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Freedom of Speech: Australia Remains Silent

Articles, Australia, Blog, Censorship, General, News

December 16, 2008

The following article was originally published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on October 13, 2008. It was then re-published in the FONAS Fine Arts Magazine – Summer Edition, 2008 By Reuben Brand In the wake of the Bill Henson fiasco that divided the nation, robust discussion on Australia’s...

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Art, Australia and Censorship

Articles, Australia, Blog, Censorship

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in Wed Diary on October 08, 2008: By Reuben Brand In the wake of the Bill Henson fiasco Australians have become divided in the debate over art vs. pornography and censorship vs. freedom of expression. Australia’s censorship laws came under tight scrutiny at an Arts...

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Art in the Heart of the Junction

Australia, Blog

December 16, 2008

The following article was published in the Bondi View Newspaper on July 28, 2008: Art in the heart of the Junction By Reuben Brand Waverley Council has plans for a new public artwork in the heart of Bondi Junction, and is calling on local artists to pick up their paintbrushes. The new project calls for...

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Armed Robbery in Newtown

Articles, Australia, Blog, General, News

August 31, 2008

The following article was published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on August 31, 2008: I was the first journalist on the scene and covered the story as the robbery took place. By Reuben Brand The manhunt continues for three armed men who fled empty handed after an attempted bank robbery in Newtown last...

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Poultry Parable for Homeless Youth

Australia, Blog, General, Illustration

August 12, 2008

The following cartoon was published in Eureka Street on August 12, 2008 alongside an article by John Honner about the state of Australia’s homeless youth: “There’s much fear around. I’m generally concerned that the sky may fall in. I’m personally troubled that my super fund is...

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Forum Rejects Call for Arts Watchdog

Art & Design, Articles, Australia, Blog

August 7, 2008

The following article was published in the Sydney City Hub Newspaper on June 19, 2008 By Reuben Brand Australia’s censorship laws came under tight scrutiny at an Arts Censorship Forum convened after the recent furore surrounding artist Bill Henson’s latest exhibition. Hetty Johnston, executive director...

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Converting Paisley the Irish Demagogue

Art & Design, Blog, Illustration, Politics

June 8, 2008

The following cartoon was published in Eureka Street on May 27, 2008 alongside an article by Frank O’Shea about Northern Ireland’s infamous Ian Paisly....

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Henson off the Hook

Australia, Blog, Politics

April 7, 2008

The following article was published in the Bondi View on June 13, 2008. By Reuben Brand Controversial photographer Bill Henson will not be charged over allegations of child pornography, as the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions informed police that there were no substantial grounds for convicting Mr Henson...

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