Discover art, crafts and homewares in Camberwell

Art, crafts and homewares have the power to instantly lift the décor of a room, as well as improve our wellness and sense of happiness.

It’s that beautiful print that reminds us of our trip to Italy; the porcelain figurine like the one Grandma had in her home; that bright yellow post-modern painting that looks like nothing in particular, but just seems to energise us every time we walk past.

No one really knows when they will stumble upon a piece of art or craft that will ‘speak’ to them, but with all the treasures hidden within the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market and the wide range of stores in the Camberwell shopping precinct, you’re sure to find something that will brighten your home and your life.

Discover the art of the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market

According to local legend, several visitors to the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market have gone looking for a little painting to brighten up the dark corner of their home, only to discover that charming little painting was actually a valuable work of art.

There was the family that used small change to purchase a painting from an unassuming homewares stall. It turned out to be a Tom Roberts and later sold for $25,000.

Then there was the man who picked up a double portrait by Janet Agnes Cumbrae Stewart for $50, only to discover it was worth about $6,000. He didn’t sell it though; he really liked the painting.

It’s a familiar sentiment. While you’re not guaranteed to find a masterpiece at Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market, you are sure to find a painting, sculpture, ceramic piece or vintage object you will fall in love with.

Professional and amateur artists themselves frequent the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market to find supplies for their own arts and crafts projects.

Wandering though the stalls, up-cycle artists, who turn pre-loved goods into statement pieces, mingle with artists with little hammers, on the lookout for unusual ceramics to turn into brilliant mosaics.

Find your creativity in Camberwell shopping precinct

Creating art and crafts is a wonderful pastime, which brings young and old together to turn brilliant imaginings into real life objects – and you’ll find all your creating needs at Riot Art & Craft.

Riot Art & Craft is an Aladdin’s cave of art supplies, ranging from paints and canvases, to modelling clay and wood, to lino cutting tools and print making tools.

Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, you’ll want to frame it, so wander down to Camberwell Framing Shop, where the professional framers will help you find the best frame for your piece.

Of course, art is within everything we surround ourselves with, from our vases and photo frames, to our table settings, to the tray into which we drop our keys when we walk through the door.

Camberwell shopping precinct has a host of homewares stores, packed with creative and beautiful objects for your home. Most Wanted Interiors offers a range of unique handcrafted furnishings, and Provincial Home Living has perfected the art of creating a home with stunning accessories for the house.

Beauty is within the reach of everyone at Camberwell shopping precinct. While Camberwell Antique Centre is the place to pick up something unique and vintage, Beyond’s Homewares stocks some great affordable pieces.

This article was also published on the Camberwell Shopping website.

Discover tools and cameras in Camberwell

When it comes to tools and cameras, people can be divided into two groups: the vintage-loving types who intentionally seek out pre-loved treasures, and the gadget-loving types who are always on the lookout for the latest equipment.

No matter which camp you’re in – or if you move back and forwards between the two of them – you will find the tools and cameras you’re after in Camberwell.

Between the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market and the wider Camberwell shopping precinct, you’ll find specific tools for the garage, garden or a hobby, or that state-of-the-art camera to help you capture life’s magic moments.

Discover hidden treasures at Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market

At Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market, you’ll find collectors of rare cameras and photographic paraphernalia rubbing shoulders with photography students looking for discounted second-hand gear.

Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is a great place to pick up a bargain. Professional photographers often sell cameras and accessories they consider to be outdated equipment, but which is fine for amateur photographers to give a second life.

Of course, there’s no such thing as outdated when it comes to tools. What some people see as old, others see as timeless classics.

Every weekend, keen gardeners and home renovators scour the market stalls for their favourite tools that are no longer being manufactured. Perhaps they’re in search of a new handle for their favourite saw, a specific drill bit, or a screwdriver that’s exactly the right size.

Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is an Aladdin’s cave for those in search of old tools to break up for spare parts.

Artisans and fine craftsmen will also often find jewellery and wood cutting tools amongst the market’s treasures.

Find gems in Camberwell shopping precinct

Further afield in the Camberwell shopping precinct, an extensive range of rare and antique cameras can be found at Camberwell Antique Centre.

There are cameras that make wonderful talking points in the home, while others, in perfect working condition, are great for those who still believe the best images are created in a dark room, with no computer in sight.

For those who enjoy creating memories using the latest digital technology, Camberwell shopping precinct is home to JB Hi-Fi, PC Space and Ted’s Camera Store, all of which also stock the latest cameras, accessories and editing software.

For the weekend hobbyists, homemakers and crafters, Camberwell shopping precinct offers a range of tools to support personal projects. Aldi and Target have a selection of handy tools, while Riot Art and Craft is the one-stop-shop for new crafting instruments.

For lovers of antique and retro tools, the Camberwell Antique Centre has a variety of unique and pre-loved gems.

From vintage items to seeking out specific implements, there is no shortage of cameras and tools in Camberwell. All you have to do is find the one that is perfect for you.

This article was also published on the Camberwell Shopping website.

