In Melbourne’s north-west, Watergardens Town Centre commemorated Mother’s Day with a specially commissioned paper sculpture by artist Ray Besserdin forming the centre of a campaign to demonstrate the importance of mothers as a symbol of nurture, love, and care.

Visitors to the shopping centre were invited to pay tribute to mothers everywhere by connecting with the artwork and reflecting upon what their own mother has given them, with some sharing emotional responses and photos on social media. The sculpture's design allowed visitors to pose with the piece as though they themselves have wings to fly.

Formed entirely of paper, the unique hanging sculpture titled ‘A Mothers Heart’ represented the essence of mothers—the love, nurturing, guidance and encouragement they give their young ones in order to ‘fly’ and reach their highest potential.

A time-lapse video showing the making of the sculpture was one of a number of techniques used to capture the attention of visitors, and has amassed over 9000 views on the Watergardens Facebook page. The event was also featured in the Sunday Herald Sun and local media outlets including the Brimbank and North West Star Weekly.

Video credit: Ray Besserdin, paper sculpture artist

In Melbourne’s south-west, over 300 people celebrated Mother’s Day at an event organised by Satterley Property Group, Australia’s largest independently owned property developer, to celebrate local mums at its Upper Point Cook residential estate.

Attendees were treated to sunshine, activities and entertainment, including local musicians, magic, manicures and food trucks, including Mr Burger. Icon supported the event, sourcing local suppliers and entertainers to perform on the day.

The family-friendly day was designed to support community spirit in the new residential estate and give locals the opportunity to get to know their neighbours.

Hitesh Koli, who bought land at Upper Point Cook earlier this month, attended the Mother of all Celebrations with his family and made new friends. “It was really good to meet some new people who will be living a few blocks away,” he said.

Icon secured local media coverage in the lead-up, and post-event feedback was very positive, with attendees expressing their thanks for a wonderful time.

Satterley is well placed to be a leader in the Victorian land sales market for the next decade, with emerging developments located in some of Australia’s fastest growing suburbs.