Bright Mural in the Mill Castlemaine

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

 

In the 1870s the Mill in Castlemaine was once a woollen mill and carpet factory. In 2013, the new owners brought it back to life and is now evolving as a creative hub.


Back in 2017, Libre Hem created a mural for The Mill Castlemaine to honour the workers of the old Woollen Mill. It depicts depicts their working hands and the wool they spun into beautiful woollen products.

Alfredo LIBRE Gutierrez aka Libre Hem was born in TiJuana, Mexico and is both an artist and an architect. He started his artistic career in street art.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Alison says:

    What a lovely mural Teresa and a story to go with it

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    1. Teresa says:

      happy that you like it Ali! And agree with you that it is great history here!

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  2. bertiebo says:

    Working hands… beautiful!

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  3. Iris Empereur says:

    Great tribute, beautiful, too.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I think so too!

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  4. Brilliant post 😃

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a bunch Jez!

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  5. kwarkito says:

    What a huge mural and a butiful tribute to workers

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Very nice mural.I like it.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much!

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  7. BeckyB says:

    Love it when alternative uses are found for building, such a more sustainable approach

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  8. sami veloso says:

    Fabulous mural and a great tribute to the mill workers. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Always a pleasure! I was also impressed by the mural and its colour!

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  9. Jackie says:

    I love seeing the history being represented in murals.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I always try to search for that too. It is nice to know the story behind things.

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  10. eklastic says:

    You had me at the Nelson Mandela quote. He’s been an important influence in my life.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, so true … a great man with great vision!

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  11. That is an awesome mural of the hands!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks…I find it beautiful too!

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