We travelled by train to Richmond station then took a walk through the Cremorne area, taking in some fantastic pieces of street art along the way. We got slightly lost trying to find one interesting piece so stopped in a cafe for a coffee and some directions, the staff there were very friendly and helpful. I took many photographs whilst there and include some of them here.
One large piece of artwork that impressed us was the Dimmeys mural on the side wall of the Richmond Dimmeys store. This work apparently is an icon of public art in the area, recreating the history of Richmond. It shows, in chronological order, the important events of Richmond, Melbourne and greater events of Australia.
The mural took four years to complete, artist Hayden Dewar starting the painting in 2004, completing it in 2008. The mural is 67 metres long, showing the history of Dimmeys, Richmond and Victoria from 1858 to 2008.
While I can’t show all of the mural in full here, I can include some of the more interesting parts.
I have included a video to show the full extent of the wall
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