Australia’s inspiring, diverse and
independent designers, artists
and creators come together for
you at The Design Exchange


Ballarat | Mining Exchange
Sat 6th & Sun 7th July

Torquay | Hoop Gallery
Sat 27th & Sun 28th July


Art by Alex

Alexandra Twaddle is the sole creative behind Art by Alex. Alexandra is a landscape artist based on the south west coast of Victoria who is best known for her vibrant paintings of the Victorian coastline. Her work has developed over the years but her main focus has...

Sleeper Awake

Katie Rose is a small business owner, maker, and creative based on the Surf Coast. Growing up in the Blue Mountains, she has studied Fine Arts, Design, and Fashion. Her artwork draws inspiration from nature, fashion, people, travel, and food, and is available as...


Retrobub is made in Melbourne by designer Bronwyn Howell. With the guiding ideas of fun and practicality each garment in the range is designed to bring a smile to your face. Cute little aussie animal faces, croissants and suns are some of the designs that start as...

The Natural Experience

The Natural Experience's vision is to inspire positive transformation in the lives of their customers by offering high-quality products that promote wellness, mindfulness, and empowerment. They aim to become a trusted leader in the holistic wellness industry,...

Lucky & James

Lucky & James boasts a range of simple yet decadent flavours, all handcrafted in the home kitchen of Ballarat local, Jade Davidson using the best premium couverture from Switzerland and a selection of handpicked ingredients. With its signature gold and blue...

Frank n Al Chai

Frank n Al Chai is hand blended using certified organic ingredients. It is caffeine free, cane sugar free, gluten free and vegan friendly. Made for those who like a pure chai without the overload of sugar. There are no nasties... it is strong and not too sweet. This...

Trudy Rice Collection

Introducing Trudy Rice: Crafting Nature-Inspired Luxury Homewares and original artwork. All made in Australia, Trudy's artwork and designs are inspired by the coastal area of the Great Ocean Road and provide a tranquil, creative, exquisite, elegant, and sophisticated...

Wilde Aroma

Wilde Aroma creates natural and beautifully scented products for self-care and home rituals. Embracing sustainability and ethical practices, they offer a sensory journey through handmade candles, luxury fragrances, and nourishing bath and body essentials. Elevate your...


Julian is a passionate artisan and the creative mind behind Makestuff, a renowned workshop in Torquay. With over 30 years of experience, Julian has mastered the art of transforming mainly recycled timber into bespoke furniture and spaces that exude charm and...


Folkstore is a collection of ethically produced, small batch apparel and headwear. Each piece is slow made, crafted by hand and created with soul, using natural fibres. We are an intentional gathering of makers and dreamers with an aligned vision of ethical retail...

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