Police removed works by well-known collage artist Paul Yore's Everything is Fucked installation at a St Kilda gallery in Melbourne on the weekend, after claims the art amounted to child pornography. No charges have yet been laid, although Yore was interviewed by Victoria Police on Monday and released pending a court summons. If charged and found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography. But did the tip-off to police come from someone with an agenda?
The motivation behind the Victorian Police raid on the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is becoming clearer with more research. The Victorian Police are not in the habit of visiting art galleries looking for child pornography, but they are too easily manipulated to do just that by conservative wannabe politicians.