Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nude art censored

Just in case you thought this only happens in post-1800s American public art:
A GROUP of Bundaberg artists are out to show that art cannot be censored in the region by announcing plans to hold a nude-only art exhibition.
The move comes after vision-impaired artist Dennis Mealor's naked photograph of a mature-aged woman, titled Viva Italia, was suddenly withdrawn from the Bundaberg Arts Festival without an explanation last month.
Jacky Poulter, and about seven other volunteers with the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG), will hold "Just Nudes" at the Dirty Linen Artspace next March.
The group is calling itself the BRAG Traders, and has created the independent exhibition because of the expulsion of Mr. Mealor's artwork from the 2013 festival.
Details  here...

And (Oh yeah...) Bundaberg Arts Festival: You suck! The winners of the 2013 festival are here, and "Placoderm" by John Olson actually rocks!

PS - Anybody knows what "acquisitive" means? Cough, cough...