I have read a number of very negative reports on the Australian Art Exhibition in London. I have not seen it but a recurrent criticism is that it is too “representative” at the expense of quality. Commercial aboriginal art is described as “tourist tat” which, in my judgment, is a fair and accurate description although […]
This is power shepherding. Literally brilliant.
The artist Bill Henson’s visit to a school to find young children he could potentially photograph is entirely innocent and the hysteria being generated by all sides of politics about it should stop. What is happening is a Salem-type witch-hunt cloaked by claims of ‘protecting children’. Now the unfortunate school master who apparently approved the visit is […]