Banksy – Melbourne stole all the Aborigines pencils

Interesting interview on Australian radio

RACHAEL :Â British artist Banksy is quoted saying that Melbourne’s laneways were arguably Australia’s most significant contribution to the arts since they stole all the Aborigines pencils. Would you agree with a comment like that?

TRACEY AVERY: I think part of Banksy‘s comment implies that what graffiti provides is a place for ordinary people to have a voice and that it’s a place where it’s not an art form that has to be recognised in a gallery but it’s an art form that can be recognised on the ground. I think people would recognise say in Hosier Lane that the works there more reflect an artistic sensibility and are social comment and are not just mindless vandalism.

RACHAEL BROWN: One might assume artists would applaud the protection of graffiti but Melbourne curator and artist, Andrew Mac, says it would fly in the face of what graffiti and street art is all about.
ANDREW MAC: The work is ephemeral. It’s not meant to last. It lasts purely as long as the weather and other graffiti artists allow it to last. When you interfere with what is an organic process like that, you actually make the graffiti stagnant and what makes graffiti thrilling and interesting to the public and to other graffiti artists is the fact that it’s a never-ending changing kind of living art form”

The Kelpies Falkirk , Scotland canvas prints and gifts

Check out our unique Kelpies prints collection including canvas prints , and   travel mugs

the Kelpies jigsaw puzzles , , Helix park, Falkirk HDR
The Kelpies sculptures are the largest works of art in Scotland, and the largest equine sculptures in the world.

The The Kelpies prints gift shop has t-shirts , canvas prints jigsaw puzzles and  hoodies

Kelpies travel mugs

Features

  • Your personal mobile caffeination and art delivery unit
  • Insulated stainless steel with removable polycarbonate lid
  • Holds 15 oz. (443 ml)
  • Base fits in most standard car cup holders (diameter 2.5″ / 6.35 cm)
  • Top rack dishwasher-safe
  • Wraparound design printed for you when you order

The Kelpies are the largest pieces of equine art in the world , created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. The most successful Scottish artist of all time is Jack Vettriano .

The Kelpies Falkirk tours are available now – visit the Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House on your own private tour of Falkirk

Visit the Kelpies in Falkirk , Scotland

Looking for things to do in Falkirk ? Why not take the Kelpies Falkirk tour and visit unique attractions ?

The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and the Falkirk Wheel  feature in this tour .

The Kelpies have become one of the top tourist attractions in Scotland with over  two million visitors .

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