The prying game [How the art world deals with members of the public who are offended by a work.] APAFT

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Now we have public displays of rampant sexuality in the gay and lesbian mardi gras.

Elwyn Lynn who maintained all his life that adults should have the right to see what ever they choose.

In 1985 a work by emerging photographer Ann MacDonald, a diptych of life-size male and female nudes ordered by small squares containing very indistinct images from porn movies.

Robyn Archer, Director of the 1988 Adelaide festival – Festival showing the Virgin playing an accordian.

Timothy Potts and the piss Christ incident at the Natiional Gallery of Victoria.

Late 1997 in Adelaide – photographs of nude figures standing against a background of marijuana plants by Matt Nettheim and James Daneberg which were being exhibited in the window of Sym Choon shop in Rundle st.

Bill Henson has been accused of child pornography but his impeccable credentials in the art world have protected him.

Manipulated photograph of a naked smiling Pauline Hanson giving birth to a large black baby. The image was made by a Melbourne artist who prefers to remain anonymous and is simply known as ‘the issue’. His work is overtly political.- Hanson’s complaint was the work was pornographic. – Jesse Reynolds on whose home site the image resides asks of miss hanson ‘ which do you regard as pornographic – child birth or black babies?’

Britton, Stephanie. The prying game [How the art world deals with members of the public who are offended by a work.] [online]. Artlink, v.18, no.3, Sept 1998: 9-11. Availability: ISSN: 0727-1239. [cited 11 Mar 11].

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