Handmade Markets - Whale Mall, Southbank

Saturday October 30th and December 11th

Shop from a curated selection of Brisbane based designers and take a tour of the Whale Mall with the huge flying whale installation on Saturday December 11th from 9am to 3pm at BrisStyle’s Handmade Markets at Queensland Museum.

Delight in wandering amongst a massive variety of stalls and buying directly from the maker during a super fun and Covid-Safe day out. Take some time and enjoy a cappuccino from the Museum Cafe nearby in between bouts of browsing lovingly handcrafted products. 

Pick up a stocking stuffer or unexpected quirky delight for the difficult-to-buy amongst your mates while providing much-needed support to the artistic community of Brisbane and it’s surrounds.

For plant lovers, pick up a Sparkling Hex Plant stake from Honey’s Plant Climbers. Or perhaps those fashion forward friends might fancy a pair of Glittery Tassel earrings from Sunshine Coast team Auburn Designs.

Have a mate who “has everything”? Look no further than the impressive glass domes featuring artfully arranged butterflies from entomology decor specialist Musk and Mallow.  If ceramics are their jam, check out the range from Brighenti Design highlighted with interesting textures using raku firing techniques.

Whether it’s Mum or Nan, your brother or your cousin you need a gift for, head to the BrisStyle Handmade Markets and savour the chance to find the perfect handmade gift this Christmas shopping season while championing the creative community of Queensland.  

The small creative business community is at a crucial moment in time and needs your support.  Why not sort your gift shopping in one go while investing in the quality of handmade pieces with businesses that truly appreciate every single purchase. 

The local leader in handmade markets, BrisStyle is a non-profit organisation thriving under the guidance of Operations Manager Belinda HarrisWhen our community supports local designers, they’re directly advocating for the arts. I am super proud to be able to work in an organisation that strives to give local makers a platform to showcase their products to an interested audience says Harris.

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December 11th

All BrisStyle events operate under a Queensland Government approved Covid-19 Safe Event Plan.


The event is FREE. For further information to visit the museum click HERE

Disability Access: The Queensland Museum and Surrounds is a fully accessible site

ATM / Cash Facilities: Whilst many stallholders will be accepting card based transactions, we recommend you also bring cash to avoid disappointment.  There are several ATM’s nearby.   

Toilets: The closest public toilets to the event are located outside the State Library in the Knowledge walk.


Queensland Museum South Bank is located on the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, within the South Bank Cultural Precinct.

By bus - Set down in Grey Street outside ENERGEX Playasaurus Place, Stanley Street Tunnel or Stanley Place.

Due to Brisbane City Council Brisbane Metro South Brisbane construction work, the bus lay-up area will be temporarily located along Montague Road from 26 June – Early 2021.

By train - Get off at South Brisbane station and cross the road at the Grey and Melbourne Streets intersection.

By car - There is a public car park car park directly below the Museum. Enter via the Stanley Street tunnel or Grey Street. The car park is pay on entry, and accepts card payment only.

You'll find more information about the museum location, with instructions on getting here by public transportation, car, and on foot on the Museum Location page.

BrisStyle Inc is a non-profit business supporting the local creative economy with events to support Brisbane-based artists and designers.  Since 2009, BrisStyle have been hosting market events to support Queensland's Makers and Creatives.  


BrisStyle accepts stall holder applications from Brisbane-based makers and designers for their events.  If you make products by hand and are looking for a fun and friendly marketplace, apply now! 

Membership to BrisStyle is optional for market participation, however our members enjoy discounts on market prices and being part of a supportive community network. Sign up to our newsletter here to find out when applications open for our next event. Please refer to our events calendar to find out more about our upcoming market schedule and application open and close dates. 

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