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Public Forum in Sydney on Art Censorship [Jun. 9th, 2008|07:58 pm]
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Art Censorship - the Bigger Picture (pdf)

Art Censorship: the Bigger Picture’ is the title of a public forum to be held on 12th June in Sydney. In the interests of stimulating some informed and thoughtful public debate, a group of highly respected speakers will take a measured look at the topic in light of the furore surrounding recent censorship of the work of well-known artist Bill Henson.

The forum is co-convened by Watch on Censorship a community organisation with the goal of protecting and promoting the rights of adult Australians to freedom of speech and expression in all media, and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), the peak body representing and advancing the professional interests of the Australian visual arts, craft and design sector. The event is also proudly sponsored by Frankel Lawyers: arts, media and entertainment.

The forum will run from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 12th June 2008, at the Foundation Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The evening’s proceedings will be introduced by Margaret Pomeranz, ABC TV film critic and President of Watch on Censorship. The discussions will be chaired by David Marr, lawyer, writer and journalist and Vice President of Watch on Censorship.

Thanks to Mike Meloni for the event details