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McLaren Vale Mosaic

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published December 11th 2016
Mural Masterpiece
Last weekend, the McLaren Vale Christmas party started with the official launch of the McLaren Vale Mosaic - a wonderful public art project.

McLaren Vale Mosaic
McLaren Vale Mosaic (©paula mcmanus)

This fantastic wall mural has brightened up the street and brought to life a previously boring and bland brick wall. The wall was unveiled in front of a large audience by the City of Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg.

McLaren Vale Mosaic
Mayor Rosenberg unveiling the mosaic (©paula mcmanus)

The mosaic is just magnificent. There are stories and characters running all the way through it. There are cyclists, dogs, wines and wineries, tea cups, a mandala and so much more. The longer you stand and look, the more you see.

The mural covers an area of 4.5 metres wide by 2.2 metres high. The artwork has been a project in planning for a year or more and took 4 months to complete.

McLaren Vale Mosaic
McLaren Vale Mosaic (©paula mcmanus)

The mosaic was made possible by funds from a Streetscape Arts grant at the City of Onkaparinga and hundreds of volunteer hours by the people within the close-knit community of McLaren Vale.

In total, there were 8 artists who worked on the project for 4 months. The mural was designed by local artist Claire Kennett and put together in panels by:

Panel 1 - Michele McCrae & Jenni Weekley (absent from the photo)
Panel 2 - Kay Whitmarsh and the residents of Kalyra Aged Care
Panel 3 - Susie Roberts and the kindergarten children from Christies Beach
Panel 4 - Heidi Karo and students from McLaren Vale Primary School
Panel 5 - Yvette Jurevicius and Claire Kennett with people from The Groove Garden.

McLaren Vale Mosaic
The creative team with Onkapringa City Council Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg (©paula mcmanus)

Mosaic materials were sourced from local companies and generous donations from local businesses and the general public.

The mosaic is a colourful collage of all that makes the McLaren Vale area so great - grapes, wine, vineyards, farms, people and animals. Next time you're in McLaren Vale, go for a stroll and check it out. You'll find it on the wall next to a fabulous gift and furniture recycling shop - McLaren Unvaled at 122 Main Road, just up a little bit from the Foodland Shopping Centre.

McLaren Vale Mosaic
McLaren Vale Mosaic (©paula mcmanus)

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Where: 122 Main Street, McLaren Vale
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great story! I will look out for it. Thanks Paula.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4159) 1332 days ago
how inspiring! must go see this one. thanks,
by Kat May (score: 3|1434) 583 days ago
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