The Adelaide Central Market has just gotten even more vibrant with the addition of a colourful new mural.
The tourism hub celebrated the official unveiling of its new art mural by Aboriginal artist Shane Cook, as part of National Reconciliation Week, with a cleansing ceremony and Welcome to Country by Jack Buckskin.
The mural, which reflects the Market’s core values of inclusivity, community and multiculturalism, is located at the Gouger Street lift facade on the ground floor. It features beautiful white-lined teal spheres over a red and yellow background.
Cook (also known as Kooka) is an internationally and nationally recognised Australian Aboriginal aerosol artist and proud Wulli Wulli and Guwa (Koa) descendant from Queensland. He’s been adopted by the Kaurna community in South Australia, and more specifically mentored by Jack Buckskin of Kuma Kaaru.
Adelaide Central Market Authority General Manager Jodie Kannane is excited about how the art mural’s meaning ties into the market’s values.
“It’s so much more than a produce market, the Adelaide Central Market has been a meeting place in the heart of our city for more than 152 years,” she said.
“Shane is an exceptionally talented local Aboriginal artist and we’re very proud to showcase this incredible mural he’s created for our Market, for the whole community to see and enjoy.
Find the Adelaide Central Market at 44 – 60 Gouger Street, Adelaide.