9 November 2022

Famous artwork targeted by climate protesters at National Gallery of Australia

| Claire Fenwicke
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Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ has been damaged by environmental activists at the National Gallery of Australia. Photo: Stop FF Subsidies.

Climate change protesters have vandalised and glued themselves to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) today.

An ACT Policing spokesperson confirmed officers responded to reports of an incident involving two people at the NGA at about 11:15 am this morning (9 November).

“At this time, no arrests have been made,” they said.

A NGA spokesperson confirmed a protest took place but did not provide any further details.

“The National Gallery does not wish to promote these actions and has no further comment,” they said.

The artwork has already been cleaned and was put back on display by 4 pm.

Environmental activist group Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies claimed responsibility for the incident.

A woman from the same group targeted artwork at Parliament House last week, gluing herself to a historic painting depicting the suffragettes’ movement.

Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ on display at the NGA. Photo: Facebook, National Gallery of Australia.

It’s the latest in a string of incidents where activists have targeted art galleries in an attempt to draw attention to climate change.

Extinction Rebellion activists glued their hands to a Picasso painting at the National Gallery of Victoria, and activists threw tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London.

An investigation into this latest incident is underway, with anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Parliamentary Triangle asked to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444.

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Who’s worse?
An anti-vax nutter waving a flag?
Or an anti-climate change nutter blocking traffic, defacing public buildings and vandalising artworks?

How bout an anti vax nutter blocking traffic, abusing locals and damaging public property as we saw repeatedly in the last few years?

Bout the same I’d think.

Governments must stop worsening the climate crisis through subsidising an industry that is killing us. $11.6 billion in public money to the fossil fuel industry last year, that’s $22,000 a minute to support polluting coal, gas and oil. If this government is serious about the climate catastrophe it must start a much quicker and orderly transition to renewable energy now. Currently, 18 proposed oil and gas projects are in the pipeline. These cannot be allowed to proceed.

Yeah yeah and how much carbon emissions do you think you produce daily watching left wing Netflix documentaries and sipping your lattes? Iron ore, gas and coal shipped to China is being used to build nuclear power plants which are saving your virtue-signalling backside!

“Governments must stop worsening the climate crisis through subsidising an industry that is killing us.”

In 2020 human population on Earth was 7.764 billion. In five days the human population on earth is projected to hit 8 billion.

What exactly is killing us Bizi Kat?

I didn’t think this level of dumb could exist, but here we are hey.

Surely these people are fossil fuel lobby plants pretending to be left wing activists, so effective they are at turning off people from their cause.

No chewy, antifa extremists are just this dumb. Biggest hypocrites in existence wearing designer clothes, sipping lattes and watching Netflix docos brainwashed by the Green movement thinking they are eco warriors saving the planet.

ALP/LNP should condemn the vandalism and violence of the militant cash donating fossil fuel companies. All we get is silence from our elected politicians. If this is the standard accepted by the ALP/LNP anyone can destroy and pollute the environment providing they keep up the donations.

Bizi Kat – climate change is real. Man made climate change is a myth/lie.

Greens should condemn vandalism and violence committed by their militant wing. Instead, all we get is silence from MLA Clay their spokesperson for Arts and MLA Rattenbury the Attorney-General. Is this the standard accepted by Greens, anyone can walk into any public building and vandalise any public art to make any political statement.

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