Sarah Hope, painter

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Date: 2001

Region: Europe

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting


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