Writing on the wall / by Greg Gallinger

Tonight I watched Bomb It, an excellent documentary about grafitti art all over the world. It got me thinking about the street art I see around Winnipeg. The grafitti in West Broadway and Wolseley especially seems to carry social and political messages.

The photo of the wheat pasted message feature above is something that appeared on the boarded up façade of Pop Soda's on Portage Avenue several weeks ago. I can definitely get behind the message. It's a shame weather is taking its toll on some of the letters.

Another piece with a political message can be seen at almost every residential intersection along Wolseley and Westminster. Some particularly disgruntled citizen has appropriately added "Harper" below "STOP" on dozens of signs.