Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Old school street art.. 'country style'.



We passed through several small towns last week on our 'jaunt' to the country. You may remember that the art on the wheat silos is not even six months old.. while driving through Northam, (quite a history) my beady bloggers eye :) was caught by the mural above and below painted almost twenty years ago. The rural scene starring real life Whiley the dog, defines exactly what the area is all about, the growing and harvesting of wheat! After twenty years there's a little restoration required here.. that could apply to the photographer also :) 


Below, 45km north-north-east of Northam the mural found around the corner from the local cafe in the town of Goomalling, population 499 (2006 census) again depicting local events. There was no trying to figure out what a mural might possibly mean back then, what you see is what it is :) Talking to the locals it seems they love the new silo art and are looking forward to more local and international artists heading their way.. old school meets new, I'll be back to see that! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


24 comments:

  1. Yes, some touch ups are needed. I love seeing the real dog matched with the one in the mural.

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  2. You've found a nice murals! Arianna

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  3. I like a mural that tells a local story, Grace! And stars a doggie resident!

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  4. Now these are murals to love. Great subject matter and super artistic effort. Love that dog...he really belongs in the middle of that mural!

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  5. At twenty years old, they have lasted well.

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  6. Those are great murals. I love that dog in the first one. I really didn't know at first if he was part of the mural or a real dog. Then I looked at the bigger picture. It's real and you got yourself a winner. Nice one Grace.

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  7. There is something special about small towns. The murals are especially nice.

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  8. It looks like there is a real dog in that scene to go with the painted dog. I bet that rural look fits right in with that small town.

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  9. The top image is my favourite. Nice ti see the artistic mural and the dog looking out from the door too.

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  10. Fantásticos estes belos grafites.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  11. Very pretty murals you have found there.

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  12. The real dog in the first photo is precious. He makes the scene jump to life!

    Janis
    GDP

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  13. A real oldie, looks great!

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  14. Awww, love these, Grace!
    Recycling, though?

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  15. I'm starting to think Perth is one huge artists' colony!

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  16. Oh, I love that first pic, Grace, with the painted dog and the real dog !

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  17. These look good to me, lovely colours.

    All the best Jan

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