Napier Waller Murals, Melbourne Town Hall
Napier Waller Murals, Melbourne Town Hall is associated with Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.8147367953, 144.966684995
| Correspondence between Town Clerk, City of Melbourne, builder, Stephenson & Meldrum and the artist, Napier Waller
The Melbourne artist Napier Waller was the major Australian representative of the international mural movement. Between 1926 and 1967 he executed nine murals in Melbourne's CBD. The requirements of the Town Hall commission largely dictated the medium and subject matter of the panels: the hall was a multi-purpose space; and the surface of the 21 panels to be decorated was comprised of acoustic tiles that would sustain only minimal over-painting. Waller's figures conjure up an ideal, classical world but have always defied specific identification. The scheme was implemented by the Toorak firm of decorators, Henry Oliver & Sons, who enlarged Waller's squared drawings and transferred them to the walls of the hall.
|PROV VPRS 3183, P3/Unit 45|
|VA 511 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct)|
|melbourne town hall, napier waller, mural, acoustic|