28 Apr 2019

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards uses art to make a point

From Standing Room Only, 12:48 pm on 28 April 2019

The Privacy Commission has turned to an art space for people living on the margins of society to help raise awareness of the issue of personal privacy.

Commissioner John Edwards is working with Vincents Art Workshop and its artists on an exhibition to promote Privacy Week 2019

Vincents artists have created works with the theme of Hidden In Plain Sight.   They look at how to safeguard our privacy in an age where personal information is collected, traded and sold - often without the consent of the individual.

John had an association with Vincents before taking up the Commissioner's role and wanted to find a way to harness the artists' perspective on privacy to help spread the word.  Lynn Freeman talks with John Edwards and with one of the artists, Hilary Staples.

The exhibition Hidden In Plain Sight opens on May 1 at Vincents Art Workshop in Wellington.

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