First half decent dissent

farry grafitti-2

Sure I don’t agree with it, I think they are full of ****, but I do like the fact that someone has finally done something half visually engaging. I’m guessing it’s not from the usual sources within the StS, they’ve proved time and time again that graphic design and political dissent is not their forte.

I’ll leave it to you all to discuss the message, as of course they have no idea what they are talking about.


Filed under Design, Hot air, Media

9 responses to “First half decent dissent

  1. Dang, someone beat me to it too. I was going to return there and the other sites I’ve seen these pop up, and rip them down – equal and opposite dissent.

    Oh well at least I snapped them for posterity.

    You saw it here first folks – and who says I don’t allow dissenting opinions – Elizabeth, you lot and this…

  2. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 29 Jul 2009
    Graffiti to be targeted
    By Chris Morris
    The authors of anti-stadium slogans and depictions of Mayor Peter Chin appearing around Dunedin could find their work featuring on a new anti-graffiti database to be developed by the Dunedin City Council and police.
    Read more


    Meanwhile at the stadium site…

    ### ODT Online Wed, 29 Jul 2009
    Hopes site eyesore may become sight for sore eyes
    By Chris Morris
    The white fence guarding the Forsyth Barr Stadium site could be turned into Dunedin’s largest work of art in an effort to ward off graffiti and vandalism.
    Read more

    ### ODT Online Wed, 29/07/2009 – 6:31pm.
    Comment by gplusa on Non Notified ?
    Non Notified consents are appropriate when “the effects are no more than minor”, and when all the affected parties can be clearly identified. Whether the effects of a 2m high, 100m long grafitti sprayed fence are “no more than minor” is very subjective, and appears to vary greatly in the eyes of the planning authority.
    Read more

  3. David

    I see a positive in this. If you have any graffiti in your neigbourhood and want it removed, just add some anti Mayor / Farry /stadium graffiti beside it – the council will promptly remove the lot.

    All eyesores will be removed, unless they are orange.

  4. Richard

    Well David, the ‘orange’ could have changed too. Talk to me quietly some time when our paths cross.

  5. David

    Richard – sounds intriguing.

    We have stunning views in this city – few other cities in Australia or NZ have anything like this.

    Two of the very best ones have been seriously devalued so we should do everything we can to protect what’s left.

  6. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Fri, 31 Jul 2009 (page 1)
    Minimalist canvas
    By David Loughrey
    Beauty in minimalism, and the transient nature of light falling on a white surface, Port Chalmers artist Mary McFarlane says, mean the white fence surrounding the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site in Dunedin should be kept just as it is.
    See photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

    Item available in print and digital editions of the Otago Daily Times.

  7. meg55

    I agree with Mary. A white wall with changing shadows is about the only chance left to have anything like a pleasant environment down in that area of town …. if the stadium finally does get built.

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