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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 5. 1964.

Art or Rubbish?

Art or Rubbish?

Dear Sir, Whoever organised the "fine arts" display for the University festival might profitably have exercised a little more discrimination in selecting work for display. The present exhibition includes a smattering of second-rate stuff by well known artists, and a number of works by students that one would be loth to hang in the lavatory. The fact that they are students and not professional artists may have been the excuse for allowing them to perpetrate such rubbish, but the work of outside artists should not have been displayed simply because the poor folk had stuff on their hands that they couldn't get rid of anywhere else.

Praise to M. King for "Omega" and to perhaps half a dozen other artists, but the display as a whole flops horribly.

I am, etc.,

J. Murphy.