The 2019/2020 wildfires in Australia have been devastating for the country, burning tens of millions of hectares of land, killing 34 people and an estimated 1 billion animals. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed as the fires spread over large swathes of land. The environmental impact of the fires is massive, and the financial cost of dealing with these bushfires has risen to the billions.
A campaign has been initiated by Brandalism involving 41 Artists who took to the streets across 3 Australian cities for the nation’s largest unsanctioned art campaign #BushfireBrandalism.
The streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have become the backdrop for the nation’s largest unsanctioned outdoor art exhibition. Organized and realized by 41 artists , 78 advertising posters have been replaced with bespoke thought-provoking images and messages. Speaking to the current climate crisis seen via devastating drought and unprecedented bush fires, this undertaking is a direct reaction to the feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness experienced nationwide in recent weeks.
“As a collective group of Australian artists, we have been driven to reclaim public advertising space with posters speaking to the Australian government’s inaction on climate change and the devastating bushfires.
We do not accept that this situation is ‘ business as usual’. We are making these issues visible in our public spaces and in our media; areas monopolized by entities maintaining conservative climate denial agendas. If the newspapers won’t print the story, we will!”
– Bushfire Brandalism
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