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RUDD AND GILLARD 1984 ! [Oct. 5th, 2008|01:12 pm]
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Bill Henson Art at the Oxley9 Gallery (on-line)

WARNING: Clicking on the above link may result in the viewing of images of children described by deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard (news.com) as disturbing and something she was very concerned about.

The image Untitled #8, 2007/08 HL SH14 N28 appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald "Good Weekend" edition dated Saturday October 4th and may be the image referred to in this article (news.com)

School visit a model of decorum Rachel Browne
October 5, 2008

In his book, The Henson Case, Marr describes how Henson was interested in photographing two children at the school, a boy and a girl. The girl's parents declined the invitation. The boy's parents were asked through the principal. They agreed and he went on to model. His photograph was run in yesterday's Good Weekend magazine.

Henson told Marr the boy in question was never photographed nude.

"The photographs of the boy have never been complained about, they have never been seized and one of the photographs is in the Good Weekend."

I have the issue of "The Good Weekend" in question in my hands at this very moment. The alternative to the image above (which appears to be partially nude and female) appears to face the article "The Artist Stripped Bare" and depicts a couple approaching embrace with the male and the female of the species seemingly clothed. I'll hide it away in case (along with all the other stuff what I've got here - excluding K-Mart catalogues - referred to in the article as being considered by some as material considered suitable for "wonking" (never could spell that word) lest the authorities knock on the door and seize them - as happened to a journalist in Canberra writing an article related to Japan recently.

The video tapes of rape (returned by agencies of the Government and confirmed by them to be "inoffensive") I'll leave in the box they sent them in. I don't think I have any worries with those.


No doubt K-Mart catalogues will soon be banned (especially the on-line version.)

15% off "All Totally Ghoul Halloween Costumes" ?? Hmmmm... Perhaps I've got the wrong country.