Flowers in A Minor

Artist: Collaboration between Mike Maka aka Makatron and Katherine Gailer aka Katira, along with Conrad Bizjak and Jack Rowland
Year: 2021
Location: Victoria Crescent 14-18 East Esplanade, St Albans

Music and creative expressions are the guardians of memory, cultural heritage and the very channel of connection between humans.

The proposed concept incorporates gramophone (vintage record player), which triggers memories of people connecting through music around the world. A big wave of abstract paint pours out of the gramophone giving life to flowers and birds from different parts of the world. Birds and insects fly out, representing migration and movement around the globe.

The design aims to represent different cultures and embraces the protection of our bio and cultural diversity.

About Mike Maka

Mike Maka, AKA Makatron, has had a full-time art practice for over 13 years, working primarily as a muralist. Mike also has a strong studio presence, producing canvas and sculpture pieces. His artwork captures a world in which the natural forces fight back against humanity, reclaiming the earth from the uncaring advance of civilisation.

About Katherine Gailer

Katherine Gailer aka Katira is a committed multidisciplinary artist. She graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an Arts Management Masters Degree– both at RMIT University. Her Practice incorporates oil painting, murals, illustration and music.

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