Adelaide Central Market
'I Think of the Colours of the Market'  

October 2021

4 x 5m

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This project included my LCND mural painting workshops where the public were invited to take part in brining my design to life. Go and sit on the 3D cheesecake seat!!

When I think about the Central Markets, I’m taken back to my first memory of visiting them on my year 3 French class excursion to taste French cuisine. I remember my eyes being opened to the many multi-cultural offerings. We couldn’t help spending our pocket money trying things from all over the world rather than only from France! I think of my dad journeying from the hills to the markets just to buy the freshest organic veggies. I think of holding my younger sister’s hand, guiding her around the buzzing, packed maze on a busy Friday night with my family. I think of my partner’s Saturday morning after tennis laksa ritual with his dad growing up. I think of the colours of the markets. The bright veggies poking out of perfectly organised rows in every corner. The green bowls on red tables at Asian Gourmet. The rich pinks and oranges of the Turkish Delight Shop. The bold contrasting black and white diamond tiles in Marino Meats. The abundance of colourful native flowers. The creamy cheeses looking back at me on display...

I have captured this multi-cultural rainbow in my design. It celebrates the energy of our diverse Adelaide Central Markets with imagery that directly represents it as one of the largest traditional undercover produce markets left in the Southern Hemisphere. By collaging contrasting pieces of produce, the array directs you into the markets to find all of these goodies. My design is unique to other murals in the area and will become synonymous with the markets as a direct reflection of not only what’s on offer but the bustling, bright and lively atmosphere we love.