Niche Market welcomes bursting line-up of creatives to QVMAG

This weekend Niche Market will fill the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk for its first market of 2023.   

With 45 stallholders joining the market line-up on 1 April, community members will be able to enjoy a vibrant day out at the Inveresk Precinct.    

Niche, a social enterprise supporting children’s disability services at St. Giles since 2009, has had four venues in its 14 years – the Boatshed, Tramsheds, University of Tasmania and the Albert Hall. 

"Each year we received hundreds of applicants. We’ve chosen to stay tight and super premium, allowing for new makers to emerge and benefit from the Niche experience," market manager Bridget Sullivan Arkless said. 

A new maker featured at the upcoming Niche market is Gloria Karagianis. 

"I am excited to be coming along to Niche and more importantly, help raise money for the children St. Giles supports,” Gloria said. 

“My work is all about slow-fashion and sustainability, creating classic knitwear and using only natural fibres." 

City of Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson said using the Museum at Inveresk as a venue for the Niche Market was a brilliant outcome.   

"It's great to see the Inveresk Precinct welcome such a widely loved event such as Niche," Cr Gibson said.   

"What better place to host a market for creatives across Tasmania than at QVMAG."  

Creative Arts and Cultural Services General Manager Shane Fitzgerald said it was fantastic to welcome Niche to QVMAG in 2023.   

"Museums and Galleries are spaces for community, activation and knowledge sharing, and community collaborations—such as with Niche—are vital in achieving this," Fitzgerald said.   

"Our three-year venue partnership with Niche is a great way to further support many artists and makers across the State.  

"When the opportunity arose to welcome Niche to QVMAG, we knew it would be the perfect fit for northern Tasmanian audiences."  

Niche Market will be held from 9am to 3pm on 1 April 2023 at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk (2 Invermay Road, Launceston).  

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