@ Michael Dean, I do not think we can beat …

Comment on National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Michael Dean, I do not think we can beat Quay Branly Museum.
It houses a collection of 3500 indigenous artifacts and artwork from around the world. But Australia’s contribution is unique: apart from 107 pieces in the permanent collection, eight works by Aboriginal artists have been engraved into the museum’s front wall, entrances and ceilings.
Through an ingenious system of mirrors and by extending the paintings onto the exterior window frames, all bar one of the works can be seen through glass from the street. Lit up at night, they make a 24-hour exhibition of Aboriginal art in Paris.
The Aboriginal contribution to the museum is so great that artist Judy Watson, whose work is engraved into the glass and stone of the front wall, says it is as if the artists “are swallowing the building. We are looking out on the street, we are everywhere.”
The museum rooftop display shows Indigenous artist Lena Nyadbi’s work to the world.
The installation is designed to be visible from several different levels of the nearby Eiffel Tower, which draws in around seven million visitors every year.
It will even be visible from space, thanks to satellite mapping technology.

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National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
@Jones “The gallery must be viable, it must draw tourists and help local businesses.”
Does anyone know what is going in the gallery? To draw tourists it must have art/artifacts that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and most of all be supported by the local artists.
“Ryan … was always going to support the Anzac Oval proposal.” If Gunner and Ryan were dead set on Anzac oval, why waste the taxpayers’ money in survey, committees,costly publicity? Especially when the NT is broke and in debts.
“The Aboriginal group, never having to consider profitability in their lives as they are endlessly in the Government’s funding trough …”
Some are taxes and rates payers and they are not the only ones shirking responsibility and living off the efforts of others.


National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
Last evening was an eye opener, showing the ignorance of Aboriginal Culture by all levels of government.
The Custodians get acknowledged at the opening of any/every meeting, but get totally put aside when it comes to making decisions about their land.
No need to wonder why the young Aborigines are lawless when they see the luck of respect given to their elders.


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Horses perish near Santa Teresa
We cry, we fill for all those adult humans who succumbed under the heat and the lack of water, but by there own fault because they should have known better.
But the horrible slow death of those animals is a real tragedy.
Those noble beasts trusted the human who are supposed to love them and care for them, it is called HUSBANDRY, farming animals, done carefully and well.
No coroner to give a verdict? No relatives to complain? No-one to blame? No memorial? No, only the concern of pollution in the creek.
Our value system and standards of ethos and morality should also include how we live with and treat animals.
As Mahatma Gandhi would say: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory? But nothing to stop individuals to change their mind once outside.
Maybe it should be written that “unless you have a death wish and do not realise you will have to pay for your rescue please follow the following guidelines …”
I will always remember this French tourist who asked me if we were a police state, because the Glen Helen resort asked her to be in by 21 pm the night of her booking.
I explained that it is for safety reasons not a police control.
We have to asked: Are we dealing with children or with responsible adults?
The poor girl in King Canyon, was English and educated however she decided to ignore the English warning signs: “Stay two metres away from the edge.”
I know that heartbroken relatives do not want to hear the truth her foolishness causing heartaches, money, but no-one blamed her. I did and still do.
No advice, no signage, will cure foolishness and selfishness.
As a tour guide, I could write a book about the stupid things done by people on holidays.


Tourist perished: Has Coroner’s recommendation been followed?
Any death by accident is tragic, however when it comes to hiking and trekking, there are guidelines which are to be followed in any country by any hiker pro or beginner and anyone with common sense.
• Do not go solo unless your are 200% sure that you will come back.
• Study the country, the terrain, the dangers and read travelers’ blogs.
• Make certain you have everything necessary (water, food, first aid, alarm).
• Tell someone what you intend to do and when you except to be back.
The most important is this: Keep in mind that while you are free to explore, to be independent.
To enjoy your holidays or free time your lack of planning could affect those who will have to come to your rescue if you fail to plan your trip carefully.


Air race re-enactment government’s latest financial folly
Gunner is the reincarnation of Nero, “fiddling while Rome is burning”.
Gunner is becoming decadent and unpopular like Nero. Gunner is an ineffectual leader in a time of crisis.
Fiddling, after all, can also mean that a person is expending energy or and money on something useless or misguided.
Gunner = Nero.


When good news breeds more
Excellent, this is the proof that with good will and common sense, negative can be turn into positive and that any problems (even alcohol) facing Indigenous Australians can be conquered without the help of negative bureaucrats.


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