Bayside Bulletin 8th September, 2011.
ART ATTACK: Caleb O’Brien, from Redlands College, helped design the colourful posters, which aim to reduce the amount of graffiti in the city. Photo Chris McCormack
As a ratepayer and professional aerosol artist I find it disturbing to hear how much money is being wasted on graffiti removal. Rapid removal has had little impact on incidence of graffiti as during recent decades graffiti vandalism has only increased coinciding with the amount of money spent on removal has increased. Redland City Council has ignored its own policy to engage local artists where as other councils have a more pro-active approach to youth and graffiti issues. Brightly coloured signs will not solve this issue and only bring focus to the lack of a holistic approach.