Discover plants and fresh flowers in Camberwell

Surrounding yourself with flowers and plants makes you happier and your home healthier – science says so!

We all know that plants and flowers help clear the air, but apparently even just seeing and smelling foliage triggers neutrons in our brains that sends our bodies a strong positive signal.

Any time of year is ideal to fill your home and garden with the colour and life of plants and flowers.

Whether you’re a green thumb or someone who simply fancies creating a herb garden or filling their home with florals, you can find everything you need in the Camberwell shopping precinct.

Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market

Stop and have a chat to someone browsing plants at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market and chances are they’ll tell you they’ve been buying plants here for years – with very good reason.

Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is home to stalls featuring a wide variety of plants that range from ornamental to practical, bushes to blooms, natives and exotics.

When you get your plants at Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market, you’re buying more than a bit of greenery. Stallholders will happily share the story behind every plant they’ve lovingly grown from seeds and cuttings – and provide handy hints on how to care for them.

For those who dream of kitchen gardens and starting their own vegetable patches, the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is a great place to pick up organically grown cuttings and heirloom fruit and vegetable seedlings.

Don’t forget that plants make great gifts too. If you’re on the lookout for a present, head down to stallholder Southside Succulents and check out their range of dramatic and beautiful cacti and succulents.

Camberwell shopping precinct

Locals will tell you that Camberwell shopping precinct is renowned for some of the city’s best florists and fresh flower offerings.

Market Blooms have their flowers delivered daily so they’re always fresh, and the affordable prices mean you can fill your house with flowers every week.

Camberwell Market Florist stocks a huge variety of in-season blooms – every time you visit, you’re guaranteed to see new flowers that will inspire and delight.

If you’re in dinner party planning mode, pick up your table centrepiece at The Flower Charm, which is conveniently located at Camberwell Fresh Food Market.

For that special occasion, you’ll want a floral arrangement that’s both respectful and inspired, so check out Eufloria – they’re Camberwell’s floral arrangement specialists.

As you can see, there is no shortage of great flowers and plants in Camberwell – simply meander through Burke Rd, the junction and Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market to find something that makes your heart bloom.

This article was also published on the Camberwell Shopping website.

Discover speciality and unique finds in Camberwell

They may not be the ubiquitous international brands in huge glossy showrooms, but what they lack in size they make up for in personality, unique offerings, and the ability to supply things you cannot find anywhere else.

Camberwell is renowned for its speciality shops, offering unique and niche products and experiences, guaranteed to surprise, excite and inspire.

And better still, the Camberwell shopping precinct combines the charm and personality of local shops and a thriving market with the convenience of being all in the one location.

Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market

Whether you prefer your music on vinyl, are looking for a specific china teacup, want a retro painting or piece of antique jewellery to complete your collection, you’ll find it at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market.

The Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is a Melbourne tradition, where for generations visitors have shopped for unique gifts, rare collectables, children’s toys and clothing, and vintage fashion and accessories.

If you’ve been looking for that old thing-a-me-bob that was perfect for cutting vegetables, but you’ve never seen it outside your grandmother’s house, or that gadget they stopped making a while back but you can’t live without, chances are they’re waiting for you at Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market. Someone else’s trash is another’s treasure and this sentiment is manifested here in spades.

What’s more, simply visiting the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is a unique experience in itself – the market has been operating for more than 40 years and has a vibrant history, and your gold coin donation upon entry has helped raise more than $16 million to help local and international communities.

That’s a market, with a social conscience, worth supporting.

Camberwell shopping precinct

They’re the small stores and independent businesses that give Camberwell its charm, and whose mission it is to offer products and services that stand out from the everyday.

One thing is for certain, you’ll find something special and unique in Camberwell shopping precinct.

For a distinct gift for a special occasion, check out the range of personalised stationery and luxury writing tools at Paper Republic.

Just down the road is Music Junction, which for 50 years has been the go-to destination for Melbourne’s musicians, and carries a huge range of hard-to-find instruments. It’s also the only store in Australia to stock Chapman Guitars.

If your taste buds are particular or fussy, check out Foddies, a speciality cafe and store offering a range of gluten free and other allergy-friendly foods. There’s also Elyros, which serves up traditional Cretan fare, using only free range and grass-fed meats.

Sustainable shoppers love The Source Bulk Foods, which stocks a variety of bulk foods (without the plastic packaging) including flours, nuts, pasta, seeds as well as a selection of organic, paleo-friendly, low sugar and gluten free foods.

If you’re looking for relaxation that goes beyond the traditional massage, check out floatation tank experiences at Elevation Floatation and feel your cares drift away.

Or get the adrenaline pumping 80s style with a round of slot car racing at Race Party. Challenge your friends and family on custom designed racetracks using model slot cars and remote controls, or simply cheer from the sidelines.

From seeking out rare objects to encountering experiences like no other, there is no shortage of speciality and unique finds in Camberwell. The only thing that’s left to do is uncover them.

This article was also published on the Camberwell Shopping website.

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