Rolf Harris.
Rolf Harris. INM

What should happen to the Rolf Harris paintings?

ROLF Harris was known for his funny songs, colourful paintings and playing a wobble board with ease but now all he is known for is being convicted of 12 counts of abusing young girls, one of whom was aged seven or eight.

The 84-year-old was convicted of attacks on four victims between 1968 and 1986, after the jury of six men and six women deliberated the case for more than 33 hours and into an eighth day.

During his trial, which opened on 9 May, prosecutors claimed that the entertainer was a "Jekyll and Hyde" character who had a dark side to his personality and used his fame to abuse under-age girls with impunity.

Once regarded by a UK audience as a national treasure, Harris had enjoyed years of success, bringing him a multi-million pound fortune and the opportunity to paint the Queen.

During a 60-year showbusiness career, the honours for Rolf Harris kept rolling in: BBC TV Personality of the Year, chart-topping star, MBE, CBE, Queen's portraitist, multimillionaire.

Rolf Harris.
Rolf Harris. Wikimedia Commons/Figaro

But the question still remains, what should be done about his paintings hanging in many towns all over the world?

Bundagerg Regional Council is yet to make a decision on whether or not artwork produced by Australian artist Rolf Harris will remain on show at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre in Bundaberg's CBD.

The council said they would discuss the removal of the artwork at the next available meeting on July 14 after the artist was found guilty of indecent assault earlier this week.

Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said the artwork - a colourful landscape image of Ayres Rock - has been on display at the entertainment centre for more than two decades.

"Mr Harris produced the image after performing at the Moncrieff back in 1992. Apparently it was something that he whipped up following his show," Cr Forman said.

What do you think should be done with Rolf Harris' paintings?

This poll ended on 19 July 2014.

Current Results

Destroy them all

21%

Leave them where they are

36%

Take them out of public view

13%

Sell them and donate the money to a charity

17%

I'm not worried what happens to them

11%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 



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