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.