more Montreal women

The previous blog post was about a large Montreal mural by Kevin Ledo that was a portrait of a woman called Mary Socktish. There are a number of other murals in the city that have a woman, or women, as the main feature. These are some of them – the following photos were taken on four visits to Montreal between 2015 and 2021 and some of these murals may no longer exist.

below: One of the older murals in Montreal, a graffiti granny, old woman by ASHOP Productions

mural of an older woman with hair in a bun, wearing glasses, and an apron,purple buildings in background on mural,  on a Montreal corner,

below: A mural by five8art, a young woman looking skyward.

large mural of a young woman with longhair, blue background, she's looking up

below: By a Depanneur at Pins and Hotel de Ville, a large mural of two seated women and their scarf by Australian artist Fintan Magee.

At the corner, beside a depanneur, a large mural of two seated women by Fintan Magee, one has blue and white checkered scarf over her face, the other has same scarf across the top of her head.
Close up of mural by Fintan Magee in Montreal, by small window in building, hands of women plus their blue and white scarves

below: A mural by Rone, another Australian artist.

close up of a large mural by Rone of a woman's face in shades of brown, on a brick wall in Montreal, street art

below: Sorry is Not Enough, a mural by Denial (or Enjoy Denial) with a shout out to Black Lives Matter

large mural in Montreal of a woman crying, eyes closed, white tears, red lipstick, by Denial, above her face are words Sorry is not enough

below: From 2018, this mural by Drew Merritt and Sainte Famille and Milton (photo taken in 2018 as well)

mural of a woman on a MOntreal wall painted by Drew Merritt

below: Street artist Nychos working on a mural

street artist nychos up on a lift and painting a large mural in Montreal as people walk by on the street

mural by nychos in Montreal

below: A tribute to Lea Roback (1903-2000), by Carlos Oliva (aka Hsix) in 2014. Roback was a textile worker who became a trade union activist, feminist and pacifist (among other things). She fought for woman’s suffrage in Quebec (1936), she played a role in helping to organize 5,000 garment workers who had been on a three-week strike in 1937, and that is only a small fraction of what she accomplished.

below: by Sandra Chevrier, pop culture references to Superman and Batman

below: A collaboration between Cyrielle Tremblay and Poni (aka Hilda Palafox, painted in 2018. Working in an imaginary garden maybe?

muraal on a brick wall, two women working outside.  One is planting a blue pine tree and the other is pouring water, ther is a cross on a red hill with other blue trees on it.

below: A whimsical black and white of women astronauts, guitar players, skate boarders, astronomers, and others. It is the work of Le Monstr, aka Benjamin Tran.

black and white mural of women doing a number of activites, also some sleeping cats, an astronaut among the planets, a shkateboarder, reading, playing guitar.  Mural in Montreal, by Le Monstr, a k a Benjamin Tran

below: A mural from 2014 putting a spotlight on the call for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.

on the side of a book store in Montreal, a mural calling for justice for missing and murderedindigenous women, a woman sitting outside, with a blanket around her shoulders

Downtown Hollywood Mural Project

The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project (DHMP) is a collection of more than 25 murals scattered around downtown Hollywood Florida.

close up detail of the colours and shapes in a turtle shell, mural

below: A sea turtle by Ernesto Maranje swimming on a wall.

sea turtle mural on a wall

below: Mural by Logan Hicks

mural of a person suspended in midair

below: A woman’s head in blue tones by rone

rone mural of a woman's head in blue tones - whole horizontal mural in parking lot with cars parked in front

rone mural of a woman's head in blue tones

below: A watery scene, ‘Off the Deep End’ by Nice ‘N Easy (aka Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble).  This is only a small section of the mural; it covers the whole wall and there is another pink life ring floating in the water.

aquamarine coloured water in a mural with pink tile edges on the pool and pink life ring floating in the water

below: A few zany and lovable characters by Kenny Scharf

abstract cartoon like characters in a mural, palm trees

below: Blue lattice, or pulsating waves, or something like that, by Hoxxoh

mural by hoxxoh of blue circles or pulsating waves on a wall

below: A large Mona Lisa over the entrance by 2alas (aka Andrew Antonaccio)

large face in grey tones made by vertical lines of differing darkness, over the entrance to a building, also shards of colour, triangles on white background

below: Pentagon-like shapes and a few squiggles, by Molly Rose Freeman

below: Palm trees and other plants on a pale pink wall, by Nicole Salcedo

mural by Nicole Salcedo, a pale pink wall with black outline drawing of trees and plants

below: Vertical rectangles of colour, part of a mural by Henning Haupt.

vertical bars of colour in a mural, mostly red and pinks with some blue and yellow

below: The Concrete Daydream by Rob Robi

mural on awall, blue, pentagon shape within a circle, blue squiggles

The last few pictures are from the same mural, by evoca1 (aka Elio Mercado)

below: A gorgeous vulture (if you can consider a vulture to be gorgeous)

a realistic mural painting of a vulture in shades of grey, in flight, beside two parked cars in a parking lot a man riding on the back of a verylarge vulture, he has a bow in his hand and is shooting arrows

part of a mural, a white dove is flying towards an open bird cage but it has been shot by an arrow

below: The woman holds open the door of a bird cage for the white dove but the dove was shot by an arrow. a woman holds open a bird cage for a wounded dove, mural, by evoca1 paint peeling on mural, woman in blue head scarf is holding open the door of a bird cage

There are a few other blog posts already written about the Hollywood murals.  They are:

  1. emo and remote collaboration
  2. The London Police
  3. Tati mermaid murals

Collins street women

Two large murals featuring women’s faces can been seen on Little Collins street just east of Exhibition street.  Both were painted by street artist Rone.  The most prominent mural is 12m high and can easily be seen from the street.

Large mural of a woman's head on a building, black and white and gray, one hand is touching her cheek.

below: Slightly back from the street is a smaller mural with the faces of three more women.  Most of Rone’s work features women’s faces.

mural in grey tones of three women's heads on black background. Flower garden in front of them, city buildings behind them.

below: To me, it looks like she is trying to rub or scratch off the security camera.

close up of Large mural of a woman's head on a building, black and white and gray, one hand is touching her cheek.

power people

Surrounding the CitiPower Collingwood power substation at the corner of Easey and Wellington streets is a large monochromatic mural.  It is by Juddy Roller (a company specialising in street art and graffiti management) and it involved collaboration between street artists including Rone, Adnate, Mayo, Guido Van Helton and Askew.

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The script/writing on the mural was painted by Mayo.

monochromatic realistic portrait of a woman part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne.  The woman has a ring in her nose
The portraits were by Askew, Rone, Guido and Adnate.

monochromatic realistic portrait of two women part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne

This mural was also made possible with the support of CitiPower Powercor, The Neighbourhood Justice Centre and City of Yarra.

monochromatic realistic portrait of a woman part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne.  Long hair is covering one side of the woman's face

monochromatic realistic portrait of a woman part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne

monochromatic realistic portrait of a woman part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne.  There are power lines in the background

monochromatic realistic portrait of a woman part of a larger mural painted on a wall surrounding a power substation in Melbourne

monochromatic painting in  greys of a hand on a large mural

 

monochromatic painting in  greys of a rose in bloom on a large mural