Suitcase Rummage

Canberra, Australia (2012 - present)

Nectar Efkarpidis_P1012437_wMarkets can be the rootstock of Author_Unknown www_vintage-suitcasecommunities. For the stallholders however, their vitality is often dampened by boring yet necessary things like stall structures and parking.

At Suitcase Rummage, sellers arrive like Mary Poppins with just a suitcase in hand, from which they sell, swap or haggle pre-loved or handmade goods. David Caffery_suitcase rummage and summertime music PHOTO.jpgMolonglo Group hosts Suitcase Rummage three times a year in the lanes, gardens and courtyards of NewActon1NewActon is a precinct on the edge of Canberra’s city centre that Molonglo Group is progressively restoring. It is built on the heritage grounds of Acton House, a late 1920s temporary housing facility for newly arrived employees of the capital. NewActon does at a precinct scale what the Burley Griffins attempted to achieve for the city: vegetable gardens deliver produce to the precinct restaurants; nature and architecture collide; and the architectural envelope folds into flora and art. The high-rise apartments (high but not too high) also feed into this ground level generously. . The experience is like multiple garage sales in one place with roving performance artists, music,Author_Unknown www_DSC_3232-1024x682 nectar Efkarpidis_suitcase-orama_P1012481_wfoonathan h. ellis_lady with a Coca-Cola; los angeles_00010020d copyd and drinks in the sun instead of garages.

Project Name Suitcase Rummage
Project Type Outdoor market event
Purpose Bargain hunting and recycling
Size +50 contributors; +1,000 attendees
Status Ongoing