Monday 24 March 2014


Since 1886, St John’s Primary School has served the families and parish of Clifton Hill with a vision of school as a way of life. Today, St John’s is a vibrant mix of the old and the new, maintaining the Catholic tradition.

The mural is located on the front of the School, facing Queen's Parade on Clifton Hill and has been created by Colleen Burke, who is a Melbourne-based artist and creator. Burke originally trained in Theatre and Theatre Design at Rusden, followed by studies in Fine Art and also Textile Design at RMIT. Burke has been commissioned to produce events and designs and to curate exhibitions for Melbourne Fringe, The L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Museum, State of Design Festival and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. See:

The mural, which Burke created with the help of the schoolchildren celebrates the Christian values of Love, Hope, Faith and Charity and contains some charming images and beautifully vibrant colours.

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


  1. Hello Nick,

    Colleen Burke is a creative artist to think of a mural like this--perfect for a child's school. I love the values of faith, hope, and charity (love) from the Bible. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  2. This is a wonderful mural -- I love that she used the children's drawings to portray the Christian values.

  3. What a fabulous mural and such vibrant colors.

  4. How perfect for a primary school and I agree that the message is superb.

  5. These are really too cute! Love the childish playfulness! :)

  6. A glorious and impressive building so beautifully maintained. And love the whimsy and sense of delight in the children's artwork.

  7. Now that sure is a glorious mural nick. The colours are so vibrant and the message is wonderful.

  8. A mural full of spirit and joy. I like that the kids had a hand in it. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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