Summer in the Park – Royal Park

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 10th November 2011

As part of Marc Martin‘s Guest Blog this week, you can leave a comment on any of the posts and go in the draw to win all 5 of the illustrations featured this week! Entries close at midnight Friday and the winner will be drawn at random. Marc is launching his exhibition ‘Silent Observer‘ at Lamington Drive on November 24th along with The Design Files 2012 Calendar launch – exciting! – Jenny x

Hay bales, in the city? Yep, that’s right. There’s a big field of grass in Royal Park, Parkville, that has one of the most serene views of the city around. In the colder months they let the grass grow really long here, but come summer, they cut it down and roll it up!

Royal Park also has a great bicycle path running straight through it, which makes for great walk or ride home if you live in Brunswick! Be sure to watch out for the Rainbow Lorikeets though – they like to whiz past without even indicating!


by Jenny Butler
Thursday 10th November 2011


  • AmandaT 5 years ago

    What gorgeous colours! These would be awesome in my home.

  • Judith 5 years ago

    The observations of others never cease to amaze me , such a gifted artist and stunning bold interpretation of the everyday. I am so envious.

  • E.m. 5 years ago

    Love the simplicity of this image. Certainly gives rainbow lorikeets a more serene air than their typical squawking up and down Flemington Road. Very nice.

  • chris 5 years ago

    So beautiful, and so Melbourne…thanks for sharing these this week.

  • Margie 5 years ago

    Did you know that the lead singer of ELO was killed by getting squashed in his car by one of those giant hay bales??!! I can never look at them in the same way again…

  • michelle 5 years ago

    think I know one little 5 yo boy who would die for these beautiful drawings…. Marc you are a clever clever man!

  • catherine 5 years ago

    I found a rainbow lorikeet feather on the ground this week – the colours are amazing. Your illustration is amazingly colourful too!

  • Margaret 5 years ago

    Love the colours…

  • Rosalyn 5 years ago

    We are so lucky to have all these wonderful spaces in the inner city, where we can walk or just sit and hear the rainbow lorrikeeks and other birds – a serene change from the sounds of traffic in the city.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I love Royal Park, native grasslands right in the city is pretty special. You captured this beautifully, Marc.

  • Thu 5 years ago

    My favourite – very high energy.

  • Simon McKenzie 5 years ago

    Great to see some truly Melbourne art – I love the contrast of the sharp lines and the abstract inner details

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