Community Mural: “Stationary Faces”, Patterson Station, Bentleigh
Launch March 4th 2012 at 10.30 am.
Hope you can come along!
“Stationary Faces” is a 150 square metre community mosaic mural on the underpass of Patterson Railway Station, Patterson Rd, Bentleigh. The mural is made up of several hundred individual mosaic faces, which have been patch-worked together to create a beautiful and lasting mosaic mural.
The project was initiated by local artist, Pamela Irving. Pamela’s goal was to engage the community in making an artwork which would reduce graffiti recycle, unwanted tiles and beautify the dull underpass environment. In order to achieve this, she received an Arts Victoria Community Partnership Grant. Pamela also received additional funding and support from Metro, VicTrack, the Department of Transport, Bostik and Tiny Pieces mosaic tools + supplies, Chicago.
Over 750 people from the local and international community have participated in the project. Each person was encouraged to express their own creativity within the theme of ‘portraits’. The combination of all of these faces culminated in a mural that symbolizes community on a local and a global scale.
The mural has received excellent media coverage and has had a very enthusiastic response from the local and international community. The work is now part of an International “Mosaic Atlas” and Patterson Station is being visited by overseas and local artists with an interest in mosaic art.
Children from all over Melbourne delight in visiting the station in order to find their ‘face’!
Patterson Station’s “Stationary Faces” were created by:
Bentleigh West Kindergarten – Jo Harris & 4 year old group
Bentleigh Secondary College- Dora Lakoumentas & yr 9 students.
Mc Kinnon Secondary College – Karen Levy & year 9 students
Mc Kinnon Secondary College – Helen Kuriata & year 10 students
Glen Eira College – Jill Anderson & year 7 & 10 students
Wesley College, Elsternwick Jill Stanbury & her students
MLC- Paula Rose & year 5 students
Scotch College -Priscilla Williams & Year 4 students
Brighton Grammar School – Karen Neilsen & year 5
Brighton Grammar – Jane Byrne & year 9 boys from the Sea Change program,
Westbourne Grammar School- Audrey Cardona + years 5+ 6 students
Beaconhills College Pakenham – John Irving & year 7
Star of the Sea -Lou Chamberlin & year 9 students
Star of the Sea – Luisa Bezzi & year 9 students
Woorynan Community Services Frankston.
St Andrew School, Chicago, USA- Staci Sterenberg & students
Chicago Mosaic School, USA
Sarah Curry + students from Valparaiso, Indiana
The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand, especially the Victorian and QLD Branches