February 25, 2021

Breaking News Today

Latest news, breaking news, today's news stories

Scottie Marsh’s Latest Mural Has A Brutal Invasion Day Message For Scott Morrison

2 min read
<div class="content-list-component text"><p><span>Street artist </span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scottie-marshs-black-lives-matter-mural_au_5ef2b749c5b601e599564885"><span>Scottie Marsh</span></a><span> has taken aim at </span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/scott-morrison/"><span>Prime Minister Scott Morrison</span></a><span>’s controversial Australia Day comments, and his refusal to acknowledge January 26 as a </span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/what-indigenous-people-want-you-to-know-survival-day_au_5e1e5c3dc5b63211760ad280"><span>day of mourning</span></a><span> for </span><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/first-nations"><span>First Nations</span></a><span> Australians. </span></p><p><span>His latest work, in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Newtown, shows Morrison depicted as Captain Cook on a beach with a spear in his chest. </span></p><p><span>Titled ‘Captain Cooked’, the Morrison/Cook caricature holds a Hawaiian cocktail - a jibe at the leader’s <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-20/andrew-probyn-analysis-scott-morrison-hawaii-holiday/11817356" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2019 family summer holiday</a> when Australia battled through the deadliest bushfire season on record. </span></p><p><span>“Pretty flash mural,” </span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scottie-marsh-mural-donald-trump-turtle_au_5fa88345c5b64c88d4026da2"><span>the artist </span></a><span>wrote on Instagram. “Read the room </span><span>@scottmorrisonmp.” </span></p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKc3Jqcsmcd/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKc3Jqcsmcd/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKc3Jqcsmcd/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by Scott Marsh (@scottie.marsh)</a></p></div></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p><span>Morrison has repeatedly stood by his opinion that Australia’s national day should be celebrated on January 26 despite it being the anniversary of massacre and dispossession for Indigenous Australians.</span></p><p>January 26 is known to many Australians as <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/invasion-day/">Invasion Day</a>. <span>It’s the date <a href="https://www.nla.gov.au/faq/where-can-i-find-a-speech-given-by-captain-arthur-phillip-on-january-26-1788" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sir Arthur Phillip stuck a flagpole in the sand at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo</a> in 1788, and the date Australia ceased to be controlled by the people who have lived here and maintained the land for more than 60,000 years.</span></p><p><span>The PM told journalists last week Australia Day represents how far the country has come since the First Fleet arrived.</span></p><p><span>“<a href="https://www.sbs.com.au/news/26-january-wasn-t-particularly-flash-for-those-on-the-first-fleet-either-scott-morrison-says" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">It wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either</a>,” he said, referring to the convicts sent to colonise a land that was deemed uninhabited and free to take by Captain Cook 18 years prior.</span></p><p><span>Morrison also criticised a decision by </span><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9169501/Cricket-Australia-drops-words-Australia-Day-Big-Bash-clashes.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span>cricket authorities</span></a><span> to no longer refer to January 26 as “Australia Day”.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.pm.gov.au/media/australians-one-and-free" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Morrison last month changed the national anthem</a> from “for we are young and free” to “for we are one and free” amid calls to recognise its Indigenous people are the oldest continuous civilisation in the world.</p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div class="related-entries related-entries--list yr-related-entries"><h3 class="related-entries__head">Related...</h3><ul class="related-entries__list"><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scottie-marsh-mural-donald-trump-turtle_au_5fa88345c5b64c88d4026da2?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Anderson Cooper's Controversial 'Turtle Trump' Remarks Inspire Massive Australian Mural"> Anderson Cooper's Controversial 'Turtle Trump' Remarks Inspire Massive Australian Mural </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scottie-marshs-black-lives-matter-mural_au_5ef2b749c5b601e599564885?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Scottie Marsh’s Black Lives Matter Mural Removed After Complaints"> Scottie Marsh’s Black Lives Matter Mural Removed After Complaints </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/02/05/sydney-graffiti-artist-scott-marsh-reveals-personal-commission-f_a_21707523/?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Sydney Graffiti Artist Scott Marsh Reveals Personal Commission For The Weeknd"> Sydney Graffiti Artist Scott Marsh Reveals Personal Commission For The Weeknd </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/01/12/this-stunning-mural-in-sydney-depicts-george-michael-as-st-geo_a_21653890/?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label='This Stunning Mural In Sydney Depicts George Michael As "St. George"'> This Stunning Mural In Sydney Depicts George Michael As "St. George" </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/invasion-day-australia-2021-marches_au_60090025c5b697df1a0c0a96?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Where To Find The Invasion Day Marches And How To Protest As Safely As Possible"> Where To Find The Invasion Day Marches And How To Protest As Safely As Possible </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/why-2021-is-the-year-to-acknowledge-so-called-australia-day-for-what-it-is_au_600a487ec5b6a0d83a19f190?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Why 2021 Is The Year To Acknowledge Australia Day For What It Really Is"> Why 2021 Is The Year To Acknowledge Australia Day For What It Really Is </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/amazing-race-australia-dwes-katherine_au_60137152c5b63b0fb27f77f6?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Amazing Race Australia Team Says 'Welcome To Country' Reinforced 'Sense Of Belonging'"> Amazing Race Australia Team Says 'Welcome To Country' Reinforced 'Sense Of Belonging' </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div class="content-list-component text"><p><strong><em>Never miss a thing. </em></strong><a href="https://subscribe.huffpost.com/NewsLetter/preference/Subscribe/?list=au-daily-brief&src=editorial" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Sign up to HuffPost Australia’s weekly newsletter</em></strong></a><strong><em> for the latest news, exclusives and guides to achieving the good life.</em></strong></p></div><section class="extra-content"><h5 class="extra-content__title"></h5><div class="extra-content__media"></div></section>

Street artist Scottie Marsh has taken aim at Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s controversial Australia Day comments, and his refusal to acknowledge January 26 as a day of mourning for First Nations Australians. 

His latest work, in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Newtown, shows Morrison depicted as Captain Cook on a beach with a spear in his chest.

Titled ‘Captain Cooked’, the Morrison/Cook caricature holds a Hawaiian cocktail - a jibe at the leader’s 2019 family summer holiday when Australia battled through the deadliest bushfire season on record. 

“Pretty flash mural,” the artist wrote on Instagram. “Read the room @scottmorrisonmp.”

Morrison has repeatedly stood by his opinion that Australia’s national day should be celebrated on January 26 despite it being the anniversary of massacre and dispossession for Indigenous Australians.

January 26 is known to many Australians as Invasion DayIt’s the date Sir Arthur Phillip stuck a flagpole in the sand at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo in 1788, and the date Australia ceased to be controlled by the people who have lived here and maintained the land for more than 60,000 years.

The PM told journalists last week Australia Day represents how far the country has come since the First Fleet arrived.

It wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either,” he said, referring to the convicts sent to colonise a land that was deemed uninhabited and free to take by Captain Cook 18 years prior.

Morrison also criticised a decision by cricket authorities to no longer refer to January 26 as “Australia Day”.

Morrison last month changed the national anthem from “for we are young and free” to “for we are one and free” amid calls to recognise its Indigenous people are the oldest continuous civilisation in the world.

Never miss a thing. Sign up to HuffPost Australia’s weekly newsletter for the latest news, exclusives and guides to achieving the good life.

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/scottie-marshs-captain-cooked-mural-yet-takes-aim-at-scott-morrisons-problem-with-invasion-day_au_600e6689c5b6f401aea5c1da

Copyright © All rights reserved. | BREAKING NEWS TODAY
Shares
Share This