MEMBERS of the public will be able to “behind the scenes” at one of the country’s largest fresh produce central trading hubs.
Brisbane Produce Market is playing host to public tours working in partnership with Museum of Brisbane (MoB). The first was held on September 7, with the next scheduled for October 26.
The visits are part of the Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) sponsorship of MoB’s Tastes Like Sunshine exhibition that explores the flavoursome side of our city’s character and reveals its rich and evolving food story.
Brisbane Markets has a close connection to the three-month exhibition at Brisbane City Hall and the many workshops surrounding food and history.
MoB commissioned artist, Sean Rafferty, has produced a diorama using fruit and vegetable carton artwork based on the Brisbane Produce Market, along with an eye-catching fruit carton display.
Once the exhibition closes on November 12, the diorama will transfer to the Arch Martin Brisbane Markets History Room for six months where it will be open to the public.
Another exhibition piece is an historic layout of the Brisbane Municipal Markets, better known as the Roma Street Markets, which operated from 1868 to 1964, before the move to the current Brisbane Markets Rocklea site.
BML management and guests were given a VIP tour of the Tastes Like Sunshine exhibition prior to its opening in August, although more than 1000 visitors a day are currently making their way to the free exhibition found on Level 3 of City Hall, King George Square, in Brisbane.