Thursday, May 18, 2006


I went to the opening of the melbourne stencil art festival today.

They charged $10 entry {with free drink}{but the drink was a sponsored fizzy vodka thing}

$10 to look at stencil art when i walk past it for free all the time. Generally i only pay to look at art by very famous and often also dead artists. If Emma was really my friend she would have texted me when she was stung, rather than letting me wander into the same trap...

the art itself was distinguished by its general mediocrity and by the odd practice of stencilling on canvas or board. The big names* of Melbourne stencil art were conspicuously absent.

*i say big but i think maybe 48pt type rather than two foot high illuminated letters


Blogger rhymes with pony said...

some would say...
'should seen it coming'
others would say 'stencil schmencil'
still others would say 'represent'
while some whisper 'stencils are an underground movement with a rich and revolutionary history'
and some call to you and say 'i cooked some dinner would like some?'
more sternly some look you directly in the eye and ask 'have you got a ticket?'
and then there are those who just laugh and laugh, perhaps hugging a close companion who is also laughing and with heads shaking they wait for the day when stencils are put in million dollar mansions and assessed with a cool and critical eye comfortable in the assurance their children will have a good inheritance.

7:56 PM  
Blogger greenasenvy said...

i would say "stencil schmencil". but that's because i am german.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous emma said...

you could have just left and ridden home again...on my bike...

10:52 AM  

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