In February 1964, the authorities got their togas in a tangle over the front page of the satirical magazine Oz’s edition number 6 as a sculpture by Tom Bass was portrayed as a public urinal. (photo via Wikipedia). The Canberra Times of 27 February 1965 reported the successful appeal of the three men to their convictions and prison sentences.
In March this year, The Australian’s Arts section interviewed Richard Neville and Richard Walsh to remember when the editorial trio, that included Martin Sharp, pushed the boundaries in an age when Australia wasn’t quite up to the shocks to its sensibilities.
Vale Martin Sharp.