|Olympia Nelson defends artistic images of herself
||[Jul. 7th, 2008|09:03 pm]
From the ABC1 news 7th. July 2008
Issues relating to the July 2008 edition of "Art Monthly Australia"
"I love the photos so much" Olympia Nelson
"These people with Art Monthly have deliberately sought to provoke."
Brendan Nelson (Leader of the Federal Opposition)
"If we are to .... determine that any nude image of a child is.. pornographic .. I think that's an extreme outcome"
John Stanhope (ACT Chief Minister)
I purchased a copy of the magazine at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this afternoon. It was the last one they have in stock. There were several copies available in Border's bookshop, Westfield Plaza, Church Street Parramatta. This is NOT the store raided by police last week - now selling Paris Hilton VHS tapes ($15) and DVDs ($40).
I also purchased a fully licensed t-shirt of Pope Benedict ($25). As a Catholic and officially approved item of merchandise it is by it's very nature in no way offensive. I now have two collector's items. I rather like the t-shirt. It makes me feel closer to the divine - even if the Pope is somewhat ugly.
The New South Wales rail union has called a strike for one of the days Pope Benedict is in Sydney. Telstra are currently running a "purchase a prepaid cellular phone papal SIM card" and those who keep the connection alive stand the chance of being selected to take part in the Papal Mass.
I wandered into the Botanical gardens and was confronted by a Sex and Death exhibition involving flora.
Pictures to follow (subject to censorship law regarding depictions of the reproductive functions of plants and vegetables).