"> Name: Nicole Boenig McGrade's photo, "Kids in Suburbia," was removed from Subiaco Library exhibit because the children's shirts were off.

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Australia



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Artist: Nicole Boenig McGrade

Confronting Bodies: Subiaco Library, Perth

Date of Action: early January, 2009.

Specific Location: Perth, Australia

Description of Artwork: "Kids in Suburbia," a black and white photo which shows an 18-month-old boy and his three-year-old sister both with their shirts off, playing on a sidewalk. There are two buckets and some chalk.

Description of Incident: Earlier this month, photographer Nicole Boenig McGrade submitted her picture, "Kids in Suburbia," for an exhibition at the Subiaco Library in Perth. Concerned that the photo might prompt complaints, the exhibition organizer suggested it be left out and Boenig McGrade agreed.

Results of Incident: The photo was taken out of the exhibit.

Source: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24973227-5013404,00.html and http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24974160-5005941,00.html

Submitted By: Teresa Koberstein, NCAC

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