Mr Henson pulled out of the exhibition on Wednesday just minutes after advertiser. Survey: Are Henson's photos provocative art or pornography? Mr Henson's work has been the subject of police action at similar exhibitions in New South Wales and Victoria. The detective, Brevet Sergeant Michael Newbury, wrote to Mr Weatherill — in a private capacity — expressing his concern the exhibition may include graphic images of naked teenage children similar to those that prompted police action at exhibitions in New South Wales and Victoria. More: Gallery won't put rating system on photos. We would never have contemplated showing anything of the type Mr Newbury suggests might have been shown.
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Updated March 09, The celebrated photographer is her godfather, and from the moment she was born via caesarean section, Henson has been documenting her time in the world. Speaking publicly for the first time about her experience working with Henson, Heyward described a close and collaborative relationship. So I was very intrigued.
TEN images of a young female taken by photographer Bill Henson are ''bona fide artwork'', according to the Commonwealth censor who has granted it an unrestricted classification. The photographs are part of a show next month at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Henson's first since his controversial exhibition at the Paddington gallery in Bill Henson and an image from his new exhibition. Credit: Adam Hollingworth.
THE art world has denounced a "dark day in Australian culture" after police seized up to 21 photos of naked children and said they would lay charges over an exhibition by renowned Australian artist Bill Henson. While Prime Minister Kevin Rudd described the works as "revolting" and devoid of artistic merit, the art community has come out strongly on the side of Henson, rejecting the accusation that his works are pornographic. At 3pm yesterday, police announced charges would be laid under the NSW and Commonwealth crimes acts for publishing an indecent article.