Eumundi Market Excursion

Our two Upper Intermediate classes went on on excursion to Eumundi market. Equipped with a task sheet our students explored the market, interviewed stallholders, tried exotic food like kangaroo burger and lychees and had a wonderful time. Watch this space for the students’ written reviews.

 

Eumundi Stall Holders’ Bio

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Eumundi Market is the biggest art and hand craft market in Australia. There are more than six hundred stalls and all stalls are quite unique and lively.

Among them is a beautiful painting stall I want to introduce you to. I would say, if you want to buy a painting to make your room more beautiful, this shop is the best.

It sells the owner’s original hand paintings. All paintings are colorful, beautiful and fascinating.

She draws various sizes of paintings. Depending on the size, it takes approximately three hours to three weeks for her to finish each one.

She started painting about forty years ago. After she had been in some other markets, she started opening her stall in Eumundi ten years ago. She especially loves this market because it’s an artistic market. People who come here look for works of art. Also there are a lot of artist’s stalls. She likes to hold her shop in this atmosphere.

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She usually starts setting up her stall two hours before the market. Under the trees, in nice weather, she really enjoys this location.

But when it’s raining, she has to take care of her drawings and protect them from the rain. This is the most difficult thing when she runs this stall.

The happiest moment is when people like her paintings and buy them. When they buy her paintings, people are so happy and look very satisfied. So she feels her paintings make people happy.

You can only get her paintings at the Eumundi Market. It’s so special. If you are interested in her paintings, please visit her facebook “Ko Heart”. On this page, you will see many of her paintings which decorate many houses.

Come to Eumundi Market and find this amazing creative shop!

By Machiko Vanderaar

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Richard Goldsworthy is the owner of a music piano stall in Eumundi’s market. He has been working there for almost ten years now, always doing  the same routine which starts with taking one hour to set up his stall.

What he likes the most about working here is meeting new people everyday, even if the weather can be a real problem sometimes. He creates music for Solo Piano and spends a lot of time doing it.

He likes to think that his work is tranquil, soothing, melodic and uplifting. To advertise his merchandise, the musician uses a lot of different things like flyers and postcards. But he also has a website and a few accounts on social media, where we can buy his CD at any time.

Working only in Eumundi’s market for now, he thinks that what makes a real difference here is that there are many people coming in. Despite the crowd, he admits that he has regular customers. People even cry while listening to his music, so that proves that he must be good.  

BY EMILIE DETHIER

Our Excellent Eumundi Excursion

img_2998On Wednesday, 16th November 2016 we made a trip with our Lexis Upper Intermediate A class to Eumundi Market. We caught the bus at 8.55am in Noosa Junction with our teacher Olly. There we made some teams and he gave us some instructions.

Our team had to do an interview with a seller from the Market. While we were walking Kim disappeared and we found him in a clothes’ store.

img_3001That is how we met Scott, a 55 old Australian who lives in Coolum. He has been working there for 25 years every Wednesday and Saturday with his wife. He also has another store in Caloundra, where he works every Friday. He was very friendly and open-minded and he told us he really likes working at Eumundi Market because he can meet a lot of people and interact with them. He said we were good guys and he enjoyed talking to us. 

We had an amazing time there and saw many different and interesting things. We saw a lot of hand-made things, artistic people and all different kinds of international food.  We met a lot of warm-hearted people who gave us the opportunity to speak with them.

We hope you enjoy our text a lot. 

See you on the next trip!!!!!

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E xcellent opportunities to buy special “Aussie” things

nique atmosphere surrounded by the melody of the didgeridoo 

arvelous smells of international food, spices, leather, candles and flowers

nbelievable, friendly and warm-hearted sellers

ice weather with a fresh breeze for browsing the shops

elicious flavors of pancakes with chocolate and cream

nspiring place, people and creations

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Eumundi Market: Then and Now

The first Eumundi Market took place on Saturday 24th of March in 1979. The whole market included 3 stalls and 8 people went to the market. Originally the market was created for the local artists who wanted to sell their handmade products. The original Eumundi Market was expanded in 2002 to include a Wednesday market. In 2009 the stalls were expanded to more than 600. Today approximately 1.6 million people visit the market each year. One of the first sellers was Christa Barton. She still produces beautiful pottery but she left the market in 2004 and moved to Tasmania. Eumundi rocks!

By Olly’s class