Mosaics and Murals of Harvey WA are a much sort out attraction in the south west. You will find these unique mosaics at the entrances to Harvey, Binningup, Clifton Park, Cookernup, Myalup & Yarloop. Other mosaics can be seen at the Harvey Visitor Centre and the Australind Shopping Centre.
Mosaic 1 - A Breath of Fresh Air (Shire of Harvey Logo)
Designed by Denise Mercer.
An Australind students project, situated in the gardens of the Harvey Tourist Precinct. The colourful two metre mosaic reflects the diversity of the Harvey Shire.
Mosaic 2 - Cookernup Entrance
Riverdale Road, Cookernup.
This 3.6 x 2.7m entry depicts the tree lined streets of Cookernup in the colours of the 4 seasons reflecting on nature around the community – trees, frogs, swamp hens and wood. Created is the cut of Jarrah showing years of growth. Completed 2010.
Mosaic 3 - Harvey Town Entry Statement
Uduc Road, Harvey. Inspired by the shape of the diversion and Harvey’s agricultural and heritage background.
Mural 4 - Take Your Seat - Concrete Sofa
HARVEY VISION MAINSTREET MURALS
Harvey's Concrete Sofa is located near the Uduc Road supermarket. Working with schools, individuals and groups in the area, Anthea created a series of postage stamps that celebrate the people, flowers, animals, homes and businesses of the area. It’s all about what’s happening in Harvey today. Completed 2000. This is one of 9 concrete sofa's that was part of a project. (Other sofa location’s include: Kwinana, Rockingham, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Dwellingup, Waroona, Yarloop and Bunbury.)
Mural 5 - Harvey Vision
A Harvey Mainstreet project which brings colour and messages of historical and cultural significance into the main street of Harvey. Located in the centre of town, Harvey Vision celebrates who we are, through exploring our unique history, highlighting some of the things that are important to us as a community.
The images, animals and people portrayed in these panels have all been drawn from the local area. Special care has been taken to represent details of the local species of flora. Each section of the mural draws comparisons between the old and new ways of doing things, reflecting the progression of these industries that still play such an important part in the local economy. Each panel is 6m long and 2m high and the paintings are acrylic with some mosaic sections.
Local Artist ‘Anthea’ started the mural in 2000 and completed it in 2010; each section took 3 to 4 months to complete and the total cost was $25,000. Four Harvey mainstreet murals were Completed in 2002 after 2 years. The first panel depicts Harvey's early settlement and timber industry featuring the cedar colours of greens, browns and yellows. The second focuses on the dairy and beef industries, the third features Harvey's citrus, water, irrigation, horticultural and viticultural industry. Each panel is 6m long and 2m high and painted in acrylic with some mosaic sections.
Mosaic 6 - Myalup Beach Entrance
Myalup Beach Entrance
Local artist, Anthea, remembers swimming here as a child and was very wary about the mysterious element beneath the waves. This mural deciphers this and the different breeds of fish found at Myalup. Herring, Tailor and Whiting. Colours of blue display the depth. Completed 2005.
Mosaic 7 - Binningup Beach Entrance
Binningup Beach Entrance
This mosaic gives the impression that fishing and boating are two favourite activities for locals and tourists alike. The $39,000 sculpture of a fishing boat hull, resting on a base of stainless steel, is composed of 300 clay fish, hand-carved and hand-glazed in colours changing from yellow to gold. Completed 2007.
Mosaic 8 - Australind Leisure Centre
Australind Leisure Centre This is where you will find this mosaic. “Where Ordinary becomes Extraordinary”. Completed 1997.
Mosaic 9 - Australind Senior High School
Australind Senior High School is Sister School to Japan
This 9 metre mosaic was made by Anthea and the Australind students. Consisting of Japanese and Australian symbols and 400 handmade tiles. A mosaic impression of patterns in water, expressing the vast water between the two countries coming together in peace, harmony and tranquillity. Completed 2007.
Mosaic 10 - Australind Shopping Centre
Australind Senior High School
This administration building mosaic was inspired by the theme of school life. Talented Year 8 and 9 students assisted Anthea. Completed 2004.
Mosaic 11 - Clifton Park Entrance
Clifton Park Entrance The Kangaroo Paw was chosen as the entrance statement for Clifton Park because it is native to the Shire. Artist Anthea said it is a fitting memorial to the late Deb Blake and her enthusiasm of rejuvenating wildflowers in the area. Completed 2003.
Mosaic 12 - Yarloop Town Entrance
Located on Johnston Road just off the South Western Highway is this wonderful statement which reflects the town of Yarloop's rich culture. Designed by Celestin Hutchinson in consultation with the Yarloop Townscape Strategy Working Group. Constructed with rammed earth and a detailed mosaic design. The design depicts the town's rich timber and rail history with a steam train as it's feature winding through Jarrah forests. Funded by the Alcoa Yarloop Townscape Fund. Completed in 2011.
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