My opinion of public art
If you’d asked me before I moved to Canberra nearly ten years ago what I thought about public art. I’d have said, “…it’s a bloody waste of taxpayers’ money!”
I had no time for art in any form. I’d never really been interested in it.
I have no education in art and I’ve never read anything about art. I’ve certainly not picked up a book about art.
Public art in Canberra
The public art in Canberra though grows on you. All you need to do is enter “public art in Canberra” into a search engine and in the image page you’ll see what I mean. The place is replete with so much art work.
I do like “The Fragment” which is the feature in the photograph I’ve shared.
Street art in Canberra
Where I work in Woden, there are a couple of abandoned buildings that are in a state of disrepair. Broken windows, trash, overgrown plants and a reasonable amount of graffiti.
Canberra, like any city has its share of graffiti but it’s not known for it.
This area around Woden has started to get a name for itself and some locals are describing it as Canberra’s ghetto without people.
I seriously hope someone starts working on these derelict buildings. Canberra is our national capital. Government agencies are situated in neighbouring buildings. We have foreign dignitaries come and visit us in our buildings and they see the mess.