Father's Day Market Virtual

Council Event

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For the perfect, original, handmade, creative, and ethical gift this Father’s Day!


Order directly from the makers.

While we might not be able to host our usual market this season, this virtual market offers people an opportunity to connect with their favourite stallholders and purchase original and creative handmade products directly from the designers, artists and makers.

Items include: art, ceramics, sculpture, basketry, eco products, fashion, jewellery, accessories, wool creations, textiles, food, children's design, eco products, bespoke services, and so much more.


Online store closes on Sunday, 6 September


Thank you for supporting our stallholders and keeping the community spirit of the market alive.


 Merchants of Nonsense

Merchants of Nonsense


Merchants of Nonsense set out to design  goods that make you smile. Overwhelmed with a world full of "stuff" and living during a pandemic, our homes have become our fortress's and our neighbourhoods, our worlds. Merchants of Nonsense illustrate limited edition and customisable maps of that world creating unique and local North Shore prints.


Lamb Design


LAMB design's local creative has produced a stunning range of Men's superior quality T-shirts. All ethically sourced and individually printed by the artist with her own original artworks. Including paintings, drawings and photographic works. Perfect for Father's Day!

 Wandering Sol

Wandering Sol


Wandering Sol is a conscious, innovative lifestyle brand that supports natural and sustainable living. Our hero launch product, The Wanderer Shopping cart, is a market cart made from sustainable bamboo and recycled canvas to help you shop waste free with ease. Our waxed canvas tool rolls and over-sized canvas bags also make the perfect Fathers Day gift.

 Surf Sock Surf Sock 


Re-Sail and Surf Sock create unique, sustainable gifts from sailcloth off-cuts heading to the tip.  From Surf Socks that make it easy to slide into your wetsuit, to mobile phone pouches and document folios, there’s something for every Dad.

 Kurly Wurly Bar

Kurly Wurly Bar


Kurly Wurly Bar is for blokes (and cool women) who want to make a splash! Created by Michael Kovacs (aka Kurly), a life-long illustrator who loves to draw all the things he loves about Australia; galahs, surfer dudes, brush turkeys, Chiko Rolls and sea gulls. Kurly's created a range of fashion items and accessories for fellas looking for some colour and fun including party shirts, shorts, beach towels, stubby holders and socks.

Nullarbor Nights Knitwear


Nullarbor Nights Knitwear have created a range of exquisite scarves for men, using Alpaca and Merino Wool. Give your man a scarf that feels like a warm hug and tells him how much you love him.

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Sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic by #untrashy. We offer a selection of stylish and affordable eco products to facilitate your zero-waste journey.

We love to see your photos!

Tag #untrashy on Instagram to be featured.


Emilio Frank Design


Shana Danon creates vibrant artworks, home-wares, jewellery and stationery in her Bondi studio. Inspired by a passion for Mid Century modernism, Shana’s work celebrates form, function and a touch of whimsy - intending to evoke joyful memory and happy spaces.

Wander Lightly


Wander Lightly's sole purpose is to empower & inspire others to reduce their waste footprint by creating natural, ethical products. They have a great range of products for men that enhance & support your everyday lifestyle without costing the Earth.

 Studio Aza

Studio Azzopardi 


Studio Azzopardi is an independent jewellery and object design studio in Sydney specialising in hand-crafted collections and one-off pieces. Our stainless steel cheese knives make the perfect fathers day gift! Each knife has been made from a flat sheet that has been cut, pressed and folded to give the handle volume and weight. Available in black, silver, green and orange.

 Palm Art Palm Art


Palm Art creates rustic home decor items from palm fronds and palm inflorescence. Rather than being sent to the tip these are transformed into unique and unusual pieces. Every single item is fully handmade and no two items are the same.

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Photographs on location at your favourite places or at your home. Our photography sessions are fun and creative and all our products are environmentally friendly. Our gift vouchers start from $50, are beautifully packaged, personalised, and posted.



Cumbungi the clothing label is the illustrative work of Australian artist Beth Carlon. She screen-prints all of her Australiana fun facts and endangered Australian wildlife themed drawings onto ethically made tops in NSW Australia.

 Finders Gin

Finders Distillery


Finders Distillery is the North Shore's first Gin Distillery! Launched in March this year by Kyle and Georgia out of a love of fine produce and travel. Their debut product, an Australian Dry Gin is made is small batches using a recipe of nine botanicals, two of which are local to North Sydney. For father's day they have teamed up with a Sydney based Jerky brand to create the ultimate father's day gift. A bottle of their locally made Australian Dry Gin & a limited edition beef Jerky.

