What is the real cost of this project: demolition, relocation, …

Comment on National Indigenous Gallery advisors: ‘Release full report’ by Evelyne Roullet.

What is the real cost of this project: demolition, relocation, closure of art galleries in town = empty shops?
Human costs: Upset residents who will leave because Alice is not their town any longer?
Why come especially to Alice Springs for Aboriginal Art when there are huge collections in all world museums, especially the Vatican.
The seven State and Territory institutions of Australia from Perth to Brisbane all have major collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Buying other art from the past will prove expensive; and an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery that relies only on future product will surely fail as “an international cultural landmark”. Alice Springs will have to have something UNIQUE! What?

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National Indigenous Gallery advisors: ‘Release full report’
“The Chief Minister declaration yesterday that the government preferred site is the Anzac Hill precinct is not yet in the bag. It only opens discussions with other stakeholders. So I hope.”
Relax Maya, by the time they decided, and start to demolish the old Anzac school, South Australia will have built the National Gallery


Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
I agree with you Janet, bandaids government not only is all wrong, but it underlines the paternalistic colonialist ideas.
This mentality characterises the restriction of the freedom and responsibilities of subordinates or dependants in their supposed interest.
We look after you doctrine of cultural hierarchy and supremacy, as you are incapable to look after yourselves, we keep you in the gutters and we all have a jobs.


Fiscal emergency: Get rid of Ministers, says Opposition
How to we get a round ball to fit into a square hole? It is feasible and mathematically the round ball in a square hole fits easier and better that a cube in a round hole. The question is who is or are the round hole, the round ball, the square hole, the cube?
We have unusual individualists (by our standards) who could or would not fit into a niche or category with our majority.
May be we have to get outside the square we are in and see reality from a new perspective.


End of search for Monika Billen
RIP, Monika. Very sad indeed. Maybe the hotel could have alert or emergency beacons to lend or hire to the visitors (mobile phones do not have coverage most of the time outside of Alice), with hiking advice pinned on the room doors.


Drug dog sniffs out grog runners
Ntharipe Observer: You have excellent points to argue the dilemma caused by alcohol. However, you make it sound like in a community there are more violent alcoholics than responsible men and women.
Groups similar to Neighbourhood Watch could be formed, supported by the local police.
Neighbourhood Watch is a successful community-based crime prevention program aimed at the protection of property and personal safety.
It is not simple but can be done as it must be easy to spot a foreign cars entering or visiting the community.
No question of martial arts or any other physical violence: Citizen arrest should be enough and if followed by the destruction of the vehicle would send a message to traffickers.


Firm ‘no’ from PM, Scullion to bailing out ‘bankrupt’ Territory
Uluru and Kata Tjuta, like Kakadu, is Federal domain. Why does a Federal Government help a Labor Government?


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