Oh the things you will see! Here is a short taste of the sights ands sounds of Camberwell Sunday Market, returning this weekend.
Bring your face masks and friends tomorrow as the Sunday market reboots after a circuit breaker lockdown.
Turn up the sound for some market music by ‘The Violin Man’ busking in January and photos by market regular Michel Simson from Instagram @michaelsimson_ and we hope to see you tomorrow, Sunday 21 February 2021!
Wishing everyone a safe, prosperous and happy New Lunar Year! Bringing in the year of the Ox and the lunar new year is celebrated by Malaysian, Vietnamese, Chinese and may Asian cultures that make up the rich fabric of multicultural Victoria and the heritage of many of market visitors and sellers.
Please be aware we will be closed on #ValentinesDay this Sunday, 14 February 2021, due to the latest Stage 4 ‘circuit-breaker’ COVID19 restrictions announced yesterday (12 February 2021).
All stall holders have had their bookings cancelled for the 14th of February. Refunds are be processed automatically and credited to the account that paid the booking with the reference of ‘Rotary Club of Balwyn’. Banks can take between 3-5 days for the transaction to appear in account records.
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.
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.