Monday, 9 June 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, The Journey to Australia

This mural adorns the wall of the Circular Quay entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art. "The Journey to Australia" was created by Guan Wei in 2013 and is inspired by debates about immigration and refugees in Australia, in particular the heated commentary that often surrounds the arrival of people by boat. It replaced the 2012 painting "Tango" by Helen Eager.


  1. This artwork covers quite a contravercial topic. I like it.

  2. What an interesting mural, blending in with the stairs and ceiling.

  3. They certainly had to endure some hard times. I, too, like the way it all blends -- the fish swimming on either side of the hand railing and the wind blowing from the outside doors.

  4. Hello Jim,

    This is a big blue! Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    1. Sally, I try to share my blues with you on Mondays whenever I can.

  5. Hi Jim
    I like this mural and hope it has inspired some positive discussion on the subject of people arriving to Australia by boat, I work with Asylum Seekers and this topic is dear to my heart.
    Wren x

  6. Very wonderful mural.

  7. Wonderful work on the mural. Shows so much history in a colorful fashion.

  8. That is a nice mural! A great Blue Monday share! Hope your week will be wonderful and I appreciate you sharing.


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