Marrickville | Fintan Magee

Marrickville Street Art | 'The Island' by Fintan Magee

 Fintan Magee

It's always a joy to visit the mellow and soft colors painted by Fintan Magee. His work often highlights social issues without directly advertising a cause which I find refreshing. 

The mural is called 'The Island' and is one of many created by EDGE and the Perfect Match Program helping business's and residents deter graffiti by hiring muralists to decorate their walls and fences.

The Island is a 2019 mural found on Addison Street 

The plaque reads

Surrounded by pieces of traditional dress, Shohrat Tursun (Musician) and Dilnigar Alim (Dancer) seem as if they are sitting on an island. Dilnigar holds a branch of broken driftwood. This work speaks of diaspora, dislocation and the eternal search for home.

The artwork highlights the talents of refugees and their contributions to the diversity, vitality and inclusiveness for which the Inner West is renowned and loved.

Young artists, Raneen Shamon and Emmanuel Asante were mentored and assisted Fintan to create this artwork. 

This project is a partnership between Inner West Council and Settlement Services International Ignite Program.