I have been invited to speak on a panel at Sydney University to discuss nude art, censorship and the Bill Henson scandal. These topics are fascinating to me and I have written about them on my blog at length. The details are below. If you are in Sydney i’d love to see you there!
Tuesday September 6, 1-2pm
Too rude? Nudity, Art and Adolescence
The panel for this Tuesday Talk, in conjunction with the Verge Arts Festival, consists of different experts in contemporary art. Panellists will explore issues surrounding nudity and sexuality in art and particularly the use of young people and children in this art. The Bill Henson scandal in 2008 brought out strong opinions both against and in defence of his work. By talking about their own work and drawing on their areas of expertise our panelists will shed some light on this tricky and divisive issue.
On the panel:
* Joanne Teng – Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre Sydney
* Jennie Rosenbaum – Contemporary figurative artist
* Amy Thornett – recent COFA graduate and photomedia artist
Tuesday Talks are free events and all are welcome. We hope to see you there!
If you can’t make it and or want to ask a question of the panel please post it below or tweet with #Tuesdaytalks at least 20 minutes before the talk ends.