Liberal MP prefers Shakespeare sans Bottom

An artwork inspired by Macbeth’s witches has been dubbed ‘appalling’ by the Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly. The result is a Twittersphere full of bum jokes.
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Wendy Sharpe’s The Witches (detail).

Wendy Sharpe’s painting The Witches, part of a touring exhibition celebrating Bell Shakespeare’s 25th anniversary that is currently on show at Parliament House, has scandalised Federal MP Craig Kelly.

On his Facebook page, Kelly called the artwork in question ‘appalling’.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts