On the last weekend of July every year, many Melbourne institutions open their doors to the public. This year was the first year I’ve been able to go. The Myer Mural Hall was one of the buildings I wanted to see. It’s on the top floor of Myer Melbourne. The area on the top floor was set aside by the owner Sidney Myer when he built the flagship store. He used it as a ballroom for private fashion parades and exclusive events for the Melbourne elite. Nowadays it can be hired for weddings, cocktail parties. They also hold monthly high teas.
It’s a beautiful room with four murals on each of the eastern and western walls, a beautifully renovated staircase at one end with huge windows overlooking Bourke St Mall at the other end.