers of Bowerbird have scheduled a collection of workshops to inspire and educate visitors. Highlights across the weekend include an indoor plant making session, an interactive gin flight masterclass, the chance to create lino-cut Christmas-themed gift tags, and a pickling class. Plus Cirkidz will be there, conducting half hour circus skills classes for $5. These ticketed events are complemented by free and creative activities for children with Christmas decorations as the theme combining natural materials and wool on the Saturday and air-drying clay on the Sunday.

On Friday night join plant guru Emma Sadie Thompson in her Kokedama (aka moss ball) class, Prohibition Liquor Co will present an interactive gin flight masterclass, participants will learn the art of pickling with Pickle in the Middle or a leather goods class thanks to Beccy Bromilow is sure to be popular.

On Saturday, Bowerbird goers can dabble in a watercolour workshop by Claire Richards, try tea brewing with certified tea blender Brewed By Belinda or join experienced clay artist Alison Smiles for Nature In Clay.

And on Sunday there’ll be lino-cut Christmas-themed gift tags to make under specialist printmaker Lucy Timbrell, while a macrame plant hanger workshop with Knot Modern will delight.

Bowerbird kicks off again for three days from 4pm Friday, 23 November and is the perfect after work venue, promising an eclectic mix of Friday night entertainment. There’s an interactive installation Fleece, where artist Deb Prior invites everyone to contribute a thread or yarn to her ongoing knitting performance, while DJ Mel Lake, Chaffey Bros Wine Co’s interactive wine tastings and a mobile gin and tonic cart will round out the entertainment.

It’s the perfect weekend to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the spectacular food and drink on offer and of course – shop!

What’s On
Bowerbird Design Market

Friday 23 Nov, 4pm – 9pm
Music, workshops and tastings

Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 Nov, 10am – 5pm
Workshops, demonstrations and free kids’ activities

Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground
Entry is $5, children 12 and under FREE

ATM Facilities inside the venue. (Most stalls have EFTPOS)
Park at the Adelaide Showground or catch the tram or train, stopping at Goodwood. #bowerbirddesignmarket

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