Local artists Craze Co & Ballin’ On A Budget team up with Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo to install cannabis plant displays around Sydney for 420, posing the question - Who Are We Hurting?
'Artists hide ‘cannabis plants’ around Sydney CBD for 420 protest' Via Dopamine
“The sad fact is everybody knows that cannabis isn’t nearly as bad for people as, say, alcohol or cigarettes," said Craze in a statement. "But no-one wants to talk about it because it has such a stigma. We’re just hoping to get people talking” Via Mashable
'People are in desperate need of more information about this incredible plant," said Michelle Crain, HHI Expo Founder. "We hope that by posing the question, 'Who are we hurting?’ we are able to spread awareness & create conversations around the many uses the cannabis and hemp plants offer.' Via Beat Magazine
'The plants are also there to encourage people to attend the upcoming Hemp Health and Innovation expo on May 12-13, which is a conference centred on having those conversations about weed. This year, the conference is asking the question “who are we hurting?”, in the hope that people will turn up and engage with the actual benefits and harms of cannabis, rather than the stigma the plant has developed.' Via Junkee
Media by Adam Scarf, Stefan Petrov & Styling By T
For this collab, we teamed up with the crew at Ego to create a one of a kind giant T-shirt. The 3 x 3.5 Meter (1 storey) over-sized Noveltee featured both the B.O.B & Craze Co logos as well as the official Ego mascot character birthed by Perth artist Handbrake.
OFFICIAL EGO EXPO BANDANAS
For our 2nd collaboration, we got together again with the organizers of Ego, Ballin On A Budget, AUDollar$, Little Jase, Two Wrongs & Safe Clothing to create 4500 official giveaway bandanas that match the Noveltee and feature the expo mascot by Handbrake.
For our 3rd collaboration, we teamed up with Australia’s biggest and best arcade video game bar, Bartronica, to invite patrons to test their skills on a variety of retro style arcade games on free play at our expo booth.
For our 4th and final collaboration, we teamed up with Melbourne fashion designer Andy Truong to create tailored T-shirts made completely out of Ego bandanas.
Helping Hoops images by Lauri Jean Photography
Mural by Phibs & George Rose
Melbourne / 6th November / @The Vic
Sydney / 9th November / @Standard Bowl
Presented by Mr Glasses Agency as part of the world tour.
Video by Craze Collective
Audio by Triksta Got Beats
IT Movie Murals by Sofles, Scott Marsh, Phibs, Cherie Buttons, Callum Preston & James Jirat Patradoon
Orchestrated by Mr.Glasses Agency
Produced by The Craze Co & Ballin' On A Budget
With Grant Bell, Adam Scarf & Flagz
Thank you to everyone who showed their love and support!
HHI Expo at Rosehill Gardens Sydney, Australia
27 & 28th of May 2017
Audio by Triksta Got Beats
Filmed by Dani Bowen