BushfireBrandalism – artists act when governments won’t

41 artists have taken to the streets with a guerrilla poster campaign that encourages people not to accept the government's 'business as usual' approach to climate change.

Yesterday (3 February) a new campaign using the hashtag #BushfireBrandalism began circulating across social media. An artistic response to this summer’s devastating bushfires, the campaign is also a call to action at a grassroots level.

Forty one artists have created guerilla-style posters inserted into bus and tram shelters, in a reaction against the ‘business as usual’ approach taken by the Federal Government when it comes to acting on climate change.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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