26 April 2007

More murals!

| johnboy
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With murals now the leading cause of the ACT’s media coverage in the wider world we have the happy news that Our Brave Leader has unveiled more murals dedicated to the wonders of Belconnen.

[Yes, that’s a now obligatory Rainbow Serpent!]

“Dozens of locals have contributed their ideas and designs to these murals. Between them, they represent the diversity and the depth of the Belconnen community – its people, its social networks, its institutions, the enduring, adaptive foundations of a truly sustainable society,” Mr Stanhope said today.

One wonders what he plans to build on those enduring, yet adaptive, foundations to make it “truly sustainable”?

Here’s closeups of each of the panels, anyone care to descontruct?

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West_Kambah_4eva2:03 pm 27 Apr 07

Now no one in the frickin WORLD can say that that POS looks better than graffiti…

Superb work. I could spend as long looking at that, as I did in the Sistine Chapel.

I think it’s very nice. The archways and the way the snake looks like it is going behind some of the poles/archways makes it stand out a lot more.

My favorite of the three pictures is the first one.

A giant squid watches on as a mutant ant attacks a family while an old man out walking his rabbits gets struck in the back by a skaterboarder.

The Secretary8:45 pm 26 Apr 07

The absence of a muralistic representation of the late Cameron Offices or other big grey concrete structures from the 60’s and 70’s is notable. These buildings have have contributed much to life in downtown Belco over the years. Otherwise, is good.

Sir Q. Mozart-Sprong7:48 pm 26 Apr 07

Maybe this was artwork, but as far as graffiti artists in general go – it is said by some that the poor little creatures should be allowed to deface public property, because they have a need to EXPRESS THEMSELVES artistically and would otherwise grow up lacking in SELF-ESTEEM. Whenever I hear that, I can’t help thinking that if it was good enough for Da Vinci and others to express themselves using pencil and paper…

Bugger the deconstruct. I take my hat off to the clever people who built this display.

Well done.

They represent day and night you twonks.

Yeah I kind of overlooked that. Maybe it’s a comparison of wholesome world vs wholesome world on ice. Really, I’ve got nothing…

The duck on the second last picture, next to the girl with the soccor ball looks like its frozen in an ice cube.

Dunno, there seems to be some dark and nasty stuff framing the nice wholesome bits (devil’s tail and a nasty, nasty motor car)

Looks very ‘hooray for everything’. Wholesome etc.

Um yes, deconstruct purely in the terms of artistic critique.

Yes I was wondering if by deconstruct you meant “explain” or “do a Pratt on it”??

Don’t let the Pratt near them!

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