Paul Yore: Battling controversy with love and labour

In light of his upcoming survey at ACCA, ArtsHub spoke with Paul Yore looking back at the past decade of his career and how controversies impacted his art.

Now celebrated as one of Australia’s most provoking artists and LGBTQIA+ wonder child, there was a time when the work of Paul Yore sparked outrage.

Almost hitting the decade mark since his works were dismissed against accusations of child pornography, homophobia and removed from the first iteration of Sydney Contemporary (Hugo Michell Gallery brought the artist’s work this year for a trailblazing comeback), the Australia Centre for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA) survey exhibition Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH opens this week to examine the artist’s career and ethos.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_