Friday, May 29, 2015

Real Australians Say Welcome..



Australian artist Peter Drew is on a mission! A three month road trip around Australia to put up 1,000 'Real Australians Say Welcome' posters supporting asylum seekers. Read about the different reactions he's had along the way here. It's a complex subject, understatement of the year, I can't imagine what it would be like having nowhere to call home, at the same time knowing that no country really wants you. Drew picked a good spot here, Doogues Lucky Lotteries on Murray St in the city is Perth's oldest and well frequented news-agencies. I threw in the shot below because, well just because :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. 



32 comments:

  1. Maybe because of the lady's unusual attire? :-)

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  2. You are right, Grace; the wave of immigrants is a very complex issue, esp for some countries. It seems to me that the host country and the immigrants both encounter myriad problems.

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  3. A complex issue it is indeed, Grace, with problems for everyone involved, but it's still a sad situation!! And, hey, there's nothing like leopard legs, is there!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. LOVE YOUR STREET SCENES









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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
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  5. heel goed dat er iemand zijn nek uitsteekt.

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  6. Always something new to observe in your street photography. I like it! :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Have a great weekend Grace. Such a complex issue. Thank you for your post. You have made me think and be grateful.

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  8. Love the street scene! The world seems to be so messed up these days.

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  9. Oh yes, that is one complex subject. I agree, I can't begin to imagine what being without a country would be like. Good for Peter for taking a stand and making it known.

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  10. Complex doesn't even begin to describe the problem and we're having a bit of a crisis in Europe at the moment.

    That hair and oh those leggings!!! Or are they trousers?! Whatever, they are cool (and I'm surprising myself saying it!!!)

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  11. We have a similar situation in Sweden.

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  12. I've seen quite a few of these around Sydney.

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  13. One of the big problems of the future I'm afraid Grace..

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  14. I find myself dismayed by commentary in social media these days about immigration. Why does it seem narrow minded people are so overwhelming in their numbers?

    That woman certainly stands out!

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  15. Love the photos. And once again I'm impressed with all that Perth offers and the kind of openness embraced by Mr. Drew.

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  16. Complex is an understatement. I have seen the posters here too.

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  17. We need some of those signs in the US. People here seem to have forgotten we are a nation of immigrants, except for our Native Americans.

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  18. Need more young people like this. Love that little leggo one. Interesting that Doogues do passport photos!

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  19. Thanks for sharing, this is incredibly interesting, and I checked out the link you shared, great photos too, I like the little Lego man best of all, but the eggs and is it flower blossoms in the grass, very creative!

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  20. And I thought y'all said g'day.

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  21. Nice poster and street scene.

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  22. A very difficult subject Grace. I would like to think we would all say Welcome.

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  23. Not sure 'artists' have anything practical to teach to the real world...

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  24. They should have those posters in more countries...

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  25. They should have those posters in more countries...

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  26. Very brave man! Good luck to him with his great effort.

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  27. Immigration is certainly a problem here, but it wouldn't be if those who came did so legally. The US was built by immigrants, after all.

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  28. The images of the overcrowded boats crossing the Mediterranean or sailing on the Andaman Sea are horrible. It's the 21st century for God's sake!

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  29. It´s a very complicated subject, Grace. We get so many refugees compared to (some/most) other European countries and we already have huge problems with unemployment, with the euro loosing value. We see so many refugees with smartphones and all and we wonder... we don´t have that ourselves, but they do, are they really refugees? On the other hand there are traumatised people, just imagine you cannot swim yet.... complicated, sad and mad it all is.

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  30. a country of immigrants who wants to close it.
    you have even more disposal problems than us

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  31. Yes, a complicated issue indeed! We who live comparatively privileged lives have NO idea what these would be immigrants are going through or have gone through.

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  32. What do the phony one say. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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