Located entirely undercover and close to the city and public transport, it is one of Melbourne’s most popular markets.
The official trading hours but a lot of food stalls are setting up earlier and will serve you:
Wednesday – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Special hours apply to time like Easter and when the Night Market is in operation.
Anytime is a fabulous time at South Melbourne Market. Go for shopping or a ramble, discover new fresh produce or simply enjoy the street scene and nearby cafes. Be seen sipping a margarita or eating sensational Spanish, Chinese or Sicilian cuisine under the umbrellas in Cecil Street.
You will be surprised what you find just behind the glass – below is is a recent piece by artist Artist – Ichwan Noo which was on display.
VW CARS COMPRESSED INTO PERFECT SPHERES AND CUBES
Artist: Ichwan Noor
NATIONAL GALLERY of VICTORIA, INTERNATIONAL
– Since 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been displaying art works for the enjoyment of the community. In the mid-1990s, the gallery acknowledged that its St Kilda Road building could no longer successfully meet the demands of its growing collection and extensive exhibitions schedule.
Visitors have two wonderful NGV buildings dedicated to bringing art and people together.
If you have limited time, a suggestion is to choose one gallery and focus on that collection. But if nothing else walk into the building to look at the architecture. One must is to walk to the back of the building to look at the Great Hall, either lay on the carpet or stools and see if you can spot the Australian animals. In particular look for a turtle, wombat and rainbow serpent.
For the pat two years volunteer crochet enthusiasts have been creating poppies as a community tribute of respect and rememberance to honour Australia’s servicemen and women who fought in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
At the time the project started the target of 5000 seemed like a big feat to conquer, yet with unexpected popularity that has reached all corners of Australia as well as overseas, the poppy count is now over 250,000.
On a damp ANZAC Eve night [25th April] we walked up to Federation Square to seeing the amazing tribute initiated and the brainchild of Melbourne woman Lynn Berry. Lyn first put out the call two years ago requesting 120 poppies to honour her father, who served in World War II, tonight Federation Square is blanketed in the 250,000 poppies, attached with personal memories and stories.