Greens arts spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the Liberal’s art attacks are continuing, this time with Craig Kelly picking a fight with the art in Parliament House. Mr Bandt called on the new Arts Minister to end these ridiculous attacks and restore independence to Australian art by scrapping plans to set up the National Program for Excellence in the Arts.
“The Liberal’s arts attack continues with Craig Kelly this time having a go at what’s art and what’s not,” Mr Bandt said.
“This is exactly why we can’t have public arts funding subject to the whim of the Arts Minister of the time.”
“Art is more than country landscapes. The human body is far from the most offensive thing on show in this building. MPs who vote to lock kids up in detention then complain about a bare buttock have a lot of hide.”
“New Arts Minister Mitch Fifield must end the Liberal’s arts attack and immediately restore independence to Australian arts by scrapping Brandis’ NPEA and returning this funding to the Australia Council.”
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