Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Local stories..

On our road trip in April we stopped to see that dam mural before heading into Collie where we found a coal gold mine of street art depicting the history of the town. Collie, known mostly as a coal producing centre, is surrounded by jarrah forest and is the only coalfield in WA. Once referred to 'as a dirty mining town' it did in 2006 win the Australian Tidy Town Award because of  'the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects'. There were many more excellent murals than the few I've shown here painted by a group of artists shown below..

.. but my favourite is of the Ngarngungudditj Waargyl (excellent link) the manifestation of the all-knowing all-seeing Rainbow Serpent so vitally significant in Noongar lore. Painted by International Noongar artist Lance Chadd, oh how I would love to have a piece of his work, will have to keep saving for that :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

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22 comments:

  1. ...wonderful to have. Mining is such hard, dangerous job and I'm not fond of snakes.

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  2. I really Like the first two of these, Grace!

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  3. Murals, like the first two, tell stories that illustrate the town's history. Nice finds, Grace.

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  4. Dearest Grace,
    Those first murals are incredible pieces of art! Three-dimensional like they come off the wall, so real!
    The serpent dwarfs compared to the top artists work...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  5. Amazing how those murals would fit the town where I grew up as well as the surrounding towns, plus all the coal mining towns I've visited in the USA.

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  6. Aside from the the last work, they are all very 3D. Very clever indeed.

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  7. What a great collection of murals. All very different but all well done.

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  8. You found wonderful murals. Love the mining murals with the horse and men headed down. The serpent mural is a very strong image. Glad you explained how it fits into local culture.

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  9. Quite a change from coal town to tidy town. Great murals.

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  10. Thank You So Much For Taking The Time To Not Only Capture The Local Flavor But For Sharing These With Us Around The World - Good On You Perth - Big Hugs

    Cheers

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  11. That first horse looks like it is headed straight for me. All of these murals are truly beautiful and incredible. So glad you found and shared these, Grace.

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  12. Wow, fabulous murals Grace, love that top ones with the horse and the men coming out of the mine.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals

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  13. What a wonderful murals you have there, amazing!

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  14. Great murals. I like them.

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  15. Beautiful murals! So lifelike, great finds, Grace.
    I think (?) I remember riding down in such a mine in the Harz Mountains with my Dad. He meant well and put me first - really first. I think it was scary, LOL. I was maybe 4.

    Great link. Wish we could live in "that" Brunswick (or would I?).

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  16. Beautiful murals. Loved the post and clicks.

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  17. Oh these are fabulous! You know I Adore the rainbow serpent 🐍

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  18. Wonderful, wonderful murals but the ones with the horses win my heart.
    Keep well Diane

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  19. Gosh they are all very clever, the snake really impresses me.

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