SYDNEY state Independent MP Alex Greenwich has been called upon to save a giant ‘gay unicorn’ found on the grounds of the University of Sydney.
Former Star Observer editor and current student Alex McKinnon made the discovery of the artwork created from milk crates and measuring about three metres in height earlier today.
Informed that it would be destroyed by campus security within 15 minutes unless it was removed onto “open land” at Victoria Park, McKinnon quickly gathered a bunch of friends and fellow students to push the rainbow-tinged unicorn a few hundreds metres to the park.
It is believed the unicorn is a prop left behind after the weekend’s Mardi Gras Parade.
McKinnon told the Star Observer he will be making contact with Greenwich and would also likely be calling upon the City of Sydney to consider saving the unicorn and installing it as a public artwork.
“Me and a bunch of other people have just carried it to Victoria Park because it was going to be cut up by campus security,” McKinnon said.
“I’m going to lobby Alex Greenwich to try and keep it as a public artwork. Hopefully Alex isn’t too busy debating in parliament as I don’t want to waste his time with some thing trivial.”
Inspired by the find, fellow student Fahad Ali has created a petition on Change.org calling on the community to “save Sydney University’s Gay Unicorn”.
Following the Star Observer’s report earlier this afternoon and the resulting publicity, a woman whose friend runs a queer club night called UNICORNS has agreed to house the artwork and make it the mascot for the regular party nights.
Photos: Alex McKinnon