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But is it art? Who’s painting turds in Haig Park?

johnboy 16 November 2012 31

painted turd

They say you can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.

Quite why someone is spray painting the dog droppings in Haig Park however is a bit of a mystery.

I had gleeful visions of Territory and Municipal Services paying someone to mark them and someone else to remove them (rather than give one man a shovel).

Sadly TAMS deny all knowledge after one of the better media inquiries they’ve had:

I have been informed that neither TAMS staff or contractors are responsible for the spray painting of dog poo in Haig Park.

So aside from looking forward to your caption contributions, and possible appearances on CanMeme, anyone care to explain?


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31 Responses to But is it art? Who’s painting turds in Haig Park?
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M0les M0les 10:38 pm 18 Nov 12

I’m going to have to bring my furred companion to Haig Park to join-in the fun!

poetix poetix 1:25 pm 18 Nov 12

No, no, no! It’s more like Van Gogh’s Bumflowers.

Five hundred years at university and this is what I write…

maxblues maxblues 11:26 am 18 Nov 12

KB1971 said :

THATS GOLD!!!!

O hell! What have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I’ll read the writing.
All that glisters is not gold…
William Shakespeare, 1596

Do not hold everything gold that shines like gold.
Alain de Lille, 12th century

For you may palm upon us new for old:
All, as they, that glitters, is not gold.
John Dryden, 1687

Hit is not al gold, that glareth
Geoffrey Chaucer, 1380

A turd made of solid gold
Roger Smith (Seth McFarlane), American Dad, season 3

Masquara Masquara 9:37 am 18 Nov 12

gentoopenguin said :

I’m guessing there is a real Poocasso out there in our community…

Er, “gold” !

gentoopenguin gentoopenguin 11:44 pm 17 Nov 12

I’m guessing there is a real Poocasso out there in our community…

LSWCHP LSWCHP 11:10 pm 16 Nov 12

This is the finest tagging action I’ve ever seen.The choice of media, the location, the texture, the aroma the powerful statement made by the bold sweeping lines, the subtle allusions to the work of the Falsies crew and other ACT taggers, all presented as the essence of concentrated, credible street art that has produced a pungent comment about the dark underbelly of the Federal Public Service.

Powerful stuff indeed.

Masquara Masquara 5:49 pm 16 Nov 12

Oh dear – our new Mayor’s poo-catcher is going to be in trouble for dropping these!

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:35 pm 16 Nov 12

Antagonist said :

I had a dog that ate a red crayon once. Similar effect, but in pink. And no overspray.

Thus it was a hi-viz turd. I have worked with a few in my time…

bundah bundah 5:34 pm 16 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

Has it been scientifically determined that they are in fact dog turds?

The smell of Pal perhaps?

Antagonist Antagonist 5:13 pm 16 Nov 12

I had a dog that ate a red crayon once. Similar effect, but in pink. And no overspray.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:00 pm 16 Nov 12

Has it been scientifically determined that they are in fact dog turds?

drfelonious drfelonious 3:33 pm 16 Nov 12

Probably a disillusioned PS spin doctor with a hankering to get out and do something ‘real’ with their hands.

poetix poetix 1:59 pm 16 Nov 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

poetix said :

Have you never seen the poo of a golden retriever before?

I enjoy your posts, they are like reading Wilde. I laugh a good laugh every time.

That’s one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever had!

rosscoact rosscoact 1:58 pm 16 Nov 12

It’s urban activisim I suspect, poo bombing. Google weed bombing images and you’ll see.

It’s a little naff because they haven’t picked it up, sprayed then replaced so that there’s no overspray.

But good stuff.

dph dph 1:31 pm 16 Nov 12

maxblues said :

Maybe a government funded initiative to brighten up the city (or s***ty)

If so, it’s probably their best choice yet.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:45 pm 16 Nov 12

That’s not the sort of gold I’d want to find at the end of a rainbow.

Maybe one of the derros that hang around Haig Park are marking them so they don’t mistake them for a cigarette butt……..again?

Chaz Chaz 12:03 pm 16 Nov 12

This looks like the work of Falsies mob

maxblues maxblues 11:58 am 16 Nov 12

Maybe a government funded initiative to brighten up the city (or s***ty)

TheDancingDjinn TheDancingDjinn 11:49 am 16 Nov 12

poetix said :

Have you never seen the poo of a golden retriever before?

I enjoy your posts, they are like reading Wilde. I laugh a good laugh every time.

PBO PBO 11:43 am 16 Nov 12

I bet the “Artist” thinks that the sun shines out of their ass.

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