Louise M
LouiseM studio


Using a range of techniques to embellish each piece, LouiseM studio produce beautiful and unique handmade porcelain. These reusable ceramic cups are designed be be a stylish part of his everyday collection.

DM Pottery
DM Pottery


Producing beautiful stoneware tableware with function at the heart of its design, Denise McDonald utilises innovative techniques as well as time honoured wheel throwing skills to hand make work that incorporates texture, vibrant colour and movement.

Studio KAKA
Studio KaKa Art


Vickie is the Sydney artist behind ‘Studio KaKa Art’. She’s obsessed with painting florals, landscapes, and anything related to nature! If you’re looking for vibrant artworks for your home, her original work is available online as well as prints, cards and tea towels.


pod & pod


pod & pod is the moniker for artist Julie Hickson's range of original artwork on canvas, archival prints, framed prints, greeting cards and other goodies. Her work depicts Australian botanicals and Sydney Beaches in a distinctive graphic style.

Press Galleria
Press Galleria


Press Galleria creates stunningly beautiful herbarium art frames for those who love Australian botanicals. Using only fallen plant leaves and seed pods, you get to rehome herbarium arrangements that speak to the heart. Custom orders taken for that special someone.

Upcycled Bottle Art


UpcycledBottleArt recycles wine and beer bottles into cheese boards and snack dishes using solar energy. The platters can be used to serve cheese, olives, dips, nuts or fruits and make quirky, eco-friendly gifts for any foodie and wine lover.

Spice Zen


Spice Zen markets organic, native and artisanal herbs, spices, spice blends, loose-leaf teas, cold-press nut & seed oils, cold-press Turmeric & Ginger juice, Gluten free products, etc. All products are made in Sydney with certified organic ingredients in sustainable packaging. 

Scoops Design
Scoops Design


Scoops Design is a Sydney based company that celebrates a love of colour, shape and pattern. All the products are eco-friendly and made using sustainable materials. You will never find a more unusual and stylish pocket square and bow-tie set!

Susan Flower
Susan Flower Design


Masks for Men. Comfy stylish Linen & Cotton masks for Dad and all the Family. Hand made, assorted pack of 3 – a great addition to your Social Distancing regime.

Opus Lab


Opus Lab is for the creatives, the mindful. And lovers of handmade. Specialising in Artisan homewares and unique handmade pieces designed and crafted by Ramos Pires.

Mo Resin
Made For You Only by MO RESIN


“There's no such thing as love; only proof of love.” Made For you Only is a range of personalized and customized jewellery and fashion accessories. A unique way to express you love!



Ken designs and makes one off beautiful Sustainable lighting pieces. Using RGB wireless technology each lamp provides a world of colour with a minimum power usage. Non toxic materials and a super long life add to a reduced carbon footprint.

twice designs


twice designs is about second chances - recycling, recontextualising and relishing the incidental beauty of vintage design, and transforming items of incidental beauty - advertisements, maps, toys and game pieces into affordable art pieces.

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Fiona Roderick


Fiona Roderick is a printmaker, often found recycling her prints to create Australian scenes and native birds. Fiona produces a range of prints and cards from her images, perfect gifts for bird lovers and Australian art lovers.

The Bird Photographer


Angela Robertson-Buchanan is "The Bird Photographer",  an award-winning professional nature photographer.  All sales go directly to Angela's wildlife rescue care as well as a percentage of sales donated to wildlife organisations Angela supports.

Helen Ashley Designs


Helen Ashley is a local artist and maker and has created a quirky collection of hand made ceramics and homewares. She is probably most famous for her funny dog and cat head portrait spoons.

Currong Comestibles


Savour the best of indigenous Australia with the delicious taste of Riberries and Rainforest Limes in our SHRUBS, CHUTNEYS and JAMS. Combining very old Aboriginal ingredients (40,000+ year old) with traditional European recipes (200+ years old) to create ‘Flavourfully Australian’ goodies for 21st century palates


Bob Window
Bob Window


Designed, printed and made in Sydney, Bob Window produces bold and quirky homewares made from his own hand printed fabrics plus a range of upcycled Australian prints. Perfect for any man-cave.

Kimono Yamamoto


Kimono Yamamoto uses vintage kimono fabrics to make unique glasses cases, and bags. Originally from Tokyo, Japan and now living in Sydney, Australia, Fusae enjoys recycling and giving life to old fabrics.

