ART OR RUB­BISH?

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

AF­TER all the con­tro­versy men­tioned in your news­pa­per a few weeks ago re­gard­ing the Etwell Street “art work", we thought you and fel­low read­ers would be in­ter­ested in the at­tached pho­to­graph show­ing the work in situ in the unof­fi­cial "Etwell Street com­mu­nity rub­bish tip".

On the other hand, is it in fact a new en­vi­ron­men­tal sculp­ture we do not know about or are to ar­tis­ti­cally ig­no­rant to recog­nise and only see it as a pile of rub­bish?

Good to know the Town of Vic­to­ria Park in­vested our ratepayer money on “art work” in such a "high­pro­file, high-traf­fic" area that is so highly re­garded by the neigh­bour­ing res­i­dents that they have added their rub­bish to it.

Al­ter­na­tively, is it just in­dica­tive of the coun­cil's lack of will­ing­ness to ad­dress the on­go­ing rub­bish and trol­ley dump­ing prob­lem that spills over to a cul­ture among many res­i­dents?

Per­haps if a por­tion of the art bud­get were redi­rected to this prob­lem that in it­self would help the aes­thet­ics of the area.

Other coun­cil ar­eas seem to man­age this prob­lem more ef­fec­tively than this Town does. PHIL and WENDY GRIMBLY, East Vic­to­ria Park.

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