@ 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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Megafauna museum: Locals outnumber tourists
Because I am very curious about all sorts of statistics I rang the museum and asked how those figures are created.
I was told: “We simply ask people if they are locals or visitors.”
Interesting, as I have never been asked.


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Overseas 975; Alice Springs 3279; domestic tourists 1214 with “NT other” (363), Victoria (229) and NSW (225) topping the list.
How were those numbers are worked out?
[ED – They were supplied by the museum.]


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Great idea. Excellent for the tourists who do not have a car and or cannot afford a tour bus.


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@TJ: What happens when they talk about sacred sites and cultural issues concerning the women?
In traditional Anangu society, men and women have distinct but equally important roles, performing specific tasks that benefit the whole community.
There are male sacred sites (men’s business) which are forbidden to women and women’s sacred sites (women’s business) which are forbidden to men.
National Park Management Plan 2020: The Working Together painting by Jennifer Taylor Uluru-Kata Tjuta has a central circle representing the park.
The twelve seated figures are the members of the Board of Management: Four pairs of male and female Anangu (the brown) and four Piranpa (the white).
So could you explain your comment regarding Barb?


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@ Local 1: I am in total agreement. Ming Lai has a case: Employers have rights and responsibilities regarding workplace health and safety. A duty of care exists to provide for the protection to the health, safety and welfare of workers and others within a workplace.
An employers’ responsibility includes:
• Ensuring workers receive sufficient information, instruction and training in the work that the worker may be required to perform.
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