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Al Grassby finally unveiled

By 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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Pedros 10:16 am 02 Apr 09

Put the statue in the public toilet where it belongs.

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 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 3:37 pm 22 May 07

I agree with the Evil one…

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 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 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 2:23 pm 21 May 07

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

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 12:31 pm 21 May 07

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

What a waste of money.

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 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.

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