I’m glad it’s not a bronze of Andrew Forrest or May Gibbs, but is this what we want for public art? Can’t She-Ra stump up for a couple of Fernando Boteros? Are ciggies the new post vibrant? It’s all here. We stole it from Sydney apparently.  By E. T.  

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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12 Responses to Yuk

  1. Sir Bill International says:

    As someone opposed to ciggie butt brains , this is a bit of a fail. At a distance the ciggies form a golden wooden texture which I assume is the opposite of the intended effect.


  2. Rolly says:

    “Yuk’s value proposition is that it is filled with dicarded cigarette butts.”

    Strange expression: “…value proposition…” More insider speak?

    It’s inaccurate anyway – the stupid thing is not even a quarter full, giving a distict impression that; a) they were too idle to actually collect sufficient material or b) they couldn’t actually find enough fag-ends to do the job properly.



  3. you'll get wet says:

    Should make it into wallpaper and plaster it over every council office wall to wall til they stop wasting public money on this sort of crap. Anyway my theory is these sort of campaigns only prompt Big Tobacco to push more money towards Young Liberal lobbyists. Somebody will make a lot of money out of YUK.


  4. Scanners says:

    Wonder if they discarded any Kent ciggie butts, what with them being white and therefore possibly destroying the overrall effect? It just doesn’t look Yuk enough, well, apart from that awful font.


  5. Edward T says:

    Classic Perth: Stealing a terrible idea from the Eastern States and trying to be proud of it. Still in shock from having driven past this.

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  6. Orbea says:

    I have decided to use this as a basis for my faux timber flooring. Its brilliant. Even better would be composites based on lung cancer biopsy slides. Or prostate CAT scans done in rainbow colours.
    “Daddy, why are you going outside to vape?”


  7. Yeah Right says:

    Gives me an idea as to what to plaster on the ‘Silver Arches’ now going in place on the gimmick walk bridge across to the gimmick man made island where all that work is going on around that huge tilt up concrete gimmick cockroach at the bottom of William Street. You know the place I’m talking about. Its below the new BHP building. The one with that huge 7 storey gimmick poppet head (minus the pulley) on top that is there to secure those three letters which identify said building. There’s a lot of money that’s in ostentation. Maybe enough to even build that much needed light rail system long since put back into the bottom draws of planning.


  8. Finchy says:

    involuntary crowdfunding.


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