SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday Mural - Balance

I drive by the George Burnett Leisure Centre on Manning Road to and from work almost daily, but had no idea there was a mural at the back of the building.

This is a local community centre used for various sports, language teaching, etc.and backs onto large park with barbecues and a skate park. A colleague knowing I'm always on the lookout for murals indicated there was a mural behind the building.

It was painted in 2012 by Dan Duggan (the same artist who painted the last 3 bus stops I posted) and other local young artists. The mural is 25mt wide by 2,4mt high, the theme being "Balance" relating to work/life balance and a balance in terms of nutrition choices and exercise.

For other murals from around the world follow this link.






The George Burnett Leisure Centre and adjacent parkland.






43 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Certainly hidden from me, thanks Halcyon.

      Delete
  2. The letters and the sad monitor are my favourites! Great mural!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice mural but what is the balance here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I presume it's the balance between having time to enjoy life and working hard too.

      Delete
  4. Aw, that poor monitor!
    Wisely chosen, the theme for the location.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Iris, the monitor looks a big sad :(

      Delete
  5. I love everything about this mural! And perfect in its context in this pretty park!
    Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  6. ...It pays to take a different route now and then.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's true Tom, you never know what treasures you can find...

      Delete
  7. I like these murals as well.

    This is a nice initiative.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a nice surprise to find! It's enormous and very well painted.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Here's to more balance for all of us!
    Have a happy week.
    Wren x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Quite right Wren, we all need more balance in our lives, which is sometimes hard to achieve!

      Delete
  10. You drove that way daily and it was there the whole time, waiting to be discovered.
    Now there's balance. :)

    Have a great week, Sami. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It was a lovely example of a hidden gem. It was more cartoonish than the three bus stops, though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Elizabeth, yes it's a different style from the bus stops even thought the main artist was the same.

      Delete
  12. Mais um absolutamente espectacular.
    Bjs

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice work. Imagine how drab the wall would look without the mural.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Andrew, it would certainly be a boring long wall.

      Delete
  14. What a super discovery Sami! I wonder how many we don't find by not looking behind buildings ☺ Excellent detail shots here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True Grace, there must be dozens of undiscovered murals around Perth.

      Delete
  15. Balance is very important in life and you found another great mural. Swedes seem to be great at balancing their work/private lives, so I'm learning with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some people or cultures are better at that than others. Like the Swedes, the Dutch also seem to be good. Thanks Sara.

      Delete
  16. It was time it was found.
    Love the 'old school' watches :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Um local verdinho e bem cuidado!Gostei! Cumprimentos e feliz semana!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Obrigada pela visita Sandra. Bom fim de semana para si.

      Delete
  18. Dearest Sami,
    Haha, so glad you discovered this hidden treasure.
    Funny at times when we think about passing by such things!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mariette, it was a nice discovery indeed. Have a lovely weekend.

      Delete
  19. So pleased you discovered this and shared it here.
    Love your photographs.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  20. Even though he's flying a kite, the giant clock and wristwatch suggest he's way out of balance. Pretty funny. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed it ODP. Thanks for hosting.

      Delete

I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment.