Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday Snapshot: Walls

Today's hitherto unposted shots are some I took of a few of the large, mostly building-height painted or tiled installations that we have around the outside walls of our school.
Click to embiggen.

This one, which is painted, includes a number of native birds:

On a central block which has the washrooms and locker rooms, etc, 
there are large tiled "signs" for the female side:


and the male side (the phoenix is our school emblem):

All along the outside of one building there are depictions of
various aspects of college life.
Here are some of them:

Finally, an enormous painted mural right along the side of the art block was done
a couple of years ago by some Year 10 (15 yrs old) students.
These are some samples of the work:

Happy Sunday!


  1. Replies
    1. Not bad for kids' work, is it? Thanks Max :)

  2. I love it. Bright, vibrant - and fun. And I embiggened them all. Thank you. While I like them all I would love to have the first one here at home...

    1. It's lovely, isn't it? The colours certainly make the place feel brighter.

  3. This is unusual from my POV. We often have student murals and artwork inside our school buildings here in Utah, but I've never seen it done outside a building. This is probably due to our weather extremes, but it may just be a cultural expectation: school buildings are to look businesslike and plain on the outside. (In the early 80s, I new school went up in an area north of SLC, and it was decorated with trendy plastic panels on the outside of the building. It looked like a fast food taco restaurant. Fortunately, that has now been replaced with ordinary brickwork.)

    1. I think they look great, Lisa. obviously they're not all over all of the buildings, but people often comment on them. Because all of the work has been done by kids, they are respected and never damaged (or marked with graffiti - luckily, that's a problem we don't have here)


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