This city market painting was inspired by a drawing workshop at Adelaide’s Central Market.
I spotted this slightly quirky group of diners sitting nearby and had to draw them.
The Adelaide Central market is one of my favourite places in Adelaide.
I’ve been to many markets throughout the world, and this one is a standout.
The Adelaide Central Market is one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets providing a wide range of fresh and multi-cultural products. It is also a popular tourist attraction in the heart of Adelaide and is often referred to as the Central Market.
The Central Market sells a wide variety of goods, including fruit & vegetables, meat & seafood, cafes, cheese, breads, flowers, plants, health foods, and much more.
It has a wonderful atmosphere and is one of Adelaide’s best-known landmarks.
It is also the most visited place in South Australia with approximately 8 million visitors per year.
The Market began in Grote Street in 1869 and was known as the City Markets, with its official opening on 22 January 1870]
At its commencement, it opened on Tuesdays and Saturdays with 50 to 100 produce carts. Shops were built along the perimeter of the markets and facing the streets.
Today the Central Markets are surrounded by the Central Market Arcade, Adelaide China Town, and Market Plaza. The ‘centre’ of the Central Markets is made up primarily of fresh produce stalls, with the perimeter and arcade shops being mainly cafés, restaurants, and variety stores.