Monday, 28 May 2012

MOSAIC MURAL & SCULPTURES AT NEW QUAY

Part of the Docklands redevelopment area, New Quay is primarily a residential and entertainment area. In the public plaza space that leads into the area, there is a mosaic tribute to 100 great Australian entertainers of the past century. These are all Australian actors, comedians, singers and dancers. The mosaic includes portraits of Olivia Newton-John, Russell Crowe, Gladys Moncrieff, Robert Helpmann Nicole Kidman, Rod Taylor Geoffrey Rush and Errol Flynn. The mural was created by the Melbourne Mural Studios in April 2006, adapted from a painting by Jamie Cooper.

In the same precinct there are five statues of the famous Australian entertainers: Graham Kennedy (TV comedian), Barry Humphries in his most famous role Dame Edna (comedian), Nellie Melba (legendary soprano), Kylie Minogue (pop singer) and John Farnham (pop singer). These are by sculptor Peter Cortlett.

Furthermore, there are Hollywood-style star plaques for 100 individual performing artists on the pavement. Further along the Esplanade, one may see other sculptures, including this "Fish" by Anderson Hunt (2005.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.













20 comments:

  1. These are all terrific, Nick! I love the colorful mural and the statues are awesome! Your country's entertainers are obviously greatly appreciated!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. That mural is pretty cool. I didn't realize all those entertainers were from Australia. I like those statues, too!

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  3. Wonderful where alike is possible.



    Please have a good new week ahead.

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  4. Hi Nick,
    Awesome shots! Such a gorgeous mural and fun-looking statues.

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  5. wow, that's an incredible mosaic piece
    will have to go for a wander down there next time i'm in the big smoke

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  6. That's one heck of a mosaic mural! It's not easy to create recognisable humans in tiles. But now I'm confused; didn't I just read on your other blog that Docklands was criticised for not having enough "people spaces"? That's what this looks like to me.

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  7. How delightful! I loved the mosaic mural and the statues are fabulous! So lifelike - amazing!

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  8. Great photos nick. I have been entertained by many of the people in the mural.

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  9. I love the mural. WHat a great idea! I love the idea of combining a mosaic and a mural. It's neat to see all the diversity as well.

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  10. What an incredible mosaic! The entire area is such a great tribute to those who have performed there. Wow. So very nice!

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  11. Wow, a cast of thousands in this mural. I'm too ignorant to know any of these personages. Except Dame Edna. She's a kick and has appeared in the Bay Area many times. This mural looks like it took quite a while to realize. That's a lot of hours work on that wall. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  12. Fabulous mural. Love the whole post!

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  13. What fun to have all those famous people together in one mural! I do hope they all get along well. :)

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  14. That is amazing. I love the Dame Edna sculpture.

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  15. What a great collection of statues! And that mural is just brilliant!

    So happy to see Dame Edna there too... ;-)

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  16. The Mural is brilliant. New Quay is an unusual place.

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  17. Love Edna, and the guy (sorry I don't know him) standing on the television!
    Great mural!

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  18. That's fantastic. Have not seen this yet.

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  19. Great pictures! The mural is impressive.

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  20. What a great place! The mural is fantastic.

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