Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Mural, Reconciliation Park, Redfern

The suburb of Redfern has become synonymous with Aboriginal people because of the Aboriginal Housing Company area near Redfern Station and the Redfern Park speech in 1992 which redefined Australia’s attitudes to its indigenous people.

The mural on the side wall of 17 George Street was commissioned by Sydney City Council and painted by the Public Art Squad. Entitled ‘Think Globally Act Locally’, it won the Sir John Sulman art prize in 1985.

More information here.

And more mural detail tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. Australia is to be congratulated for addressing the issue of its treatment of its indigenous people. I am sure this is a complicated, sensitive and difficult process.

    My wife and I like to collect the art of indigenous people from various cultures around the world during our travels, and we bought some aboriginal art in Australia, including a spectacular painting that depicts the aboriginal story of creation.

    Aboriginal culture is part of what makes Australia Australia. Without the aboriginal culture, if you ignored the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and Sydney Zoo, Sydney would still be a beautiful city, but it would not be as unique to warrant being the world-class destination that it now is and deserves to be, in my humble opinion.

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  2. Often murals do an important visual service by depicting history. This one is quite lovely!

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  3. Hi,

    Wall murals will freshen up your home or office for sure. But the thing is you need to visit the right place to get these photo murals . One such online store is artistichomeowner.com.

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