$2,000,000 a year for a Sydney company to provide opportunities …

Comment on How much of Parrtjima’s $2m goes out of town? by Gammon.

$2,000,000 a year for a Sydney company to provide opportunities to a very small handful of local artists selected by who? How are these artists chosen?
Meanwhile local arts organisations and artists struggle to secure very tightly contested arts grants, where all the money stays in the Territory. The festival I’m guessing pays peanuts to locals (I hear a translator was shocked at the pathetic amount she received for her work) and of course relies on volunteers. How much volunteer time is put in by the Sydney mob with the money? The curator I’m guessing receives a good amount, but fair enough we don’t have anyone here who knows anything about Indigenous culture so we need to import someone. No one capable of curating anything here either of course….
Wouldn’t it be great if the Territory Government could support NT artists and curators etc with 2 million a year instead of some mob of outsiders. Imagine if a home grown festival was supported with that many bucks, we could have an even more vibrant arts sector that engaged with the schools, tradies, local businesses and community all year building skills, infrastructure, friendships and community through the whole year.

Recent Comments by Gammon

Gallery should be all set to go
“If developed properly.” Jeff, that’s the thing this has not been developed properly.
There has been no respect for locals. The government chose the site before any of us knew about the plans and has been trying to bully us ever since.
People travelling from OS or interstate are not going to travel all that way and only go to the gallery.
They will visit other attractions and the town centre wherever the gallery is.
Custodians have been developed, ignored, avoided or hand selected.
Two surveys including the governments own have shown a majority for the gallery but against the Anzac site.
There has been no rational reasoning put forward as to why Anzac is the only possible place.
They have no business case, they have no money no idea and not a lot of support.


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What’s the point of voting for a Labor Party member if they don’t get to represent my interests on an important issue? Who were the eight or so who voted for fracking? How come they get to decide? Why didn’t my member get to represent me, and which way would you have voted, Chansey?


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By 2030 a world class gas hub will most probably be one that is working for the environment and humanity not against it.


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Yep.


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Culturally Jacinta has no authority to do a welcome to Mparntwe. It needs to be an Mparntwe person. It is a tokenistic gesture. How many would leave if told they weren’t welcome?


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