Saturday, May 31, 2008

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY STRANGE HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA


WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON CULTURE IN THIS COUNTRY, THE ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, WRITERS, ACTORS, POETS, YET WE CANNOT BREAK AWAY FROM OUR CONSERVATIVE, PROVINCIAL, NARROW MINDED PERSPECTIVE, OUR FEAR OF OFFENDING THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WING, THE BIGOTS AND THEIR POLITICAL PUPPETS.
IT IS A SHAMEFUL THING, THE WAY BILL HENSON IS AT THE MOMENT, BEING PORTRAYED AS SOME SORT OF PORNOGRAPHER. HIS WORK, REFLECTING THEMES OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS, HAS BEEN MAINSTREAM FARE IN MOST MAJOR GALLERIES AND COLLECTIONS FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. YET, AT THE COMPLAINT FROM ONE SINGLE PERSON, THE POLICE HAVE ACTED, RAIDING ART GALLERIES, THREATENING LEGAL ACTION. WHAT A PISS POOR BUNCH OF POLITICIANS WE HAVE. JUMP IN AND SUPPORT THE POLICE, AND IN THE CASE OF THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR ARTS, PETER GARRETT, NOTHING, NOT A WORD. PETER GARRETT IS A FRAUD. A ROCK STAR FOR YEARS, A CHAMPION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, GETS INTO GOVERNMENT, AND .......NOTHING. HE IS A TYPICAL CHRISTIAN, LAWYER, IN A SUIT, WITH A SHAVED HEAD. WHAT A DUD! WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worth a thousand words...

Link to interesting video about Bill Henson's photographic work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaEi9ESRB8o

daveallen said...

Looks like a beautiful doco.