Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The 'heartless winker' and Percy Penguin..


Fremantle has a similar 'graffiti policy' to Melbourne.. discussion as to whether a work is deemed 'publicly viewable, has artistic merit and gets you thinking', if yes, it can stay.. if it's simply an ugly tag, ziiip it's gone! I was pleased to see the 'tin man without a heart' was still there.. bit of a story, read about that controversial wink here, our PM whilst trying to explain broken promises budget cuts to a pensioner who had to find an alternative way to make ends meet found himself in hot water once again! I love seeing Perth artist Hurben's Percy Penguin, hard times here on Hay St. but happier here in Bar de Halcyon. Let's hope this is a safer week for all those who dare to question and challenge the answer! Take care and stay safe..



33 comments:

  1. Looking at the video link for your Prime Minister (otherwise known as the Dark Lord Abbott), he certainly does remind me from all I've heard of our hyperpartisan dolt of a PM. The same contempt for everyone who's not in lockstep with his worldview.

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  2. Great murals for the day, Grace!! You do find the best shots -- every day!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

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  3. Happy New Week to you too. Strange you tube film..... What was his answers to the elderly lady??
    Nothing?

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  4. I always find your murals and posts so darn interesting! Bravo again.

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  5. He looks like a real piece of work in that YouTube bit, Grace!

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  6. daar moet je toch wel een topkunstenaar voor zijn.

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  7. Woe to those whose murals are deemed unworthy. Ziiip! :-)

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  8. These politicians are such a**holes...makes one wonder how they managed to get themselves elected in the first place!

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  9. I love that arty penguin. Politicians....don't get me started.

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  10. Ah... we elected them... But winking from Paris to Perth! :-)

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  11. You speak out, mate!

    Love the photos


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  12. It's a clever piece of political art.

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  13. Sadly atm I have no sound, but I reckon I can safely say... all politicians are liars.
    Sharp graphics - sadly over here bad "murals" don´t go in a ziiip - they stay like forever...
    Have a great week, Grace :-)

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  14. From what I've been reading, I'm afraid your Prime Minister has been talking to too many American Republican politicians!

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  15. So love the PM cartoon. Mr Rabbit will never live that notorious behaviour down.

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  16. Heartless Winker definitely deserves to stay Grace ... he's got that certain ~je ne sais quoi~
    and as for Percy Penguin I fear if he's banished from the bins of Perth he may really know what hard-times are all about.

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  17. Just got sidetracked watching other videos of Abbott being a dork. Poor you.

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  18. Interesting murals Grace! I watched the video and your PM reminds me a little of our governor here in Florida. We have nicknamed him Lord Voldemort and not just because of his uncanny resemblance to the character in the movie.

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  19. Those are interesting paintings.

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  20. The heartless winker looks quite regal positioned between these columns Grace.

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  21. You always dig up great murals. The bar looks a great place to visit.

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  22. I love how street art just seems to get better and better, sometimes way more challenging than the art of the mainstream galleries

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  23. Yet, the universal question goes unanswered. What the heck is ART?

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  24. Very nice and quite curious!

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  25. You manage to find great shots wherever you go!

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  26. We need that question asked to every politician.

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  27. It is an interesting policy decision, but it will be very subjective and likely controversial. The best way to decide if street painting is art or graffiti is to just ask me. What I like is art. What I don't is graffiti. Simple.

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  28. Art often should have a bit of political bite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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