Monday, December 15

Montage 10 - Check out the goodness!


Just a sample of the goodness you will find inside Montage 10. 224b William St Northbridge
Opening hours - Monday to Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 11-4
Open until 24th December 2014

Little Sketchy
Pip and Printer

Lamonster

Tall Rabbit

Neddy Nibbles

Orlando Hadwin

Liz Briggs Jewellery

Simonette

Ceramic Snippets

Ce C's Cake Jars

Sam Hughes

Eeva Margita

Ali J Art

Fluid Ink Letterpress

Delight Society

Osier

Brons Ceramics

Kit N Stuff

Osmosis

Concrete Chook

Tuesday, December 9

Montage Christmas Blast!

That's right folks, just in time to finalize your Christmas list, Montage is opening up TOMORROW Wednesday 10th December 2014, for 2 weeks only! This time, a massive selection of 10+ very fine WA artists and their amazing hand crafted products.
Opening hours - Monday to Thursday 10-5 Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 11-4 Location - 224b William St Northbridge

Friday, August 29

Montage is Popping down

Yes, it's sad but true.  Montage 9 in its current location is closing it's doors on Saturday night.

Our last full trading day is Saturday 30th August 11-5pm

But don't worry, just like Dr Who, we will be re-incarnated in a different body (or retail space if you must) soon as Montage 10! In the mean time there are many exciting markets fairs and festivals that many of the Montage makers and guest artists are involved in so keep an eye on our face book page, social media, blog posts and watch this space :-)

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your most excellent patronage.  Thank you to our families for helping us organise and pull off another pop up shop, the wonderful guest artists and everyone who has applied to be part of our collective. Thanks for following us along on this journey and we hope to bring more hand crafted artisan goodness to you soon.

xxx the Montage team

Thursday, August 21

Ali J Art in Windows Of The City

Our wonderful guest artist Ali J, takes part in the annual "Windows Of The City" an event run by The City of Perth and the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. 


This year the theme was to partner art and fashion together. Moi Moi is a jewellery store in the Carillion arcade. In Cantonese it means little sister, which is a perfect pairing for the modern illustrator Ali J whose illustrations often undercarry the theme of sisters or best friends.

Taking inspiration from many elements, Ali J wanted to create two high fashion figures adorned in jewellery. The two figures in clothes inspired by her favourite couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko from Moscow. Both girls have long flowing hair, impeccable choice in jewels, and eyes in hues of blue and green. The figures are quiet but contemplative and their beauty resonating from within. The eyes reflecting the strength to their character.

The journey of creating the window was one of laughter, long nights and sawdust. Each block of wood was bevelled by hand. Each strand of hair was individually drawn. Every item of jewellery in the window was carefully selected for its colour and sparkle.

City of Perth retailers and WA artists combine forces to bring Perth City to life with inspiring and imaginative window displays. Head into the city and vote for your favourite window for your chance to win one of four $5,000 City of Perth shopping sprees. Visit perthnow.com.au and vote from August 22.

This stunning window collaboration will be in store until September 18th.


Friday, August 1

This month's guest artists

Super excited to announce that we have 9 talented guest artists joining us for the remainder of our time in our current location (Until the end of August)
Koi Girl
Koi Girl is a collection of exclusive one of a kind handbags and accessories using vintage textiles from the Japanese Kimono and Obi.

Samantha Hughes
Words and pictures...


Stirred Gourmet chocolate spoons
Stirred - the home of the most delicious & amazing, luxury hot chocolate . . . on a spoon!


Nas Ghadiri
Creative illustrations and hand painted dolls



Ali J
Modern art and illustrations of characters with rosy red cheeks



Jason Art and Design
wonderful modern art and design installations



Ted+Toot
Beautiful hand crafted children's clothing



Delight Society
Joins us for a second month with her amazing colourful canvasses.


Sad Jane 
Special congratulations to our Propel Free Space contributor Sad Jane!

In other news...

  • In aid of our hat and scarf collection for the Salvation Army, we are holding a free Sunday Yarn session THIS Sunday 3rd August. We'll be there to help any beginners or just come along for a 'yarn' while you knit or crochet something for the Salvos. We have some yarn to use but new donations are welcome. You'll need to bring needles or hooks. Space is tight, but if it's nice we can take chairs outside. Stay as long as you like!
    Join the event HERE or just pop along at your leisure.
  • Salvation Army winter appeal - We are collecting and making beanies and scarves to give to our neighbours at the the Salvation Army Northbridge to distribute to the needy. More info can be found HERE
  • We are collecting ANYTHING CAT for the Cat Haven. For more info head HERE
  • Have you entered our INSTAGRAM COMP yet? Entries close on Sunday the 17th of August. Head HERE for details
  • Made on the left Markets Raffle. Purchase a raffle ticket in store to win a marvellous hamper full of Montage goodies. Proceeds go to our friends at Made on the Left - a not for profit organisation.

Friday, July 18

It's cold outside

Can you imagine having to sleep on the street?
With your bed a cardboard mattress and newspapers for a blanket?
This winter ... 105,000 Australians will be homeless

Montage is doing our part to help, and you can be part of our drive too!
We are collecting and making beanies and scarves to give to our neighbours at the the Salvation Army Northbridge to distribute to the needy. 

