26 May, 2022

Stobie pole “probably a Banksy” says Croydon mum

Fiona Foarzenshore fancies her home suburb of Croydon as something of a cultural hub in Adelaide’s inner west, and has become convinced that her local streets are home to several pieces by the world famous street artist Banksy.

I’ve seen Exit Through the Gift Shop a couple of times and I’ve got the girl with the balloon hanging in my lounge room, I picked it up at Camden Market when I spent a bit of time in London…on Contiki

A number of stobie poles in the area bear six foot-high, multi-coloured murals and have done since the early 2000s, although Foarzenshore has only recently entertained the possibility that the artwork might be examples of the mysterious artist’s work.

‘I guess I’m a bit of an art collector, bit of a fan of his, so I know a genuine piece when I see one’, explains Foarzenshore. ‘I’ve seen Exit Through the Gift Shop a couple of times and I’ve got the girl with the balloon hanging in my lounge room, I picked it up at Camden Market when I spent a bit of time in London…on Contiki. I’m a bit of a street art expert, I suppose’.

‘I saw on the news Banksy destroying that painting and thought “classic Banksy”, that’s exactly what he’s like’, continues Foarzenshore. ‘Anyway, I noticed that a car had crashed into a stobie pole on Port Road one morning, I was like “that’s just a classic Banksy maneuvre” don’t you think? Destroying a piece of art like that underlines the transient nature of the format’.

Several local primary schools have denied the claims, with one local principal stating ‘most of these stobie poles were decorated by children a couple of decades ago. I’m fairly certain that none of those kids were Banksy’.

Related Posts

Adelaide Mail launches new kids’ alternate news service “Below The News”

4 February, 2022

4 February, 2022

South Australian children have grown tired of being pushed a constant mainstream narrative by the Adelaide produced “Behind The News”...

Bogged Popeye blocks River Torrens trade route

25 March, 2021

25 March, 2021

One of South Australia’s most tolerated icons has found itself stuck in Adelaide’s main trade route, the River Torrens. Causing...

Guns N’ Roses actually pretty disappointed with Paradise city

24 July, 2019

24 July, 2019

During last year’s world tour, 80’s rock band Guns N’ Roses finally managed to make it to their ultimate destination,...

Researchers remain baffled at financial viability of shop in Station Arcade

30 May, 2018

30 May, 2018

After two years spent attempting to understand the specific economics of Adelaide’s Station Arcade, researchers are no closer to answering...

We interviewed the wrong Rob Lucas about the State Budget, but at least now we know what a Boilermaker does

22 June, 2021

22 June, 2021

With the release of the South Australian State Budget, Adelaide Mail scrambled to find a way to speak with Treasurer...

Disgraced Prince Sent on Retreat to Andrews Farm

19 November, 2019

19 November, 2019

In a move as ill-conceived as allowing Prince Andrew to give the BBC an interview about his relationship with disgraced...

After stealing our Grand Prix, Melbourne now steals our idea of cancelling a motor race

6 July, 2021

6 July, 2021

After stealing the Formula 1 Grand Prix from Adelaide in 1996, Melbourne has once again stolen a South Australian motorsport...

14 year old comedic genius invents the nickname “Colon Aids”

19 March, 2020

19 March, 2020

A Hackham West teenager has taken Adelaide’s southern suburbs by storm after creating a hilarious crude nickname for Colonnades shopping...

Chief Medical Officer dismisses conspiracy theory that blames 5G for Caleb Bond

11 May, 2020

11 May, 2020

TRENT BARTLETT The state’s deputy-deputy chief medical officer Dr Morris Gypsum has dismissed a conspiracy theory that points the finger...

EXPOSED: Ancestry DNA shows Adelaide not even related to “Sister Cities”

12 February, 2020

12 February, 2020

MATT FREEMAN The Adelaide City Council has attempted to stop all those naysayers that say “Sister Cities” is some meaningless...

Chairman Mao’s portrait to be replaced with image of Pasquale Mastrangelo

16 August, 2018

16 August, 2018

The famous gates of Beijing’s Forbidden City are about to receive a real estate agent-inspired makeover, courtesy of Adelaide commercial...

Crows fan fires up the old VCR again to feel better

8 July, 2019

8 July, 2019

After a shocking Showdown loss over the weekend, one-eyed (her good one) Adelaide Crows fan Rose Parque has decided to...

Adelaide Rams fan very disappointed

14 February, 2022

14 February, 2022

After seeing a constant stream of betting company advertisements stating that the Rams would be playing a big game this...

Tim Noonan convinced he is re-living the same day over and over. (He isn’t).

16 February, 2021

16 February, 2021

DAVID KNIGHT ‘Rise and shine campers, and don’t forget your booties cos it’s cold out there…ha ha ha’. The Adelaide...

South Australians tipped to consume $3bn worth of Zooper Doopers today

24 January, 2019

24 January, 2019

While many today will be doing their best to not think about just how high the mercury is expected to...

Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: