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.

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