David Marr is touring the east coast of Aus to discuss the Bill Henson controversy and his new book The Henson Case. He’ll be in Brisbane on Wednesday the 8th of October, in Melbourne Thursday the 9th of October, and Sydney Monday the 13th. Full details below.
Marr’s new book ‘examines the pornography/art debate with exclusive interviews with Bill Henson, members of the NSW police force, child abuse campaigners and important figures in the Australian arts scene.’
Looks like it’s definitely worth checking out.
Free, 7PM 9/10/2008, Cinema Nova, Lygon Court, Carlton
Bookings essential: Call 9347 6633 or visit here for email address
$20.00, 6.30pm, 13/10/2008, The Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, University of Sydney
Bookings online or Box Office on 9351 7940.
In the meantime, Marr has a brief audio visual presentation of the case here.
Also. ‘Is censorship overtaking art?’ Bill Henson talks about creating art in the face of outrage in SMH Good Weekend (print edition I believe) – this Saturday.