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Men’s Bathroom – a work of art!

By Townsville-based stencil artist NIPS and BMW, Just Watering the Garden is a work rich in humour and layered in meaning. The artists have responded to the male restroom, often a place for shared jokes and amusing conversations amongst strangers, particularly after a few beers. It’s for this reason NIPS and BMW designed a light-hearted work based on a popular euphemism, hoping to trigger some wry smiles as viewers ‘water the garden’ installed directly above the urinal.

The plants featured in the foreground of the work are North Queensland natives, and the artists believe the work “perhaps took on added meaning as it progressed given the city’s current water situation. While the water security issue is certainly no joke, we hope the work provides some levity. It’s certainly an interesting contrast to the floods and weather events indirectly referenced in Fintan Magee’s brilliant work The Tower, also here at City Lane.”

Image Credit:
NIPS and BMW
Just Watering the Garden 2016-2017
Aerosol, acrylic and clear coat on marine ply

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