Art and culture are inextricably linked. There is a push …

Comment on Who put Anzac Oval on the agenda as site for art gallery? by Dr Rongo.

Art and culture are inextricably linked. There is a push for a national indigenous arts centre and culture centre. Surely if we want to be serious about this we would start respecting and protecting the cultural assets we already have.
Our town is rich in sacred sites but how many of them are respected. Few if any. Council and governments continue to allow damage to be done to sites.
If we had the right level of respect these could be seen as assets that could become a drawcard for those many tourists wanting some sort of cultural experience.
If we had more respect for culture and sites then perhaps we could justify spending millions on an arts / cultural centre.
That said. If we must build then find an ugly place to beautify, I say opposite Maccas. I think its safe there. The Anzac Hill site and Beaurepairs / Hungry Jacks area as well as the Undoolya Road area proposed by someone are all encroaching on important sacred sites.

Recent Comments by Dr Rongo

Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
Your right Alex, a consensus from local and national groups is needed, but it won’t happen.
The government is not even talking to the Mparntwe traditional owners, actively avoiding them.
One would think that an iconic Indigenous gallery would respect the traditional owners of the land on which it is planned.


Aboriginal gallery: rushed business case yet immediate start?
What’s the news, Edan?


Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
Incompetent bully boys sums it up nicely.


Gallery reference group co-chairpersons announced
We will of course have to forget and avoid, ignore those custodians that have been fighting to protect sacred sites for many many years, and have clearly expressed dissatisfaction with this site and the process.


Independents now ineffective?
It seems the independents are being a lot more effective in standing up for their community than either the government or the so called opposition.


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