Having spent time recently at this luminary exhibition, I can …

Comment on The eternal chase: songlines of the Seven Sisters by Pip McManus.

Having spent time recently at this luminary exhibition, I can affirm that Kieran’s article succeeds in a wonderfully evocative way to convey both the narrrative grandeur and troubled sexual entanglements of the Kungkarangkalpa exhibition.
An ancient cautionary tale that indeed resonates just as strongly across cultures today.

Recent Comments by Pip McManus

Gallery business case: still no answers to the big questions
Could not agree more Kieran.
Especially in light of the latest Braitling Brief from Dale Wakefield which I received yesterday.
Not only does it talk about the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs as a fait accompli, it makes absurdly (in my view) unrealistic forecasts as to the money it will deliver, and fails to mention that the commissioned business case cost a quarter of a million dollars (while providing very little new information and with no reference as to the possible impact on the Araluen Arts Precinct).
Oh, and this media release notes: “In August we released the independent business case for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, prepared by Ernst and Young”.
Independent of whose interests precisely?
Not to mention their spelling of “Mbantua”.
Include this as a phonetic guide – yes certainly, but why not use the Arrernte orthography?


Youth crisis: broken window of tolerance
Thanks Rainer for such a well considered and compassionate observation of the issues underlying youth disaffection and crime in our town. Every child needs a resourceful and caring adult, preferably family, to look out for them – every day. A starting point for this government would be to devote more energy and resources into assisting responsible kin to provide the basic needs of food and safety.


Extreme variability: local climate change right now
Excellent article Kieran. As someone who has lived here for more than three decades the altered landscape, both literally (oceans of buffel grass, plagues of grasshoppers),and evidentially (rainfall and temperature records) is beyond arguing about. Hell may freeze over in the long run, Mr Bell, but much sooner and more likely, the frogs who insist on staying in the pot of simmering water will be unable to jump out or turn the gas off.


Farewell, Iain Campbell
A gentle and generous man whose commitment to his sense of place and perception of the world always rang true in his paintings. The legacy of his art provides an enduring window to a particular aspect of Alice over many decades. My condolences to Mandy and family. Vale Iain.


Caterpillars as big as a mountain are starving
Thanks Fiona, for a thought provoking and multi layered reflection on this place we are lucky enough to call home.


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