Monday 18 March 2013


Preston is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Preston had a population of 29,925. It has traditionally been a blue-collar, working class suburb, although it is becoming gentrified.

As part of the City of Darebin, Preston has an active and eclectic artists and DIY community which is contemporary, experimental and culturally diverse. Writers, musicians and visual artists flock to the locality for performance, collaboration and acceptance. Notable contributors to the Darebin arts community are locals, Saint Jude, Downhills Home, The Contrast, The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, Performing Older Women's Circus (POW Circus), and members of Little John, but this is only a drop in the ocean.

Public art works abound and this is an example of a mosaic mural on the High St Shopping strip.

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


  1. that is so beautiful... what a wonderful way to brighten up a public space:-)


  2. You found a winner for today. I love your blues; Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nick.

  3. What a great way to make the town more attractive for visitors.

  4. For the soul !

    Please have a good Tuesday.

  5. Preston sounds like a place with a long history of artistic ferment. Finding works like this mandala as you walk along the street must be both engaging and uplifting. Two things art can provide, don't you think? Love the spiderweb, fractured quality of this mosaic. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  6. I wonder if the artists still visit their youthful work.

    Blue Shoe

  7. Many hours must have been devoted to this artwork.

  8. Lovely mosaic and beautiful artwork! It is great that the city is promoting their artist! Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

  9. Love the mosaic. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  10. Love the red and yellow together!
    Have a good week!
    Lea's Menagerie


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