Monday, April 09, 2018

Monday Mural

It took more sleuthing work than I thought it would, but I have found about this mural. I initially saw an image of a bloke and I did not recognise him as anyone I knew of. Closer inspection was required.


Please correct me if I am wrong, but I understand a number of street artists have painted on this large horizontal panel in green. That is a requirement.



Looks a bit Banksy to me.


One of them was a well known street artist known as Dvate, who painted the image of his late father. I am doubtful about the information below from The Age, and I could  not confirm it. Never mind. It is a nice thing for a lad to do for his late father and I suspect he captured his father well. 

This mural is on the left as you approach Richmond station. At the very bottom are the words "James Patrick Beattie 1933-2010". A search of Robert's name reveals he was born in Ireland before moving to England and then Australia, where he worked in the animal feed industry and other mills.



Later edit: Dvate is a talented artist. Have a look at his silo work here.

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  1. What a lovely tribute. And I love the wry grin on that portrait.

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    1. EC, so agree about the wry grin.

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  2. Thats pretty good but how would dad feel about being a building, he looks amused.
    Merle......

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    1. Merle, amused and perhaps, seen it all before.

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  3. Green is an interesting colour for a portrait. I wonder if the Irish family roots influenced the colour choice.

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    1. Hels, is Beattie an Irish name? I think it may be. Good call.

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  4. Interesting street art, that is for sure. Great work.

    There is only one spot up here on the mountain that has street art and that is on the outer front wall of the bakery in North Tamborine.

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    1. Lee, well that is something. There can only be more to come.

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    2. In a way I hope not, Andrew...there are not many buildings that it would suit...and here on Tamborine Mountain it doesn't fit...in my opinion.

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  5. Not sure why our community don't have only one mural. I think there great...Keep sharing when you can.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, I think the recipe for good street art is well educated politically aware young people.

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  6. That is rather a lovely mural on otherwise a blank plain wall I presume it was.
    Nice tribute to his dad.

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    1. Margaret, it would be a pretty damn ugly wall without mural. It may be good art or maybe not, but here we are talking about it. We wouldn't be talking about a blank wall.

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  7. Bloody ripper tribute to his Dad.

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    1. Yep Jayne. I don't reckon anyone will paint murals of us when we depart.

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  8. Proving, I suppose, that some of these people are capable of really nice work; and not just ugly squiggles.

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    1. Oh yes Cro. We must distinguish street art from graffiti.

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  9. I think that's a great tribute. Not sure about the rest of it.

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    1. I am inclined to agree with you about 'the rest of it' Marie, but we are of a certain age.

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  10. I have no idea what the lad's Dad looked like, but I'd say he did a great job. The rest of the mural is pretty good too. I like it.

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    1. Great job of bringing up his son Lee, or great job of the mural? Either way, all good.

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  11. Loved seeing this, Andrew, especially the last one. What a wonderful memorial to a parent. Thanks for sharing;)

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    1. It is indeed Sandra. I suppose as memories fade, so will the work.

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  12. A lovely image of someone's dad.

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    1. Victor, I thought so, and that is why it grabbed my attention.

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  13. Isn't Banksy's work usually message art? A dark playful side poking at society's injustices and wrongs usually? I like the green creatures. But the gent's portrait seems friendly and appealing.

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    1. Strayer, I suppose I saw a rat or mouse like creature and thought of Banksy. Yes, he looks liek a friendly and relaxed bloke.

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  14. Dvate seems to do a wide range of murals, from the street "graffiti" to very impressive artwork of Australian wildlife. I really like this dad's portrait and the facial expression. A lovely tribute.

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    1. Thanks CM. He is good. I've added a link to your silo post.

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