Thursday, May 1, 2014

Council Accept Street Art

Dee Why commuters are in for a surprise, come Wednesday. Street artist Indo, will be constructing two to three giant Crate Men sculptures to be placed near Dee Why bus stop.

Not an ordinary everyday sight, to say the least.
Warringah Council has commissioned Indo, along with four other artists, to create public artworks that will revitalize the area. Crate Man has previously been constructed in Narrabeen, Surry Hills and at an event for Vivid Light Festival 2013

When asked, “Why build Crate Man?” Indo responds: “Because I can. It stands out. It’s fun & It makes people happy.” Let’s face it. Most people when waiting for a bus could do with some cheering up. It’s this positive attitude that Indo hopes Crate Man will inject into the area.

Crate Man is also intended to encourage people towards green living. The sculpture demonstrates how art can be made from recycled materials. Indo, a keen surfer having grown up on the Northern Beaches, has always been conscious of making a positive impact on the environment.

Crate Man will continue recurring sporadically in different locations across the city. Indo is also planning to Launch a new series of street art in the lead up to his August exhibition. The location is still to be announced.

Written by Candace Wise