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Do you know these vandals? Pictures of sculpture defacers.

By johnboy 30 August 2011 58

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ACT Policing are investigating an incident of property damage in Civic on Saturday night (August 27).

Around 10.40pm, two men damaged the On the Staircase sculpture, which is located in public space at Petrie Plaza, near the David Jones store.

The value of damage to the sculpture is not known.

Both males are described as Caucasian, with one wearing jeans, a blue T-shirt with a black motif, white sneakers with a blue stripe, and a black beanie.

The other man was wearing jeans, white shoes and a white T-shirt with a motif on the front. The men were last seen walking towards the merry-go-round in Petrie Plaza.

Anyone who may have witnessed the offence on Saturday night, or recognises the two men from the description and images, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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matt31221 1:03 pm 26 Sep 11

screaming banshee said :

dvaey said :

It does kinda make you wonder, when every $50 mobile phone now comes with a 10megapixel camera, why CCTV paid for by our tax money can only afford some $2000 devices that look like theyre recording at 160×120 resolution.. even the reversing camera in my car is higher quality than these images

Please show me where I can buy a $50 mobile phone with a 10 megapixel camera.

So does your reversing camera transmit the images back to a central monitoring location possibly hundreds of metres away, no? Does your reversing camera save the images along with those of several other cameras for later review, no?

That is certainly a good point. With those multi millions of pixel phone cameras you can only take the four photos on it’s standard memory. And those cameras like the ones at the canberra centre (the canberra centre cameras are at least double the resolution of the gov ones though) store everything that has happenned for 6 months before being deleted to conserve space.

I would bet some money that the bloke in the white teeshirt may be Irish. I worked in security at a Canberra Centre and there was this Irish frequent offender who looked just like the white tee bloke who would always do stupid vandal s*ite like that when pissed, and often get caught on the Canberra Centre cameras.

CanberraStroll 12:51 pm 26 Sep 11

poetix said :

CanberraStroll said :

This public eyesore should have been defaced long ago, I say good on these gentlemen for doing the public a valuable service. Why must Civic insist on installing these pieces of ‘art’ in the middle of our public throughfares?

Yes, it’s such an attractive public thoroughfare, isn’t it?
I think this is one of the more successful sculptures, and very appropriate to Canberra’s culture of climbing the public service ladder. (Or stairs.) But don’t let anything requiring a little thought get in the way of your strolls through the fragrant arcadia that is Petrie Plaza.

Thank you so much for your quasi-intellectual appraisal of this installation! You clearly are well versed in art, so tell me, where did you study? Somewhere prestigious I’m sure! Perhaps you’d care to enlighten us all regarding the artistic merits of Civics glowing cube?

In all seriousness, perhaps this poorly rendered sculpture does represent Canberra’s servants; Hunched over, fat, and constantly obstructing those who have legitimate duties to perform!

AndreOvredal 12:47 pm 26 Sep 11

Perhaps they should*

AndreOvredal 12:44 pm 26 Sep 11

Henry82 said :

Even if you don’t like it, it’s now going to cost money to fix. So instead of just being an eyesore, its not a very expensive eyesore.

Perhaps it they should simply get rid of these sorts of sculptures then? I imagine they are costly to design, install and maintain. It would be logical if we simply left them in galleries and not in the middle of a bike path. Personally I admire that particular sculpture, I just feel my tax dollars can be put to more efficient use.

Henry82 12:04 pm 26 Sep 11

*its now a very expensive eyesore.

Deref 11:33 am 26 Sep 11

CanberraStroll said :

This public eyesore should have been defaced long ago, I say good on these gentlemen for doing the public a valuable service. Why must Civic insist on installing these pieces of ‘art’ in the middle of our public throughfares?

Ug no like! Ug smash!

Henry82 10:14 am 26 Sep 11

CanberraStroll said :

This public eyesore should have been defaced long ago, I say good on these gentlemen for doing the public a valuable service.

Even if you don’t like it, it’s now going to cost money to fix. So instead of just being an eyesore, its not a very expensive eyesore.

poetix 9:22 am 26 Sep 11

CanberraStroll said :

This public eyesore should have been defaced long ago, I say good on these gentlemen for doing the public a valuable service. Why must Civic insist on installing these pieces of ‘art’ in the middle of our public throughfares?

Yes, it’s such an attractive public thoroughfare, isn’t it?
I think this is one of the more successful sculptures, and very appropriate to Canberra’s culture of climbing the public service ladder. (Or stairs.) But don’t let anything requiring a little thought get in the way of your strolls through the fragrant arcadia that is Petrie Plaza.

CanberraStroll 11:10 pm 25 Sep 11

This public eyesore should have been defaced long ago, I say good on these gentlemen for doing the public a valuable service. Why must Civic insist on installing these pieces of ‘art’ in the middle of our public throughfares?

screaming banshee 2:27 pm 04 Sep 11

dvaey said :

It does kinda make you wonder, when every $50 mobile phone now comes with a 10megapixel camera, why CCTV paid for by our tax money can only afford some $2000 devices that look like theyre recording at 160×120 resolution.. even the reversing camera in my car is higher quality than these images

Please show me where I can buy a $50 mobile phone with a 10 megapixel camera.

So does your reversing camera transmit the images back to a central monitoring location possibly hundreds of metres away, no? Does your reversing camera save the images along with those of several other cameras for later review, no?

dvaey 10:18 am 04 Sep 11

Henry82 said :

legal said :

What is the point of these cameras if they can’t zoom in and get a get look? A good sony CCD PTZ camera is $1500 odd. All these cameras do is show something has hapenned – thats no deterrent.

cost. 5 years ago these cameras could have been top of the line. Also, you need to weigh up having one very good camera, or many average cameras that can cover a large area.

It does kinda make you wonder, when every $50 mobile phone now comes with a 10megapixel camera, why CCTV paid for by our tax money can only afford some $2000 devices that look like theyre recording at 160×120 resolution.. even the reversing camera in my car is higher quality than these images

lobster 11:05 pm 03 Sep 11

I thought that they would have found these guys by now, with the facebooks and the internets and so forth.

ThatUniStudent 4:31 pm 01 Sep 11

Solidarity said :

Those two guys look nothing alike.

Oh, I agree. They look vaguely similar, but far too vaguely for me.
You forget, I’m talking about ahh, uni students. They’re vague as hell. I should know. I’m one. Now what was this about? Art critics?

luther_bendross 3:40 pm 01 Sep 11

BlackIce said :

Genie said :

Hang on… isn’t it as simple as triangulating the call the guy in white made.. and within seconds it will trace back to all of ONE person and bingo there is your scumbags ??

No ?? Damn you CSI !

Or digitally enhance the CCTV stills and run the photos through DMV and get a single match with a 99% probability??

No ?? Damn you CSI !

“Horatio, they tried to take the little man down.”
“Yeah, well now it’s time for this man to take him down.”
YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

Henry82 3:01 pm 01 Sep 11

legal said :

What is the point of these cameras if they can’t zoom in and get a get look? A good sony CCD PTZ camera is $1500 odd. All these cameras do is show something has hapenned – thats no deterrent.

cost. 5 years ago these cameras could have been top of the line. Also, you need to weigh up having one very good camera, or many average cameras that can cover a large area.

legal 2:46 pm 01 Sep 11

What is the point of these cameras if they can’t zoom in and get a get look? A good sony CCD PTZ camera is $1500 odd. All these cameras do is show something has hapenned – thats no deterrent.

Solidarity 1:50 pm 01 Sep 11

Those two guys look nothing alike.

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