Porchland is more than a dreamy festival of music discovery. Meet the makers who'll be selling handmade goods of every kind at the 2019 Porchland Marketplace.
Meet the Porchland stallholders for 2019
While the CBD may lay claim to its own forest of dreams (one we try and try but alas cannot understand), a true representation of the concept appears once every year in a clearing amidst a forest at a place called The Range.
This is, of course, Porchland – a large-scale production by the Porch Sessions team, who have had South Australian music fans swooning at their events since 2013.
Last month, Porchland announced its 2019 lineup of musicians – its biggest ever, which will this year span two stages in The Range.
Discovery is baked into the bones of the festival, with many a ticket buyer placing great faith in Sharni Honor and Sian Walden’s music programming.
Similarly, as of last year, Porchland has its own marketplace, with an assortment of stallholders on show, offering festivalgoers an opportunity to refuel – be it through food, kombucha or booze – and take home a handmade memento of the magical afternoon had on the festival grounds.
CityMag asked for a peek of what will be in store at the Porchland Marketplace in 2019, and Sharni and Sian were only too happy to oblige.
Take a browse at the list below (segmented into object makers and food and beverage), get acquainted, get excited, revisit our story on the music lineup, and if you’ve not bought a ticket yet, here’s the link you need.
Take something handmade home.
Ariane Mueller Menendez is a ceramicist (and part-time midwife) based in the Adelaide Hills, who picked up a love of working with clay following a pottery cause gifted to her by a friend. In three years she has built up a brand of unique and tactile designs available at Tinker and, for one day only, Porchland’s marketplace.
Does My Nipple Offend You
Does My Nipple Offend You (AKA Dots Pots) is the purveyor of the ceramic tit pots you’ve seen around the place, founded by Jessica Mason, as a way to bring attention to the Free the Nipple campaign, and contribute to a range of worthy local community groups. Five dollars from every pot sold goes to such causes. For a little more on what DMNOY is about, read up here.
Adelaide jeweller Ginny Reynders makes pieces that are beautiful, wearable pieces of art. Her range of studs and necklaces are individually handcrafted using old-world silversmith techniques paired with a modern aesthetic Crafted in her Adelaide home studio, each piece is made from 100 per cent reclaimed materials, sourced in Sydney.
Phoebe Hunter is a natural textile artist, who specialises in botanical dyes – a process through which she steams flowers and leaves onto fabrics. She also uses other natural sources, such as charcoal, raw pigments and wood, and creates ranges of scarves, wraps and shawls.
Jourdan Reid founded Koah Collection earlier this year, through which she collects vintage and pre-loved homewares, all for the betterment of your home and living space. Porchland will be Jourdan’s first ever market appearance, so please make her feel welcome (i.e. buy lots of pretty things).
Lily Adelaide Upton
If embroidery and textile art is your bag, Lily Upton’s got the wares for you. The artist captures the Australian landscape through her designs of our native flora and fauna – some of which can be pinned to your jacket or hung from your ears, whichever is your preferred method of whimsical adornment.
Littlest Vintage has long been known for its highly curated collection of rescued leathergoods and associated items, and they’ll be bringing their best stuff to Porchland 2019, including jewellery, merchandise, Johnny and June cards (the LV pup mascots), vintage trinkets and plants. Johnny and June will also be there to autograph cards, pending either of them figuring out how to use a pen. (Don’t forget Porchland is doggo friendly!)
The Lost Tribe
Founded by Nicole Costa and based in ADL, The Lost Tribe is a clothing label for the “the dreamer with a wild, adventurous heart.” Nicole grew up with two dressmaker nonnas and fell in love with the process of making through watching them turn paper sketches into fully realised outfits. The Lost Tribe started as a headwear label, but has since broadened out into a clothing range.
A thrift and vintage clothing and accessories brand with an alignment to the slow-fashion movement, Naked Pony has got you for a range of sustainable repurposed menswear and womenswear.
Nick Rix makes a lot of larger format (though not solely) ceramic pieces with the kinds of designs not often seen propping up plants (unless you’ve got yourself a Nick Rix original).For the purposes of Porchland, pots, like those you see above, are of a large enough size to conveniently stash a bunch of other Porchland Marketplace goodies for the ride home.
Palma Store pitches itself as the homewares and lifestyle choice for the modernist bohemian, and they offer a range of woven items, cushions, as well as a range of wearable items.
Founded by Kari Bowling, Slowclothes is a slow fashion pop up that aims not only to provide shoppers with an ethical alternative, but also to educate, through Kari’s Slow Sessions, anyone interested in finding out how to lead a less environmentally impactful life (or more impactful for the environment, depending on how you look at it). In pop-up form, however, Slowclothes collects a range of Kari’s favourite ethically minded slow designers.
