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Pyrmont Events: “The Henson Case: Art and Panic” with David Marr

bill henson1 Pyrmont Events: The Henson Case: Art and Panic with David MarrCome along Pyrmont Village and hear the complete story behind the Bill Henson photographs that created national attention earlier this year when the images were removed from an exhibition and Henson was questioned for child pornography. The lecture by David Marr is presented by Sydney Ideas and Gleebooks.

Marr wrote “The Henson Case” and will reveal the full story behind why the photos were removed and the people who were involved. “The Henson Case” provides a thorough examination of the censorship debate and includes exclusive interviews with Bill Henson, campaigners against child abuse, key figures in the arts world in Australia and members of the NSW police.

David Marr is author of award winning biography “Patrick White: A Life” and “Dark Victory” and a journalist. He was previously a reporter on Four Corners, a presenter on the Arts Today program by Radio National and hosted ABC Media Watch.

When: Monday, 13 October 2008
Where: Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr Cleveland St and City Rd, Chippendale, Sydney
Time: 6:30pm
Entry: $20 general/$15 student
Bookings: Book Online at the Seymour Box Office or call (02) 9351 7940

Image by Brisbane Times.

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