Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fintan Magee.. The Migration.



Driving through Leederville last week I saw Australian artist Fintan Magee at work on the above mural sponsored by the City of Vincent for the Light Up Leederville Carnival this past Sunday.. you might recognize some of his other work here in your city. I didn't have time to stop then but knew I'd be back to see the finished work. To be honest I'm not sure if my photos do it justice. On the wall of Luna Palace Cinema the enormity and complexity of the 30 x 15m piece is stunning!


The motivation is 'about movement and immigration."Perth is a new city and it seems that every third person I meet is English or Irish or has some kind of accent. But I like people to draw their own meanings too," he said.. I'm gushing a bit I know :) but this is seriously good stuff, merci beaucoup Mr. Magee! Hope your week is off to a good start, take care and stay safe..


31 comments:

  1. Awesome work, fascinating! I can´t imagine working in such huge dimensions!

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  2. Gosh! These guys virtually LEAP out at you. :-)

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  3. gargantuan! Heroic!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  4. These are awesome indeed, Grace!! I've never seen any art work like this and I love it!! They do leap out at you indeed!! And SO colorful!! Hope your week is off to a great start! ENJOY!!

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  5. That is very impressive. I can't imagine how a person can do it! Love all that color - it's very exciting.

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  6. I can tell that it's very large and those people are carrying huge loads. It makes my back hurt to think about it. Impressive work!

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  7. This is wonderful, Grace! Me thinks Mr Magee has a bit of the Irish in him based on his name. ;-)

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  8. Hmmmm... I'm not so sure about this one...
    On first sight I thought "WOW!"
    But on the closeups I saw the dripping blood.
    I'm glad I don't live across that building! :D

    Have a fine week
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  9. Very good, always walk against the traffic. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  10. Absolutely brilliant stuff, so true in a way!

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  11. Very impressive. At times I think it is unfortunate that such high quality work is only of a temporary nature.

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  12. Fantastic artwork. Those images look like they could walk off the wall and right into the street. Wouldn't that be fun :).

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  13. A very thoughtful work and wonderfully executed.

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  14. Oh my Grace, this is absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe this size of this mural!

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  15. Very nice mural. It has to be one of the best I've seen.
    Perth sounds like where I live: no one is from here. Then our city is only 16 years old. Not only do we have people from every state in the Union, there are many from many different countries.

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  16. Wow, of all the murals posted this year in Blogland this has to be my favorite.

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  17. It's a beautiful mural Grace, I actually saw it on Sunday at the Leederville Christmas Carnival, but it was a bit dark already for a good photo, so I thought I would have to go back to make it justice.

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  18. Oh, that's a great mural, or mural series!

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  19. I agree it sure is a beauty. Love it!

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  20. The middle one looks a bit like Tim Winton, but yes I agree with the rest of the comments ... Amazing.

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  21. Gee ... Really fantastic murals. They bring a city to life. I knew some called Fintan Magee once. The name always stayed with me.

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  22. Fantastic paintings and so huge, a real eye catcher.

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  23. Australia certainly has an abundance of talented artists!

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  24. Oh my goodness! It's so BIG how does he know what he's painting when he has to work so close up?

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