OGL Luncheon, 28 April, 2017.

Our Next Old Guv Legends Luncheon

will be held on Friday, 28 April, 2017 commencing at 12 noon.

Venue: West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner Road, Richmond.

A Salad Bar is now available at Westies.

Pictured: The late Fred Hardwicke (The Old Cray) and Bruce Lockier (The Turkey Carver) preparing Christmas Lunch for the Jobbing Room.

After a long illness Bruce Lockier will finally get his gong. The Flash (Don Woolman) will do the honours.

Special Guest of Honour will be the incredibly popular and handsome David Walker who worked as a Machine Minder both at King William Road and the Netley Complex.

Attending: Alex Riley, Rod Parham, Marilyn and David Harding, David and Wendy Walker, Don Woolman, Bruce and Joan Lockier, Lew and Margaret Morrison, Brian Hartshorne, Ray Belt, Jack and Helen Flack, Bob Downs, Geoff Michell, Dennis Grover, John and Toni Manfield, Vic Potticary, Rob and Wendy Powell, Judy Marks, Marianne Hunn, Charlie Korff, Ellen Krugeur, Rex Wells, Keith Oxley,

Apologies: Kevin Stone, Pam Palmer, Barry O’Donnell, Conrad and Norma Rogers, Kevin and Judy Stack-Neale, Hector Korsten, Dave Korff, Laurie Cahalan, Dion Williams, Garth Mugford, Esther Harris, Mike Burnett,

Contact: Alex Riley on 8370 1911 or Rod Parham on 0424 294 450

Street Art of Bandra.

A mural of a scene from Mughal-E-Azam in Mumbai, created for the Bollywood Art Project (all photographs by the author)
Walls in India are hardly ever bare; it’s a difficult task to find a wall in the country that isn’t covered in fly-posters, paan spittle, or colorful graffiti.
But one Indian suburb is taking this latter example to an extreme.
Bandra, a suburb located in West Mumbai, was originally developed as a trading post for the Portuguese in the 16th century, but today is known for its diverse street art. I
n the streets surrounding its array of unique restaurants and hip cafes, it is impossible to visit without stumbling across the work of talented artists living and working within the area.
However, Bandra hasn’t always been Mumbai’s street art capital.
In 2008, four artists from the National Institute of Design started the Wall Project.
The initiative aimed to add a bit of color to Bandra by turning its dull and vacant walls into vibrant pieces of art, thereby rejuvenating several areas that had long been in ruin.
Over the last few years they have given the suburb a terrific makeover — one that reflects the diverse range of people and perspectives within the community, whilst transforming its damaged and decrepit walls.
Read on via Atlas Obscura

Coolest Murals in Houston, Texas.

iBURNMural-920x422Street murals are an incredible example of someone’s artistry.
To have a large canvas and utilize most (if not all) of it to create something that will make people’s heads turn is a challenge. Some murals serve as commentary, while others are playful and surreal.
But what brings them all together is the fact that someone devoted a lot of their time to creating something that will hopefully be seen and shared by people across the world.
Houston, Texas, is home to a lot of murals. From local artists to world-renowned street artists and muralists, this Texas city features murals that are dedicated to historical figures, local business, and the Houston lifestyle.
In honor of this public art, we have chosen some of the coolest murals in Houston right now.
via The Coolest Murals in Houston Right Now | Green Label.

Weed Murals take over City.

07-Mural-and-Photo-by-Mona-Caron_3198c2__880by mona caron
I’m inspired by the resilience of weeds. I look for them in the cracks of the sidewalks near the walls I’m about to paint, and then I portray them at a scale that is certainly bigger than the attention we pay them.
“Weeds” is the bad name given to plants found in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I’m reclaiming that name, as being a weed has little to do with a plant’s intrinsic value: in the streets I find invasive species as well as benign wildflowers; medicinal herbs and plants of no use to us at all. I find them beautiful regardless, and I paint them all.
That is why I created some of these murals as on-site animations: to let the paintings not just BE, but ACT like weeds! To do this, I paint each stem and leaf in 1cm increments, photographed over hours and days.
Read and see more Images via I Paint Weed Murals That Slowly Take Over The City (Gifs+Video) | Bored Panda.

South Australia – May Day March, Saturday, 6 May, 2017.

March from Victoria Square Sth. to Light Square.

Speeches, Music, Food, Drink and Kid’s Entertainment.

Authorised by G. Blackmore, South Australia May Day Collective.

Vietnam Moratoriums.

It was a time of great upheaval in Australia, when the ordinary people said “enough is enough”, and went out into the streets to protest.
The conflict in Vietnam was going poorly because the American and Australian Governments  had so badly underestimated the strength and purpose of the North Vietnamese people.
The Vietnam Moratorium held in Melbourne on 5 May, 1970, was huge with veteran Labor Politician Jim Cairns taking centre stage in a stinging rebuff to the Coalition Government for its blind support of the American Government’s policies in South Vietnam.
FXJ272193Leading the Moratorium March Jim Cairns and Tom Uren (Front Row: fourth and third in from the right).