I came away from last night’s meeting impressed with the …

Comment on National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table by Hal Duell.

I came away from last night’s meeting impressed with the depth of comments on this issue. Of particular note were Cr. Satour’s comments about priorities for Alice, questioning why an art gallery was taking precedence over social ills such as domestic violence and disaffected youth, and Cr Banks’ grasp of the larger legal issues involved.
I hope both councillors get a chance to serve as Deputy Mayor during the term of this Council so we and they can see how they might fit into a larger role.

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National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
The biggest error of the Gunner / Ryan approach to this project was to conflate a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Gallery with selling tourist trinkets to the punters on Todd Mall.
Big mistake. Now Gunner is looking foolish, Ryan is a lame-duck mayor and the gallery will likely go to South Australia.
The only obvious winner in this schmozzle is the Centralian Advocate who managed to sell several full page advertisements spruiking the Anzac site at, I think, $4,000 a pop.
An avoidable own-goal if ever there was one.


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


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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.


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@ 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.


The gallery fiasco (continued)
This whole schmozzle of a National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs has been hijacked on every level.
Those pushing for it to be built here have confused national with local, any sniff of “Indigenous” has become sidelined and twisted into bureaucratic cultural appropriation and commercial concerns have trumped art.
I guess the gallery remains a gallery.
Yuk!


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