The Graffiti Exposure in Wynnum
Is it a work of art; or a piece of scrawl sprayed across some bare surface?
Ladies and Gentlemen, should Wynnum be exposed to Graffiti?
Firstly, I would like to ask you. What is the cost to the government to ‘cover up' this unwanted advertisement? One recent attack placed a school approximately $4000 out of pocket. Further more, over the last twelve months, my school has experienced nine attempts at destroying the asthetic appeal of the buildings within. I could also safely say that most of the other schools in the
Wynnum Manly district, both public and private, received similar encounters of degradation. It's not just the cost, it's also the time. What about the cleaners? What about the painters? What…show more content… If we removed authority from our society, the social control would be lost, making it impractical and impossible for our or any society to operate successfully. So what can be done?
It is sad to hear that after several graffiti attacks in the Bayside area, the shock value of the concept is lost. The attitude of the police is pesermistical
- ‘the problem can not be eliminated.' However, what if the problem could be prevented. At Wynnum North High, in 1993, our school Chaplain, Mr. Kappa, began to run afternoon ‘legal street art' projects. The Wynnum/Redlands Youth and Community
Combined Action Project are also holding Legal Street Art Workshops and both have gained high success rates of reducing the level of illegal graffiti artists in the Bayside area.
These projects encouraged youths to be involved in organised, supervised activities and helped them develop an appreciation and respect for community property and the environment. The project also encourages and provides mechanisms for youths to leease with local authority groups and the community in a positive manner.
The workshops catered to mainly benefit the individuals. It offers an environment where the participants can build trust and non-threatening relationships with the supervisors. The supervisors also provide support to the