[LINK] the Bill Henson 'mistake' - Conroy
stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Mar 27 15:28:14 EST 2009
On 27/03/2009, at 3:09 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> SBS's Insight program looked at this in June 2008. Was it the site
> or the
> photograph that is rated PG?
>> Charges were never laid against the artist and the Classification
>> Board rated the image PG - but the debate continues...
These are different cases.
The SBS story refers to the incident where a Sydney art gallery
exhibiting Henson's work mailed out an invitation which include one of
his photos. Police were called in. A Classification Board member has
told me they didn't look at the work in the exhibition itself (they
were never formally asked), but at the use of a Henson photo on news
This week's reports of Henson imagery (incorrectly) in the ACMA
blacklist is one page of a website of "young male beauty".
Since the ACMA blacklist works at the granularity of the URL, it wold
be the "page" that is rated. However one PG image on an otherwise G-
rated page would presumably make the page PG.
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