Monday, 29 December 2014

FRANKSTON LIBRARY MURAL

Frankston is a seaside suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, located in the local government area of the City of Frankston. It is 41 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre, near the northernmost point of the Mornington Peninsula. Due to its geographical location, it is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula”.

The Frankston Library has been transformed into a veritable Wonderland through theaddition of some beautiful murals featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland”. The murals were painted by local artists Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner (see: www.melbournesmurals.com.au).

These artists have painted more than 1000 murals in Australia and abroad and they took on the project at the Frankston Library happily, wanting to bring a splash of colour to their home town. The mural is painted in a “trompe l’oeil” style, especially so the garden scene on the far wall, making the white rabbit’s garden blend in with the real plantings.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.
















16 comments:

  1. I love it! Absolutely love it!
    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Lea

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  2. Beautiful and lovely paintings/murals, I love them !

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  3. Is there a children's library inside the Frankston Library? If so, school groups or families might like to tour the superb murals before going into the book section.

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  4. Great Balls of Fire...these are so so awesome. What talent....you did great with your photos, too.
    Happy Blue Monday......

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  5. Well done Frankston - I should stop by to visit on our way home - thank you for showing these murals to us!
    Wren

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  6. How truly beautiful. I have seen a lot of murals, but never anything to compare to these. Wonderful work.

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  7. Hi Nick,
    I am blown away with Melbourne in photos. Seems like yesterday I am strolling in the streets and the smell of
    Prahran market, CC, Melbourne Central and just have a great walk in Sout Yarra, to name a few.

    Loving OZ...
    /CC

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  8. a nature walk,
    plus franston library visit,
    what charming post.
    Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. My goodness this is lovely. I love Alice in Wonderland. This share made me smile. Thanks! I also came by to wish you a Happy New Year. Enjoy many blessings in 2015 and keep sharing. Thank you

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  10. Wow. Such wonderful characters in this mural Nick.

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  11. A wonderful set of colours in these lively, fantasy mural. The giant size gives a sense of alternative reality to them.

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  12. Perfect images for the magic that can be found in books.

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    1. Oops, meant to also say thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  13. Hi Nick,

    Sorry that it took me so long to comment, but I’m home from the hospital now and using a new laptop.

    Thanks for your good wishes.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  14. Hi Nick, I love your photos of Frankston Library and I would like to discuss with you the possibility of using the second image in this post for the new Frankston City Libraries brochure.
    Can you email me via this comment? Regards, Susan

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