A Colourful Past

Published : June 05, 2018




​By street artist Heesco


 Renowned street artist Heesco has returned to Dandenong Market to create a new artwork in the liftwell exterior, outside 18 Grams Cafe.

Heesco’s artwork draws inspiration from a historical photo of a stall at Dandenong Market, taken in the 1970s. Heesco’s modern reworking of the historical photograph complements the existing murals featuring historical photographs, located at Rosling Lane and Huckson Alley.

Heesco said of his new artwork: “I was provided with a few old photographs taken around the Dandenong Markets in the 60’s and 70’s, all black and white photographs. I decided to use the image of the girls with the birds in cages. As I looked at the image, I couldn’t help but imagine the colours of the birds. I decided to add many bright colours to the original photograph and create a bright fun addition to the Market.”

This is Heesco's second piece at Dandenong Market - earlier this year he created a stunning 30 metre mural along the market's King Street facade, Year of the Wolf.

Heesco’s artwork follows the installation of new dining furniture and festoon lighting that have been added to the area to create a break out and dining space for market visitors.