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.
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.
Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
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.