Solo & Co
Every dog, without doubt, is the cutest dog. Your dog is the cutest, our dog is the cutest – every dog is the cutest. Does your dog need a Solo & Co bandana to look cute? Heck no! But will your dog look cuter in a Solo & Co bandanna? Yes. Absolutely. (Other doggy apparel will also be available at Porchland 2019.)
Sundays Design Co
Sundays is dried flower bar and your go-to shop for making things look so, so pretty, like the beautifully arranged bunch above. Sundays is the brainchild of Sarah Bradford, who you may also know as Sharni’s partner in crime down at Summertown Studio.
Megan Brakenridge crafts a range of wearable earthenware creations, each one inspired by Australian terrain. Where possible, Megan also sources the non-clay pieces of her work from sustainable or recycled sources.
Food and Beverage
What’s good to eat and drink.
You know Applewood, they make your favourite gin, that delicious Red Okar bitter, and about a dozen or so one-off specialty gins every year (every so often made from rescued fruit). The distillery will be set up at Porchland 2019, pouring gin to your heart’s content. Will their new Navy gin be on pour? You’ll have to wait and see.
We met Carōclub back in 2017, when founders Tim Attiwill and Kyle McLean were fresh off the My Kitchen Rules train, and every time we’ve seen them since we’ve had to stop by for some burgers and fries. They’ll be slinging greasy goodness from their truck all day at Porchland 2019.
De Rose Kitchen & Providore
Founded by Mandy de Rose and her partner Dan, who together also run Willunga café Three Monkeys and The Dandy Tea Company, de Rose Kitchen and Providore operates with a focus on South Australian produce, particularly from the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Forage Supply Co
Sustainability is the name of the game with Forage Supply Co, the food truck founded by duo Scott Rogasch and Justin Westhoff. Not only do they offer up tasty treats, they do so with an ethical mindset and with the intention of leaving the world and their local community in a better state than when they found it.
The best place to get your salted caramel brownie fix is from Mim Gollan, proprietor of the Adelaide Hills-based bakery, Four Seeds. Mim’s baked goods are available in cafés throughout Adelaide, but nothing beats buying a six-pack direct from the source. (They come in a beautiful matchstick-style box befitting of gifting to a loved one, but that’s not actually going to happen, let’s be honest.)
Frankie and The Good Life
The key to happiness and ‘the good life,’ as Frankie well knows, is coffee. You’ll need one (double shot, please) if you’re gonna make it beyond sundown – which you must. Coffee on pour comes from McLaren Vale roasters Dawn Patrol, so you know it’s good.
Gang Gang (who are opening in Parkside real soon) are on board for Porchland 2019, where they will sell their pop-influenced range of burgers (everyone raves about the Cardi B but you’ve all been sleeping on the Spice Girl), and they will be putting on the festival’s inaugural Brunchtown – a curated pre-festival long-table brunch event, featuring a 15-item shared menu and bottomless Bloody Marys from 10:30am right up until the festival opens at midday.
Hither & Yon
Set up as the official wine pourers for the event, McLaren Vale winery Hither & Yon will be filling cups all day long from their Porchland bar, with a range of their best drink-dancing drops, we are assured. Drink-dance responsibly.
The Porchland Bar
While the other beverage providers listed are set up to pour their own wares, there are also some non-wine and non-spirit boozy options for Porchland attendees at the festival’s house bar. Mismatch and Lobo Cider will both be available.
It’s been longer and longer between sips of Scull since the business moved out of its first CBD home (a second location is on the horizon though, fear not!), but you can get that real fresh ‘buch at Porchland – where crowd favourites Ginger Turmeric, Elderflower and Strawberry Mint will be on pour – and, as an added bonus for those keen enough to get their yoga pants on bright and early, Scull will also be available to taste at the Lululemon pre-festival Lemonland sessions.
Sooki La La
For all your Southeast Asian eating needs, Sooki La La will be serving up foodstuffs that take influence from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, including a vegan sweet potato red curry served with either dumplings or rice noodles. If that doesn’t wet your whistle (it should), there will be a chicken and papaya salad, mussaman beef curry, num pang burgers, or grab a serve of the vegan dumplings.
Staazi & Co
It would barely be a festival without Staazi on board, amirite? Your favourite CBD vegan lunch stop will roll into The Range and serve up the lamb-free lamb (but not lamb) yiros you love so dearly, as well as their vegan AB, and some pretty bloody good hot chips for good measure.
For as long as there have been food trucks rolling around the CBD – at least in recent history – there has been Tacocat. You don’t get the privilege of serving tasty tacos to the public for seven whole years if you’re not doing something very right. Grab a three pack of tacos and a Mexican wedding biscuit too while you’re at it.