“Franksy” artwork update

The reason given by the council for removal of the art work was “it didn’t seem particularly contentious ” but E.D.D.C. were “trying to create a positive vibe in the town.”

As the site was re-visited this morning in order to remove any staples left sticking out by the hasty removal, these photographs were taken of a ripped circus poster to the back of the building, there clearly dated July 13 to 17:

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and various little piles of screws left around the base of the building:

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The art work was much admired and had a Great Vibe. The torn poster and abandoned debris and weeds less so.

It seems that if it does not emanate from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (heavily subsidised by EDDC) it isn’t art!

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This shows Councillors Diviani, Chubb and O’Leary perhaps indicating their idea of portraiture.

http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/gallery_launches_competition_to_celebrate_new_signs_1_4167515

4 thoughts on ““Franksy” artwork update

  1. I guess the concept of free speech / freedom of expression is alien to the leadership at EDDC who apparently cannot stand ANY degree of criticism or debate, however thought provoking, artistic or humorous.

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  2. Let’s subsidise Franksy rather than the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Franksy’s subject matter is much more entertaining and thought provoking.

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    • Isn’t the Thelma Hulbert gallery Cllr O’Leary’s particular baby? He is particularly friendly with council leader Diviani.

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    • Councillors Diviani and O’Leary who, according to Councillor Diviani’s Register of Interests but not Councillor O’Leary’s, have a civil partnership, are one of two sets of couples on East Devon District Council (the others being Colin and Jenny Brown of the Monkton Court Hotel) who are licencees or ex-licencees – with Councillor O’Leary also being Front of House Manager at the said Monkton Court Hotel! That’s a lot of inn-keepers for one council!

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