Monday 17 February 2014


In Errol Place, just off Errol Street, in North Melbourne, the 'Ruby Ropar' gallery can be found, which shines forth in all of its technicolour glory. This is the home of a Melbourne artist, Dennis Ropar (born 1971). The art of Dennis Ropar is a curious mix of strange imagery, some pop-art references and garishly kitch colour. Images of sexuality are used to sell classic products or utilised for their shock value.

The façade of the gallery has some bright murals that make of the building a temple to kitch and surely must appease the god of bad taste. In any case, the images and colour are memorable and arresting. The artist's website is here.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.


  1. Oh gosh, that is striking, fun, colourful, just fantastic!

  2. Looks like a circus theme going on here Nick.

  3. You can tell artists live here. Love the mash-up of styles and colors. Who wouldn't love a zebra striped sofa with a boxing match overhead. Kitsch, maybe. Bold and lively, definitely. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  4. Why is it called the Ruby ropar gallery when the artists name is called Dennis ropar


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