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Monday, 12 March 2018

Monday Mural - The face of violence

Sadly even in a rich and country like Australia a lot of women suffer domestic violence.
While walking to the suburb of "The Rocks" during my visit to Sydney in February, I came across this gigantic mural on the side of a building in George Street.
The 6 x 10 metre mural was commissioned by American Express, Deliveroo and Two Good Co. who have partnered to donate 20,000 meals to women in domestic violence shelters. 

Launched in October 2017 during the "Love shouldn't hurt" campaign, the artwork was created by the artist, Noula Diamantopoulos and the face of the project is former domestic abuse victim and advocate Felicity Cook, and it was made using 20 thousand jar lids supplied by Two Good Co., a meal delivery service that provides chef-designed meals in a jar to offices. 

I'm glad I managed to see this mural as the building is earmarked to be demolished sometime this year to give way to the Circular Quay Tower. Hopefully  this panel can be moved and displayed somewhere else so that conversations around domestic violence carry on.

You can see how the mural was created in this video:

https://www.qt.com.au/news/video-mural-puts-face-family-violence-campaign/3232728/  (video)





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Felicity Cook and the artist Noula Diamantopoulos in front of the artwork  (photo from the net)
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 find murals everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Thanks.






48 comments:

  1. ...sad, domestic violence and violence of all kinds is everywhere!

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    1. Yes it's sad, when will it all stop!

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  2. A worthy cause, and it should be saved.

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    1. Thanks William, I do hope it gets relocated.

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  3. I'm going to tell my internet friend RO about this because she often writes about domestic violence. I think this is a beautiful mural and definitely a worthy cause. Good for you for sharing this, Sami.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Always worthwhile sharing for a good cause.

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  4. Given it is made with the lids of jars, it is a good work of meaningful art.

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, boa semana para si tambem.

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  6. Sad, but positive at the same time. Proof that women can get out of such relationships with support.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. The subject matter has now a successful business, which is great news.

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  7. Oh, my, this is so sad and very hard to understand.
    But certainly important, too. Agreed, hope, too, it will be saved from demolition.

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    1. Thanks Iris. Yes hard to understand how or why it happens, but there's so much bad stuff happening in the world...

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  8. Not monk's work but it come close. Nice that this subject comes to light and make people aware.

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  9. Very impressive work, hope it will not thrown away after all the efforts to make it.

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  10. Domestic Violence continues to be a silent and victims are fraid to tell their stories. I pray this tribute stays around to remind many that abuse is still very much alive, and people should be aware. I blog often on this topic, nd love seeing when others do the same. Hope you don't mind if I save these pics, and of course give you credit. Thanks so much for sharing this! Hugs..RO

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    1. Thanks for your visit RO. No problem at all in sharing this mural and the story behind it.

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  11. This is a truly impressive mural. The amount of work to create it is almost unimaginable.

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    1. Thanks Jack. I can imagine it would have taken quite a few days to put all those lids together.

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  12. This is fantastic, Sami, both for the artistic and moral enterprise of the scheme and I think it is beautiful and powerful!
    Thanks again for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Christine, yes a very powerful mural!

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  13. Gosh what an amazing endeavour Sami. So worthwhile also. Must try and get get time to see it when we're in Sydney.

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    1. Thanks Grace, hope you manage to see it.

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  14. That is impressive art work. I'm glad that it brings attention to such a sad but unfortunately, not uncommon travesty as domestic violence.

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  15. It is a sad reality, it's a shame a lot of girls are "naturally" attracted to "bad boys". They're called that for a reason.

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  16. Oh wow! And all that, with jar lids? I'm so, so impressed. And it's even better that it comes with a message.
    Let's hope that this amazing work of art is moved to another place and goes on to have a long life.
    What a great find, Sami.

    Thank you for hosting. :)

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  17. Jar lids! Yes, I see them. Awesome!

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  18. https://letthecagedbirdssing.blogspot.com/2018/03/short-story-slam-week-85-poetry-and.html?showComment=1520953873571#c5409300767446122285

    amazing one.

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    1. Thanks for participating Stephan.

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  19. The art work is impressive.

    All the best Jan

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    como em qualquer outro idioma.

    Um beijo, por conta.

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  21. Hi Sami
    I haven't been here to wish you congratulations on your fabulous hosting of Monday Murals - great job. This street art is amazing such a worthy cause - a frightening number of people are touched by domestic violence in Australia. I will try and join you in the upcoming weeks.
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, that would be nice.

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  22. What a beautiful, artistic mural -- with a important message. Say it with art!

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