Sydney-based street artist Scott Marsh is known for his provocative murals – one of a two-faced Bill Shorten, another of Egg Boy and an anti-Adani mural among them. Now he’s back with an interactive project inspired by the egg-wielding teenager Will Connolly, Egg Boy, from one of his most recent works.
Marsh is holding an Easter egg hunt this long weekend. He’ll be hiding eggs and a dozen “bunnies” (murals of bunnies), in locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Over three days Marsh will be dropping hints about the whereabouts of the bunnies, and eggs planted near them, on his Instagram account, and if you’re the first person to locate and “feed” (read: throw an egg at) one of the bunnies, and then DM (direct message) a video to Marsh of you doing so, you’ll win a limited-edition Marsh bunny print.
There will also be two eggs filled with gold paint at some of the locations. If you’re lucky enough to hurl one of those against his mural, you’ll score your choice of an original artwork from Marsh’s online store, valued at up to $4000.
Because these are Marsh murals the bunnies won’t look like actual rabbits. The first one he’s revealed is of far-right senator Fraser Anning (the man targeted by Egg Boy earlier this year) wearing bunny ears.
“I think everyone would like a chance to be Egg Boy for a day, minus the bogan chokehold,” Marsh tells Broadsheet. “So why not win some art and have some fun at the same time?
“I threw a few eggs yesterday – it was very therapeutic.”