At the Pavilion Hotel on Northbourne Ave there is a mosaic mural of a lemon tree. It was installed in the year the building was built, 1980. As I’ve been told the mosaic was extended into the bathrooms of the hotel rooms, but has since been painted over because it looked “too 70′s”…
The reason for a lemon tree? Because the cafe at the front of the buiding apparently used to be called The Lemon Tree Brasserie.
I can’t seem to track down anyone who knows who created it… It’s been made out of ceramic tile and broken plates. I actually really like it!
As you can see in the detail, it depicts all the native birdlife that we have present here in Canberra: the rosella, the magpie, the yellow tailed black cockatoo, the kookaburra etc… Really a fantastic piece of work in my view!