Welcome to GATHAA (GATH-ER) where the heart of First Nations culture beats and the spirit of community thrives. GATHAA is more than a market, it's a modern gathering ground, where Sunshine Coast's First Nations entrepreneurs converge on Gubbi Gubbi Country to share their culture, wisdom, and unique creations.

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28 Jul

22 Sep

NAIDOC MARKET

NEXT GATHAA’ING

28 JULY

9AM-2:30PM

We're excited to kick off our next GATHAA’ing with you on Sunday, 28 July for our NAIDOC Celebration. Come down to Forest Glen Village to meet and yarn with Sunshine Coast First Nations artisans and entrepreneurs showcasing their wares and talents. Be a part of this GATHAA’ing of hearts, minds, and spirits in celebration of the world's oldest surviving culture.

Free Cultural Activities and entertainment ALL DAY starting with Welcome to Country by Gubbi Gubbi Dance followed by Cultural Dance workshop and performance. Print your own tshirt

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This is a day of community connection that we can't wait to share with you.

Scroll down to book into workshops.

PROGRAM TBA

Shop. Eat.
Connect. GATHAA.

At GATHAA First Nations Market, an array of experiences awaits you. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural atmosphere, where you can shop and engage with First Nations Artisans, enjoy delicious cooking demonstrations, and savour bushfood-inspired meals from our Food Vans. Dive into cultural workshops, and let the rhythm move you as you groove to the tunes of ancient sounds and talented Indigenous musicians. GATHAA is the perfect setting for a fun family day out of connection & culture.

You'll find the markets nestled outside the Kurrajong Building next to My Dilly Bag in Forest Glen Village.

DISCOVER OUR DEADLY CREATORS

Introducing you to the heart and soul of GATHAA - our Stall Holders. Get to know the talented First Nations artisans and entrepreneurs who will be showcasing their products & work at GATHAA Markets. We invite you to connect with them and join us in celebrating their unique cultural creations and be part of the GATHAA community.

Saltwater Experiences
is a retail extension of Saltwater Eco Tours providing a space in Mooloolaba for authentic First Nations products, gifts, art, clothing, food and souvenirs.

Beachtree Distilling Co
is the home of small-batch artisan gin & vodka ethically handcrafted on the Sunshine Coast. Their mission is to follow their ancestors by using ethical and sustainable methods and produce world class spirits, crafted using aromatic native botanicals

Ocher Bee
We come to you from a deep connection with Mother Nature, offering grounded, culturally safe experiences, events and products to heal & nurture your inner being.

Blak Botanics
Creations of Country - First Nations floristry, reclaiming the use of country

My Dilly Bag
has a range of nutritious and tasty products ranging from Native herbs and spices to jams, relishes, pasta and snacks, all made with Australian Sovereign Food ingredients. Owner, chef & author Aunty Dale strives to bring bushfoods to the forefront of Australian cuisine.

Maiz the Label
creates tools for self expression ⚡️Kids clothing, accessories and mental health tools to support the next generation on their journey to discovering who they truly are, by supporting them to feel safe to express themselves and show up as their true authentic selves.

Yabaa Gallery is run by Les Raveneau a proud Gomilaroi/ Kamilaroi man. Les' artwork is inspired by the Australian rich native flora, fauna and landscapes using a combination of traditional Gomilaroi/Kamilaroi symbols and different other styles as well as incorporating aspects from workshops and art works.

APMA Creations
Dive into a cultural journey at APMA Creations, showcasing vibrant Aboriginal art, fabric, and products by the talented artist Merryn Apma

Deadly Espresso on Walkabout
Get your caffeine fix on the go with DEADLY ESPRESSO, the ultimate mobile coffee service perfect for major festivals, events, or coffee catering.

Cholena Hughes Art
Cholena is a First Nations Visual Artist living on Jinibara Country. Cholena’s art practise is inclusive of many areas of Visual Arts. Using a large variety of materials and processes, her art shares her love and respect for the natural environment

Dreamtime Artistry
mission is to provide authentic Indigenous products sourced from as many local producers and artists as possible. They offer indigenous art pieces at an affordable price and guaranteed authenticity & supply a vast range of products including artifacts, pottery, weaving, paintings.

Aunty Sandy's Aboriginal Art and Tea Leaf Reading offer a magical glimpse into a world where tradition and heritage intertwine. A "Saltwater Murri," she shares her unique cultural gifts through her creative expressions, including paintings, pottery, and crafts.

Wendy Rix is a contemporary visual artist and Yuwaalaraay woman. Vibrant Indigenous art, powerful storytelling, and cultural education to inspire change and empower Indigenous communities. Wendy produces originals & prints. clothing designs, commissions of Indigenous jerseys and her own fabric range.

