melbourne treasure

How beautiful is this mosaic mural by Melbourne's living treasure, Mirka Mora? I adore this piece so much although sometimes I think it's location is a bit of a shame, it feels somewhat under appreciated. I do however love that it's accessible to all but get the feeling not too many people actually see it even though hundreds pass it daily.

7 comments:

Betty Jo said...

This has inspired me for as long as I can remember. I even did a school assignment on this mosaic.
I kinda like it's location as I always look at it when I'm walking to the NGV.

katiecrackernuts said...

From the first image, without scrolling down I knew that as Mora's work. Love it. I think my fav artist of the moment. I read her book a couple of years back. It was a library book and if I ever see it in a bookstore I'll be buying it. I could read and reread it. Where is it. I'm not a Melbourne girl, but have been to the NGV and can't recall seeing it.

Dawn Tan said...

I know where this is! I love it too! : )

SewHum said...

I love her work too. Where is it?

handmade romance said...

hi katie and sewhum, this lovely mirka mural is at flinders street station in melbourne...if you exit the station in the far corner nearest to the bridge crossing the yarra that leads to NGV, you will see it!

hi dawn and betty jo! i love that you guys love this too : )

angela said...

Wow!! Hands up I'm guilty!! I've walked passed these mosaic soooo many times and have never noticed it! And to hear it's Mirka Mora's work, well, where have I been living! under a rock.

Thank you for alerting me to the fact and I can't wait till the next time a work pass but this time to stop and look.

Thank you also for your lovely comment today, I'm chuffed to hear I could of played a part in your motivation to start blogging :D

**blush**

beci said...

i LOVE mirka so much, and this piece is amazing - def one of my favs. i think she actually restored it not that long ago. if you are ever in swan st richmond, there is little bakery called "almost french" (just next to dimmeys) and she has painted a beautiful piece in there... you should check it. x