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A Liberal MP Thinks This Painting Of A Bum Is Too Rude For Parliament

One MP says it is.

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Liberal MP Craig Kelly is a bit upset about some rude art hanging around Parliament House in Canberra.

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The painting is hanging in parliament house as part of its "The Art Of Shakespeare" exhibition currently being held by the Bell Shakespeare company.

Sharpe herself is a winner of both the Archibald and Sulman prizes and was the first woman wince WWII to be appointed to observe Australian soldiers in the battlefield when she documented our peacekeeping mission in East Timor in 1999.

Kelly told BuzzFeed News that his main issue with the painting is its location within parliament house. He also says he'd like to see more Indigenous art on display.

"The Parliamentary Art department has some wonderful pieces, but in storage, so nobody sees them," he said.

Greens MP Adam Bandt reckons it's a nice bum.

Lib MP says this art is inappropriate for Parl House, but(t) there's more to art than country landscapes #thisisart

  1. So, you tell us. Is this bare bum too naughty for the beating heart of Australian democracy?

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    Yes, the bum is too naughty and it must go.
    No, keep the bum. It's a nice bum.

A Liberal MP Thinks This Painting Of A Bum Is Too Rude For Parliament

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So, you tell us. Is this bare bum too naughty for the beating heart of Australian democracy?
  1.  
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    Yes, the bum is too naughty and it must go.
  2.  
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    No, keep the bum. It's a nice bum.

BuzzFeed News has contacted Craig Kelly to ask him why he hates the bum.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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