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

The Market – Masonic Temple, Hobart

Tasmania Shopping: 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

The Market has stalls in separate rooms at the Masonic Temple

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

Fabric Art & Design at The Market

Holly Webber designs at The Market

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

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

Artist Profiles leading upstairs at The Market

Photographic Exhibition at The Market

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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