Recently, many of older the bus shelters in Norlane had been replaced with ones that had public artwork. I loved going past them in the bus or car.
Finding the graffiti
I went out to photograph the shelters about a month after they went up. I saw spray paint on some of the artwork, and noticed the backs of many had been targeted. This pissed me off. I’m used to graffiti, but it seemed a slap-in-the-face against what the project represented.
“As part of the project our Graffiti team worked with members of all the multicultural groups in the Corio-North Geelong area – including international students – to produce a range of outstanding public artwork using the bus shelters as their canvas.”
Geelong has become more multicultural in the past 10 years and I’ve enjoyed how the city has become more diverse. It is very upsetting to see this, although not unexpected.
It wasn’t just in Norlane
Last month, I posted about how there was graffiti over a lot of the artworks along Baccus Marsh Road. They were painted over with grey paint as the graffiti was that bad. It didn’t take long for these to be vandalised.
I did notice workers cleaning graffiti off some of the Norlane shelters, which should hopefully help.