Niche moves to Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Launceston’s Niche Market will call the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery home for the next three years.
Niche and QVMAG have agreed that the market will be held four times a year at the Museum at Inveresk site (2 Invermay Road), commencing Saturday, April 1 2023.
The super-premium Tasmanian designed and made Niche Market, is a social enterprise of St. Giles.
Up to 50 creatives are hand-picked and each market is curated with a balanced offering.
Money raised by Niche is directed to early childhood intervention programs, not funded by the NDIS and St.Giles ABLED Kitchen enterprise.
City of Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson said Niche, QVMAG and St.Giles were valued parts of the City’s fabric.
“Our city is enriched by Niche and the opportunities St. Giles provides,’’ Mayor Gibson said.
“To have the Niche Market located at QVMAG for the next three years is a brilliant outcome for our City, and we look forward to welcoming makers, artists and visitors from across Tasmania to the Inveresk Precinct for the first market in April.
"This is a great example of how community collaboration can lead to the activation of our City, further adding to our vibrant calendar of events each year."
City of Launceston General Manager of Creative Arts and Cultural Services Shane Fitzgerald welcomed Tasmania’s emerging creatives to the space.
"We look forward to welcoming Niche and a wide range of Tasmanian makers and artists to QVMAG across the next three years," Mr Fitzgerald said.
"Community collaborations such as this are vital to activating our City and providing new and vibrant experiences in Launceston."
St. Giles Danielle Blewett said: ``We have an exciting opportunity to raise the national and international profiles of Tasmania’s designers and makers.’’
Market dates for 2023:
- Saturday April 1 – 9am till 3pm
- Saturday June 24 – 9am to 3pm
- Saturday October 21 – 9am to 3pm
- Saturday December 2 – 9am to 3pm