Flat Rock Brew Cafe


Flat Rock Brew Cafe is a small, artisanal brewery on the Lower North Shore. Each brew is carefully crafted, and producing only 200 litres. Custom brews, gift cards, and group beer tasting experiences available.

Urban Timber Australia


Urban Timber is an Australian owned and operated family business, hand-crafting practical items from recycled timber and repurposed treasures of industrial history.

For the Love of Succulents, The Living wall


Locally grown succulents in hand crafted recycled timber frame with a wooden boxes and re-loved containers.

My Favourite Apron Co


My Favourite Apron Co. is where you'll find fabulous, one of a kind, foodie gifts for Father's Day. Kendall hand crafts oven mitts, pot holders, tea towels and adjustable aprons for EVERY body, right here in Sydney.

Ant Haus Designs


All designs in the Ant Haus range are made by hand from start to finish by designer, Melaney McCleary in her Sydney studio. She believes in eco-conscious practices and wherever possible uses recycled metals.

My Lovely Pets

My Lovely Pets Design


With a range that captures the beautiful expressions of animals including Interior Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Gift Tags, Tote Bags and Tea Towels, Nicholas has created something truly special to share with loved ones. Custom options available.

Two Creeks Honey


Freshly harvested and cold extracted seasonal honey. The little secret located on Sydney's north shore is a superb quality honey that comes from the surrounding bushland of Garigal National Park and gardens.



Formulated by a Naturopath, NueBar plastic packaging free, pH balanced, shampoo, conditioner, face and body bars are low tox, vegan, sulfate and palm oil free with Certified Organic and Fair Trade inputs.

Orig Nic

Originally Nic


Original paintings and unique ceramics influenced by nature and created by hand. Commissions always welcome.

Barocky Chocky


Barocky Chocky creates designs that convey a love of mid 20th century commercial art: the sense of fun and education, the wonderful stylisation and colour. He is very interested in heritage and his prints celebrate our architecture and transport history.


Knave Design


Timber furniture and homewares. Designed and handmade in Sydney. Using both recycled and sustainably sourced hardwoods.

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A Decent Cup of Tea


Bringing you the most exquisite selection of tea blends


Red Knot Images


Red Knot Images is about following your passion. Artist Peter Tugwell draws in pencil and ink on handmade paper produced in his Balmain studio. Original ink and pencil drawings, limited edition prints, greeting cards, gift cards and magnets.

ArtOfTextile Art of Textile by Robyn Kennedy


Unique decorative wall art and artisan jewelry pieces crafted from gorgeous rescued and recycled antique, vintage and contemporary textiles, intricately embellished throughout with metallic and coloured threads.

Two Siamese Two Siamese


Two Siamese brings you a range of delicious Marmalades, Jams, Sauces and Relishes using natural ingredients; usually sourced from local gardens. Add extra zing to all your meals: from lamb roast to a piece of toast! Check out the new Orange Whisky Marmalade for a delicious gift this Father's Day.


Ceramics by Miki


Miki lives on the Northern Beaches and loves to make ceramics -  from platters to penguins, from vases to ollas, each piece is beautiful and unique.

 Amber Drop Honey

Amber Drop Honey


Ana and Sven started beekeeping as a way to help bees. Their hives were once unwanted colonies that now provide them with delicious honey. 5% of their sales go to Save the Bees Australia.

Breezy Bird Studio

Breezy Bird Studio


Aiai uses soft watercolours and mixed media to articulate her love for flora and fauna in a contemporary style, bringing nature 'like a breath of fresh air' to people's homes.

Little Crow Design littlecrow design


Be your creative self with an artisan piece from littlecrow design. Sydney maker, Georgie Avis, combines her screen printed designs with natural fabrics to reflect a relaxed, Australian lifestyle. Handcrafted details and premium quality set littlecrow design apart from mainstream brands and offer products you'll love for a long time.


All transactions are wholly between the individual vendor and purchaser.

North Sydney Council are not a listed party and do not receive a commission on these sales.



The Coal Loader Artisans Market

This sustainable and unique market is (usually) held four times a year and features around 100 makers. Although we cannot bring you the physical markets right now, you can still connect with all of your favourite stallholders via our ongoing VIRTUAL MARKET.

Each stallholder is selected on the quality of their hand-made goods including; originality, creative design, and fit with the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability's ethos.

We also feature a limited number of eco and ethical-collective product vendors who may offer products made by others, and offer one pro-bono space to sustainability-focused charities.



To get the latest news on upcoming events and workshops, both physical and virtual, you can:


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