Al Grassby finally unveiled

Kerces 19 May 2007 32

The infamous Al Grassby statue was finally unveiled yesterday amid yet more controversy, as the ABC reported (PM also had a story on the Mackay family’s complaints but it wasn’t on their site at the time of writing).

Inspired to see what all the fuss (most of which I’ve actually missed out on) was about, I went in search of the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre and said statue.

Al Grassby statue

The multicultural centre turns out to be on the second floor of the North Building, above the Canberra Museum and Gallery and presumably not inhabiting the same space as Craft ACT since they’re still advertising as being there.

Theo Notaras centre

And lastly, to give you some context of the artwork, Mr Grassby welcomes visitors to the multicultural centre up the stairs in the fairly sterile foyer.

Al Grassby statue

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32 Responses to Al Grassby finally unveiled
Pedros Pedros 10:16 am 02 Apr 09

Put the statue in the public toilet where it belongs.

Ausvet Ausvet 9:09 am 09 Jul 08

The good he did is far outweighed by his murders by drugs of our children, why celebrate scum.

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 4:08 pm 22 May 07

The contribution of Harold Holt to Australian public life is already commemorated with the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool – in Melbourne – I kid you not.

Thumper Thumper 3:37 pm 22 May 07

I agree with the Evil one…

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:06 pm 22 May 07

Of course, public art is great, and I can’t wait until Hargraves commissions statues of Sir Joh and Harold Holt.

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 2:10 pm 22 May 07

It looks no worse than other statues of politicians you see around the place – I think it’s kind of funny really. Nice to see the Government investing in some public art too instead of just dolling tax-dollars out to bottomless pits like public education, health and bloody bicycle lanes

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:34 pm 21 May 07

The more I look at it, the creepier it looks.

“Hey little boy, hop into my car: I’ve got heaps of lollies in the glovebox”

andy andy 2:23 pm 21 May 07

That’s money they could have spent on a Tree Farm.

jenna jenna 2:12 pm 21 May 07

It certainly is a good likeness, however, I would rather my taxpayer dollars go in the education of our kids

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:31 pm 21 May 07

Looks like he’s pissed; so it’s a good likeness then!

What a waste of money.

Danman Danman 12:00 pm 21 May 07

Pandy – Are you aboriginal – because if not – you – like every other non indigenous Australian is either an immigrant or have non Indigenous Australian heritage.

Pandy Pandy 10:51 am 21 May 07

Well GnT an immigrant like you would. Little Johnny is making it harder for upstarts to come to Australia, thnak goodness.

GnT GnT 10:21 am 21 May 07

I like it.

And I like that some taxpayers’ money is spent on art and culture.

bonfire bonfire 10:10 am 21 May 07

i noted in the media reportage of the statue unveiling they repeated the lie that grassby ended the white australia policy.

bonfire bonfire 10:09 am 21 May 07

one of my coworkers called my buddy christ sacriligeous.

they have a few at dees comics.

Special G Special G 9:40 am 21 May 07

Buddy christ – pure gold.

as long as you did the clown face in make up shouldn’t be too much of an arse kicking.

LG LG 9:38 am 21 May 07

what a crap statue.. we paid for that?

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 9:15 pm 20 May 07

I see that statue and I think of Buddy Christ.

Pandy Pandy 6:01 pm 20 May 07

I dare you too!

nyssa76 nyssa76 5:44 pm 20 May 07

I wonder how much you’d get fined if you finished it off with a clown face…

He looks like he’s inviting people to enter the “Big Top”.

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