For many who grew up in the area, going to the market on a weekend was a much loved ritual as well as a weekly necessity. Surprisingly, considering it was in operaton for so many years, there is little evidence in the public record that it ever existed. I am an artist who was born and raised in Moonee Ponds and is creating a new project which will unearth and celebrate the memories, stories and images of this much-loved community place. I am putting a call out to the community for your support: if you worked in or used the market at any point during its operation and have memories, stories, pictures or footage you would be willing to contribute to the project, please let me know! I will be collecting and scanning images, stories and hopefully recording interviews with people for the next 6 months.
If you are interested in submitting something, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0468 627 063. All contributions will be credited in the final artwork.