... creating uplifting imagery for public environments & starting conversations that
BIG ART MURAL PROJECTS
BeCause movement collaborates with artsits, communities and organisations with causes to create meaningful and impactful art murals. Each BeCause Mural is designed to start a conversation about a relevant mental health issue, and to bring greater empathy and compassion to mental health and emotional wellness.
In 2019, two beautiful Murals were brought into
the Rozelle community of New South Wales
1. The Butterfly Effect, created in January 2019
by Brode Compton;
2. Belonging, by Douglas Diaz, completed October 2019
From conception to completion, each mural establishes new foundations to broaden the conversation about art and mental health, and
for workshops and events hosted by BeCause for the local community to join and become a part of the Movement.
DOUGLAZ DIAZ MURAL
In October 2019, Douglas Diaz worked with BeCause to create the "Belonging" Mural located in Rozelle. The concept for this mural was born during a collaborative exhibition with Australian Artist Noula Diamantopoulos inviting individuals to consider their own feelings about how they belong, individually and collectively with those around them. Douglas, who lives oversees, came to Sydney and generously shared his creative skills with BeCause and Australia.
BeCause has also inspired 70 colourful mosaic butterflies through community workshops, which will each be added to the dark areas of Douglaz's work. New workshops are also on the horizon for the creation of pale colored butterfly mosaics to be added to the light part of this mural, which represent contemplation.
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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
The Butterfly Effect was the birthday project of the BeCause Movement, launched appropriately on a day of love, 14 February 2019. Working with artist Brode Compton, a mural was created speaking to the transformative nature of art on our minds.
Brode's work was featured in Rozelle outside Artereal Gallery, and over the course of 6 months, beautiful mosaic butterflies were added to the Mural, representing the transformation of community members.