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Monday, 23 August 2021

Monday Murals - Subiaco was built on a Sunday

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 is one of the murals I photographed in July, when we visited friends that were renovating an investment property in Subiaco.

Painted in 2016  by Perth artist Melski McVee in a laneway off Rokeby Street, on the side wall of Perth's Cat Cafe.

The 9mt high mural called "Subiaco was build on a Sunday" portrays Subiaco's rich retail history and the name refers to the fact that in the early 20th century, a local company developed kit homes which allowed land owners to build their own houses. Since most men worked , which refers to the fact that men in the area worked from Monday to Saturday, building would usually take place on Sundays.









57 comments:

  1. That is a splendid mural. I love the primitive style of this artist.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae. She always uses those bright primary colours in her murals.

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  2. You have quite a collection of murals!!

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    1. So many around Perth, many that I haven't yet seen and many being painted lately as well. Thanks Catarina

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  3. Beautiful mural, Sami. I like how the artist's use of primary colours. Thank you for hosting MM.

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    1. Thanks Natalie and welcome. Hope to see you again :)

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  4. What a great mural with so many things to see and admire.

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  5. once again an amazing mural, full of details. The graphism is very seventies

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  6. ...this one has a wonderful vintage feel. Thanks Sami for hosting.

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  7. oh that's very cool, it's like one of those pictures where everytime you look you see something different.

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    1. Thanks Amy, yes there's so much to discover in that huge mural.

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  8. This is so colorful and bright. I love how this mural combines both realism and artistic license to create this really LARGE mural. So well done and a great explanation of the mural's name. Sorry I got busy working on my back yard and totally lost track of time.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. Plenty of time to enter the link :) So rewarding and relaxing to work in the garden.

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    2. NOT relaxing if you are trying to keep bamboo at bay.

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  9. Dearest Sami,
    Excellent Sunday job done!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. There's lot to see in the mural. I've seen the name Melski before.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. Melski is very popular, has lots of murals around Perth and I've posted a few of her murals before.

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  11. Love the colour and the action in this huge mural, Sami!

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  12. Colorful, interesting mural. Crazy you came up with it today.
    Subi-men built houses on Sundays. My Brother just yelled at me on the phone he has no time to visit me and that I´m a looser never have worked on a Saturday. I had invited them over - we have a ferries wheel and carousels right now.
    Maybe - if he ever talks to me again - I´ll show him this mural (he once avoided me for a whole year after a fight).

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    1. So sorry to hear that Iris. Maybe he was just having a bad day, not easy to have a business during these times. Hopefully it will all be ok soon.
      And nobody is a loser for not working Saturdays, I much rather not work Saturdays so I let the young girls do it, and they are happy the the hourly rate (1 1/2) they get paid on Saturday.

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  13. Great paintings and so colourful!

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  14. Wow a great and very colorful mural.

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  15. If the price of houses keeps moving into the stratosphere we may have to go back to kit houses! Great mural depicting some of the history of the area.

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    1. I agree David, it will probably be the solution. Right now a lot of people are living in cars/street due to high rates and lack of housing.

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  16. Tom has written about kit houses in his area. I agree, housing prices are through the roof.
    Love this mural with its history lesson.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Somehow covid has increased house affordability all over the world.

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  17. Delightful mural and I appreciate the interesting story.

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  18. Colourful mural. Love the details. Thank you for hosting.

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  19. I like murals that show an area's history!

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    1. Thanks Pat, and thanks for contributing to Monday Murals.

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  20. Love your mural series, Sami. They are all very cool!

    Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks Veronica :) Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  21. Oh wow, that is such an impressive mural! Great photos Sami :)

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  22. I love her work Sami, so detailed..also the way she involves the young people in her work ­čĺÖ

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    1. Thanks Grace. She invites the community to participate in the painting too, which is awesome :)

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