Images of Canberra – The fan fence of Belco

johnboy 2 November 2006 24

Kerces has found a peculiar fence between Belconnen Mall and Florey. Art or vandalism?

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24 Responses to Images of Canberra – The fan fence of Belco
Meconium Meconium 8:58 pm 04 Nov 06

Well done man, awesome photo.

What band are you in AD? sorry to be a RA noob 😛

KaneO KaneO 4:11 pm 03 Nov 06

I decided to be funny in the head instead.
It’s more rewarding, plus you get to drool and cackle.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:56 am 03 Nov 06

Looks like a scathing criticism of a federalism to me.

LurkerGal LurkerGal 8:11 am 03 Nov 06

Did someone forget to bring their sense of humour to the site today, Kaneo?

KaneO KaneO 7:55 am 03 Nov 06

If I’d spent a pile of dosh on a new colorbond fence in a location frequented by vandals, I’d leave the wooden one there as well. Let the graffiti goons attack the crap one.
It seems to be a smart ploy by the owner, rather than an artisitic statement.
Some of you guys should be writing the scripts for A Current Affair and Today Tonight with the imaginations you have.

terubo terubo 2:49 pm 02 Nov 06

…and possibly minus a few palings.

Thumper Thumper 2:15 pm 02 Nov 06


terubo terubo 1:59 pm 02 Nov 06

Wonder what the fence looks like now?

nyssa76 nyssa76 1:33 pm 02 Nov 06

Trees are falling down all over Wanniassa.

andy andy 1:24 pm 02 Nov 06

yea it full bucketed down out at the airport
couldn’t see across the road from our vantage point in the first floor

Thumper Thumper 1:01 pm 02 Nov 06



IT’S RAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:51 pm 02 Nov 06

No AD, I don’t believe it was a schooner, but something more like a fishing trawler!

Thumper Thumper 12:50 pm 02 Nov 06

Why is this not in the NMA?

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:46 pm 02 Nov 06

when i squint I can see a schooner

Thumper Thumper 12:45 pm 02 Nov 06

I see the brick wall being symbolic of the strength in which the Australian democracy is built upon whilst the fence, made of wood, is symbolic of the fractured and uncertain lifestyle that refugees are fleeing from.

One must also note that whilst one is viewing the work, one can plainly see through the wooden palings, suggesting that refugees have seen through the hypocracy of the government of their previous land.

the tree in the foreground definitely represents a new beginning as it leans at the exact angle of a dying yeti from the Tibetan Book of the dead.

boomacat boomacat 12:37 pm 02 Nov 06

You should enter this one in the Turner Prize or equivalent

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:35 pm 02 Nov 06

AD, that’s a really interesting interpretation, but I feel that you are slightly wrong on two points.

To me the trees are like the shadow of death hanging over the scene waiting to swallow up its victims.

The brick wall represents a solid foundation – as in, while some lives are ending, other lives are just beginning.

(Note how the bricks are joined together like two hot chicks being joined in marriage.)

Thumper Thumper 12:19 pm 02 Nov 06

Um, I can see now why you write songs…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 12:17 pm 02 Nov 06

mr evil I would like to point your attention to the background imagery or the sub text if you will.

– the juxtaposition of natural elements and man made elements.

– The trees next to the fence commiserating with their dead fellows the fence pailings…

– The dead trying to reach their natural home in the ground but being obstructed by another man made element – the brick wall.

This tells the deeper story of how man restricts the natural cycle of life and how our constant meddling will only lead to despair and sorrow from which we cannot escape.

Thumper Thumper 11:56 am 02 Nov 06

Pure Gold!!!

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