Mural

Mosaic House, front - Jill Richards

Inscription

Jill Richards, 1937 - 2012

Site: Mosaic House, front (6 memorials)

W4, Fairlawn Grove, 4-6

This house is/was the home of artist Carrie Reichardt. Across the top of the first floor bay window: "I'm an artist, your rules don't apply".

The back wall of the house and its garden, on Cunnington Street, is equally worth a visit. The whole artwork, started by Carrie Reichardt and her partner at the time, Thayen Rich, came together over a 20 year period. From 2008 you can watch it develop on Google Streetview. Inspiring City is a very good introduction to the details of the artwork. In the absence of any other information we have ascribed all the art work to Reichardt, but understand that many artists have been involved.

This house has been known as the Treatment Rooms and nearby there is a Treatment Rooms 2.

One would expect the neighbours to be, at the least, equivocal about the artwork that landed in their midst but the front garden wall of the house immediately opposite has a skirting board of mosaic in a similar style as that on the house, depicting a child-friendly scene. We take this to indicate some approval, which is confirmed by the video at Reichardt's website.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Mosaic House, front - Jill Richards

Subjects commemorated i

Jill Richards

From Inspiring Cities "Jill Richards was Carrie’s mum and also lived in the h...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Mosaic House, front - Jill Richards

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Carrie Reichardt

Artist active in 2020 with a number of long-running projects, and involved in...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Mosaic House, front - Jill Richards

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Mosaic House, front - Herman Wallace

Mosaic House, front - Herman Wallace

Herman Wallace, 1941 - 2013

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Mosaic House, front - John Joe ‘Ash’ Amador truck

Mosaic House, front - John Joe ‘Ash’ Amador truck

Inspiring City informs: "... the Tiki Love Truck. Bright orange and originall...

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Mosaic House, front - Secret Society of Super Villain Artists

Mosaic House, front - Secret Society of Super Villain Artists

This is smaller than most plaques and made to look like it has been stamped i...

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Mosaic House, front - Treatment Rooms

Mosaic House, front - Treatment Rooms

This project became known as the Treatment Rooms after a sign which came from...

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