Nicholas Building’s Christmas Makers Market
Trawling through the chain stores for Christmas gifts makes it hard to uncover some-thing original. An antidote can be found this Christmas at Melbourne’s warren-like Nicholas Building, which on December 12 will play host to a makers market showcasing the city’s finest artisan jewellery-makers, tailors, milliners, art-ists, engravers and illustrators.
Over 25 stalls and retailers will take over multiple levels of the building, from the ground-floor art deco arcade up to level two.
Leave with a ring from jeweller Aimee Sutanto, a cartoon print from illustrator Andrew Waldon, some fine tailoring from Jose Zar-pan or stop by the stall of Nicholas Jones (who gets kudos for having such a fitting name for the venue) and find out what a book sculptor does (it’s pretty interesting).
You’ll have three hours – from 5pm to 8pm – to sift through the wares for bespoke Christmas gifts as well as meet your makers – in a literal sense. The atmospheric set-ting plays a huge part in this experience: the Nicholas building – on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane – has been an incubator for Melbourne creatives and entrepreneurs for decades.
From 5pm to 8pm.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with City of Melbourne.