Take a world tour of art and craft

Markets are a popular destination for locals and tourists alike over the summer holiday period.

MARKET TIME: Tathra Hall Craft Market stall holders Richard Germyn, Mark Haussenloge, Reiko Healy and Neil Campbell at the Tathra Hall last week. Photo: Alasdair McDonald

MARKET TIME: Tathra Hall Craft Market stall holders Richard Germyn, Mark Haussenloge, Reiko Healy and Neil Campbell at the Tathra Hall last week. Photo: Alasdair McDonald

The Tathra Hall Craft Market has work from Japan, various parts of Africa and Islamic countries, as well as handmade local crafts.

The market is open until Wednesday, January 10, and has stall holders from across the Bega Valley.

Market doors are open from 10am until 4pm at the Tathra Hall.

Richard Germyn from Pambula, Mark Haussenloge from Wyndham, Reiko Healy from Bega and Neil Campbell from Candelo all have something to offer from different parts of the globe.

It is a world tour of art and craft.

Stall holder Neil Campbell

“It is a world tour of art and craft,” Mr Campbell said.

“There’s something for everyone.”

For Mr Germyn the market will be used to fund an ongoing project he hopes will lead to a new museum.

He is hoping to purchase a giant Colombian hand press to feature in an antique printing museum he aims to open in the Bega Valley.

There are other markets on across the region this month.

The Bega Farmer’s Market is held at Littleton Gardens each Friday between 8am and 1pm.

The Bermagui Growers Market is held in the lee of the Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf each Thursday afternoon.

The Cobargo Market is held each Saturday morning in the town’s main street.

The Rotary Club of Merimbula Seaside Market and Fair is held on the third Sunday of each month. 

The market includes local produce, second-hand items, plants, fruit and vegetables, flower stall, handcrafted items and much more.

The market runs from 8am to 2pm.