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A controversial mural painted on Bondi Beach in Sydney has slammed shut as & # 39; politically motivated offensive propaganda & # 39;

& # 39; NOT welcome to Bondi & # 39 ;: new mural painting on Australia's most iconic beach is slammed due to the & # 39; offensive propaganda & # 39; message – but others call the painting & # 39; thought-provoking & # 39; and & # 39; brave & # 39;

  • Luke Cornish completed a mural with 24 Australian border force officers
  • The artwork painted on Bondi Beach in Sydney is as & # 39; offensive & # 39; slammed shut
  • Some residents praised the artwork because it was thought-provoking and courageous
  • The officers represent the 24 suicides of asylum seekers in detention centers
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A controversial mural painted on Bondi Beach in Sydney has slammed shut as & # 39; politically motivated offensive propaganda & # 39 ;.

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The artwork by Luke Cornish shows 24 officers from the Australian Border Force with a capped sentence that says: & # 39; not welcome to Bondi & # 39 ;.

While some praised the painting for thought and bravery, others found the work inappropriate and intimidating.

According to Mr. Cornish, the officers in the mural represent the 24 suicides of asylum seekers in Australian detention centers since 2010.

A controversial mural painted on Bondi Beach in Sydney has slammed shut as & # 39; politically motivated offensive propaganda & # 39;

A controversial mural painted on Bondi Beach in Sydney has slammed shut as & # 39; politically motivated offensive propaganda & # 39;

The artwork, made by Luke Cornish (photo), shows 24 Australian border guard police officers with a capped sentence that says: & # 39; not welcome to Bondi & # 39;
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The artwork, made by Luke Cornish (photo), shows 24 Australian border guard police officers with a capped sentence that says: & # 39; not welcome to Bondi & # 39;

The artwork, made by Luke Cornish (photo), shows 24 Australian border guard police officers with a capped sentence that says: & # 39; not welcome to Bondi & # 39;

Waverley liberal councilor Leon Goltsman said that allowing the painting of the mural & # 39; another failure was among the Labor / Greens controlled board & # 39 ;.

& # 39; The world-famous iconic Bondi seawall is supposed to be a celebration of our rupture and local culture, and the murals must be suitable for the broad family and tourist public & # 39 ;, he wrote on Facebook.

& # 39; What we now have are politically motivated offensive propaganda that probably offends families and rejects visitors. & # 39;

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One user supported Mr. Goltsman and said she could not see how the artwork represents the treatment of asylum seekers.

& # 39; For me, it represents hatred and gives Bondi a bad name … completely inappropriate! & # 39; she wrote.

& # 39; These are images designed to intimidate and do not belong in a family-friendly area & # 39 ;, another wrote.

One added: & # 39; Violence screams to me and everyone I asked, young and old. It causes people to feel fear rather than compassion. & # 39;

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Waverley liberal councilor Leon Goltsman said that allowing the painting of the mural is still a failure among the Labor / Greens controlled council & # 39; used to be

Waverley liberal councilor Leon Goltsman said that allowing the painting of the mural is still a failure among the Labor / Greens controlled council & # 39; used to be

Waverley liberal councilor Leon Goltsman said that allowing the painting of the mural is still a failure among the Labor / Greens controlled council & # 39; used to be

Mr Cornish referred back to Mr Goltsman and said that his comments were just an attempt to score some political points & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I have painted his wall painting and am not in line with Labor or the Greens, & # 39; he said.

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The artist had several supporters who defended his mural.

& # 39; I was impressed by the city of Sydney that was so open to put that work there. Thank you for your contribution to this post, it's very important & # 39 ;, someone wrote.

& # 39; Brave things, impressive art, an inevitable statement, & # 39; wrote another.

One added: & # 39; Some people forget that art is not just for our entertainment. Thank you Luke for creating thought-provoking pieces. & # 39;

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One added: & # 39; Some people forget that art is not just for our entertainment. Thank you Luke for creating thought-provoking pieces. & # 39;

One added: & # 39; Some people forget that art is not just for our entertainment. Thank you Luke for creating thought-provoking pieces. & # 39;

One added: & # 39; Some people forget that art is not just for our entertainment. Thank you Luke for creating thought-provoking pieces. & # 39;

According to the Waverley Council website, The Bondi Beach Sea Wall has been in use since the late 1970s.

The wall is characterized by a mix of street and contemporary art with strong social and political messages.

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An artist whose mural is accepted by the council can present his work on a panel for six months.

According to Mr. Cornish, the officers in the mural are meant to represent the 24 suicides of asylum seekers in Australian detention centers since 2010

According to Mr. Cornish, the officers in the mural are meant to represent the 24 suicides of asylum seekers in Australian detention centers since 2010

According to Mr. Cornish, the officers in the mural are meant to represent the 24 suicides of asylum seekers in Australian detention centers since 2010

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