The Queen Victoria Market, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage and Emotion
April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm$10 – $20
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, QVM Stallholders Traders Action Group and Friends of Queen Victoria Market present
The Queen Victoria Market
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Heritage and Emotion
Two linked events:
(1) The Queen Victoria Market: Social Value and Preservation. A conversation between Graeme Davison and Charles Sowerwine
5.00-6.30 pm at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Entry $20 (RHSV Members $10) includes drinks 5:00-5:30. The RHSV is a short 5 min stroll from the Queen Victoria Market.
Graeme Davison AO is Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor of History, Monash University, and a former Chairman of the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Charles Sowerwine is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Melbourne, and Chair of the Heritage Committee of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
(2) Presentation by the artists of Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine’s short animation, Out In The Open, in the historic sheds of the Queen Victoria Market.
6:45-7:45 pm at the Queen Victoria Market, Franklin Street Heritage Box Hire storage shed, 190 Franklin St, Entrance from QVM car park between Franklin St car park entrance and Peel St. Entry by gold coin donation. This event has been produced in association with STAG (Stallholders and Traders Action Group).
Out In The Open is a moving film created as part of a City of Melbourne public art program at the Queen Victoria Market by collaborative duo Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine. Using stop motion animation and sound, it explores a hidden side of the market and tells the story of a trader’s deep relationship with the market. It raises the question of the emotional and social value of this heritage site. The screening will be introduced by the artists and followed by a short talk about its making and a Q & A session.
A link to more information on Friends of Queen Victoria Market