Melbourne Mural Studio
represents a fresh departure in the world of mural art, it is on the cutting edge of mosaic art!
Works are initiated with imagination and vision, while always respecting the past traditions.
The results are artworks that bring an inspiring yet human dimension to any environment.
MMS is committed to transforming with skill and integrity the ideas and aspirations of its clients with clear understanding, together with the ability to visualise each project into reality.
Our design process leads to an individual solution. The design may be contemporary or traditional but always fresh and and most importantly appropriate. MMS approaches each project individually ensuring that the artwork integrates into the fabric of the architecture.
We are able to offer a complete design service from concept to creating the artwork to overseeing or undertaking the installation. In doing this we ensure an overall harmonizing of artwork & architecture- whether a painted mural or mosaic artwork.
David Jack Biography summary
David commenced mural work at artist Harold Freedman's studio in 1973, where the was one of Harold's assistants at the then Victoria State Studio for over 13 years working on most of Harold's most notable murals including History of Transport Mural (painted), The Geelong Regional History (mosaic), The Legend of Fire (mosaic), History of Horseracing (painted) and the Rosati mosaic floors. Gaining invaluable experience in areas such as researching, concept development, mural painting and mosaic creating methods on a huge scale.
David is a graduate from Monash University (Caulfield) in Art and Design (graphics) 1975. At the same time David was developing his own painting, exhibiting in Melbourne and winning some awards. In 1980 David was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study murals, ancient and contemporary in Europe, Mexico and USA . He has also been commissioned to create various slab-glass windows and maintains a photographic practice.
In 1989 David Jack and Joe Attard founded the Melbourne Mural Studio to undertake public art commissions. Since then MMS has become renowned Australia-wide for their many public art projects in mosaic, paint and glass. Currently David operates MMS with his wife Carol.
2006 “100 Entertainers of the Century” created 100 portraits in mosaic, Waterfront City,
2004 “Big Leaves” Designed & created prefabricated mosaic wall feature, residence, Melbourne
2002 - "The Four Seasons" Designed and created series of four mosaic wall murals ea. 3.5m x 4.5m
private residence, Melbourne.
2000 - "Fallen Timetable" Designed and created apartment block wall mosaic
5m high 2 m across Cnr Dorcas & Wells Street South Melbourne.
1998 - Performing Arts Museum "Wirth Circus in Melbourne" Designed and
created mosaic mural 2.5m x 1.2m. St Kilda Road
1997 - Melbourne Convention Centre, Designed and created Hotel foyer
mosaic floor feature Cnr Spencer and Flinders Streets
1992 - Chifley Tower Food Court. Sydney. Designed and created
20 mosaic floor inserts. 1.2m x 1.2m.
1992 - "Australia on Collins." Melbourne. Designed and create
entrance and floral mosaic inserts. 2.6m dia. Collins Street.
1991 - "Milkyway Dreaming." Mosaic floor, Darwin's Supreme
Law Court. 7.5m x 7.5m.
1989 - "Skygarden." Sydney created extensive mosaic murals –
Entrance archway, foyer wall and floor inserts.
2007- Directional Hub floor mosaic, Riverlink Development, Ipswich
2003 - "Through the Garden Wall" tromp L'oeil painted wall feature 2m x 3.5 m high Melbourne
2003 - "Tall Timber" mosaic and Bluestone wall feature, Victoria Tower S. Melbourne collaborative
work with Millstone Stonemasons. 4m high by 6 & 4m (two panels) concept span architects
2003 - "Rainforest" painted mural,Residence ,Melbourne
2002 - Scotch College Music & Drama Building. Melbourne. Designed and created mosaic
floor feature. 3m octagon
2001 - "Icons of Ultimo" 2 mosaic panels Housing Development 1m x 4m ea.
2001 - "Town story in three parts", Tatura Heritage Pages mosaic
3 concrete monoliths 3m x 4m each (2 panels installed 2007 the third in 2010)
2001 - Created four pavement inset panels, Koggaragh Council Sydney,
collaborative with Peter Day.
2000 - Wyndham Leisure and events Centre "Reflections" Designed and created mosaic wall
feature in 12 sections each 3 metres across adjacent the indoor pools.
2000 - "Fallen Timetable" Central Equity apartment block wall mosaic 5m high x 2 m across
Cnr Dorcas & Wells Street South Melbourne.
2000 - "Momo" Restaurant, Melbourne, feature mosaics for floors and bar,
off Collins Street Melbourne
2000 - "Mogusto Mamma" Restaurant, at the Rivoli, Camberwell entrance and wall feature mosaics
2000 - Rivoli Cinemas, Camberwell Junction, Wall feature mosaic.
2000 - Created four pavement inset panels, Koggaragh Council Sydney,
collaborative with Peter Day.
