Murals

Murals

The Prospect Mural Group was an active body of local artists, including Ann Newmarch, and community members. This group was driven by a strong social conscience and often incorporated this into their work through collaboration with school children and other local community groups. They independently painted  about ten murals from 1978 to 1982; the first was in a local nursing home for the residents’ enjoyment. Most of the Mural Group’s works are still standing.
 
Some of these works include:
  • South Australian Flora 1979 repainted 1999 Prospect Mural Group corner of Le Hunte Avenue and Prospect Road, Prospect
  • 100 Years Of Transportation 1979 repainted 1999 Prospect Mural Group corner of Rose Street and Prospect Road, Prospect
  • Prospect Primary School 1979 repainted 2001 Trish McLean and school children Olive Street, Prospect
  • Community House 1981 repainted 1999 Prospect Mural Group and local community corner of Marian Place and Braund Road, Prospect
  • History Of Australia 1982 repainted 1999 Prospect Mural Group Prospect Road opposite Johns Road, Prospect
  • St Helens Park Kindergarten 1982 Prospect Mural Group and local community Koonga Avenue, Prospect
  • Twilight Concerts 1998 Steve Dunn and Prospect Primary School students, Youth Week 1998 Memorial Gardens, Flora Terrace, Prospect
  • Youth Week 1999 Steve Dunn and Nailsworth Primary School students Thomas Street Centre courtyard, Thomas St, Nailsworth
  • The Future 1999 Steve Dunn and students Prospect Primary School, Braund Rd, Prospect
  • Prospect Library Book Chute 2000 Branwen Davies Thomas Street Centre, Thomas St, Nailsworth
  • Merry Go Round 2000 Steve Dunn and Prospect Kindergarten students Irish Harp Reserve, off Regency Rd, Prospect
  • Surf And Ski Shop 2001 private commission Corner Alpha and Main North Roads, Prospect
  • The Train 2002 Robert Stirling Art in the Park St Johns Wood Gardens, corner Alpha and Main North Roads, Prospect
  • Collingrove Tennis Club 2003 private commission and junior Tennis Club members Collingrove Avenue, Broadview
  • The Message Wall 2004 Kaylie Weir Art in the Park, St Helens Park, Prospect Rd, Prospect
  • Possums 2006 Robert Stirling Art in the Park adjacent to Parndo Yerta Reserve, corner Churchill Road and Elizabeth Street, Prospect


Mural painting is still active in Prospect, either through group projects or as art works by individual artists. Art in the Parkis a new initiative where an artist is commissioned to create a site specific work in a Prospect Park.

 
The Message Wall 2004 Kaylie Weir Art in the Park Example Image

The Message Wall, 2004, Kaylie Weir
Art in the Park

Surf And Ski Shop, 2001, Artist Unknown
private commission
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