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Monday, 6 December 2021

Monday Mural - Turtle

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. 
Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  
Thanks, Sami.

This was one of the murals I first spotted from our hotel room in Darwin upon our arrival (last photos).

It was painted by local artist Shaun Lee*, AKA Hafleg, for the Darwin Street Art Festival of 2018, and can be found at 32 Mitchell Street, in Darwin's city centre.





























The mural is also one of 3 murals in Darwin with Augmented Reality, which you can check via this youtube video:


*Shaun Lee, Gwarkabah (Saltwater man), is a Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri contemporary freelance artist born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Shaun started painting as a young boy, learning from his large artistic family that includes his mother Danella Lee and his sister Mim Cole. Known by his artist name, Hafleg, Shaun specialises in murals and logos using traditional and contemporary designs. Shaun especially enjoys creating one-off pieces and his murals which feature as part of the Darwin street landscape.


View from our hotel room - can you spot the blue mural in that building in the middle?


Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Signs - Wives and Teenagers

For other signs from around the world please check Tom's blog post

Some more signs seen at the Edith Falls Cafe, when we stopped there on the way to Katherine in the Northern Territory.  

You can read about that here.





Monday, 29 November 2021

Monday Murals - Darwin Face and Fortune Teller

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.

Painted by local artist MissPolly, aka Polly Jonstone, for the 2018 Darwin Street Art Festival, this mural can be found at 46 The Mall, in Darwin's city centre. 

The mural represents local girl - Artia -of Maori and Indigenous heritage, and  how vibrant and young Darwin is, having the youngest median age of any capital city in Australia. In the background the blues and turquoise represent the sea, orange represents the soil, and the pinks and purples represent the Top End sunsets.


Another mural by Miss Polly -a "fortune teller" which appears to have been painted in January 2021 in Austin Lane, in the city's Central Business District.


I've recently posted 2 other murals painted by Miss Polly in Darwin - "The world belongs to those who read" and the "Sturt Desert Rose" . I quite like her style.


Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Signs - Australia, the place to be

 For other signs from around the world please check Tom's blog post

These were all seen at the Edith Falls Cafe, when we stopped there on the way to Katherine in the Northern Territory.  You can read about that here.






The Edith Falls Cafe and all the signs hanging on the board close to the tables


Monday, 22 November 2021

Monday Mural - Diverse Life and Indigenous Flora

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.

Painted for the 3rd annual Darwin Street Art festival in September 2018 by Elle, a very accomplished New York City street artist, the mural represents the diverse life and culture found in this region of Australia. It can be found in Austin Lane, in Darwin's central business district.



Just below this piece on the wall to the left is another mural, painted for the 2019 Darwin Street Art Festival, by local artist Jason Lee, with a collection of indigenous flora.