Tag Archives: graffiti

Graffiti and how to stop it

By 4 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Is there anyone in Canberra who can tell me how to remove graffiti from a colourbond fence?  I spent 3yrs saving up for a large fence which backs on to a main street only to have it pristine for 6mths. Then the animals defaced it (they are too awful to be called artists).  As the [...]

Shane’s seeking graffiti

By 15 January 2014

Mayor Rattenbury has sent word that five “legal graffiti canvases” are awaiting paint:
Five legal graffiti sites in Tuggeranong and South Canberra will receive a paint over in the coming week to provide a fresh canvas for people to create new pieces of legal graffiti, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
“Legal graffiti [...]

Stay Classy Belconnen

By 9 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Grump sent us this super classy piece of graffiti.
Found this morning on my run/ride – new since Saturday.

Because I can, my favourite scene from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

The little buggers might get braver but they don’t get any smarter

By 8 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Woden town centre at midday today. The saturated green of the trees. The acres of concrete since the pool was filled in.The metal sculpture that probably symbolises something profound although it’s not my thing.The vermin defacing it that didn’t think that someone might be taking a happy snap of their doings in broad daylight.
I’m [...]

Belco man going down for graffiti

By 7 December 2013

A 22-year-old Belconnen man was arrested yesterday (Friday, 6 December) in relation to a spate of graffiti incidents that occurred in Belconnen in September.
On the 27 September, police received several reports from local Belconnen businesses and government departments’ of walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Police executed a warrant yesterday on a Belconnen residence where [...]

You might think the World’s #1 storage OS could afford to advertise without vandalising Canberra.

By 2 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As seen on Bunda Street this afternoon.
A real shame the world’s #1 can’t spring for advertising that isn’t at the expense of the rest of the city.

Gentlemen, wield your shovels. Images of Canberra

By 2 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Saw this in Ipswich St Fyshwick.
I’m guessing there’s some sort of gardening festival, with a women’s and men’s implement-wielding competition.
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Giulia Jones takes up cudgels against ‘ol dick ‘n balls

By 27 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Liberals’ Giulia Jones is making a push for Canberra’s playgrounds to be made more to her liking.
Playgrounds across Canberra are in need of a spruce up and they should offer more for mums and dads while providing a learning environment to boost fitness and health, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in [...]

Ngunnawal graff

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a number of instances of graffiti that occurred in Ngunnawal in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday October, 27).
At 9.50am, police were called to a residence in Ngunnawal in response to offensive graffiti sprayed on the garage of a house.
Police received information that two suspicious males [...]

Wils on Belconnen graff spree

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of graffiti incidents in Belconnen overnight (Friday, September 27).
Numerous local businesses and government departments’ contacted police to report walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Businesses on the following streets in the Belconnen Town Centre were targeted; Cohen Street, Chan Street, Rae Street, Bayles Street, Josephson Street, Weedon [...]

Stay classy Woden. Images of Canberra

By 19 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As seen by P1.
I think we can assume it’s not the buddhist symbol they’re going for.
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CCTV catches graffitist

By 9 August 2013

A 27-year-old Bonython man was arrested overnight for spraying graffiti on a number of businesses in the City area.
About 12.15am this morning (Friday, August 9), a member in Police Operations observed a man on CCTV writing graffiti on a store on Bunda Street.
Members from City Police Station were radioed about the incident while the Operations [...]

Graffiti authorisation


On Saturday afternoon 27th July, I want for a walk around Yerrabi Pond. I noticed a smell of paint under the via duct on the western Side of the lake.
As I approached a couple of punks who were defacing the concrete wall with their so called “art” I asked what they were doing.
They informed me [...]

The Melba tagging frenzy

By 6 March 2013

This in from Dave:
Some pics of the recent tagging frenzy in Melba. The larger pics are directly opposite Melba High. The same tags and signatures have been used up both sides of Kingsford Smith Drive to the top of the hill.
Police have been supplied with these pics and Melba High notified as well. Looking [...]

The words of the prophet are written on the ActewAGL wall?


RFS has sent this in:
This graffiti can be found on what I believe to be an ActewAGL building located near the junction of Stuart Street and Evans Crescent in Griffith. Either the deity in question has very retro tastes or some Canberrans have a very retro image of him. Not sure which,
Got an image of [...]

