Melbourne: Thornbury “Street Art” Photo Stories No. 2 – Photographed by Karen Robinson

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During this series of ‘Melbourne Street Art Story Weblogs’  I will endeavour to share my personal discovery of Melbourne’s Street Art.  Whilst there is much available to view in the way of images on the web, I hope I can offer a point of difference.  I will be inviting you to productively contribute your opinions and knowledge, in a way that is respectful to the Street Artists featured, and in a way that will add value to this conversation. Please click here to take you to my weblog page which features my “introductory story” and view other featured Melbourne Street Art works photographed by me, as I discover them…

Melbourne:  Thornbury – “Street Art” Photo Story No. 2 – Photographed by Karen Robinson

STREET ARTIST – TOM CIVIL

I came across this Street Artist’s work on the corner of High Street and Raleigh Street, Thornbury, Melbourne, Australia.  This delightful and playful mural has been created by one of Australia’s leading Street Artists – ‘Tom Civil’ painted in 2014 and is called “The Wanderers”.  The mural occupies the entire brick wall, top to bottom and right along the street side of the period style building.  The building its self is occupied by a business called Crisalida who specialise in child, adolescent, adult and family therapy.  I noticed on their signage attached to the building wall, that they also offer art therapy as well as other support services.  This gives some insight as to why this particular Street Artist and Street Art subject matter has been so beautifully presented here on this wall.

When I came across this stretch of Street Art, it struck me as being playful, friendly and with little treasures to be discovered, as I took the time to look over.  It is very Australian in its content.  Whilst viewing the mural, I found these curious little ‘Stick Folk’ playfully inhibiting the Australian bush scene and they are a signature inclusion in most of ‘Tom Civil’ works.  The delicate displaying of red flowers on the Australian eucalyptus river gum trees, brought back childhood memories of good times I spent with my brother and sister playing in the bush.  The Wanderer Butterfly is featured strongly throughout the mural and are known to be ‘people friendly’; meaning they are not afraid of humans. They are native to all areas of Australia and a great choice for this particular mural.  How cleaver of this Street Artist with these depictions, at this particular location.

 

The Street Art work its self, for me, reflected a sense of delightfulness and warmth; and gives the viewer, a visual invitation to participant in this magical Australian bush world.  I can image children enjoying his mural and it certainly brought the child out in me…l loved this mural of ‘Tom Civil’

I hope you enjoyed viewing this Street Artist’s work, please feel free to leave comments that are respectful to the Street Artist and add value to the conversation…Karen

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Melbourne: Northcote “Street Art” Photo Stories No. 1 – Photographed by Karen Robinson

While you are here – please check out my home page!

During this series of ‘Melbourne Street Art Photo Story weblogs’ I will endeavour to share my personal discovery of Melbourne’s Street Art.  Whilst there is much available to view in the way of images on the web, I hope I can offer a point of difference.  I will be inviting you to productively contribute your opinions and knowledge, in a way that is respectful to the Street Artists featured, and in a way that will add value to this conversation. Please click here to take you to my web page which features my “introductory story” and view other featured Melbourne Street Art works photographed by me, as I discover them…

Melbourne:  Northcote – “Street Art” Photo Stories No. 1 – Photographed by Karen Robinson

STREET ARTIST – AS TAGGED BELOW

I came across this Street Artist’s work on the corner of High Street and Mitchell Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia.  It is set on the side of a shop building which has a long side wall, ideal for such art work.  The positioning of the Street Art work is well placed, just behind a transparent bus shelter, within a side street leading to Santa Maria College and public/disabled toilets; and just down from a frequented coffee shop.  Lots of Northcote’s community members would regular use this travel route which ensures this Street Artist’s work gains lots of exposure.

The Street Art work its self, for me, was striking as it grabbed my attention as I was travelling along High Street in my car.  On taking a closer look when photographing, I found the inclusion of the different animals and the bird delightful, especially the upside-down zebra.  The expanse of the bird’s wings and clawed feet, approaching a landing or ready to grasp its prey, was well-defined. I particularly loved the colour choices of this Street Artist – beautiful blue/green colour against the blacks and greys.  I am sure that this Street Artists work has added to this community’s street scape in a very positive way and given them something to gaze upon and wonder…

I hope you enjoyed viewing this Street Artist’s work, please feel free to leave comments that are respectful to the Street Artist and add value to the conversation…Karen

Whilst you are here – please check out my home page!  My Art Therapy JourneyA window into the soul of an Abstract Artist through art therapy and storytellingby Karen Robinson