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: The Market, 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: 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 presents fashionable and high-quality, individual items.

The Market - Fabric Art & Design

Fabric art and design: The Market

Holly Webber designs at The Market

Holly Webber designs: The Market

Tasmanian Made Presents and 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 at The Market

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: The Market

Photographic Exhibition at The Market

Photographic exhibition: The Market Gallery

 

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