Daily Archives: May 24, 2008

Kevin Rudd as art critic

I have a go at the Bill Henson porno/photography issue on Ninglun’s Specials: But is it art? In today’s Australian Bill Leak leaves no doubts about where he stands:


See also In days of future past by “Jack the Insider” in the Oz.

Meanwhile, politicians and professional hand-wringers have had a field day.

“(Bill Henson) has a tendency to depict children naked and that is porn,” said Hetty Johnston, Executive Director and founder of child protection group Bravehearts.

This morning, Prime Minister Rudd let everyone know what he thought of Henson’s work: “Kids deserve to have the innocence of their childhood protected. I have a very deep view of this. For God’s sake, let’s just allow kids to be kids.

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