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

April 2022 stalls now available

Hundred of stall sites are now available for sellers (new comers welcome!) to book a stall for April 2022.

  • Visit the stall booking website here
  • Download the booking site Apple App here
  • Look up market area and stall site map here

For our full terms and conditions, equipment hire, our COVIDSafe Plan and more details, please visit our “Selling at Camberwell Market” website page.

The cost of a casual stall is $68. Please note the following when booking a site:

VACCINATIONS

  • All stallholders and those assisting them on their stall/s need to be double COVID vaccinated
  • If you are not yet fully vaccinated you will need to complete your vaccinations before booking a stall
  • We consider the health and safety of all our stallholders, volunteers and visitors a priority

VACCINATION CERTIFICATES

  • Please forward a copy of your Vaccination Certificate, and the certificate of anyone sharing your stall, to manager@sundaymarket.com.au
  • Forward Vaccination Certificate after making your booking. Please include your Market date and stall number in your email

MASKS

  • Masks to be worn in accordance with the Victorian Government health directions

STALL QR CODES

HANDSANITISER

  • Hand sanitizer needs to be available on your stall for customer use
  • Stall holders must disinfect high touch surfaces twice during market operating hours.
  • Ensure items are clearly labelled with prices to avoid excess handling and limit interaction

Join us in the lunar new year

Happy Lunar New Year 🧧 to all celebrating the new year of the tiger 🐅!

May the year bring peace and prosperity to all, in particular our customers, stallholders, volunteers and the broader Camberwell Junction community!

The market is open every Sunday in the new lunar year (from 1 February 2022, especially to friendly big cats). from 7am to 12:30pm.

Don’t forget a face mask, to check-in and physically distance where possible.

Feature photograph: Michal Simson, Instagram

Discover a cause: One Family at a Time

Did you know your support of Rotary at the Camberwell Sunday Market helps educate families in Cambodia?

One Family At A Time Cambodia is a Registered Australian charity and has been operating since early 2015 and works in partnership with Cambodian families and communities to achieve sustainable freedom from poverty, guided by community priorities and driven by evidence.

Here’s what they had to say recently about the support from the Rotary Club of Balwyn:

It was smiles all round when students in our English class received their new study books. These students all attend Khmer High School in addition to lessons in our Aspire English classes.

Learning moved online last year (we loaned some of the students smart phones and we pay for monthly wifi for them all). These students also receive Rice Scholarships… We do everything we can to remove barriers to education, especially for girls. English classes are part of the Aspire Supporting Girls Through Education program.

The Rotary Club of Balwyn have been our partners and the major sponsor of this English program for 4 years and we are so proud and grateful!”

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