How Blue is the Sky!?

Day 5 Count down to the launch of Suburban Secrets, Saturday 31st July.


The bluest blue highlighting the old Cafaro’s Store sign. Sadly, the mural below the sign has since been destroyed by graffiti, the wall painted black, and a new artwork painted over the sign. Part of our local history now gone forever.

The loss of local history as outlined in this artist statement for A Moment in Time, a work I made for the City of Stirling Art Award in 2019, was part of the inspiration for Suburban Secrets.

CAFARO’S STORE written in black on a bright yellow background had pride of place on the side of Cecchi’s (965 Beaufort St, Inglewood) a piece of the past honouring the original business in the building. Image courtesy Cos History Collection.

How many other ubiquitous and seemingly insignificant markers of history have disappeared from the area? If not recorded, how long will it be before they are completely forgotten?

Here are a couple of others you can currently see.

Suburban Secrets explores the stories and history of the Inglewood Beaufort Street strip through personal research, interviewing local residents and closely observing architectural evidence. The research has been a series of bread crumb trails, going down rabbit holes and delightful distractions.


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