Dusk Arts Market

For Youth / For Children / For Artists

From 2014-2018 in November, Carclew’s iconic gardens were transformed into a festive market, bustling with artisan market stalls, live music, roving entertainment, interactive activities and a great selection of food vans and drinks.

A staple in the Adelaide market diary, the Carclew Dusk Arts Market saw Carclew House and its surrounds engulfed by colourfully curated market stalls, offering 100% South Australian artisan wares, handcrafted visual art, fashion and jewellery.

Highlights from 2018 included stunning illustrations from Little Sister Co. paper collages from Satin & Tat, magnificent fashion accessories from Poschka Designs, and jewellery from Desert Trader. The Dusk Arts Market is the perfect opportunity to shop for that bespoke South Australian Christmas gift as the sun sets on Carclew’s iconic palms.

Entertainment throughout the evening included energetic Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk from the international renowned Adelaide Fringe favourites, the Ukulele Death Squad. The stage program also includes a hybrid of strings, harmonies, funk and poetry from W.M.N, the delicate, bittersweet and mysterious sounds of POPPI, storytelling folk and haunting soul with a hint of cheeky wit with Hannah Yates, and the South Australian Public Primary Schools Choir, featuring talented young students from Years 5 – 7.

Hands on activities and installations for all ages were scattered throughout the house and grounds. From an illustrations and badge-maker space with Mitch Hearn, an interactive sound and sculpture installation by Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, open-air photo booth created by Carclew Kids and artist Dave Court, a wearable art making station with Ruby Chew, live painting from Jasmine Crisp as well as a drop-in Contemporary Aboriginal Weaving workshop with artists Sonya Smith and Cedric Varcoe.

The Dusk Arts Market also featured a great selection of food trucks plus wine and gin bars care of Alpha Box & Dice.

Aburi Ceramics
Little Sister Co.
Poschka Designs
George Rex Comics
The Tea Catcher
Hanah Williams
Orange Forest

The Velvet Sailor
Bhopla Baby
Bye Bye Birdie
McMurtrie Illustrations
Primrose Hill Set Candles

Artwork by Natasha Todino
Clare McPherson Art
Desert Trader
ELC Studio
Emma Young Glass
Grace Mackay Art
Lidae Art
Lil’ Leigh Designs
Mixed Spice Creative Studios
Scarlett Ruby Artistry
Tutti Arts
Viva la Vida Mexican folk art
Wonder What You Were
Zinia King’s Things
Ruby Allegra
The Local Bunch
Girl Rock! Adelaide
Boandik Yaluwing

Let them eat
Moorish Bites
Toly Vietnamese
Kanso Co. Caravan
Staazi & Co.
La Chiva

Banner image: Carclew House at night with a large audience sat on the grass under hanging lights – Photo by Morgan Sette