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Kingston Foreshore

Kingston Foreshore

The Old Bus Depot Markets is a prominent part of the exciting redevelopment area of the Kingston Foreshore, a beautiful part of Canberra where the city meets the stunning shores of Lake Burley Griffin. 19 years ago the Old Bus Depot Markets was the very first cultural attraction to begin at the Foreshore, and set in motion the rapid transformation that has made the area what it is today. The Old Bus Depot Market is now an anchor attraction in the area and provides a great concluding destination for all those exploring the surrounding neighborhood as well as a great place to kick off a walk or ride around the lake.

In addition to the Markets and the Canberra Glassworks which opened in 2007, there will soon be many more reasons to visit as the shores take of Lake Burley Griffin. The development is already starting to take shape, transforming into an enriching hub full of things to do. Think foreshore parklands, waterfront promenades, cafes, and outstanding cultural facilities.

It is the vision of the ACT Government that the Kingston Foreshore will bring together the city and the lake, creating a waterfront haven and a vibrant, cosmopolitan environment where Canberran’s and visitors can live, work and play.

www.kingstonforeshore.com.au

 

Canberra Glassworks

Canberra GlassworksCanberra Glassworks is Australia’s only cultural centre that is wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art. It is a working glassworks that provides glassmaking facilities to glass artists.

Visitors to the Market can wander over and watch the glassmaking in progress, as well as take a tour and learn about glass, or even sign up for a hands on experience making a glass piece.

The Glassworks provide opportunities for visitors to learn from and interact with glass makers, set amongst the heritage of Canberra’s Kingston Powerhouse. View an exhibition, take a tour and surround yourself with beautiful art, all at the Canberra Glassworks.

www.canberraglassworks.com

 

 

Megalo Print Studio + Gallery

Megalo Studio

Located on Wentworth Avenue, adjacent to the Old Bus Depot Markets, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery is Canberra’s only dedicated printmaking facility and the only print studio in Australia to offer such a broad range of studios. Megalo provides professional studios for lithography, etching, relief and screen printing on both paper and fabric, as well as a gallery, for artists and the general community to access.

Classes are offered across all printmedia, at all levels, as well as residencies, project opportunities and exhibitions.

Come and have a look at Megalo and see how prints are made, by hand, using our beautiful presses and print tables.

www.megalo.org

What's on

  • 2 Oct

    Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

    On the first Sunday of the month we add a touch of international 'flavour' to the markets with speciality stallholders here with a range of goodies for Multicultural Sunday!
  • 9 Oct

    Retro Depot in October

    Everything old is new again…well back in fashion at the very least. So if you love the brights of the 60s and 70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing, and macramé, this is the markets day for you.
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Office hours
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

Contact
02 6295 3331
PO Box 4183 Kingston ACT 2604

Location

21 Wentworth Ave Kingston ACT 2604

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