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Meet stallholder David Hauswirth and Camberwell Junction trader Tanya Gale

When it comes to antiques, there is no better place to find a rare gem or unique treasure than Camberwell Junction.

Whether you’re hunting the stalls at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market for a pre-loved treasure or searching the shelves at Camberwell Antique Centre, there are plenty of incredible items to be found, often with fascinating stories attached to them.

Meet Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder David Hauswirth

He has been trading from his famous antiques stall at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market for more than 15 years, so you could say David Hauswirth knows a thing or two when it comes to collector’s items.

Learn more about stallholder David Hauswirth and Camberwell Junction trader Tanya Gale.

Camberwell Camera Club Photo Booth

As a part of Camberwell Camera Club’s tradition, the Club will be setting up a Photo Booth at the Camberwell Market on Sunday, 10th of July. Please come visit their Photo Booth, get your picture taken and invite your family and friends! The booth will be situated on the western side of the Market, behind the ANZ Bank and will operate from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. As in previous years, there will be no charge for the photos.

This will be the 7th year of the Camberwell Camera Club (CCC) organising a photoshoot. On average the CCC photograph 50-55 groups of people over a Sunday (individuals, families, groups of friends) with a number of photos for each group. It is estimated that over the years the Club have taken about over 1,000 photos.

What is the secret to capturing a perfect portrait?
“To capture the character of the model or, in case of family groups, the relationship within the group such a parents’ love of the child and the child love of parents.

The CCC provides this as a service to the local community. Members of Club donate their time and expertise at no cost to the persons photographed.

The most satisfying part for photographers is that the same people come year after year and that they enjoy the atmosphere of the activity and appreciate the end result.

Many club members have had individual exhibitions or taken part in group photographic exhibitions. Quite a few CCC members received local (Australian) and international awards for their work.

Portraits shown are from prior Market photo booths, courtesy of the CCC.

You can follow the CCC on both Facebook and Instagram.

We are open through the holidays

Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market will be open as usual right through the April school holidays.

We’re open as usual on Easter Sunday and over the ANZAC Day long weekend.

Meet the Easter Bunny this Sunday, April 10. The Easter Bunny and his fairy friend will visit the Camberwell Sunday Market to hand out free chocolates April 10 from 10am – 1pm. Details: https://bit.ly/37141R9

We’ll be open as usual on Easter Sunday, April 17, and Sunday, April 24, from 7am to 12:30pm.

Public Assembly at the market

Meet Camberwell Sunday Market regulars Lynda and Ceri from Public Assembly.

You will recognise their spotted old Bedford truck near the entrance to the market. They love what they do and recycle, repurpose and reuse discarded plastic toys and other items.

Have a special little plastic toy or ornament that you can’t let go of but can’t find a good purpose for? Meet Public Assembly: your item can be turned into a unique key ring, necklace or earrings!

Don’t have your own item to work with? No problem. There are a million items to chose from at the market and the old Bedford is loaded with barrels of old toys and bits and pieces to choose from.

When at the market, Lynda and Ceri focus on ‘micro’ projects that bring joy to market goers, especially children. At other times they undertake larger scale public art works that engage with the local community.

Find out more at https://publicassembly.com.au/

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has a long and sometimes rocky history, however, there is no doubt that in the late 5th century in Rome, Saint Valentine was recognised by the Pope. Centuries later February the 14th was designated as St Valentine’s Day and became a day to express ‘love and affection.’

Flowers have also been intrinsically linked to the expression of love for centuries. Roses were used by the Romans as for medicines, perfumes and confetti; newly married couples would wear crowns of roses and petals splashes over their bed.

If you are after fresh flowers in preparation of Monday, there are two well know corner stalls at the market to meet your needs.

The act of creating pressed and dried flowers also represents a tradition across many cultures and many centuries and is a specialty of Maria, a relatively new stallholder at stall #407 each Sunday.

A florist by training, Maria began specialising in dried flower arrangements, gifts and literal works of botanic art during the pandemic. While Maria sadly lost her florist business during lockdown, the ever adaptable Maria began exploring how to use her skills on products that, unlike fresh flowers, last more that a a few weeks.

In 2022 Maria opened her first stall at Camberwell Market, just near her new business at Shop 14, Camberwell Arcade, Camberwell. Maria is open Tuesday to Sunday and operates stall #407 from 7am to 12:30pm before then opening her shop from 1pm to 5pm in the Arcade. Maria said she loves the market and the arcade:

I really enjoy being at the market and meeting so many wonderful people. I enjoy telling people about dried flowers and the beautiful creations that can be made. The secret is the quality of the flower – that is what makes a dried flower last so long.

Cheap imported dried flowers are poor quality and deteriorate quickly, so Maria has carefully selected Australian suppliers to provide the top quality dried flowers for all her works of art, that are truly one of a kind! You will find that hand made arrangements by Maria use quality flowers that will leave you able to enjoy her work for months and even years.

You can contact Maria on 0466 211 229, by email at hi@best1ofakind.com or by visiting her stall on Sunday or the Best 1 of a Kind shop in Camberwell Arcade 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays). Website www.best1ofakind.com