The old Castlemaine Woollen Mill is fast becoming a vibrant hub for local artisans, with a vintage bazaar set to launch at the site in March.
Metal sculptors, furniture makers, wine makers, a coffee roaster, a micro-brewery, hospitality outlets and other small businesses have taken up residence in the old mill to date.
Antun Davcik, who created curator maker’s space Platform No. 5, said he hoped around 50 displays and market stalls would be set up in the revamped mill, as well as a gallery.
Mr Davcik said the project was dedicated to upcycling and sustainability, as well as honouring “lost trades” that were making a comeback.
Vintage Bazaar manager Jane Goodrich said the space would be a “collectors nirvana” with bric-a-brac, second hand curios, retro goods and handmade finery.
“People love digging through an eclectic selection offered by a variety of stallholders,” she said.
“Being such an artistic region we will also feature wares made by local artists.”
The old woollen mill is open for expressions of interest for stallholders. Contact Jane on 0437 186 711 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Antun on 0417 870 767 (www.PlatformNo5.com).