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Monday, 21 December 2020

Monday Mural - Storm

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.   
The Monday mural meme is posted on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 

These murals are part of the mural trail in the quaint seaside city of Bunbury, 2 hours south of Perth, where we went for our wedding anniversary at the end of November. 

This gigantic mural entitled Storm, was painted in 2015 for Rediscover Bunbury, by Australian artist Fintan Magee is on the walls on the lane behind the Grand Cinema in Clifton Street and it reflects the housing crisis and natural disasters from his own personal experience.

The artist usually explores themes of waste, climate change, consumption, loss and transition and his large scale murals can be seen in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane (where he lives), Los Angeles, Vienna, Jakarta, London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Oslo and Hong Kong. 






Next to Fintan's mural was a mural painted by Australian artists Beastman (Bradley Eastman) and Phibs.



The street art was trail was developed as part of ReDiscover Bunbury, curated by SixTwoThreeZero to showcase established Australian & international artists who painted exterior murals on the streets of Bunbury’s CBD to attract visitors and brighten the city with over 40 murals

43 comments:

  1. The "Storm" mural is very intense and unfortunately is becoming more and more relevant to the global crises we are all facing. The more abstract design is very appealing as well.

    be safe...mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. an impressive and powerful allegory.The fourth picture with a different graphism is interesting too. have a nice week and a merry christmas

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    1. Thanks Arnaud, have a wonderful Christmas too.

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  3. ...talk about having the weight of the world on you! This large scale mural sure make a statement. Thanks Sami for hosting.

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    1. Thanks Tom, she certainly has the weight of the world on her shoulders.

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  4. It sounds to me you had more than a lovely wedding anniversary. Finding all those murals must have been a dream come true. Storm is one that speaks to me, as in my country, we are about to lose so many homes at the end of December if the moratorium on renters losing their residence and home owners' loans being called in is not delayed. The other one stunned me when I saw the two faces, something I didn't see from the side view. Both of these are beautiful and both are SO different, too.

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    1. It was a mecca for murals, I found about 40 of them!
      That is a sad situation Elizabeth. I know here a lot of people froze their mortgages for 6 months, but our economy seems to be on the recovery path, so hopefully all will be well for those people.

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  5. I don't know why but the first one made me laugh but of course there is a serious message and it good to keep such matters in people's minds.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, there is a serious message in the mural too :)

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  6. Good evening Mural Sleuth Sami: You do find interesting mural for us, and I am sure your delighted audience is glad that you do. I am quite sure that your olfactory gland is equipped with a special mural-sniffing compartment shared by very few others. It is a mark of great distinction, of course.

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    1. Thanks David :) I was lucky enough to discover that Bunbury had a mural trail spanning the main street and side streets and I found about 40 murals! But I do have a nose for murals, seeing them at a distance...

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  7. That's a great mural. I took it to mean we have alot on our backs but anything to do with how the world is wasteful is always well meaning.

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    1. I think that could be another interpretation of the mural Amy.

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  8. Dearest Sami,
    One can only admire the artist for being able on such gigantic scale to show the face and everything else in proportion. Funny with the building on her back... That car is perfect for the true dimension of it all!
    Hugs and happy 4th Advent.
    Mariette

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  9. The first one reminds of the huge mural in Leederville.
    We payed our condo in one piece and I so regret it, well not that we were happily able to do that with help of our families, but... new neighbors AGAIN.
    A former friend let build a house, she still pays and boy, it´s so ugly!
    The mural would speak for her.

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    1. The one in Leederville is by the same artist Iris.
      I think in Germany people don't tend to move around as much as they do in Australia where people buy and sell houses every few years.

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  10. They're so different, that's interesting. Both beautiful

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    1. They don't really go together, but I suppose they just needed big walls to paint. Thanks Bertie

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  11. I always struggle to pack light - and this giant mural shows me the solution :) Thanks, Sami.
    And wishing you a very happy and restful Christmas

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    1. Thanks Debbie :) Have a wonderful Christmas too.

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  12. Beautiful painted murals, especially the first one I like.

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  13. You can think a lot by people carry their house on their back. A heavy load but a great mural nevertheless.

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  14. Stunning! I would like to see more of his work, like in Dublin or London!! Getting cabin fever here.

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    1. Hope you get to see more of his work, he has a couple in Perth and I've seen one or two in Sydney. Thanks Jackie

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  15. A very timely mural with so many people in hardship now.

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  16. Preciosos esos Murales, aue ahora nos muestras en tu blog.

    Besos

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  17. Sometimes I feel like I'm carrying my house on my back-- especially when something breaks!

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    1. It tends to happen in older houses unfortunately, the same with mine. Thanks Jeanie.

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  18. Both of these are excellent! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the holidays!

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    1. Thanks Linda, have a lovely Christmas too.

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