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