In Tasmania Shopping? Off to The Market!

Tasmania:  Shopping, Art & Design

Simply called The Market, this lovely Tasmanian shopping experience was established in April 2009.  Billed as a boutique art and design event, it is held each month at the Masonic Temple on Sandy Bay Road, Hobart.

The Market - Masonic Temple, Hobart
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The Market – Masonic Temple, Hobart

Masonic Temple, Hobart

Directly opposite St David’s Park, the Masonic Temple building is a worthy venue for the independent designers, having unique characteristics and a great show-case environment.

Split over two levels and having a smaller room separate to the main hall, it provides the shopper with a  journey of discovery.

Tasmania Shopping - The Market
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The Market has stalls in separate rooms at the Masonic Temple

Jewellery & Ceramics at The Market
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Jewellery & Ceramics at The Market, Main Hall

The Market: Treasure

The Market shopping experience in no way resembles a trash and treasure hunt – it’s treasure all the way!  The assembled artists obviously combine their creative talents with a passion for unique and quirky designs;  each stall presenting fashionable and high-quality, individual items.

The Market - Fabric Art & Design
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Fabric Art & Design at The Market

Holly Webber designs at The Market
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Holly Webber designs at The Market

Tasmanian Made Presents & Produce

Selling locally-made works of art, The Market offers space to a different group each month.  Another attraction in Hobart, Tasmania (shopping aside) where each occasion offers interesting discoveries.

It’s the perfect place to find a special, more personalised present.  And what market would be complete without some yummy, indulgent treats on the side?

Yummy treats at The Market, Hobart
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Hobart, Tasmania: shopping can build up an appetite!!

The Market Gallery: Photographic Exhibition

The conveners also maintain The Market website, where you can get a sneak peek into the delights on offer and plan the date of your visit.  They profile some of the stall-holders and reveal the resident artist in the upstairs gallery.  On the day of my visit, I was lucky to strike a photographic exhibition, and I was suitably impressed!

Artist Profiles at The Market
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Artist Profiles leading upstairs at The Market

Photographic Exhibition at The Market
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Photographic Exhibition at The Market Gallery

The Market Schedule…

If you are in Tasmania (shopping in Hobart), make a date with The Market once a month on a Sunday, between 10am and 3pm.  Contact Think Tasmania for more details.

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