Night markets at UOW's Innovation Campus during winter

NEW VENTURE: Lara Seresin and Jennifer Briscoe-Hough are starting a new night market in Wollongong this June. Picture: Adam McLean
NEW VENTURE: Lara Seresin and Jennifer Briscoe-Hough are starting a new night market in Wollongong this June. Picture: Adam McLean

The force behind Coledale’s monthly artisan markets are breathing life into wintery Wednesdays at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus.

The campus will host the monthly Puckeys Night Market from Wednesday June 27, run by Lara Seresin and Jenny Briscoe-Hough.

Ms Briscoe-Hough said each event will include live music and around 40 eclectic local traders including artisans, food, second-hand and vintage goods.

“I think traditionally people do outdoor winter warming markets [like in Europe],” she said. “What we want to do in that space is create a neighbourhood … and a place where people can come and talk about ideas.”

The pair have sourced new vendors to mix in with their “faithful crew who have supported them through thick and thin”.

The project has been a “long conversation” with the campus but ultimately resulted from an accidental market the pair held at there last December, due to their usual venue becoming unavailable.