Francis Merson and Clary Akon: Wowser Nation - Art Collector

Merson Francis and Clary Akon, All joggers must wear a helmet 2017. Sign. 42 x 30cm. Courtesy of The Artist and Australian Galleries, Sydney.

On January 26 2017, a shocking new council sign appeared on Bondi Beach, requiring all joggers to wear helmets, effective immediately. A stern policewoman stood nearby, seemingly poised to enforce the rule. News of the sign went viral, sending local and international media into a frenzy of guessing whether this new regulation was real – or an elaborate hoax. Could the Australian nanny state really go this far?

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Tuesday 14 November 2017
Exhibition Closes: 3 December 2017
Location: Australian Galleries, 15 Roylston Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Website: www.australiangalleries.com.au
Contact: +61 2 9360 5177
Email: sydney@australiangalleries.com.au
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