The Design Exchange Market is held in The Mining Exchange, one of Ballarat's notable historic buildings dating back to the 1870's, a venue that sets the scene for art, design and culture as soon as you step foot inside.
This is a design and craft market not to be missed, bringing together emerging designers and contemporary artists from all over Australia, where you will find unique children's clothes, jewellery, ceramics, beautiful clothing, homewares and unique gifts for your loved ones. With over 60 designers selling their wares you are bound to find something. An example of designers include Bobbins n Bliss, Wendy Voon and Body Parts who will set you up with woollies to keep you cosy this winter.
After a leisurely browse soaking up the atmosphere in this remarkable building, you'll no doubt be ready to take a seat and relax in the Design Exchange "lounge room". Be tempted by delicious food, a cup of coffee, and entertainment by beautiful singers, such as Melody Moon and Imogen Brough (The Voice) preforming throughout the day.
A quote from The Design Exchange's founder "When creating the market I stuck by the philosophy of having an event with city style but a country feel. Nurturing that idea my guidelines were that I wanted a beautiful space, I wanted to create an environment where people felt comfortable and relaxed, I wanted to showcase talented local musicians, provide great wholesome food and incredible designers."