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 bright mural was painted by Darwin born artist Jason Lee, a Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri man, and it depicts the seven main seasons of the indigenous calendar. It was painted in 2018 for the Darwin Street Art Festival, at the entrance to a car park in West Lane, Darwin.
The seven seasons make far more sense in Australia than the western four seasons, by taking notice of what happens seasonally with our native plants, animals and weather.
The seven seasons are: • Balnba (rainy season) - November to December - long bums, black plum and bush potatoes. • Dalay (monsoon season) - January to March - crocodile laying eggs and big red apple fruiting. • Mayilema - March to April - dragonflies and bush cherry. • Damibila (Barramundi and bush fruit time) - April to June - black cockatoo and bush peanut. • Dinidjanggama (heavy dew time) - June to August - dugong and water Lillie’s. • Gurrulwa (big wind time) - July to September - stingray and yellow kapok. • Dalirrgang (build-up) - September to October - flying fox, cocky apple and cycad nuts.
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...this is fabulous, it's so bold and colorful. Thanks Sami for sharing and hosting the party. Take care and stay well.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tom :)Delete
My knowledge on this is zero. But that mural is fantastic -- a lot of work and such wonderful colors and interpretation.ReplyDelete
Not too clued up on it either, although I know the Aboriginals consider that we have 7 instead of 4 seasons which actually makes more sense. Thanks JeanieDelete
Very beautiful! I had heard about the seven seasons.ReplyDelete
best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Thank you Mae :)Delete
He's very clever! I like street art festivals.ReplyDelete
We haven't had a street art festival for a couple of years, but they seem to be popular in Darwin. Thanks AmyDelete
I love the idea of the seven seasons, definitely makes more sense and the mural is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thanks Martha, yes it does make more sense :)Delete
Indigenous wisdom is becoming more appreciated here as well! AlohaReplyDelete
Thanks you Cloudia :)Delete
We in the states have four seasons in some parts of the country and not in other parts. I think this is genius, well done, colorful, and quite beautiful. Jason did a great job and I learned something new in the process.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed it.Delete
Nice, aren't they.ReplyDelete
I think we may have eight seasons here, of course quite different to those in Darwin and even your own.
I though we had 6 in Western Australia. Thanks AndrewDelete
I'm very passionate about Aboriginal paintings, and I'm more familiar with the traditional dreaming works. But the extension of Aboriginal painting into contemporary art or urban works also touches me. This one is very beautiful, mixing tradition and modernityReplyDelete
Thanks Kwarkito, glad you enjoyed this mural.Delete
It's very well done.ReplyDelete
Great mural. Yes. They always knew what is going on in nature, I learned a lot. I sadly have to admit I never spoke to any one of "them" but to a little boy who could barely walk, I was too shy... If we could travel again...ReplyDelete
Great. Now II have an earworm... "If we could turn back time..."
Jump over snakes! That, we did. Once.
Sadly I don't think I've ever spoken to an Aboriginal person either.Delete
Wish we could turn back time indeed Iris...
Étnico e bem bonito.ReplyDelete
Obrigada Pedro, boa semana.Delete
Murais muito coloridos como sempre.ReplyDelete
Gosto do header.
Tirei a foto no rio uns dias depois do Novo Ano e os 2 cisnes vieram ter connosco pedir comida :)
Beautiful mural. The seven seasons is interesting. Have a wonderful new week.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy, enjoy the rest of the week too.Delete
Great murals, Awesome clicks.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rupam :)Delete
Beautiful murals and interesting information.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mariette :)Delete
Beautiful those 7 seasons of the aboriginal people.ReplyDelete
Thank you SC.Delete
The mural are quite wonderful. I would hang a smaller version in my house.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it would like nice in a smaller version. Thanks David :)Delete
I like that idea of 7 seasons. It's a great mural.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sharon :)Delete
Our indigenous people also use the same concept for the seasons.ReplyDelete
That's interesting Jackie, thank you :)Delete
So cool. I love the patterns and colors. It's a great example of indigenous art.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kelly :)Delete
I love the story it tells and love the style. Thanks for hosting us, Sami.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pat :)Delete
That is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda :)Delete
Gosto deste mural.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Obrigada Francisco,. um resto de boa semana :)Delete
I absolutely agree re the seasons Sami, makes much more sense. I really love this mural.ReplyDelete
Thank you Grace, yes the Aboriginal seasons make more sense :)Delete
It's so colourful, I like it.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Thanks Jan :)Delete