Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Caring, sharing, artistic vandals

The EyeSaw exhibition in a public space in Ultimo is probably not my cup of tea as far as art goes, but it was pretty low of someone to deface the artwork and break into a piggy bank to steal donations to the homeless. The words "uncivilised" and "barbarians" come to mind.

''We decided to do something proactive and demonstrate the vulnerability of homeless people and life on the street,'' Mr Piper said.

''People loved the idea and there was a lot of traffic looking at the work. [So] we were devastated; we spent quite a bit having the pig made.''

Munroe Griss was one of many exhibits in the lane destroyed, sprayed with graffiti or stolen.

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