Milk Crate Man looks out over Garema Place

johnboy 12 February 2009 32

Mad Kiwi has spotted this fellow dominating the skyline of the Civic.

How did he get there? Where is he from? How long will he be there?

Anyone got any answers?

UPDATED: Apparently the Canberra Times’ Today column (now adorned by the exiled WIN’ner Geraldine Nordfeldt) had this a couple of days ago and claimed the work is a homage to the Belconnen Remand Centre protestor/escapees.


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stereo henry stereo henry 4:34 pm 13 Feb 09
Disposable Disposable 11:38 am 13 Feb 09

That’s a big call. I remember driving past the original light up cube in the 90’s, beaping the car horn and yelling loudly to get it to light up.

I do like the crate man though and intend on checking him out on Saturday.

Reprobate Reprobate 10:26 am 13 Feb 09

My favourite piece of public art in Canberra – EVER! Inventive, amusing, colourful, a hint of “up yours” with the use of materials and placement, and – best of all – no six figure sum spent on it. Will be a great landmark for Garema Place ie “I’ll meet you underneath the giant milk crate man”. LOVE IT!!!

p1 p1 11:28 pm 12 Feb 09

…and claimed the work is a homage to the Belconnen Remand Centre protestor/escapees.

Can’t be, crate man is wearing a shirt.

RatsNest RatsNest 10:43 pm 12 Feb 09

Some people have way to much time on their hands coming up with these ideas… Love it!

Deckard Deckard 10:28 pm 12 Feb 09

mad_kiwi said :

Farrrrrrrrrrrrrk – good to see the tax dollar being spent by public servants who have enough time to take photos in their “breaks” and post it to the RiotACT. I am glad to work for award wages to give them the opportunity.

????

Are you the same mad kiwi that started this thread?

SheepGroper SheepGroper 9:43 pm 12 Feb 09

The Spotswood Crate Man is very well endowed!

mad_kiwi mad_kiwi 9:32 pm 12 Feb 09

Farrrrrrrrrrrrrk – good to see the tax dollar being spent by public servants who have enough time to take photos in their “breaks” and post it to the RiotACT. I am glad to work for award wages to give them the opportunity.

b2 b2 8:56 pm 12 Feb 09

There was an article about the Crate Men in The Age a few weeks ago, a website is here Crate Men

bd84 bd84 8:49 pm 12 Feb 09

This is more creative than the other rubbish that stanhopeless has wasted millions of dollars on. Brilliant.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 8:39 pm 12 Feb 09

What’s the pint?

old canberran old canberran 8:28 pm 12 Feb 09

…….Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…..

Looks great!

The Brad The Brad 6:27 pm 12 Feb 09

Nah, from a distance I reckon he looks like Terrance or Phillip (South Park).

Wouldn’t he need to have one leg stuck up in the air?

bubzie bubzie 6:02 pm 12 Feb 09

there’s heaps of them in melbourne..

p1 p1 5:42 pm 12 Feb 09

I’m seeing a fun weekend ahead, building hundreds of these and setting them up all around someone’s house at midnight…

Grrrr Grrrr 5:14 pm 12 Feb 09

In Soviet Canberra, crate milks YOU!

ACT Light Rail ACT Light Rail 5:13 pm 12 Feb 09

There is a similar milk crate man in the flinders st railyards, near the tennis centre fence. maybe he is on holiday ?

Overheard Overheard 4:41 pm 12 Feb 09

Gungahlin Al said :

Look out JB you’ll be accused of lifting stories from CT! They covered this a few days ago. (That would be a turn-up…)

Ha ha! Better update with some attribution or there’ll be snide little editorials in tomorrow’s CT.

The Brad said :

From a distant, (in the first photo), he looks like Freddy Krueger.
It’s the jumper.

Nah, from a distance I reckon he looks like Terrance or Phillip (South Park).

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:28 pm 12 Feb 09

Look out JB you’ll be accused of lifting stories from CT! They covered this a few days ago. (That would be a turn-up…)

I think he’s great, and an indictement on the mess that some of the Garema businesses leave in their back laneways – and out front in some cases too (Dobinsons are you reading this???).

hellspice hellspice 4:26 pm 12 Feb 09

isnt there a $500 fine or something for having a milk crate ?

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