Iconic graffiti needs ‘touch-up’

FADE OUT: Katherine's world famous graffiti is in need of a touch up.
FADE OUT: Katherine's world famous graffiti is in need of a touch up.

The most famous piece of graffiti in the Northern Territory is slowly disappearing. 

The just detectable ‘Jesus Loves Nachos’ graffitied on the railway bridge coming into town is down to one word, ‘Nachos’. 

Katherine alderman Toni Tapp-Coutts, who officially trademarked the icon, said it is going to take a lot of lobbying to get the graffiti back to its original glory. 

“The bridge is owned by the NT government and it is heritage listed, so a lot of work has to be done. 

“I will continue to lobby. I would definitely like to see it touched up. 

Currently, the only detectable word of the graffiti, spray painted in the 80's, is 'Nachos'.

Currently, the only detectable word of the graffiti, spray painted in the 80's, is 'Nachos'.

“At the moment the NT Government is spending massive amounts of money revitalising Darwin’s CBD with arts, maybe they can spend a bit to revitalise the world famous graffiti. 

Ms Tapp-Coutts said the graffiti is an important part of Katherine and it is time for the Government to take the right steps. 

Alderman Tapp-Coutts said locals love the famous icon.

Alderman Tapp-Coutts said locals love the famous icon.

“Locals love the story of it. They tell it to their visitors.

“I want to keep the same design, but make sure it is bolder when it is touched up,” she said. 

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