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Letter of Support (BlogSpot) [Jun. 8th, 2008|07:35 pm]
Bob Bain
Open Letter in support of Bill Henson
From Creative Australia 2020 Summit representatives

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Letter of Support for Bill Henson (blogspot)..

On May 22 2008, the opening night of Australian photographer Bill Henson's exhibition at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney was raided by NSW Police and many photographs confiscated. This action prompted a huge public furore, in which Henson was accused of producing child pornography and threatened with prosecution.

The police raids, which were followed by raids on other galleries, the extreme rhetoric surrounding the controversy and the threat of prosecution have prompted deep concerns both within and outside the arts community. The police have referred their investigation to the Director of Public Prosecutions for further advice.

On Wednesday May 28, members of the Creative Stream of the Australia 2020 Summit wrote an Open Letter in support of Bill Henson which was widely reported in the press. Many people have asked if they could also add their name to the Open Letter to support Bill Henson. This blog has been made to permit this. In order to add your name, please post your name and your location as a comment at the bottom of the letter.

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