Mandy Draper
Deadly Dot Pots
Mandy is a First Nations artist living on Gubbi Gubbi Country. She founded Deadly Dot Pots in 2019. Mandy is passionate about sharing her story, and demonstrating how art can have the ability to positively impact people's lives.

Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery
owned and managed by local bushfood expert, Veronica Cougan. specialises in quality native bushfood plants for the home gardener and commercial grower.

First Nations Fashionista creates elegant Aboriginal designed Earrings, by hand from heart that spark a conversation Bec first started as a form of self care and mindfulness and has now turned into a little blak business creating the perfect accessory to wear a celebration of survival and cultural pride.

Kakadu Organics is an Indigenous owned female led company originating from a small Aboriginal community in Kakadu, Northern Territory of Australia. They partner with major & boutique hotels and wellness centres to provide memorable and unique products and experiences from native bush teas to bathroom amentities.

Little Butten is Kalkadoon woman, Bree Buttenshaw, a talented digital artist who integrates her proud Aboriginal culture with a contemporary digital approach. From accessories, apparel, earrings, homewares, cards & stickers, takes pride in creating unique products with her own deadly designs.

Choo Choo Designs is a small business dedicated to providing customers with quality, handcrafted products by Dunghatti designer, Kira Turner. Choo Choo aspires to make the work of First Nation artists accessible and practical by incorporating their beautiful work into everyday objects.

Blakbird Designs make beautiful handmade creations mixing art and culture and is the business of Gomeroi and Galpu Woman, Nikki Gallagher

Culturally Informed Practices Institute is a cultural supervision support service offering cultural based tools and resources and artifacts.

Red Handed Productions
Red handed productions amplify the voices of the underrepresented to uncover deep rich histories and bring recognition to cultural and creative practices through authentic and quality visual content.

Munimba-Ja
meaning welcome place is an Indigenous run Aboriginal Art Gallery situated in the beautiful hills of Maleny- Jinibara/Kabi Kabi country. It is a safe space, driven by local Aboriginal voices, creating and presenting the critical work needed to promote contemporary Aboriginal art.

Tracey's Arts and Oils is owned by Tracey Mills and is a First Nations business based on Gubbi Gubbi Country

Murri Girl Designs
Renee is an Indigenous artists expressing her creativity and culture through hand painted jewellery and quirky streetwear.

Nooks & Cooks
Eastern Arrente bush tucker chef, Tanika Orr, dishes up native Australian street food fusions with a delicate balance of flavours that make the tastebuds jingle & tingle.

Nullawokka First Nations Gallery
proudly features authentic Indigenous art, yidikis (didgeridoos), and unique artefacts, all ethically sourced directly from artists, producers, or supportive small businesses championing First Nations programs.

Creek Cottage Weaving is a small in house dye studio located on the Gold Coast , our premium grade grade raffia is hand dyed , each strand hand selected for quality & durability.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

This artwork represents the collaborating First Nations mob on Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country.

The gathering circles in the centre represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business. Gathering, supporting one another, sharing knowledge and cultural stories

The lines through the outside of the artwork are the community journey lines, community that come together to support, and establish growth for First Nations business through the Gubbi Gubbi, Kabi Kabi and Jinibara country.

Story by Artist, Mandy Draper

Cultural Tours from GATHAA First Nations Market

Enhance your GATHAA experience by participating in cultural tours that depart directly from the market. These tours offer a unique opportunity to gain deeper insights into the cultural heritage of the region. Stay tuned for more details on tour schedules and booking information.
Enquiries can be made via gathaa.markets@gmail.com

FAQ'S

GATHAA is located in Forest Glen Village at 354 Mons Rd, Forest Glen, Queensland, Australia.

No, entry to GATHAA First Nations Market is completely free

Booking a workshop is easy. Simply visit the My Dilly Bag event page for workshop details and booking information. Link here.

Yes, GATHAA First Nations Market is a recurring event with the following scheduled dates for 2023 and 2024:
December 10th, 2023
January 14th, 2024
February 11th, 2024
April 7th, 2024
May 12th, 2024
July 28th, 2024
September 22nd,

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed at the event. We kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home.

Parking is available on Mons Road, and you'll also find plenty of parking near the IGA. It's just a short distance from there to the event venue.

GATHAA First Nations Market is open from 9 AM to 2 PM

Absolutely! If you are a First Nations business located on the Sunshine Coast, we would love to have you as a stall holder to showcase and sell your products. Please get in touch with us for further details on how to become a vendor. By clicking the link Expression of Interest

To get involved, please reach out to Carissa at 0411 196 427 or email gathaa.markets@gmail.com. Your dedication and enthusiasm will help us create a truly remarkable cultural event.

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