Thursday, April 19, 2012

Road kill or OVER kill.....!

Thanks to JM from oeirasdailyphoto who after seeing my post Not a Bansky sent me a super informative link to more of Belgian artist ROA's work right here in Perth. According to the link there were some murals in West Perth, so I rang mon ami Marie who used to work in the area to see if she could help, she directed me to a very narrow alleyway off Hay St. which led out into a private car park space and there on the wall of the Mayfair multi storey car park, not one but three giant ROA's..jackpot!!. The kangaroo is definitely a victim of road kill, not sure about the emu or the other little marsupial that could be a bush rat or quokka. You can see just how enormous they are in comparison to the parked cars. Personally I thought three all on the one wall was a tad over the top, and as there are even more around Perth that I will look for, methinks Monsieur ROA had a pretty lucrative 'gig' in Perth.....!
As I was taking the photos the parking lot attendant told me there was a bit of a story attached to the paintings, they say if anyone unauthorized parks here they'll end up as roadkill and went off chuckling to himself, hmmm! he seemed so nice up until then haha! Joy, it's raining in Perth, niiiice! Hope you have a fab Thursday, special day for me tomorrow....!

28 comments:

  1. Well, those are different!! What great captures for the day! Does look as though they might have indeed been a tad over the top, but if that helps get the word out then I guess that's what matters! Glad you're getting some much need rain! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love this guy's work - he is a real talent. Looking forward to more!

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  3. Perth is a very interesting city! So much to see. So many murals. So many kangaroos in various stages of life and distress! :-) Fascinating stuff, Grace!

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  4. Now this is seriously weird. In a nice way.

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  5. It's really a great-big mural. Thanks for show it us.

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  6. Slightly unsettling...

    I can send you more rain and cold if you like!

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  7. Grace, I'm so glad you found them! They are fantastic and your photos from different angles surely make them justice. Well done.

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  8. Very impressive. Too bad they are kind of hidden in a car park.

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  9. Bonza photos and mural looking forward to more of the same :-).

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  10. I'd feel a little odd about parking my car under those images.

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  11. Very nicely done....a little sad...but very nicely done nonetheless.

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  12. Interesting street art .... Had to laugh about the parking attendant!

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  13. j'adore , totalement delirant comme dessins muraux

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  14. Great shots of this quirky mural, Grace. Good ot see it has nto been a victim of tagging (maybe the attendant of the parking lot has threatened potential taggers with his road kill story :-)

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  15. I tend to agree that they would have been better on different walls, but within the same 'space'. I do like this style which I have seen elsewhere without realising that it was that of ROA.

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  16. Just a little strange, I think...but very well done! Always nice to find this kind of thing in your town...have a special day tomorrow!

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  17. I like these murals. There is a reality to them even if in a slightly morbid way. I think part of their impact is the lack of colour. They are quite striking.

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  18. Great work, both your pictures and the magnificent pieces of the Belgian street artist, so dramatic and impressive!

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  19. Interesting set in a creepy sort of way.

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  20. one has to read a blog all the way from Perth do discover a Belgian artist!!
    glad with the discovery l
    would be thrilled if you would allow me to repost via a link to your blog
    greetings from brussels
    anni

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  21. I wonder what your kangaroos think. not very dignified.

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  22. Hi Grace
    I'm back from my travels and just catching up on all your fabulous posts I missed :-)

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  23. Hi! I have interest in australia, so when I found your blog I had to follow :)
    and thank's for your comment on "shoot me" :)

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  24. thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive

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