More Mooroolbark Murals

More Mooroolbark Murals


Posted 2024-02-14 by Neil Follettfollow
There are many murals in the shopping precinct of Mooroolbark. I wrote a Weekend Notes article Murals of Mooroolbark in 2020. Since then, many more have appeared.

Murals from the previous article

The most spectacular new ones adorn the walls of the Mooroolbark Library in Station Street. The front side and rear walls are adorned with huge murals featuring the flora and fauna of the area.

A powerful owl and a Leadbeater's possum can’t help but be impressed by their size and detail.

A Kilsyth spider orchard, a wine-lipped spider orchard and a swamp gum are also featured.

Two wrens adorn a side wall, a superb blue wren and a superb fairy wren, both superb paintings.

A gang gang cockatoo with its distinctive red head stands out as does a magnificent portrait of William Barak a Wurundjeri elder from a past era.

Most of the murals are a project by the Mooroolbark Street Art Project.

An equally impressive mural is on the side wall of the Bakehouse Boss Café at 63 Brice Avenue. It features a dog at one end and a cat at the other end among other paintings. The rear wall has several floral murals.

On the side of the Salvo’s Op Shop at 111/91 Brice Avenue is a large mural depicting many Australian flora and fauna. This is an educational mural as each item is named and a few details about it.

At the eastern end of the Coles car park, the rear of a strip of shops are several murals. The end shop wall, facing Brice Avenue now has a mural of four wombats walking over rocks.

In the adjacent Hookey Park, I came across a young lady attaching a metal plaque next to a painting of a sugar glider. It was Joanne Everard, the author of the mural.

Another example of Joanne’s art was another sugar glider and a signals box in Brice Avenue.

Also in Brice Avenue another control box was artistically adorned.

Also in Hookey Park was a blue tongue lizard lazing on a step leading to a play area.

While wandering along Brice Avenue I noticed several seats boxed in with floral murals on the sides.

Opposite is the new Mooroolbark Station. A feature is a long glass mural featuring past aspects of Mooroolbark.

On my mural hunt around the Mooroolbark shopping precinct, I saw few examples of graffiti, but murals popped up on what would be graffiti canvasses. Maybe the good guys have won!

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