Monday 22 September 2014


I blogged last year about the Grollo House murals in Thornbury. These fine murals were painted by the Italian artist Paola de Manincor. She passed away in 2011, but we are lucky in Melbourne to have some of her work to admire.

This mural is in Brunswick, near the corner of Sydney Rd and Glenlyon Rd, on the grounds of St Ambrose's Catholic Church, about which I blogged yesterday. It is a joyous representation of music-making and it shines with shades of blue, terracotta, green and yellow. There is a strong spirit of community and communication through the universal language of music. It was painted in 1997 and the work is signed and dated on the top right hand corner.

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. Hi Nick,

    The blue mural is terrific--there's so much movement in it that I can almost hear the music. Isn’t it fun finding blue?

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. That is one fantastic mural. I agree with Sally, never seen one with so much movement.

  3. this is certainly different than many of the murals you see in Melbourne! I like it.

  4. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous murals with us. Something I would never get to enjoy otherwise.

  5. I love that you showed the location of the (gorgeous) mural in your first photo. The second photo is also great for giving us a feel for the lay of the land. As for the musicians, they are right up my alley :)

  6. Am I the only who is reminded of Chagall? The colors, the dream like quality, and the elongated figures seem so familiar. You are lucky to have some of her work. Hope is stays protected. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  7. There are some very merry musicians in this mural Nick.


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