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Sydney Has Copped Its Own Egg Boy Mural in Chippendale

It's located outside the Lord Gladstone, which is serving up Egg Boy burgers to raise money for victims of the Christchurch shooting.
By Samantha Teague
March 20, 2019
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Sydney Has Copped Its Own Egg Boy Mural in Chippendale

It's located outside the Lord Gladstone, which is serving up Egg Boy burgers to raise money for victims of the Christchurch shooting.
By Samantha Teague
March 20, 2019
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Prolific street artist Scott Marsh has painted portraits of everyone from George Michael to Danny Lim and Bob Hawke — as well as derisive murals of Fraser Anning, Mike Baird and George Pell — across walls in Sydney. And, just last night, he immortalised another famous Aussie: Egg Boy.

Better known to his friends as Will Connolly, the 17-year-old rocketed to prominence on Saturday, March 16, when he filmed himself smashing an egg on Senator Fraser Anning's head. Senator Anning was holding a press conference at a right-wing rally in Melbourne following the release of his much-criticised statement in response to the shooting at two Christchurch mosques. Fifty people were killed and 48 injured in the attack on Friday, March 15.

While Connolly has not been charged by police, a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his legal fees — as well as more eggs — has, so far, raised $64,683. Connolly says he will donate the majority of the money to victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack. You can donate at the link above.

Sydney's Egg Boy mural has been painted in Chippen Lane, just outside the Lord Gladstone, where Marsh regularly paints street art. It features Connolly holding an egg and his phone with the text 'Not All Hero Heroes Wear Capes', painted by Sydney signwriter Ann Woo.

The pub has added a $13 Egg Boy Burger, a cheeseburger made with bacon and two fried eggs (of course), to its menu for the next week. Three dollars from each burger sold will go to the crowdfunding page setup for victims of the Christchurch shooting, which has so far raised over $6 million.

The Sydney mural is not the first to pop-up in Australia since the weekend, either. On Monday, artist Van T Rudd painted a mural of the egging in Hosier Lane, in Melbourne's CBD. Rudd reported that it was then painted over by a far-right group the following night, but you can check it out below:

Published on March 20, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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