Artists to sell creative work in support of St Giles on Saturday

SUPPORTING ST GILES: Tin Shed artisans Edna Broad, Gayle McLucas, Diana Targett and Helen Bower at the Invermay studio with their handiwork. Picture: Tamara McDonald

SUPPORTING ST GILES: Tin Shed artisans Edna Broad, Gayle McLucas, Diana Targett and Helen Bower at the Invermay studio with their handiwork. Picture: Tamara McDonald

Artisans from the Tin Shed will sell their creations this Saturday at the Niche Market Bazaar, in support of St Giles. 

Eleven artists from the Invermay studio will occupy three stalls at the market, to be held at Albert Hall.

The Tin Shed artists will bring wares including original ceramics, paintings, glass, silver work, repurposed clothing, basketry, clay and sculpture works. 

Tin Shed artisan Edna Broad will be selling pieces including small pots and boxes, and intricate ceramic model dogs. Broad began making ceramic dogs this year, and has created an accompanying series of painting.

“I just love dogs, they’ve got so much character,” Broad said. 

Broad said she was looking forward to supporting St Giles through her first time as a vendor at the market. 

There will be 64 stallholders selling unique, Tasmanian-made and designed items to eager Christmas shoppers.

Niche manager Victoria Bayes said Albert Hall would be “decked and lit for Christmas” with a “giant” Christmas tree. 

All Niche stallholders will make a 20 per cent donation to support the work done by St Giles disability support service. 

“Tamar Street will be an innovation hub this Saturday,” Mrs Bayes said. 

“We are truly hoping to make more than $10,000 from this Saturday’s market.”

The market will be at Albert Hall, on the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere streets, Launceston, between 8am and 3pm on Saturday, December 3. Admission is free.

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