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Street art in Garema Place. Glad wrapping poles

By claire1013 - 25 June 2012 9

glad wrapping poles

I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going to just leave it there or what.

He pulled out a can a spray paint and started to graffiti onto his strange canvas. I was standing behind it at this stage and so I walked behind him. It was a bit hard to see what he was trying to do at first but I eventually got the gist of it. It was a nice swirly pattern. But when I thought the art had reached its natural end, he kept going.

street art

I haven’t seen much of this sort of art around town and I would especially like to see some more ANU art student’s work up around the place.

finished work

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9 Responses to
Street art in Garema Place. Glad wrapping poles
nice_enough 1:56 pm 03 Jul 12

Big fan of street art but this…… not so much.

“All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared
to learn to draw?”
? Banksy

shirty_bear 4:00 pm 25 Jun 12

I-filed said :

Unlike the Sisterhood rep who left a bit of knitted graffiti to collapse and moulder on the lightpole it had “decorated” in Lyneham a couple of years ago(eventually cleaned up by Urban Services), I hope the artist will come back and chuck it all in a bin once it has made its point & been appreciated!

Brings to mind Mully’s little (but boguetastic) shrine on Cbr Ave … wonder how long Urban Services will let that moulder for?

btw, nice job Walrus.

dtc 3:39 pm 25 Jun 12

There is another one on Allsop St on the other side of the road from the Citywest Car park entrance. Similar style; looks good

Baldy 3:14 pm 25 Jun 12

I was watching him do a similar drawing just outsde the Canberra Centre near the fountain as well. Nice tags and I like the fact it isn’t graffitti and easily removed.

Like the OP I like this idea and hope he sticks around and does other work like this.

I-filed 2:52 pm 25 Jun 12

Unlike the Sisterhood rep who left a bit of knitted graffiti to collapse and moulder on the lightpole it had “decorated” in Lyneham a couple of years ago(eventually cleaned up by Urban Services), I hope the artist will come back and chuck it all in a bin once it has made its point & been appreciated!

poetix 2:52 pm 25 Jun 12

Eye am the Walrus?

p1 2:48 pm 25 Jun 12

Was he an eggman?

bikhet 2:13 pm 25 Jun 12

Duffbowl said :

Certainly more pleasing and interesting than the official art pieces they’ve shoved around the place.

That said, some bogan from (insert your favourite bogan suburb) will probably trash it before the week is out.

Dunno about pleasing as it’s not really my style, but good on him for brightening the place up without defacing things. Top idea. And I doubt the artist would be too upset by it being trashed – cling film isn’t the most permanent substrate.

Duffbowl 2:00 pm 25 Jun 12

Certainly more pleasing and interesting than the official art pieces they’ve shoved around the place.

That said, some bogan from (insert your favourite bogan suburb) will probably trash it before the week is out.

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