Nowhere celebrates kitsch like Australia. From Ken Done’s garish tea towel art to the preening extravagance of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, this is a country that has little time for modesty or restraint.
This spirit of irreverence, philistinism and sheer bad taste has found expression in its legions of Big Things, a monstrous concrete army of oversized prawns, bananas, koalas, beer cans, fish and cane toads that pepper the landscape from Broken Hill to Bundaberg.
The Big Merino, Goulburn, New South Wales
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