We are ONE

 … We are one, but we are many 
And from all the lands on earth we come 
We’ll share a dream and sing with one voice 
“I am, you are, we are Australian” – lyrics for I am Australian

This is the work of British born artist Hayley Welsh. It used to be in one of the street corners in Fitzroy North but I think it’s gone now, together with the small gallery that’s beside it.

Hayley has established herself as one of the most exciting creatives in the street art scene. Her work is recognisable… whimsical street art with fluffy wide-eyed creatures. This particular one is tiny compared to the other murals that she has done all over the world.

For Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge


  1. What an adorable one eyed wonder. Sure lives up to the ONE at least.

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha true. It is just sad that they paint over it.

      1. bertiebo says:

        Yes one indeed

  2. This is so captivating. I keep reading her lyrics over and over again. She is really creative. Thanks for sharing

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Jessica!

  3. bertiebo says:

    Yes one indeed

  4. Iris Empereur says:

    Sweet – reminds me of one at Curtain in Perth!

    1. Teresa says:

      I like her style…it is cute.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Such a sad expression! Are you out of lockdown now, Teresa?

    1. Teresa says:

      No, not yet…thanks for asking Jo. There are 11 cases today and they’re waiting for it to be 0 cases before they will be able to lift restrictions. But situation is bad in Sydney.

      1. restlessjo says:

        It’s a different attitude than here, Teresa. Most people who want to be have been vaccinated by now and are relying on that for safety. There were around 40 cases in Tavira last week with a big influx of tourists.

        1. Teresa says:

          I know, it is just different depending on those that govern the country. We just have to get used to things. Be safe Jo!

          1. restlessjo says:

            I’m at the beach and it’s quite busy but there’s loads of space and people are mostly respectful. 🤗⛱️💕

          2. Teresa says:

            Jealous! Enjoy yourself ❤️

  6. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great artist – I love her work

    1. Teresa says:

      I know. I love her work too!

  7. eklastic says:

    I adore that saying. The creature is a bit too much playing on childlike features to tug at my heartstrings but the technique is great.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment. The saying is in fact a song about Australia.

      1. eklastic says:

        I didn’t know that. But it holds true for the rest of the world as well.

        1. Teresa says:

          Yes it does! ❤️

  8. Got a couple of hers on my other blog taken in London a few years ago: https://urbanartalacarte.blogspot.com/search?q=hayley+Welsh

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yay they are both awesome! Thanks.

  9. sami veloso says:

    I love Hayley’s art. She has quite a few murals in Perth. In fact I have one of hers to post soon. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Will wait for that Sami! 👍🏼

  10. Toonsarah says:

    I love the sentiment in the song as well as the artwork 🙂 When I first saw your post I thought it was going to be a submission to the current Sunday Stills challenge, https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/08/08/sunday-stills-song-lyric-photo-challenge-summers-of-my-dreams/. You should think about adding it as it’s a perfect fit!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Sara. I am about to sleep…gotta see tomorrow. Have a great day my friend!

    2. Teresa says:

      Oh nooo, I don’t have photos to match the song. Maybe I will try next time. Thanks anyway Sarah. My mind is going blank haha

  11. lolaWi says:

    love the words!

    1. Teresa says:


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