Art but only in the eyes of voters

Someone is painting the rocks on the South Wall, Coffs Harbour.
Someone is painting the rocks on the South Wall, Coffs Harbour.

COFFS HARBOUR'S South Wall, which is fast becoming our very own rainbow wall, appears to have passed the public endorsement test.

Of course there have been staunch critics to the unauthorised painting of the harbourside concrete blocks by a mystery artist, however most readers have supported the idea saying as public art it brightens up the harbour.

Putting the story to the vote yesterday there was an overwhelming response from online readers.

The first 300 people polled (and remember you are restricted to one vote from the same computer) applauded the painting with 176 out of 300 agreeing it has brightened up the harbour.

A further 80 votes supported opening up the initiative to the community to get involved.

In contrast, just 25 voters condemned the painting saying it was an eyesore, and there were 17 votes calling for the painted blocks to be cleaned up.

One of the best online comments came from Ken1979 who wrote: "Those pesky Wiggles are at it again."

Regular writer Westy responded: "Bring back the bird poo covered concrete blocks."


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