Please take your seat @ The Edge


These chairs were rescued from the nature strips around Melbourne and given a second life. Stencilled with the words ‘Please take your seat’ and installed at the Edge for Arup’s Penguin Pool event, their value was reassigned. They became a breakaway event at the back of the auditorium, and at the end of the evening they all found new homes. Some chairs prompted a further disruptions when they were hauled onto public transport by their new owners.

Why don’t I act my age?


Smith Street, St Kilda

When I pointed out to the man who was berating me for vandalism that there was nothing illegal about stencilling a discarded couch – he shouted – ‘Why don’t you act your age’.
Having just produced a book ‘As long as it lasts’ (M.33, 2014) and mounted a photographic exhibition of nearly a decade’s work – I’m having a break to work on other projects. Not sure if it will age appropriate though.

Please take your seat @ White Night in Melbourne

Marshalling: 12.00pm Friday, 20 February

Transporting: 5.00pm, Saturday, 21 February

Before the Night begins: 6.00pm, Saturday, 21 February

During the Night: 11.00pm, Saturday, 21 February


Aftermath 7.40am, Sunday, 22 February – thanks for the photo Martin Thiele