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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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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