"> Name: Anti-war art display banned in Australia

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Australia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumMixed Media

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Artist: Zanny Begg

Confronting Bodies: Mayor Leo Kelly

Date of Action: 2005

Specific Location: Blacktown, Australia

Description of Artwork: Life-size paper cutouts of an American soldier in military fatigues, holding a gun. Begg had planned to post the works, carrying the slogan "Checkpoint for Weapons of Mass Distraction," in public places around Blacktown.

Description of Incident: The mayor banned the display because it deals with the US war on terror. This is part of the ongoing interference with the work of the Blacktown Arts Centre.

Results of Incident: The Art Centre funding is threatened. The cardboard soldiers are on display on the street outside of Mori Gallery in Sidney.

Source: The Sun-Herald

Submitted By: NCAC

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