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Google Ads: buys Banksy

October 12th, 2010 No Comments

File this under the “random things that amuse me” category. I just googled Banksy to have a look at the opening sequence for The Simpsons he has apparently¬†just¬†directed. I was more than a little amused to discover who had bought the Google ad in the right column when i googled Banksy. Click on the image […]

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Public Art: Fixed or fluid?

April 20th, 2010 1 Comment

PUBLIC art could learn a lesson or two from street art. Seriously. Melbourne is a fantastically textured city. It was one of the reasons I first fell in love with the place. While Sydney is all about the big picture and gets better looking the further you zoom out, Melbourne is the opposite. Melbourne’s postcard […]

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Street Art: Melbourne’s unwanted attraction

July 5th, 2009 11 Comments

photo by Andy Mac HOW is Melbourne dealing with the fact that one of its biggest tourist attractions and one of its most significant cultural movement since the Heidelberg School is illegal, outlawed and vilified? I was at a forum in Sydney this week. I listened intently as a panel made up of artists, bureaucrats, […]

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