Plenty to Do & See @ Dirty Janes
We have a bumper year of exciting events at both of Dirty Janes stores. Grab your diary!
Salters Canberra ~ Grand Opening
Saturday ~ 1st July
12 noon ~ 5 pm
Salters at Dirty Janes Canberra is open! The coffee is hot, the food is fresh and delicious, and the staff are all smiles, ready to welcome you into our brand-new space!
To celebrate completing our much-bigger-than-expected renovation
Salters chefs will delight foodies with our delicious winter menu, full of crowd favourites.
BentSpoke Brewing Co will showcase its award-winning beers and local wines.
Archer Combat Sports Kidsafe archery dartboard that even the parents will love!
Tall Poppy Gourmet will be selling their delicious range of sauces and relishes featured on the Salters menu.
Live music from 1pm ~ Ollie McGill from the Cat Empire and Eamon Dilworth will bring on-point beats to facilitate your chill session or best dance moves!
Simply turn up ready for a great time.!
If you would like to reserve a table you can do so here BOOK A TABLE
** Free event **
Wine Meets Design~ Vintage Style
Bowral. Friday ~ 12th May
Canberra. Thursday ~ 18th May
Wine Meets Design ~ Vintage Style is an invitation behind the curtain into the inner workings of Dirty Janes. We'll draw you into our community of talented stallholders, giving you a rare glimpse into what drives them to create the beautiful spaces they do.
You'll also get an exclusive first look at our coffee table book, Dirty Janes Vintage Style, and help us send it into the world accompanied like all epic maiden voyages, by ample champagne and cheers.
There'll be local wineries, beautiful food, book signings and short chats with the stallholders featured in the book.
Come dressed in a touch of vintage or full-blown Vintage Style and prepare to embrace good old-fashioned fun and new ideas.
Grab your self, your bestie and your mum tickets here Tickets
Ticket & Book $85
Ticket only $45
Bunny Fest. 2023
Thursday ~ 6th April
Come and join us as we seek the hiding bunnies throughout Dirty Janes.
There’s a guessing competition too – you could win the yummiest Easter Egg
Tickets $5 per child (Adults Free)
Vintage Bike Exhibition & Pop-up Market
Saturday & Sunday March 25th – 26th
Love cycling? Love Vintage? Love a bargain?
Mark your calendars for a great weekend at Dirty Janes.
On Saturday & Sunday March 25th and 26th, Dirty Janes Canberra will be visited by an exhibition of superb vintage bicycles. You can take a stroll through history as you walk around these outstanding pieces of history dotted throughout the store.
On Sunday March 26th. The courtyard will be overflowing with bargains as we host our first ever Pop-up market from 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday.
Sunday 2nd April 10 am ~ 1 pm
The Ford Performance Club & HSV Owners Club of ACT present ‘The Showdown’
Come and decide who is best with pure Aussie muscle and see 40 of the best FPV’s and HSV’s on display.
A Family Friendly Event. Come and see these super slick machines, refresh yourself at Billy T’s our onsite café onsite and browse through Dirty Janes Vintage Emporium
On Sunday 2nd April 10 am ~ 1 pm
Wine Meets Design ~ Living With Art
Our next Wine Meets Design event in October will explore all the ways we live with art. Artists from all mediums will collaborate with the unique talent of our many stallholders to create dreamy spaces throughout each store.
If you love your garden as much as we do, you'll really dig our absolutely packed Garden Day! There'll be workshops on everything from Soap Making to Bee Keeping and guest gardeners & plant whisperer's to inspire you. Dirty Hands, Happy Hearts!
11 am Garden Talks – $20
Interested in making your garden a thing of truth and beauty that also nurtures the broader environment? Excited to level up your indoor plants?
Don’t miss this talk with professional green thumbs
– Bee Keeping and planting for bees wth Andrew Colwell from B*Keeper
– Create Healthy Compost ~ Dr Brooke Clinton from See-Change \ Roving Regenerators
– Thriving Indoor Plants ~ Tracey Johns from Antiquus Botanicus
Talk and Q&A
10am & 2pm : Kids Woodworking Workshops – $85 with Two Sheds Workshop
In woodwork classes with Two Sheds, kids don’t JUST learn to build with wood and use tools.
They learn to be proud of their work, help each other and let their imaginations fly. Most of all, they learn resilience, perseverance, and to harness their willpower. It is woodWORK after all.
All materials and tools are provided for the workshop, and each participant walks away proudly holding their own toolbox.
Never fear – this project is designed to come together regardless of skill level.
Designed for kids 7 – 16 years old
12.30pm : Kids Soilless Garden Workshop – $20 with Antiquus Botanicus
Aspiring little gardeners will love this soilless garden workshop where they will create some fabulous indoor plants to green up their bedroom or play space.
