To celebrate our 150th anniversary the Market commissioned three of Melbourne's best street artists to create some murals around the Market, showcasing their interpretation of our huge milestone.
Artist Cam Scale created a series at the Market that highlights the generations of people from all backgrounds that have visited and worked here for 150 years. These faces represent the multicultural, 150-year heritage of the Market – where friendships have developed and memories have been created. Using aerosol and acrylic, Camscale painted four works on brick walls inside the Market.
Artist Bailer created the stunning 'Greenhouse' in the stairway to the car park also using aerosol and acrylic Bailer created a garden of vines twining around the poles and sides of the walls, reaching up to a sun drenched sky. The contrasting green of the vines and their direction going upwards leads the eye to the warmth and glow of the ceiling, the hues typical of a bright sunset in South Melbourne.
Artist KNOCK created 'Pollination' using the native wattle bird as a focal point to represent growth and bloom. The native wattle bird completes the plant's cycle of pollination, that emphasises new growth.
The 150th Anniversary Mural Project was sponsored by Haymes PaintRight at Southbank.
Click on the image below to see our Mural photo gallery.