Banksy artwork subject to Pest Control in Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach locals are in a buzz over the possibility that graffiti-ist and activist, Banksy, has created one of his trademark artworks (above) on the Red Cross sign located near the skate-park on Trinity Beach Road.
The striking white inscription was first noticed and reported by council worker, Shane Hestermann, who was spraying for electric ants nearby. He has been interviewed by police and has confirmed that, to his knowledge, there was no intentional treatment of the sign itself. A 24 hour guard has been set up at the Kebab shop nearby until the work can be authenticated.
Secretary of the Trinity Beach Chamber of Commerce, Lou-Ann Durieux is thrilled by the attention.
"There's been a real buzz around TB," Ms Durieux said over lunch at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill. "Everyone is pretty excited. This has really put us on the map. We've already sent the coordinates to Siri and Cortana."
Banksy's verification service, Pest Control, have been contacted and are expected to travel to North Queensland to verify the artwork after the wet season is over. Or perhaps after the next wet season.
Out of respect for the venerable epigramist, the artist-in-residence at Lunicos has left their famous outdoor blackboard blank (below) for the first time since the Charlie Hebdo atrocity.