Saturday, October 13, 2018

Monday Mural

Yes, it is not Monday but I am away.

Joining with Sami and others for Monday Mural.

As wonderful as they are, and take a look here at Hels post of some of the murals to be found on grain silos in country Victoria, you don't have to go to the country to see massive mural like those. We have one right here in inner Melbourne on the side of of a public housing block in Collingwood.

Collingwood is a very old part of Melbourne and an interesting area. It is very diverse, ethnically and in many other ways. Honestly though, I feel out of place there. It is so different to my side of town.

They are all pictures of residents of the block. One anecdote I heard was that one of subjects when asked if she would like to be painted, she thought it would be a small picture on a bus shelter or similar and was surprised to see herself appear larger than life on the side of the block.

The downside I suppose is that some residents have paint on their windows, a small price to pay. It is on the southern wall and is protected from the worst of the sun, and so should last quite well.

17 comments:

  1. For a moment there I thought daylight saving had gone crazy...or time zones!!!

    I've just finished reading the Saturday "Courier Mail"...and I didn't think I was ever that slow of a reader!! :)

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  2. I used to think "external wall mural" was a polite term for graffiti scribbled by amateurs. But the murals we have seen are very impressive.

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  3. Beautiful work, and very poignant.

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  4. There must be some sort of trend emerging on the facade of functional buildings. Have a look at Aberdeen's impressive murals
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  5. That looks very nice ! We have a lot of these wall paintings on houses in Brussels with the drawings of famous cartoonists, like Tintin etc.

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  6. Wow, I'd love to see those around our town, spice it up a bit, pretty it up.

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  7. So very beautiful!

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  8. I wouldn't like it if my windows got painted over!

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  9. Such a great job!!!

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  10. I saw this on the news and wondered if you would go and take a picture and here it is! It's a fabulous mural Andrew.
    Enjoy your trip.

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  11. wishing you an absolutely fabulous Fourteenth dear HighRiser

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  12. I remember seeing a mural like this in Australia, will have to look and see where it was.

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  13. This murl is so fabulous and amazing! Hugs...RO

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  14. I like it and the idea of using the residents. There is something similar in Chicago in a water park they have projected pics of citizens.

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  15. Just peeking in to say hello! Hugs...RO

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  16. Miss you, Andrew. Looking forward to your return.

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  17. It's fantastic.

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