Plenty to Do & See @ Dirty Janes

We have a bumper year of exciting events at both of Dirty Janes stores. Grab your diary!

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 🐇


April 11-14 in DirtyJanes Bowral 


$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.

Grab a Ticket HERE

Country Dogs Day Out

Bring your furry four legged bestie and the family to Dirty Janes for a day of doggie fun to celebrate the launch of Suzanne Stevenson's latest book, 'Country Dogs on Doorsteps'.

Gai Waterhouse, Neale Whitaker, David Novak-Piper and Jane Crowley presiding over the Dirty Janes Dog Ring, awarding fun prizes such as 'Pup Most like its Human', 'Trickiest Trick', 'Best Dressed Dog' and 'Cheekiest Rat Bag'.

Our own Jane Crowley will chat to photographer and author Suzanne Stevenson, who will sign your copy of 'Country Dogs on Doorsteps'.

There will be delicious snacks, stalls filled with adorable pup products, fun for kids, cute dogs, prizes & guaranteed giggles as we launch Suzanne's delightful book!

Plus, add to your good deed credit rating by helping us raise money for the Friends of Wingacarabee Animal Shelter as half of your ticket price will be donated to support their wonderful work!


Dirty Janes Bowral Carpark

Saturday 20th November

10am -3pm

Tickets $10 per family - $5 to Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter

Grab tickets for your Doggo & family here

Register your Dog here

You don't need a canine pal to come along and enoy the day!

Record Fair

Calling all Vinyl lovers… Join us for our very first Dirty Janes Bowral Record fair! The Dirty Janes Carpark will be rockin’ & rollin’ with records from every genre.

You’ll find hundreds of high-quality old school and newer vinyl records of Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop and more.⁠

There’ll also be rare, unusual and hard to find pressings.

There’ll be a diverse range of vinyl sellers and The Chubby Wombat vintage combi will be there with delicious warm doughnuts


Dirty Janes Bowral Carpark

Saturday 29th May

9.30am -4pm

Don't miss out on this opportunity to restock your collection and maintain your status as the coolest cat in town!


Life in a Box

Join us as we celebrate author, model, mother, jewellery designer and Big Brother housemate, Sarah Jane Adams and her memoir, ‘Life in a Box.’

Dirty Janes own Jane Crowley will sit down with Sarah Jane and talk adventures, antiques and living life on your terms.

Arrive to a glass of bubbles as you settle in to hear the conversation, buy a copy of the book for signing by SJ & shop exclusively in Dirty Janes, which will be open solely for guests of this event.

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day!


Glass of bubbles and nibbles on arrival

Settle in to hear Jane Crowley & Sarah Jane Adams in conversation

Q&A time

'Life in a Box' Book available to purchase

Have your book signed by Sarah Jane Adams

Dirty Janes will be open for shopping exclusively for guests of this event.


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

Don't miss out on the book!

Buy your copy of 'Life in a Box' via Dirty Janes Online store 

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.


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

twilight christmas shopping at dirty janes


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

The Artists Society of Canberra was founded in 1927, and is the oldest cultural organisation in the national capital.

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

Artists Society of Canberra exhibition