Niche Market moves to QVMAG in 2023

Niche Market will call Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery home for the next three years.

In an historic agreement, Niche and the QVMAG have agreed that the market will be held four times a year at the Gallery’s Inveresk site, commencing Saturday, April 1 2023.

The super-premium Tasmanian designed and made Niche Market, is a social enterprise of St. Giles.

Money raised by Niche is directed to early childhood intervention programs, not funded by the NDIS.

Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson said Niche and St.Giles were valued parts of the City’s fabric.

St Giles’ Danielle Blewett and Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson announce the Niche Market Bazaar at QVMAG Inveresk. Picture courtesy The Examiner / Phillip Biggs

“Our city is enriched by Niche and the opportunities St. Giles provides,’’ Ald. Gibson said.

Niche will also go back to pre-COVID capacity with up to 60 stallholders at each of the four markets.

40 new stallholders will join Niche in 2023 and now is the time to apply.

Are you a maker? Register your interest for 2023 here

“We expect to attract even more top-shelf makers from around Tasmania to Niche at the QVMAG,’’ St. Giles general manager Profile and Engagement Danielle Blewett said.

Mr Farmer welcomed Tasmania’s emerging creatives to the space.

“We immediately saw the exposure Niche provides to Tasmanian creatives and are pleased we can share this beautiful space,’’ Mr Farmer said.

Ms Blewett urged Tasmanian makers to contact –

“We have an exciting opportunity to raise the national and international profiles of Tasmania’s designers and makers – the QVMAG is recognized as an innovator. If you’re a maker it’s your time to emerge as Niche lifts into this next exciting phase,’’ she said.

“We’re also able to publish our four Niche/QVMag dates for 2023 with certainty. Get your diary out!’’

Niche @ QVMAG Inveresk, 2023 dates:

  • Saturday April 1 – 9am till 3pm
  • Saturday June 24 – 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday October 21 – 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday December 2 – 9am to 3pm