I am glad to hear Harrow Council is following 'Government Guidelines for Public Viewing'; isn't that what they should be doing?
Last year The Barn held an exhibition which included a male statue reclining on the floor 'masturbating'.
Yes it's art and its all very clever to talk about the symbolism, etc, but let's also not forget this is a public place.
In fact the Harrow Museum is where people come to see things - they even bring their children for a look at what is there, and I doubt the average parent wants to explain such an image lying there before you. I am sure the current artist displaying what appears to be a nude crucifixion scene thinks his art is not 'particular-ly explicit', but to be honest I don't really care.
For many he offends religious decency if what I see appears to be what I see, but as I said, I am pleased Harrow Council is following 'Government Guidelines for Public Viewing' and if your principles do not allow you to place your art in a side room for those who are interested and who want to see them, perhaps that tells you something as well - the shock value is intended to be more entertaining than the image actually is.