‘Two figures behind Glass’

‘Two figures behind Glass’
Acrylic on Wall by @fintan_magee
In the artists words:
“This work depicts two rail-workers behind beveled glass. The Artic glass pattern in the painting was common in middle-class Queensland homes in the 1960’s and was used in French doors and windows. Some of my earliest memories of Queensland Architecture was my fathers silhouette through the glass doors when he got home.
The work explores the role of de-industrialization in urban communities and on the suburban fringes of Australia. The figures in the mural appear distant, disconnected, isolated and breaking up. As middle class homes become increasingly out of reach for working class Australians and lower-pay and job insecurity continues to shape how we work, this painting explores how nostalgia shapes political views and how workers view their communities and the outside world.
The works specifically looks at two rail workers from the city of Ipswich. As Queensland was in lockdown, many people in management or admin roles were able to isolate, while many essential, transport, delivery and medical staff continued working. Keeping our economy functioning and food supply moving. This painting pays tribute to these essential workers while proposing a reassessment of how they are valued in the post COVID-19 world.”
A phenomenal piece by @fintan_mageefor @bsafest @ipswichfestivals
📍Gordon Street, Ipswich, QLD

Created on August 21, 2020
Gordon Street, Ipswich QLD, Australia
Hunted by David Skinner.
Pictures by @dkjstreetartphotography.

Marker details

Date created2020-08-21T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CityIpswich QLD