Outcry over prestigious KZN school 'satanic' art

Outcry over prestigious KZN school 'satanic' art

A private school in Richards Bay at the centre of a religious outcry over an art installation, says an internal probe is under way.

Grantleigh High School

The artwork by a matric pupil was displayed at Grantleigh High School's end-of-year art exhibition.

Among other things, it depicts Jesus Christ as a clown.

The artwork also includes horned figures made of paper mache with pages of a bible.

Parent, Pastor Andrew Anderson posted a video of the art project on social media calling it a disgrace, and against the ethos of the school. 

He says it's demonic and blasphemous.

"The picture says it all, you will get people who will say that that is art. That is not art, that is absolutely completely a mockery of someone else's faith," says Anderson. 

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Some social media users agree with him, while others argue it's an artistic expression.

In a letter to parents, the school's executive head Andrew Norris says while they have taken cognisance of the allegations, they don't condone hate speech, religious intolerance, cyberbullying and misrepresentation of the school's brand.

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