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Student’s art hit with ban

AN art student at Solihull College has been barred from exhibiting her work at an end of course show.

AN art student at Solihull College has been barred from exhibiting her work at an end of course show.

Sara Fear has spent three years working towards her BA in Fine Art at the Blossomfield Road campus but has been told her nude paintings are too explicit to display and could offend visitors.

The 43-year-old said: “My work challenges many opinions on the aesthetic of erotic art and pornography.

“This raises issues of morality, prudery and hypocrisy. My intention is to demonstrate how the proliferation of pornography through the advances of technology, has influenced our society.

“In accordance with the requirements of completing a BA Fine Art course, it is necessary I exhibit my final work within the establishment of where I have studied. However this has been proving difficult.”

Sara, who lives in Shirley, said she asked that an over 18s policy be applied to her exhibits but college bosses refused and said her work could not be exhibited at all.

“A spokesman for Solihull College said: “A couple of Sara Fear’s paintings have not been displayed in the exhibition area.

“However her other work will be on display at the Fine Art Show. This has not affected her course assessment, where all of her work was available.”

 

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