During January and February Sharpes Pottery Museum at Swadlincote are hosting “For the Love of Lettuce” and Exhibition celebrating Melbourne’s Market Gardening Industry. The Exhibition was created by the Melbourne Festival team and is the culmination of a year long project collecting photographs, memories and anecdotes about Melbourne’s old market gardens. The exhibition also includes photographs taken during 2017 of Heaths of Melbourne, F. Jackson & Sons and W. Sharp & Sons -the three remaining market gardens – by photographer Christopher Mear (seen in the photo attached).
There will also be a more extensive exhibition at Melbourne Senior Citizen Centre in Church Street, Melbourne on 16, 17 & 18 March.
Melbourne Festival say they would like to say a big thank you to The Heritage Lottery Fund for a Sharing Heritage Grant which funded this project, to our partners – People Express and Talking Birds, to photographer Christopher Mears and to everyone who has shared memories, photographs and helped with this project.