The Indigenously themed buses.

johnboy 17 July 2008 25

A little late on this one, but TAMS have kindly sent in the photos.

Two ACTION Buses are now sporting lovely indigenous themes.

Here’s a statement for those wanting to know more detail:

    Minister John Hargreaves officially launched two ACTION buses featuring
    locally designed Indigenous artwork.

    Territory and Municipal Services worked closely with the ACT Aboriginal
    and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre to develop artwork.

    The project was been coordinated by Matilda House, along with 5 other
    adults, who engaged 8 children and young people to participate in the
    project and development of local Indigenous artwork.

    The project provided the local community with an opportunity to come
    together, to share the history and development of local Indigenous art
    with the young people and children involved.

    The buses have already been on show during the NAIDOC week celebrations
    and provide a good opportunity to showcase local Indigenous artwork to
    the Canberra community and visitors.

    The artwork was artwork was painted onto a number of canvases, then
    pulled together by Rob Little Digital Images in consultation with
    Matilda House and screened onto vinyl wraps that were placed onto two
    ACTION buses.


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Davo111 Davo111 7:24 pm 18 Jul 08

ant said :

Just how many aboriginals are there in Canberra?

I’ve been living in Canberra fulltime for just under 2 years, i have never seen an aboriginal except at political ceremonies.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:45 pm 18 Jul 08

If the ACT Govt is so concerned about minorites, then when will we be seeing the “I voted for a dragway” and “No power station at Hume” buses?

Lenient Lenient 1:32 pm 18 Jul 08

I don’t know much about public transport/art policy, but I know what I like.

PBO PBO 9:24 am 18 Jul 08

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

ooh, that would be reverse apartheid, wouldn’t it??

No, just apartheid, you twit. Do you ‘do a 360’ when you change your mind about something as well?

Isnt that a 180′?

peter@home peter@home 11:44 pm 17 Jul 08

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

ooh, that would be reverse apartheid, wouldn’t it??

No, just apartheid, you twit. Do you ‘do a 360’ when you change your mind about something as well?

when I make a comment in jest, I don’t think that most people would miss something so glaringly obvious…

Pandy Pandy 11:29 pm 17 Jul 08

DMD, I know where you are coming from.

ant ant 11:16 pm 17 Jul 08

We hold ceremonies at Gallipoli, but we’ve given up laying claim to the place. The Turks beat us.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 11:05 pm 17 Jul 08

Pandy said :

About 4,000 ant. Not many but guilt is such a powerful thing.

What is fracked is you go to ant Govco event and they roll out some black fella or shiela and they say “Whitey you lucky we ‘llowing to walk on our lands, alive”. FFS! They lost the war.

By that reasoning, let’s never hold another ceremony in Gallipoli on ANZAC day again. We might have won that war, but in that battle, we got our arses handed back to us royally.

Pandy Pandy 9:53 pm 17 Jul 08

About 4,000 ant. Not many but guilt is such a powerful thing.

What is fracked is you go to ant Govco event and they roll out some black fella or shiela and they say “Whitey you lucky we ‘llowing to walk on our lands, alive”. FFS! They lost the war.

Thumper Thumper 9:28 pm 17 Jul 08

Hey, Hargreaves has actually done something!

This has got to be a good thing, yes?

ant ant 9:27 pm 17 Jul 08

Just how many aboriginals are there in Canberra? Should we get special bus designs for every community/racial group? And thirdly, why does the same surname keep appearing in all these aboriginal events?

Pandy Pandy 9:04 pm 17 Jul 08

Shite on the bus and it will be sacred

Headbonius Headbonius 8:37 pm 17 Jul 08

Secret Busdrivin’ Business

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 7:54 pm 17 Jul 08

A waste of money, and looks like shit anyway.

Pesty Pesty 7:27 pm 17 Jul 08

sepi said :

I think they look great!

Pesty you can just get big printed magnets to stick on your car doors if you want removable advertising for your van.

Thanks sepi, but the van is now sign written but not to body wrap level, it was very expensive! I looked at magnets but wanted the permanency.

sepi sepi 7:23 pm 17 Jul 08

I think they look great!

Pesty you can just get big printed magnets to stick on your car doors if you want removable advertising for your van.

Pesty Pesty 6:12 pm 17 Jul 08

Very pretty I’m sure, but I shudder to think how much vinal wrapping of a bus costs! My van was going to cost a fortune for a simple design, this must have cost thousands! per bus. BTW Why?

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 6:11 pm 17 Jul 08

ooh, that would be reverse apartheid, wouldn’t it??

No, just apartheid, you twit. Do you ‘do a 360’ when you change your mind about something as well?

peterh peterh 5:18 pm 17 Jul 08

PBO said :

Careful ppl, “Sacred buses”!

ooh, that would be reverse apartheid, wouldn’t it??

an aboriginal only bus. wouldn’t that cause an uproar?

PBO PBO 4:43 pm 17 Jul 08

Careful ppl, “Sacred buses”!

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