Here is a question for all those interested in and …

Comment on Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park by Hal Duell.

Here is a question for all those interested in and commenting on the proposed National Indigenous Art Gallery.
If you personally were asked to fund, build and guarantee such an immensely important project, would you entrust it to the Northern Territory Government and the Alice Springs Town Council?

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Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park
Unless something has happened recently, ASTC still owns Anzac Oval.
I find myself wondering how long before the new government in SA announces Federal funding for an “iconic national indigenous art gallery” on the site of the old Adelaide Royal Hospital.
We in Alice still say we own this project. It’s ours by right. It would be unthinkable to built it elsewhere in Australia.
Questions: Do the aldermen in Adelaide require protective escorts on their way to and from council meetings? Are pedestrians scared to walk on North Terrace after the sun goes down? What was it the captain of the Titanic said just before encountering that iconic iceberg? Something about full speed ahead?
Changing metaphors here, but the Gunner government is beginning to resemble nothing so much as an iconic rabbit in the headlights.


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Police want parents to stop youth crime
One reason, perhaps the biggest reason, why government authorities are scared shitless to do anything about the kids running wild in Alice is they fear being tarred with the “stolen generations” brush.
Why the Indigenous authorities do nothing is anyone’s guess. Mine is that they are scared of them, or scared of the payback that any action on their part would generate.


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Multiple devices? Multiple addresses? Sounds like Putin did it.


SA budget allocation may put paid to Alice gallery: Higgins
The way to reinvigorate the CBD is not through investing in an art gallery or a cultural centre, but by investing in people.
Build attractive modern flats and populate the area. I understand there are no zoning impediments to doing that.
A skate park at the river end of Parson’s Street would breathe life into many who just hang around, and they hang around because it still is our CBD. We’ve just made a mess of it is all.


Gallery: What we need to know before we spend a cent
@ Maya: Posted August 31, 2018 at 11:41 am.
With a nod to Russell Guy, and now the Melanka site comes into play. That is, if we’re talking about an art gallery, and not a Cultural Centre.
This could be what we’ve been looking for.


Anonymous donation doesn’t fix conflict of interest for council
It is a very good thing Cr Banks has done. Good for her own image as a Councillor of transpanency, and good for ASTC.
I’m thinking of those councils in trouble over in Queensland, and I wonder how much of that trouble might have been avoided if every council employee, whether elected or hired, had known from their first day that there were NO free lunches.
I think, and I like to think, that our Council is without reproach. Let’s keep it that way.


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