Art controversy continues for photographs by Fiona Clark

Two photographs from a 1974 gay liberation dance, featuring coarsley worded remarks beside the images, are causing public debate for Tauranga Art Gallery. The works by photographic artist Fiona Clark are included in Te Manawa’s exhibition Now & Then, which has been touring the country since March 2012.

View these recent news articles:
‘Repugnant’ artwork defended –  John Cousins, Bay of Plenty Times
Woman wants Te Manawa photos removed from show – Chris Hyde, Manawatu Standard

Now & Then is on show in Tauranga, until this Sunday 23 June 2013. The exhibition encompasses a selection of more than 39 prominent and currently emerging photographers who continue to push the boundaries of fine art photography in New Zealand. Included in the exhibition are numerous works from the 1975 landmark survey The Active Eye, staged by the then Manawatu Art Gallery.

Related link: – scroll down page for background information on Clark’s images, including historical news clippings relating to The Active Eye exhibition.


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