A poster featuring an image of the Australian continent divided into two registers. The top register features the words /CLIMATE IS CHANGING/ and a bushfire scene with a kangaroo in the foreground. The bottom register features the city of Sydney partially submerged under water. At the bottom of the poster is a QR code and the words /LISTEN TO SCIENCE/@Mike.Makatron for #BushFireBrandalism/. The poster is part of a collection of 41 high-resolution digitally-printed posters featuring the work of artists protesting about the need for action on climate change during the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire emergency.
DOCUMENTS Posters protest
1800mm x 1200mm (6 sheet)
/CLIMATE IS CHANGING/
/LISTEN TO SCIENCE/@Mike.Makatron for #BushFireBrandalism/
History and use
This collection of high-resolution digitally printed posters were created for an unsanctioned art campaign under the banner ‘Bushfire Brandalism’ in response to the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire emergency. In February 2020, a collective of 41 Australian artists replaced 78 public advertising posters across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with satirical posters highlighting the destructive effects of the fossil fuel industry and the need for government action on climate change.
The 2019-2020 bushfire season had a catastrophic effect on the residents, infrastructure, and unique ecosystems of Queensland, with more than 7 million hectares burnt across the state. This collection of 41 posters documents community reactions to a significant event in Queensland’s history and contributes to a contemporary and ongoing narrative about climate change and activism in Australia.