Myrtleford Mosaic Trail artists create ‘Memory Mural’ for Barwidgee Lodge
29 March 2022
Local ‘Myrtleford Mosaic Trail’ artists who wish to remain anonymous both have experience with loved ones who have dementia which is what inspired them to create the ‘Memory Mural’ for the residents and visitors of Barwidgee residential aged care facility in Myrtleford.
Pictured: ‘Crackpots’ Myrtleford Mosaic Trail artists
- Construction began on the mosaic ‘memory mural’ at Barwidgee Lodge aged care facility on Thursday 24 of March.
- The $12,350 funding for the mural was donated by the Myrtleford Hospital Op Shop
- The mosaic mural will be created by the ‘Crackpots’ mosaic artists who installed the artworks featured along the ‘Myrtleford Mosaic Trail’.
The artists hope to connect with the residents throughout the installation of the mural as well as leave a lasting gift that will evoke memory through the imagery they have created with their mosaics. The overarching theme of the mural will be focussed on a cherished childhood memory of flying a kite, seeking to spark conversations between residents and their visitors.
In a similar way to the much loved ‘Myrtleford Mosaic Trail’ there will be mosaics throughout the garden prompting residents to head outside with their visitors and explore in order to find them all and within the mosaic pieces there will be hidden treasures to be discovered by both young and old.
The ‘Memory Mural’ will be constructed over a period of six on site sessions and there will be a final installation date of some of the pieces that have been created off site that will occur before winter.
Alpine Health CEO, Nick Shaw said ‘Thank you to the ‘Crackpots’ Myrtleford Mosaic Trail artists for offering their artistic expertise to create this ‘memory mural’ for the Barwidgee Lodge residents and their families’
‘The Barwidgee Lodge residents and their families are an important part of our local community and the work that these local artists are doing to help improve their experiences is amazing to see and we are very appreciative’