Bellair Street mosaics 1996

BODYCOMB, Helen; ROBINSON, Paul (and 15 participants)

Registration number

1638159

Artist/maker

BODYCOMB, Helen; ROBINSON, Paul (and 15 participants)

Title

Bellair Street mosaics

Production date

1996

Medium

ceramic tiles, brass plaques, stone edges, cement

Dimensions (H x W x D)

dimensions variable

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Helen Bodycomb, Paul Robinson, ceramic tiles, brass plaques, stone edges and cement, 1996, Bellair Street, Kensington

Summary

Location: Bellair Street, Kensington, opposite the train station

This work consists of 12 colourful circular mosaics located in the pavement of Bellair Street, Kensington, representing the themes of local architecture and landmarks, cars and cows, Indigenous people, new migrants, Flemington Racetrack, wartime in Kensington, Newmarket saleyards, the gold rush, Maribyrnong River, local flora, fauna and the future.

The Bellair Street mosaics celebrate Kensington’s strong community identity, its diversity and its proud history. The mosaics were the product of a community art project undertaken in 1996, as part of a Jobskills program, and led by artists Helen Bodycomb and Paul Robinson. The 15 participants were involved in community consultation and the design, construction and laying of the mosaic tiles.