Sarah Thornton and Brooke Johnston weren’t looking to start a market. They just wanted to visit one.
“It just happened,” Thornton says. “We kind of dreamed up an event we’d like to attend as shoppers, bringing together designers and artists.”
Now in its eighth year, their creation, The Finders Keepers, is one of Australia’s largest design markets. Held biannually (each autumn–winter and spring–summer), it draws significant audiences in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (with an Adelaide version launching this August) eager to support emerging and independent design.