350 PROJECT

        The
art of writing is by its very nature hermetic. It’s one of the few jobs in the
world where being a depressed, introverted alcoholic may actually be of
assistance. Well, that and claims adjusting perhaps.


Mi goreng  +  Red-wine + Dirty 3 x Typewriter = Warandpeace

  this is a summation of everything I learnt in 3 years of studying literature.

    In
any case, as much as I love being cloistered away in my literary lair
accompanied by
only the dull blue glow of my laptop, a near infinite supply of
mi goreng and the sounds of the dirty three, I do occasionally need to venture
outside into the great wide world with its billboards, traffic jams, ikea
stores and
balloon boy hoaxes
   

    In the last two years I've busied myself with the chalk project, and the 4C arts collective and I’m working on a new
abandoned building project. In the interrum I decided to assist my
incredible friend, Anna; (the only person I know who is a brilliant
scientist, environmental activist AND artist), with her 350 project.

 
    Anna
stitched up these patches which a few of us then covertly distributed around
Paddington in the dead of night. Okay, it was more like half nine, but
seriously, graffiti artists take note: Paddington at 9.30 on a Monday is like
Rupert Murdoch’s conscience; completely silent.

350a

The genius of using these patches is that they are not only incredibly eye
catching and made from recycled material but they also cause no permanent damage
to property. We really didn’t have to worry about police presence because
although we didn’t exactly write to Campbell can’t-fucking-do-anything-right
Newman for permission, I doubt we would have had too much trouble from the
po-lease even if they had spotted us.

350b

For more information on 350 click here: http://www.350.org/

 Or
to access getup.org.au's information on how to be involved locally click here:

http://www.getup.org.au/community/gettogethers/series.php?id=27

And remember, every time you read the twilight series or the vampire diaries, Ronald Macdonald sets a tree on fire and kills a panda.

 


4 thoughts on “350 PROJECT

  1. Anna

    Ha! he sets a tree on fire AND kills a panda? that’s truly awful. But he must be impressively fast moving with those novelty sized shoes.
    sadly, all but one of our patches were gone at 11am the next day when I caught a bus through paddington. It was the one I put on the roundabout- extra visible!
    To the nice street cleaners; I hope you appreciated our work, and at least googled 350 before you threw them out.

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  2. Rebecca Bloomer

    Hahahaha…I knew he was suspect, it’s the face paint; it covers up the evil! Nice call on Twilight, hate to be a hater, but I felt the need to kill someone when I caught her on an interview saying “Oh I never wanted to be a writer…”

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  3. Joshua Donellan

    How funny, I never wanted her to be a writer either. Also I have to pick your brains about some writing type things. Will send an email soon. Looking forward to ‘Foley Russell!’

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