andrew baines: the coalition of the constipated andrew baines: the coalition of the constipated
aug 18, 2012

andrew baines: the coalition of the constipated

‘the coalition of the constipated’ by andrew baines drawing attention to the problem of public toilets on the beachfront in henley in south australia all images © mark brake

australian artist andrew baines has installed politicians on a beach perched on toilet seats – a creative message entitled ‘the coalition of the constipated’ tackling the ongoing dispute between residents and council over the construction of public lavatories on the henley beachfront in south australia.

with their pants at their ankles, local australian identities dressed in their best suits and bowling hats and enjoyed reading the newspaper, all in an effort to resolve whether more public toilets should be introduced – through the medium of art. the council is now in consultation with the local community regarding the issue. baines will convert his work into a painting for an exhibition in january over the next coming weeks.

local australian identities dressed in their best suits and bowling hats and enjoyed reading the newspaper to tackle the issue of public toilets

a news coverage of the installation

via news.com.au

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