1999 - Australian War Memorial Canberra, First World War Orientation Gallery,
mosaic mural 5m x 3m.
1999 - Buonasera Restaurant, Adelaide, created mosaic floor features. 1m dia.
1999 - Zagame's Hotel Bistro, Melbourne, design development and created 2 main floor entrance
mosaic features 8m across and 4m across.
1999 - Mosaic floor feature Newton Ceramics, Adelaide
1998 - Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Atrium heritage floor mosaic restoration,
1998 - Performing Arts Museum "Wirth Circus in Melbourne" Designed and created
mosaic mural 2.5m x 1.2m. St Kilda Road
1998 - Century City Walk cinemas, Melbourne created mosaic columns, Springvale Road, Burwood.
1998 - Park Hyatt, East Melbourne, "Waterfall curtain mosaic", created mosaic 5m x 3m.
1998 - 550 Lonsdale Street, foyer, Melbourne, Mosaic low relief wall feature
1997 - Rosebud Cinemas, Developed design and created mosaic murals and floor mosaics.
1997 - Hun Tai, Taiwan. Village cinemas series of mosaic columns.
1996 - "Holy Spirit and Cross." Developed design and created Faceted slab glass sculpture.
1.8m x 900mm. Uniting Church Headquarters Chapel. Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
1996 - Epping Shopping Centre. Melbourne. Designed and created mosaic floor feature 9m x 2.5m.
1996 - Broadmeadows Shopping Centre. Melbourne, created Food court floor mosaic. 3m.
1995 - Chadstone Shopping Centre. Melbourne. 5 mosaic floor entrances. 2.6m dia.
1995 - Tattersall's Club. Sydney. Series of 3 mosaic wall murals. 2.6m x 1.2m.
1995 - "The Jam Factory." Melbourne. Designed and created mosaics for columns for
Village Cinemas and retail outlets Chapel Street, Prahran.
1995 - Broome Shopping Centre. Western Australia. Designed and created mosaic floor entrances.
1995 - Cadbury Schweppes Corporate Headquarters Building. Melbourne. Created Mosaic
floor entrance 3m dia. feature. St Kilda Junction concept span architects
1994 - J.B. Were. Melbourne corporate office. Mosaic floor feature 2m x 1m panels.
1994 - The Rio Grande. Melbourne restaurant. Designed and painted wall mural. 7m x 3m.
1994 - "Coming Together of People." Aboriginal Study Centre, Curtin University,
Perth mosaic floor. 4m dia
1994 - St. James Anglican Church Wandin. Vic. " Trinity and Produce" Designed and created,
Faceted slab glass windows.
1994 - Scotch College Language Centre. Melbourne. Designed and created mosaic
floor feature. 3m octagon.
1994 - Anglican Church, Berwick. Melbourne." Trinity and local floral symbols" Faceted
slab glass window series.
1993 - Uniting Church, Doreen, Design and created, Faceted slab glass window. 1.2m x .8m
1993 - Sportsgirl, Como Centre. Melbourne. Created Mosaic floor entrance. 5m x 2.6m.
1993 - "Forest" private residence. Designed and created,
Faceted slab glass window 1.8mx.8m
1993 - "History of Wimbo Reserve." Surry Hills, Sydney. Mosaic wall mural in park.
5m x 2.6m.collaborative with Peter Day
1992 - Chifley Tower Food Court. Sydney. Designed and created 20
mosaic floor inserts. 1.2m x 1.2m.
1992 - "Australia on Collins." Melbourne. Designed and created entrance and floral
mosaic inserts. 2.6m dia. Collins Street.
1992 - "Portrait in Action." of Evonne Goolagong-Cawley for the "Goolagong Terrace" Kooyong
Tennis Centre, Melbourne. Designed and created mosaic wall feature 2.6m x 2m.
1991 - "Milkyway Dreaming." Mosaic floor, Darwin's Supreme Law Court. 7.5m x 7.5m.
1991 - "The History of the C.A.A." A.Woods Building, Canberra.
Designed and painted foyer mural. 5m x 3m.
1989 - "Ravesi's" Boutique Hotel Bondi, Designed logo for corporate ID
and created mosaic floor feature 2m across.
1989 - “SkyGarden” Retail and Corporate Development mosaic archway , floor, and wall features with Public Art Squad, Sydney, building demolished 2010, archway will be installed in the Sculpture Park at Yeoval NSW and the Maiden of Abundance mosaic wall feature is at the Powerhouse museum, Sydney, the floor mosaic/terrazzo feature has been trashed!! cultural terrorism at work!!
1987-8 "History of Horse Racing." Ceiling mural, Flemington Melbourne.
Designed and painted Panel 7. 10m x 6m