March 2011


This crowned peace sign (?) has popped up all over town recently – along Gordon st, near campus, downtown, and here, on the side of the Delta hotel entrance walkway.

Also, check out this article from Berlin about a 65 year old woman who removes or covers up racist and Nazi graffiti. Pretty awesome.

Found near downtown

there used to be a mural like this one up on a wall of Van Gogh’s, and then it got painted over…but one little bird has come out of hiding again. maybe it’s a sign of early spring.

Also, I totally dropped the ball on Black History Month and Women of Colour day. Theme post soon to come!

Also check out the recent flash mob that congregated in St George’s square:

Next week (March 8th) is International Women’s Day! Searchable events database is here & includes 2 events in Guelph.

from FemineUs.blogspot.com

Folks have probably seen some feminist graffiti around town, like this and this. There are rad women causing shit and making art everywhere so our voices can be heard, but we don’t really get much press compared to the big guns like Banksy. (whose art is awesome, but why should he get all the cred?)

Take a look at these folks!

the Women Against Poverty Collective, in Toronto:

Swoon, NYC

Faith47, South Africa

Microbo, San Francisco

This book, Graffiti Women: Street Art from 5 Continents, is pretty great too – if you can find it check it out!

And let’s not forget the folks who have been with us all along. Here’s a throwback to a 1970s ad that got busted:

from UnrealNature.wordpress.com