Fitzroy Bowls 150 Years Memorial Wall

Fitzroy Bowls 150 Years Memorial Wall 2

This colourful new artwork by local artist Makatron, in collaboration with Conrad Bizjak and Bryan Itch, adorns the walls of the Fitzroy Victoria Bowling & Sports Club in North Fitzroy.

Like an urban jungle or safari, Makatron’s mural dazzles visually through its layered and detailed imagery of lush flora and inhabitant fauna, the vibrant palette inspired by the club’s colours of blue and maroon, as well as the sprawling gardens and greenery of the surrounding Edinburgh Gardens.

The lion features as the dominant animal representing the mascot of Fitzroy’s historical sporting clubs.

Over the next year, the Club will celebrate 150 years of bowling in Fitzroy and the artwork reflects and acknowledges this significant piece of local history. Council recently partnered with the Club to commission a sizeable mural on this iconic local sporting facility to defeat the continual tagging on the site.

The Club building is one of the most prominent structures on the perimeter of the Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy, and provides a visual ‘gateway’ to an area which has been a sporting and recreational hub for local residents since the 1860s.

Images by Lauren Dunn.


Mural artwork in YarraArtist extends iconic mural in FitzroyMore than $460,000 in grants awarded to arts over 2 years through 2020-21 Engage and Creative Yarra Yarra Community Awards: Nominations now openExpressions of interest for Tigers mural on your propertyLooking to raise funds for your Arts and Culture project or event?Arts and Heritage Collection Policy ReviewNew mural celebrates Aboriginal culture in Gertrude StreetThe Stolen Generations Marker Artist in Residence expressions of interest now openRegistrations now open for the 2018 Melbourne Fringe FestivalRoom to Create Update2018 Annual Grants OpenYarra's latest Pick Me Up guide is now availableGertrude Street Projection Festival Program Announced!Street dreams are made of ... ?2020 Annual Grants Open : Grant Information SessionsCelebration Dreaming at Charcoal LaneStolen Generations Marker: Remember Me by Reko RennieWilderness on Wellington; a new mural in Clifton HillYarra receives a $40,000 Creative Victoria grantMolly immortalisedA new mural for Fitzroy crecheManaging graffiti in YarraMolly Meldrum Statue and the Wall of Music MuralNarelle CridlandPeel Street Park Projection ProgramKyoko ImazuJeremy BlincoeSiri HayesMalcolm McKinnonJosh MuirElizaveta MaltsevaGeorgia RobenstoneSalote TawaleMartine CoromptAngela TiatiaSpotlight on Drop Zone: an artwork by Troy Innocent, Joel Collins, Indae Hwang, Yun Tae NamPeel Street Park ProjectionsLaunch of a Marker for the Stolen GenerationsMasterclass in Projection ArtCall for visual artistsYarra welcomes arts organisation West Space with $30K grantFringe Furniture 33 - Registrations are Open2020 Annual Grant applications closing soonWayfind at Emely BakerLaunch of Molly Meldrum statue and Wall of Music muralA new mural for Nicholson VillageCLOSED 2019 City of Yarra Exhibition Program Expressions of InterestYarra's latest Pick Me Up guide is now available