Art School Boner. Canberra Graffiti

By 14 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I took this photo on my way past the School of Art this morning. I really like the down strokes and the obvious spray control. Very artistic.
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Matt Nelson, boy genius.

By 8 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dear Matt,
I was young once, I know how hard it can be when you are trying to work out what girls are about.  Obviously Abbey did something to upset you, maybe she put chewing gum in your hair, dropped your mobile phone in the loo, or kissed another boy. Or maybe she just wouldn’t let [...]

The words of the prophet

By 17 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

p1 has sent this in:
Located here.,149.081794&spn=0.00047,0.001032&t=h&z=21
Quite profound I thought.
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Images of Tuggeranong

By 27 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Went on a little jaunt in South Canberra today, always so much to see.

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But is it art? New Abyss piece [With Poll]

By 15 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dante has sent in a new work by the increasingly controversial Abyss in the Woden Interchange.
While the comments will no doubt be dominated by the strongest opinion holders. But here’s a poll to get some numbers on the issue.

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A short message from Girt_Hindrance to the Falsies Mob

By 13 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Girt_Hindrance in relation to the falsies.
Get a f***ing hobby, or at least some talent
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Illuminati trying to take over this reptoid town?

By 12 November 2012

Jono has sent this one in:
This tag has popped up all over Civic in the last couple of months.
Looks slightly cult-y, wonder if it means anything?
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Sixte strikes the Floriade bus

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Falsiesmob aren’t going anywhere it seems.
Today they’ve tumbld A fairly big hit on the Canberra Centre’s Floriade bus.

Canberran graffiti artist on Flickr

By 17 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

I coincidentally came across some guy’s flickr account documenting his tagging outings in our city. Being an “artistic creature” and risking to sound rather moronic, I find these expressions of public art visually offensive. Graffiti-artists with half a brain don’t repeat the same name, style, etc over and over. This person (or rather group of [...]

Reverse Graffiti in Canberra?

By 18 July 2012

I was up near Old Parliament house last week and saw some reverse graffiti on the pavement. Does anyone know who does this in Canberra? 
I think it would be great for an event that we are looking to promote.

As seen in Fyshwick. Images of Canberra

By 10 July 2012

I never, ever, got email from addresses like “Grim Superhero” when I worked in Parliament House. But life is much more exciting now.
The above has come in with this note:
Seen parked In molonglo mall in fyshwick today.
Registration is still current and the car looks in good condition. Can’t make out the words at [...]

Canberra bashing as street art?


The corner of Northbourne and Alinga is the beating heart of the city.
So one would assume that if someone wrote “I HATE CANBERRA” in foot high letters across the Northbourne Avenue axis and it was there for several weeks it had some sort of official sanction?
High visibility and lined up with all the flagpoles and [...]

The evolution of Matt’s gayness @ Duxton


Last month we noted that the car key etched community noticeboard that is the men’s bogs of Duxton was engaged in an additive dialogue on Matt’s sexuality.
So we couldn’t help but be impressed by the latest addition.
Well played sir.

The Conder window massacre

By 27 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating property damage to twelve businesses at the Lanyon Marketplace in Conder over the weekend.
Around 9.30am yesterday (Monday, December 26), police attended the McDonalds restaurant at the Lanyon Marketplace and were shown a number of windows that had been ‘tagged’ by scratching the glass.
Police searched the nearby area and found an additional [...]

Graffiti police to hit the Civic and Braddon streets

By 1 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Word reaches us that Canberra CBD Limited is planning to commission security patrols to deter graffiti in their target area of Civic and Braddon.
They had this to say on the subject:
Nothing specific as yet. We are currently finalising the locations but can confirm that Braddon will be a particular target. We have the [...]

Try and stop me. Images of Canberra

By 12 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

The fun that vandals can have with stop signs is nearly endless.
I saw this one on Moore Street this morning and enjoyed it enough to share.
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Well yes, but I think you’ve missed the point. Images of Canberra


As seen in Latin America Plaza (Just near the Unilodge).
One can’t help feeling this is deeply ironic, and yet be unsure if it’s intentionally so.
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