UPSET: Angry graffiti was painted on the underpass in Bridge St.
UPSET: Angry graffiti was painted on the underpass in Bridge St. Nev Madsen

Graffiti artist takes shot at 'secret' foundry demolition

A GRAFFITI artist has taken aim at the Bunnings Warehouse development in Ruthven St, scrawling references to a company notorious for late-night demolitions.

The words "Cunnings" and "Deen Bros" appeared recently in white paint on the railway underpass on Bridge St.

Brisbane-based company Deen Bros was famously employed by the Bjelke-Petersen government and Brisbane City Council to demolish iconic buildings in the dead of night.

The company demolished the Belle Vue hotel in 1979 and Cloudland Dance Hall in 1982.

It was known for its motto: "All we leave behind are the memories."

Bunnings came under fire from some members of the community on August 15 this year after it demolished the former Rowlands Hotel late at night.

The company later explained the demolition, saying works were undertaken at night in order to minimise traffic disruption at the busy intersection at Ruthven and Bridge St.

The underpass is regularly targeted by graffiti artists and was painted blue to make cleaning easier.


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