Monday, 30 April 2012

PATHOLOGY MURAL

RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is an Australian public university located in Melbourne, Australia. RMIT University maintains three campuses in Victoria, Australia - City, Bundoora and Brunswick. It also operates a number of specialised "sites" - in metropolitan Melbourne and in rural Victoria.

RMIT Bundoora was established in 1995, and is an award-winning "country campus" of RMIT. It is RMIT's second oldest and second largest campus and is located in Bundoora, 20 km from the City campus. RMIT Bundoora is divided into two campuses by Plenty Road, known as East and West. The older West campus was the former site of the Phillip Institute of Technology, which amalgamated with RMIT in 1992. Unlike the urban RMIT City campus in Melbourne, the West campus is set in 42 ha of parklands and designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable.

While working there in the past I curated the Pathology Museum as part of my academic duties and I painted this mural which is still housed in the RMIT Pathology Museum on the Bundoora West Campus. The mural is a representation of the history of disease and its treatment through the ages and it shows important people and developments in disease and healing from ancient times to modern times. As well as being decorative, it stimulated the students to do some reading about the history of medicine.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.






15 comments:

  1. This is fantastic, Nick! How talented you are! Thank you for sharing this with us today!

    Sylvia

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  2. That is really awesome. I love it.

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  3. Wow! A muralist in our midst and we didn't even know!

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  4. Amazing- you are very talented-0 the murals look of great artistic and educational worth, Nix ;-)

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  5. Amazing Nick. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. You have been holding out on us, Nick! This is truly an amazing work! I have always been particularly fond of art that depicts the progression of something...this is just fabulous. Thank you SO much for sharing this!

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  7. j'aime beaucoup les peintures murales

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  8. Wow, Nick, - that is fabulous! What a talent you have. I always suspected a science background for you.

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  9. This is one of the more interesting murals I've seen. I bet it's a good way for patients to pass the time between appointments as well.

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  10. Ah, Nick, you've been hiding your light under a bushel. How exciting to be able to paint, to have your work in public, and to have it well regarded. I really like that you adopted the artistic style of each period represented. Shows a lot of versatility. I wonder how long it took you to design the mural since its a really big topic you took on. Thanks for sharing this part of your life and for continuing to participate in Monday Mural.

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  11. A blogger with many talents! Even though you covered a lot in this mural you did it without creating confusion. Well done.

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  12. what a fantastic journey !

    please have a good new month ahead.

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  13. Thank you for your comments, everyone. Painting is one of my hobbies and this mural was a labour of love that I completed during one fo the summer holidays when we didn't travel away from home.

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  14. What a lovely mural! Well done!

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