Southbank is the area that stretches along the southern bank of the Yarra River. Southbank was once an old and neglected area, mostly industrial, which has been rejuvenated as the heartbeat of the central city area. This has been done by using the Yarra River as a central feature and by introducing entertainment facilities along the river bank.The main focal point is the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, which is Melbourne's main entertainment precinct and which has upmarket shops and restaurants, trendy cafes, food courts and a five-star hotel.
This area also is the home of the Arts Centre and its theatres, as well as the Hamer Hall (previously Melbourne Concert Hall). At Southgate, a huge emphasis is placed on outdoor eating and sidewalk entertainment. A market is held along the footways at the eastern end of the river bank on Sunday mornings.
If one walks towards the Melbourne Exhibition centre, past the Crown Casino, one comes across this large scale mural under an overpass. It's very colourful and very 70s, but it also contains some Australian icons, like Ned Kelly, the famous bushranger and folk hero.
This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Mellow Yellow meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.