A painting featured in the exhibition, Defying Gravity: Between the Lines, comes with a language warning.
A painting featured in the exhibition, Defying Gravity: Between the Lines, comes with a language warning.

Rude art cause a stir

By LEIGH PRITCHARD

lpritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au

THREE Little Words have caused a stir at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

A painting featured in the exhibition, Defying Gravity: Between the Lines, comes with a language warning.

The gallery has placed a language warning on the door to the studio where the artwork is being displayed.

Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean said the artwork called Three Little Words, by artist Eris Flaus, was covered in common sayings that contain three words. The three sayings in the artwork which have caused offence relate to sex and oral sex.

Mrs McBean said the gallery put up a warning sign after a male gallery patron complained.

"The words are not really clear," she said.

"We had to go and find it."

Mrs McBean said the work explored the idea that language had a history and new sayings were always being created.

Three Little Words is featured in an exhibition by graduate visual arts students from Maclean TAFE, Between the Lines, which opened on March 3.



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