The melbourne way
jeweller Aimee Fairman. Fairman sculpts crystalline and geological forms to produce earrings and pendants that resemble the effect of growth, fusion and metamorphism (available at NGV International and online). Also on offer are a range of cufflinks from Sydney based designers Sarah & Sebastian.
If you’re a movie fan then you’ll love the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI) shop. On sale are such delights as Wallace and Gromit kids’ tees, baby outfits, magnets and keyrings. Other presents with a difference include socks for film lovers and gamers, Keep Cups, Leah Jackson bowls and cups, Roofus tea towels and Salus gift sets.
If you love wildlife then the Melbourne Museum shop is the place for you. Here you’ll find a range of prints taken by wildlife photographer David Paul as part of the Catching the Eye Wildlife Photography project. The project spotlights Victoria’s rare and vulnerable wildlife. The Museum’s shop also offers jewellery designed and hand made by Indigenous designer Kristy Dickinson. There’s also pottery and ceramics from BNYM Indigenous Designs, a leader in contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. Each pottery piece includes a unique Indigenous design which incorporates contemporary cultural themes, cultural beliefs, spiritual awareness and individuality.
KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST
An Aboriginal arts and cultural organisation, The Koorie Heritage Trust develops and delivers an authentic and immersive urban Aboriginal arts and cultural experience. Its gift shop features a range of work made by local Indigenous artists. These items include pins and badges, Bindi Bindi pots and earthenware, mugs, handmade candles and Wathaurong glass.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground Shop is a must for sports lovers. Here you’ll find numerous beanies and scarves manufactured by the Woolmark Company. All the products are made in Australia from locally sourced Merino wool. The shop also stocks a large range of Australian Football League (AFL) Fibre of Football products, including 100 per cent Australian Merino wool retro football jumpers, scarves, gloves and beanies.