You can help by:
  1. Knitting or crocheting a scarf or beanie (simple beanie patterns below)
    Knitted beanie pattern
    Crochet beanie pattern
  2. Donating yarn to us (Montage) so we can knit and crochet winter goods
  3. Donate second hand beanies and scarves
  4. All donations can be brought in store to Montage at454 William St Northbridge
If you would like a lesson in crochet or knitting or some assistance with the above patterns, pop into Montage when our yarn experts are on roster! Check our Monday Facebook posts for when Karen, Annie, Anna are on roster :-)

For more information about the wonderful work the Salvation Army do, head HERE

Wednesday, July 16

Rent Free Shop Space Opportunity in Montage

Montage Collective together with Propel Youth Arts WA, are really excited to be accepting applications from young Perth maker/sellers for a ‘Rent Free August’ guest spot in our current pop-up shop in William St, Northbridge.

We strongly believe in the quality of Perth's creative youth talent! The chosen young maker will also be able to work with us in store and learn from our group of experienced makers and sellers. Working in-store will be on a voluntary basis - not essential but a great opportunity to learn about selling their own creations.

If this sounds like just the thing for you, or you know someone that may benefit, then go here to access the application form and get your samples to us quick smart!

Important Info
Applicants must :-
be under 25 years of age
design and make your own products. The more ‘hands on’ you are the better!
complete the application form and return it to us by 24th July
bring samples of your work in-store to Montage 454 William St Northbridge by 24th July.

We need to see physical samples of your work so we can assess quality and originality. These can be dropped in to the shop during opening hours. Tue- Fri: 11-6, Sat: 11-5, Sun: 11-4

The rent-free spot begins on Saturday 2nd August, so applicants must have enough stock in hand to fill a space approx 1m x 35cm or equivalent, depending on product, by this date.

The successful applicant will be designated their own spot in the shop totally rent-free (usually $20/week) for the period 2nd – 31st August 2014.

The only cost to the maker will be a small percentage on any sales made during the month (10% for cash and 15% eftpos sales). This charge goes towards our shop and bank overheads. No sales = no costs

24th July – applications due
28th July – lucky winner announced
2nd – 31st August – winners work available for sale at Montage.

Links
Montage Collective Facebook
Montage Collective Blog
email us at Montage
enquiries – Annie 0414 372794

Join us at Montage

If you are un able to apply for the free, space, why not join usWe're looking for your hand crafted products to sell as one of our guest artists for August!

If you would like us to know about what you make, please take the time to fill in this online application. We would love to meet you!

Please also, forward to any creative types and share.

Link to the application form HERE

In other news...

• We are collecting ANYTHING CAT for the Cat Haven. For more info head HERE

• Have you entered our INSTAGRAM COMP yet? Head HERE for details

• We Have 4 NEW guest artists this month - Modern Homewears, Lakota Jewellery, C Ce's Cake jars, Eeva Margita , and Delight Society Artworks.

• Keep your eyes peeled for our Salvation Army winter appeal

Made on the left Markets do great things in the community to support hand crafted goods and Montage will be supporting them with a raffle. Stay tuned for more details.


Monday, June 30

Montage Photo Competition


PRIZE
Win a $40 voucher to spend in store at Montage Collective!

HOW?
  • Take a creative photo at Montage
    OR
    of an item you have purchased at Montage (at any time at any store)
  • Share it on Instagram and use the Hashtag #montagecollective
  • Include a description of the product or, of our shop
  • Follow @montagecollective on Instagram

AND THEN...? (Terms and conditions)
  • Winner will be selected at random on CHANGE OF CLOSING DATE - ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 10TH AND DRAWN/ANNOUNCED AUGUST 15TH 
  • Winner will be announced and winning image published, on Facebook and Montage Blog as well as Instagram
  • Winner will be contacted via Instagram
  • Voucher must be collected in store at Montage 454 William St Northbridge, Western Australia.
  • Voucher must be redeemed by Sunday 31st August instore only.
  • Images may be used and promoted on Instagram, Facebook and Montage website.
IF YOU ARE A PRIVE INSTAGRAM USER...
We cant see private Instagram posts unless we are a follower of yours too :-( If you do make a post and its using a private account, please post it to our Facebook page too so we know you have entered! 

GOOD LUCK!!





Monday, June 23

Anything Cat!

We get asked this a lot at Montage.  The answer is always 'YES'! From cards and cushions to brooches and badges - all cat related, but now...

YOU CAN HELP TOO!
Montage is collecting on behalf of the Cat Haven. The Cat Haven is in desperate need of donations to keep their doors open and help save more lives.

WHAT DONATIONS CAN HELP CAT HAVEN?
Anything 'cat'

  • High quality cat food
    -all brands, for all ages, for all types
    -especially kitten wet food
  • Bedding (we are unable to use doonas or pillows)
    -liners especially pillow slips
    -knitted/wool blankets
    -towels
  • Cat toys
  • Scratching posts
  • Food bowls
  • Collars
  • Litter scoops
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Bring your donations into Montage 454 William St Northbridge, and place them in the orange wheelie bin we have especially for our furry friends.

For more cat related info, visit Cat Haven