41 Artists took to the streets across 3 Australian cities for the nation’s largest unsanctioned art campaign #BushfireBrandalism.
The streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have become the backdrop for the nation’s largest unsanctioned outdoor art exhibition. Organized and realized by 41 artists , 78 advertising posters have been replaced with bespoke thought-provoking images and messages. Speaking to the current climate crisis seen via devastating drought and unprecedented bush fires, this undertaking is a direct reaction to the feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness experienced nationwide in recent weeks.
“As a collective group of Australian artists, we have been driven to reclaim public advertising space with posters speaking to the Australian government’s inaction on climate change and the devastating bushfires.
We do not accept that this situation is ‘ business as usual’. We are making these issues visible in our public spaces and in our media; areas monopolized by entities maintaining conservative climate denial agendas. If the newspapers won’t print the story, we will!”
– Bushfire Brandalism
This collection was later aquired by:
-The National Gallery of Victoria
-National Library Australia
-State Library NSW
-State Library Victoria
-The Queensland Museum
-The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
-The Maritime Museum
-Museum of Australian Democracy