I wrote in my recent post about culture jamming that “maybe it is time for a return to the politics of the blunt aphoristic quality of the graffiti slogan”. So here is a message from some anarchists to the Australian government about Australia’s inhumane treatment of refugees. (Notice that this message is site specific to the supermarket with its wall fenced off to prevent graffiti.)
And here are some more clear messages:
October 9th, 2011 at 6:59 PM
This is going to sound pedantic, but spelling mistakes in political graffiti always serve to undermine their message in my mind.
June 28th, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I wonder if there are many other political topics, like drug law reform, freedom of speech/media ownership, gay rights or freedom from religion covered within the graffitti profession??
June 28th, 2012 at 11:28 AM
There might be but I haven’t seen them (aside from portraits of Julian Assange – I have a separate blog post about that).
December 18th, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I made a video on the political graffiti I’ve seen in Melbourne, check it out!
December 19th, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Thanks Robert, that’s a great summary in the video. I wonder if a few of the “Fuck Doyle” images aren’t about Adrian Doyle after Empty Nursery Blue, rather than Robert Doyle, the Mayor.