tighter nudity restrictions for Australian Artists

the Art Monthly Australia Cover by Polixeni Papapetrou The most repressive aspect of the guidelines is that they require retrospective documentation of compliance for images of nude or partly nude children taken over the last 18 years. This documentation will need to be reviewed by the Classification Board before such images can be exhibited. In…

crusade against nude art harmful rather than helpful to children

[From Paul Rapoport on Nude Children in Aussie Art: Kids need protection, but art isn’t porn – Full Comment ] This is some of the sanest arguing on this subject I have seen…. I believe that they are tackling this issue the wrong way and in a way that will ultimately be more harmful for children…. in other words, “we don’t like the results the classification board is giving so we are going to change them to suit our own means”.

Rudd thinks Children should be neither seen nor heard

here is a bried summary: 06/06 Bill Henson’s Nudes are officially not Porn 03/06 From the mouths of Babes – Bill Henson from the Children’s perspective 30/05 friday nude quotes 29/05 Just because it’s a Nude doesn’t mean it’s Porn 28/05 Community Support for Bill Henson’s Nudes 27/05 Sexualization of Minors in Art 26/05 Bill Henson’s Artworks are Innocent 01/05 Media Furor over Teen Nude I actually feel it’s a badly timed stunt that has probably hurt the cause rather than helped it…. Part of my reasoning in this regard has to do with the fact that Robert Nelson used to be very frank about his dislike of Henson’s works, to now turn around and defend them appears to me as if he has a different agenda…. I do think that Rudd should keep his mouth shut on topics he clearly doesn’t understand, and I certainly think he should apologize to a young girl who has done no harm other than to love being photographed and to stand up for her beliefs .