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Monday, 4 November 2019

Monday Mural - Close to Home

I've often seen this mural when returning home on the freeway from the Southern suburbs, but by the time I spot it it's just too late to get off. 

But when I drove to Bull Creek Shopping Centre for last week's murals I spotted it again and made a mental note to visit it on the way back home.

The gigantic mural 40 x 14 mt (131 x 46 ft), which was finished in October 2018, was painted on the back wall of the Faith Community Church in the suburb of Willetton, (corner of Roe Highway and South Street), by Perth artist Rachelle Dusting, and showcases the Red-tailed Black Cockatoothe Firewood Banksia and the Flooded Gum, which can all be found in the area.

The title "Close to Home" was given by the artist as the mural is literally close to her home and she can even spot part of it from her house.

This artwork was the first one created under the City of Canning (my local council) new policy that requires developers to allocate a percentage of the development cost to fund public art in the area.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you;
just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week and thanks for participating.  

Monday Mural Meme goes lives at 12,01am Perth, Western Australian time.
Thanks, Sami. 

You can watch it being painted in this 3,30 minute video :  https://vimeo.com/293780018







Faith Community Church (front of building)



49 comments:

  1. ...this massive mural is fabulous. The bit of color with the gray and white tones is quite effective. Thanks Sami for sharing and hosting!

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    1. Thanks Tom, not bright but it actually looks pretty.

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  2. That is really an impressive mural! I'm glad your town found a good way to use art money that was set aside. Our town tried it several years ago and it was a disaster -- bickering, recriminations, criticism, infuriation, political backlash... Long story short: it won't happen again any time soon.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae. The joys of politics! What a pity that has to happen, a loss to all.

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  3. That is one huge mural; good that it features local flora and fauna.

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    1. Thanks David. I'm happy that local flora and fauna are becoming quite relevant in public art.

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  4. It is a good stylistic representation and certainly is massive.

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  5. What an amazing mural. I'm impressed with your council. When the city of Wichita got involved in deciding on murals for public showing, there was lots of politics, bickering, and backlash. I think that's why Avenue Art Days was born. That way it was left to the businesses to decide what went on their walls and the city didn't have a say in what could be painted or accepted. This artist is simply amazing and certainly knows her local flora and fauna.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. Politics ruins it all! Here it's been "law" for a while that whenever there is a new development, be it a high-rise building or a new residential estate, the developer gives the equivalent of 10% of their budget for public art. I think it's a win-win for all, as artists get work and we all get to enjoy the art.

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  6. Wow! This is so big!
    What an amazing mural it is.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Dearest Sami,
    That is a humongous mural but very well done.
    You mention it is on the back wall of the Faith Community Church but I see it as an entrance for cars to park... Or am I wrong and is it a 'Drive Through' Church?
    The other side shows a ramp for wheelchairs so that is a funny combination...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks Mariette. At the back of the Church is the entrance to the underground carpark and there is a ramp on the left leading to the upper carpark. The last photo shows the front of the Church with a ramp that leads to the main door.

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    2. Thanks Sami for solving the puzzle of lacking information! 💛

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  8. Wow, this is really, really huge! I would have no idea how to even start! Sadly I have difficulties with my server and can´t see the video, I´ll try later...

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  9. This is really striking, the colours are so unusual.

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    1. They really are quite different from the usual colours. Thanks Jackie

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  10. Fotos que refletem bem a grandiosidade e arte expressa neste mural em tons pastel. Beijinho e boa semana.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra, boa semana para si tambem.

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  11. Nice mural I feel I know your area even better now

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  12. It is super, Sami! I really like the artist's style!

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  13. Way cool. Some folks are so talented.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  14. Ontem tive a oportunidade de perceber exactamente como são concebidos e pintados.
    Impressionante!
    Boa semana

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  15. Incredible mural. I like that developers have to contribute to public art. It will benefit them in the long run.

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  16. Gosh that's huge Sami, I really like the soft subtle colours here, so different from the vibrant colours usually used 💙

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    1. Thanks Grace, yes very different from the normal bright coloured murals.

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  17. That may be one of the biggest murals I've ever seen. I rather like the more monochromatic take with the colors. It's terrific.

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