South Melbourne Market Murals

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Degas

The South Melbourne Market used to be open 4 days a week but because of COVID-19 its doors are indefinitely shut.

Here are some murals inside the market that highlights the faces of people that have worked there, or have visited the market in more than a decade. Most of it represents multiculturalism as people who work there have come from all sorts of backgrounds.

This is the work of Cam Scale who started his career in early 2000. He is a well known artist that does large scale portraits with aerosol, oil and acrylic.

Monday Murals

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful and artistic 😍

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Alison says:

    Soon hopefully Teresa at least you are out of lockdown

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    1. Teresa says:

      I guess so…but still only 5km from home. Well anyway, steady but sure is better.

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  3. Iris Empereur says:

    Beautiful, but how strange it must be to go there and see yourself in a mural!

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    1. Teresa says:

      I guess it would be weird but would make them proud too i suppose!

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  4. sami veloso says:

    Love the murals with the faces, really well done.
    Thanks for participating Teresa.
    (PS: you might have changed the background, it’s a bit difficult to read the text with the dark background or maybe the writing should be brighter white)

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh ok thanks, Sami. Will try to fix it.

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  5. s.c. says:

    The artist can really paint a beautiful portrait.

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  6. Jackie says:

    Beautiful portraits!

    So sad that so many places are closed in Melbourne but it seems you are getting it under control. We appear to be going into a second wave, bars are now required to closed at 11.
    Casinos opened today with a max of 50 people at a time. Hopefully we can avoid a second lockdown.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, Jackie, we are doing a lot of sacrifices to get the numbers down. Hopefully it gets better for you too! And thanks for liking the portraits!

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  7. These are nice, I would imagine that it is challenging to do faces , the artist captured these well

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    1. Teresa says:

      That is his forte! It is amazing! Thanks.

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  8. lolaWi says:

    lovely! Melbourne must be famous for its fantastic murals! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes Wi, Melbourne is known for this.

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  9. Wow, I was nearly blown away by both the beautiful faces and the scale of these murals. They are simply stunning, Teresa. What a fabulous find.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment my friends!

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