January 23, 2012 The Mercury
VERY few craft and produce markets could lay claim to having the Dresden Dolls casually gigging out among the stalls and shoppers.
Being a little bit different is something of a philosophy at the Museum of Old and New Art and this carried through to the inaugural MONA Market, or MoMa yesterday afternoon.
Held on the roof of the Berriedale museum, the urban community market featured a range of fresh produce, including organic vegetables and meats direct from the producers, as well as arts and crafts, and even the brazenly risque “Lady Cakes” made from life-size moulds of women’s vulvas.
Market organiser and partner of MONA owner David Walsh, Kirsha Kaechele, said she was thrilled with the turnout at yesterday’s event.
“It’s just a really nice place to have people gathering and it’s a really diverse crowd, too,” she said.
“And the architecture was always designed to accommodate this area to be used as a plaza for this kind of thing.”
Guy Robertson, of Mount Gnomon Farm at Penguin, was selling free-range pork and cured meats and said it was an opportunity to expand his market.
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