WHEN you’re approaching a century of age ain’t nobody got time for a lame ride. A group of grannies from a Byron Bay aged care facility have called on the help of graffiti artists to pimp their minibus. The Feros Care residents, aged 80 to 97, spent three weeks working with street artist David McElvenny aka Teazer to come up with the final design which now proudly adorns their Toyota Commuta van.
About 30 residents took part in the project and even filmed a YouTube video of their exploits complete with breakdancing. Jilli Richardson, 97, said Teazer and his street artist mates were a very enthusiastic bunch who taught her a lot about graffiti. “They fitted in pretty well with our group even though we are pretty ancient,” Ms Richardson said.
“I believe this graffiti is a particular art which demands a particular understanding. Our message was gentle and not by any means vulgar or harsh.
“They set us up around huge tables with lashings of paint to come up with ideas and we just went for it.
“When it came to painting the bus they taped off portions just in case we went too wild.”
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