Paddington Markets, which first launched in 1973, is known for its all-weather attitude, operating every Saturday morning for almost 50 years.
Sadly it’s been closed since March due to the pandemic, but returns September 26 with a new celebratory mural – by one of its most successful alumni – and a produce market.
The market has always championed Australian-made products from up-and-coming local artists and designers – hugely successful brands such as Dinosaur Designs, Zimmerman and Sass & Bide debuted the earliest iterations of their designs there.
The new mural is a tribute to its legacy by artist Stephen Ormandy, who co-founded Dinosaur Designs with Louise Olsen after selling jewellery at a market stall in 1985, when they were both still students.
Alongside the usual art, design and vintage stalls, Paddington Markets has also added a new section for growers for the first time. Expect stalls for fruits and vegetables; cheese; sustainable meat and seafood; bread; plants and flowers; and more – all locally sourced, of course.
Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.