Monday, 5 March 2012

Monday Mural - Cubicle Farm


This style of mural is gentle, and archaic. It is complementary, rather than attention-seeking. Cubical Farm was created by Penelope Cain, and is part of the city's Streetware II installation.


These murals are in the city block bounded by Elizabeth, Liverpool, and Goulburn Streets, ie down close to Central Station. There is a below-ground Secure Parking Station. The land itself is bounded by a high wrought-iron fence. These murals run along the wall on which the fence is attached. They are the most discreet of murals.

This is my contribution to the Monday Mural community.

20 comments:

Madge Bloom said...

Interesting art, I've never seen murals quite like that!

Halcyon said...

AN interesting mural. It almost looks like someone stuck photos to the wall!

Kay L. Davies said...

VERY interesting, Julie. I've never seen anything like that before, either. I like it. I like it a lot.
K

Carole M. said...

they look to be cut-outs. Painted like that or a new technique of paste and seal???? I shouldn't question, a mural is a painting afterall?

Julie said...

They are cut outs. The brochure says so, but there is one on another wall where a towering intellect has ripped a leg off!

I think they are photocopies of her 'art' in some way. Very big photocopies, mind you.

Ann said...

I was going to ask if they were cut outs. I like them.

CaT said...

ah yes, i was also wondering whether it was painted or paper!

so weird, im still thinking about my sunday post, and you are already on monday's mural!

btw; somehow i never thought about australia and science... i cannot name one scientist in my field from australia either... hmm, im going to look for some, im wondering if there are..!

Joe said...

Street art / murals can add such character to a street, lane or empty space. I like these ones Julie. PS Followed your suggestion and linked to Mural Monsay today.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A discreet mural indeed- subdued figures in subdued poses in subdued colour tones! And that alone draws attention because of its uniqueness! Delightful!

Linda said...

I was intrigued by the floating/rising plants...nicely done in quiet colors!

Hilda said...

I'd probably do a double take if I'm walking there. Her concept and subject are both interesting.

diane b said...

They are different and cleverly done. Is that bird going to peck her bum?

Jim said...

I have not noticed these, yet I drive past there every day lately. I'll be looking for them tomorrow.

biebkriebels said...

I love those murals, they are so nice.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The idea of a mural being complementary rather than attention seeking is interesting... hadn't thought of it that way!

RedPat said...

Wonderful - I like this a lot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Here we call this technique Wheat pastes or Paste-Ups. These definitely have a Bansky feel in style and humor. I'm impressed when artists put so much effort into something so ephemeral. Maybe you can show us these same images in a year to see what time has wrought. Thanks, Julie, for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

Nellies said...

Yes, like Oakland Daily Photo, I also know this technique as wheat pastes. I like this kind of art very much, so I am very pleased to see this on your blog Julie. Nice find for Monday Mural!

Julie said...

I do not know that term at all, but shall google it.

Rae Walter said...

Love the art and your captures Julie.