Join Tracey and Jess from Antiquus Botanicus , Dirty Janes’ resident plant experts for this fun, 30 min workshop for kids
We need parent in attendance for this one. 30min run time
1pm ~ Creating Healthy Compost – $FREE with See-Change & the Roving Regenerators
Every garden loves compost! Dr. Brook Clinton from SEE Change and founder of Capital Scraps Composting will share her tips and tricks with you and explain some of the science behind a healthy compost heap. Come prepared with questions on all things composting and explore your options from trench composting, bokashi, hot composting and more. Really keen on composting?
Learn about the new Roving Regenerators program at SEE Change where we have fun building soil together, and helping out our climate along the way too.
Wine Meets Design
Designer Dinner Party Table Settings by some of our top interior designers with matching wines May 5th in Canberra May 13th in Bowral 5:30 pm ~ 8:30 pm $45 per person Includes a drink on arrival and canapés and tasting of local wines paired to each designers' tables. Ever want to see how the top designers would lay a table for an unforgettable dinner party? Well, for one special night you can. Dirty Janes have invited some of the best and most innovative interior designers to show us their prowess when it comes to magnificent table design. We are matching some fabulous wine with their creation too. The entire night will take place in the store after hours and yes, the cash registers will be open. Better still there will be a Q &A with the interior designers so you can hear their journey, process and what gets them excited for gathering the season to come. Some of our stall holders are bringing out their own table designs so it’s bound to be an inspiring evening. Social, inspiring, glittering and with the fabulous wine it’s bound to be a memorable night. Grab your tickets for the Canberra event here. ⬅️ Tickets for Bowral's event are here. ⬅️
Bunny Hunt 🐇
BUNNY FEST 2022
April 11-14 in DirtyJanes Bowral 9am $5 per child. Accompanying adults are free
We are going to have a ball here at Dirty Janes Bowral over Easter.
We have the usual hub-bub of our fabulous floor stock to delight you but this year there’s more…
At 9am Monday to Thursday, April 11-14 we are having our first ever guided tour- before the doors are open to the public- it’s called the THE BUNNY HUNT.
THE BUNNY HUNT is a special show for children and their adult. $5 per child (adult comes for free). You’ll go on a special tour of Dirty Janes as the stall holders are setting up their Easter stock. You’ll meet a few of the stall holders, see behind the scenes of our bustling emporium and hunt for all the bunnies that are living at Dirty Janes.
BUNNY HUNT a charming way to introduce your family to the exciting world of vintage and great way to start off the holidays. There will be a special gift for each child and a unique opportunity to see the magic before our doors open. BUNNY HUNT goes for 45 mins. Both the cafe and the cash registers will be open.
Country Dogs Day Out
Life in a Box
Dirty Janes Canberra: Thursday 6th May 5.30pm
Book Canberra tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQAXJ
Dirty Janes Bowral: Thursday 13th May 5.30pm
Book Bowral Tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQAYF
Twilight Christmas Shopping
To thank you for your support in 2020 we will be hosting a Twilight Christmas Shopping event at both Dirty Janes stores in December.
Frock-up and join us for one of our FREE events, with other fun and fabulous Dirty Janes shoppers and stallholders.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Dress with a touch of vintage Food & drink stalls available to purchase from Prizes on offer…winners will be grinners Expect to see some random acts of kindness Superb shopping is on offer, with Christmas gift ideas for everyone who is near and dear to you You will have some good old fashioned FUN! We could all use a little more of that to round off 2020, don’t you think?!
Canberra, Friday 4th December, 5pm-8:30pm
Bowral, Saturday 5th December, 5pm-8:30pm
Creative Workshop At Dirty Janes Canberra Goose Feather Christmas Tree with Jennie McClelland from @milkbreadeggshoney
Originating in the late 1880s, with a nod to conservation, Germans started making Christmas Trees from stripped goose feathers attached to wire, as an alternative to cutting down a tree. The traditional trees were three foot tall with wire branches spaced for candles to burn. Today we are going to create a beautiful, modern, softer version using driftwood & layers of commercial goose feathers sourced from a family business in Sydney. Made from foraged materials from Jennie's farm in Bungendore, the trees are constructed from driftwood branches & reclaimed fencing wire.
The 'toppers’ are an assortment of exotic feathers, dried native & meadow flowers + gum nuts.
Date: Sunday 4 October
Time: 11am to 4pm
Venue: The Barn at Dirty Janes, Canberra
Limited Tickets Available: https://events.humanitix.com/goose-feather-christmas-tree-workshop
Artist in Residence Annie Holcombe
Annie Holcombe is an artist living and working Bowral in the Southern Highlands and will be our artist in residence from Thursday 3rd September in shop 375
Annie Holcombe settled down in Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands 23 years ago and started to paint seriously. She is very much influenced by Matisse and David Hockney. Colour is so very important to her and she could not imagine life without it. Annie also enjoys hand building ceramics, each piece being a one off with hand painted scenes and some flower paintings lately.
Artists Society of Canberra exhibition
ASOC has approximately 300 members, including art lovers, amateur and professional artists.
Their exhibition at Dirty Janes, entitled The Lanyan Group showcases different artists interpretations of the historic property.
Running from 21 August to 21 September in The Mapgie Room, Dirty Janes Canberra