Sarah Hope, painter
Artist: Sarah Hope
Confronting Bodies: Wyvern Theatre Management
Dates of Action: December, 2001
Location: Wyvern Theatre Gallery, Swindon, England, UK
Description of Artwork: charcoal drawings of male nudes
The Incident: The drawing were taken down by Swindon Theatre Gallery because they believed they might cause offense to families durring pantomine season.
Results of Incident: The local newspaper, Swindon Evening Advertiser, ran a story on The 15th december 2001 regarding the incident (http://www.sarahhope.com/SwindonEveningAdvertiser.pdf). Hope's drawings were replaced with work by another artist which happened to depict female torsos.
Source: See the Swindon Evening Advertiser newspaper article on my website http://www.sarahhope.com