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Graffiti watch – Aliens Exist!

By johnboy 14 February 2007 14

As seen on Macarthur Avenue

Possibly more alarming than the confirmation of extraterrestrial life is the sight of a garbage bin available for public use under the Stanhope junta. It helps when they’re cast in solid concrete.

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Gerry-Built 3:16 pm 16 Feb 07

The bin was produced by Queanbeyan based company “Sunset Insdustries” circa late 60’s early 70’s. It had a fibreglass inner that drained ‘liquids’. It is Brutalist by nature 😉 that was *the* style afterall…

My grandfather established Sunset, but that was back in the day when Government(s) provided bin emptying services. A lot of street furniture in the ACT (at the time) was produced there – and a lot of it has lasted to this day. Especially the huge mutha exposed-aggregate planters around shopping centres…

Oh well… That was probably a lot more than anyone wanted to know, but hey 🙂

KandyA 2:00 pm 16 Feb 07

I think that bin was actually an extra in the first star wars movie, which was titld at the time, star wars.

Deadmandrinking 1:20 am 16 Feb 07

It looks awesome. They should preserve the work of talented graffiti artists. Just bust the culprits behind the lame-ass ‘gangzta belco boyz wazzup’ ones – when they emerge from their mother’s basements.

Danman 4:43 pm 15 Feb 07

Isnt there meant to be a metal liner in there with handles?

I like the word softhead _ googled it with satisfying results .

terubo 4:27 pm 15 Feb 07

Terribly hard to empty those bins. Needs a fork-lift to get it off the ground.

seepi 4:14 pm 15 Feb 07

It may be the last public bin in Canberra – quick – heritage list it.

Maelinar 3:44 pm 15 Feb 07

I must admit that that bin, sans graffiti says ‘Please kill me’.

LlamaFrog 3:22 pm 15 Feb 07

Brutalist architecture so perfectly displayed in the form of a bin, can any other city on earth match that!

Thumper 10:22 am 15 Feb 07

The truth is out there you softheads…


Absent Diane 10:19 am 15 Feb 07

ah a cover up…

Danman 10:17 am 15 Feb 07

Bonfire is afraid his secret is out – thats all.

bonfire 10:08 am 15 Feb 07


golden_youth 9:44 am 15 Feb 07

haha, its also a blink 182 song!

ive seen one ina similar style in tuggeranong just saying panic! at the disco


futto 1:02 am 15 Feb 07

I love the comical grafitti.

Its some of the best parts of my infrequent trips to inner Melbourne.

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