Mosaic artists make it rain

Hamilton Hill artists (L-R) Susan Flavell, Claire Bailey and Sharyn Egan have finished the final touches on their community mosaic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. d494999
Hamilton Hill artists (L-R) Susan Flavell, Claire Bailey and Sharyn Egan have finished the final touches on their community mosaic. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. d494999

THREE local artists have collaborated with the community to transform a previously lifeless wall at the Hamilton Hill Hub.

Sharyn Egan, Claire Bailey and Susan Flavell have unveiled a pair of mosaics which now adorn the outside of the hub.

The artists, all of whom are Hamilton Hill residents, held design workshops to gauge what the local community wanted to see in the mosaic and enlisted the help of kids to smash the tiles which make up the mosaic.

Flavell said the mosaic, entitled Rainmaker, itself paid tribute to the local area and incorporated a water theme.

“There were tiger snakes which used to be around here in the swamps, and the snake in the art joins the two mosaics together like a path,” she said.

“We’ve got three wetlands and hills for Hamilton Hill with the sea behind them, and the Aboriginal flags around the border acknowledge the land we’re on.”

(L-R) Sharyn Egan, Claire Bailey and Susan Flavell. Photo: Andrew Ritchie.

The mosaic tiles were all either sourced by the artists themselves or donated by the community.

The project was enabled by a cultural grant from the City of Cockburn.

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