Australian brick company, Austral Bricks last week unveiled their tribute to the now famous AFL Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood taking place on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Using 5,000 decorative bricks in seven glazed colours to depict two opposing players contesting a ball, Austral Bricks supervised the bricklaying exercise that was undertaken by Russell Tilley Bricklaying over a 10 day period.
The 100 square metre wall is located at Austral Bricks’ Victorian office at Craigieburn East at Craigieburn and will be displayed there for three months.
The wall features Austral Bricks Burlesque and Dynasty ranges of glazed decorative bricks and is expected to be the first of many decorative walls for the entertainment of locals and car drivers.
Richard West, Victorian Marketing Manager at Austral Bricks explained that they developed the mural as a tribute to one of the most significant games of AFL played every year between two clubs. He added that they are delighted with the result, “The Brick Art mural demonstrates the versatility and contemporary nature of what can be achieved with bricks in unique and interesting murals for architects and designers.”
The AFL decorative brick mural follows the creation of the Barack Obama and Michael Jackson tributes by Austral Bricks in Sydney over the past six months.
The glazed bricks used in the mural include red, white and black from both the Burlesque and Dynasty decorative brick ranges.