A MELBOURNE artist who won an $8000 award in Wangaratta on Saturday has been interviewed by police in relation to pictures seized from a St Kilda gallery on the weekend.
Paul Yore’s tapestry work, ‘Map’, was announced the winner of the prestigious council-run Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award on Saturday.
But at St Kilda’s Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Yore’s installation ‘Everything’s F…ed’, drew a markedly different reaction, with complaints it amounted to child pornography.
Victoria Police media spokesperson, Senior Constable Melissa Seach, said yesterday that a 25 year old Footscray man had been interviewed in relation to several pictures seized from a business in Acland Street on Saturday.
The man was released pending summons, and charges may include production and possess child pornography.
The artist has said the criticism was ‘extreme censorship’.