About the PROJECT

12 mosaic panels

pasts & presents

The Drysdale Arcade mosaic mural celebrates the local community to itself and to the area’s many visitors.

The Drysdale, Clifton Springs Curlewis Association Inc. (DCSCA) and its Festival of Glass sub-committee created the mural, which comprises twelve large panels, each using hundreds of glittering glass tiles to depict an element of the area’s past or present.

Fifty people from a wide range of local community, recreational and sporting groups helped to design and create the panels; and the Bellarine Historical Society and Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op provided advice and information.

The arcade’s owner and tenants are keen supporters of the mural, recognising that it makes the arcade a brighter, safer and more inviting space, benefiting businesses within it and pedestrians passing through it.

For many participants, this was their first experience of creating glass art and they took to it enthusiastically. Many want to create more and have joined a Mosaics Group associated with the area’s Festival of Glass, run by a DCSCA sub-committee.

DCSCA received almost $11,000 from the federal government’s Stronger Communities Programme to design and create the mural.