The marketplace has been at the centre of community life since ancient times, from the famous souks of Marrakesh, the Kapali Çarşı in Istanbul to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. Featuring over 40 retail outlets, the WoMarkets will be a brand new precinct at WOMADelaide for patrons to explore and immerse themselves in the experience of cultures coming together to share their wares.
Part of significant redesign of key features and pathways of the festival site, this specially commissioned covered marketplace will stretch over some 160 metres on Plane Tree Drive and be a key shaded artery for festival patrons to shop and explore as they journey across the site. The WoMarkets precinct will feature and be sheltered by a breathtaking sculptural structure designed by Australia’s leading specialists in future-focused tensile fabric structures, Tetrik.
Having successfully delivered some of the largest and most complex temporary structures to date in Australia, Tetrik are collaborating with WOMADelaide to create this exciting new marketplace experience and festival artery guiding festivalgoers through the many festival experiences which await discovery at the heart of the festival.
An artist illustration of the WoMarkets