Any Aboriginal Art gallery should be put in the Desert …

Comment on Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes by Perrule.

Any Aboriginal Art gallery should be put in the Desert Knowledge precinct.
It’s the right place for it.
The gallery should be put in a culturally appropriate culturally safe place.
If it means that taxis and busses have to take tourists there, so be it, that’s what happens everywhere else.

Recent Comments by Perrule

Way forward for nation-building projects – south of the Gap
@ John: Did you read the story above? The art gallery should be put in there and it will bring $$$.


Way forward for nation-building projects – south of the Gap
Well said.
I’m glad someone finally mentioned the ILUA.
Thank you. The Art gallery belongs at Desert Knowledge precinct.
The only thing I can say is that the well meaning people that want the art gallery in Anzac oval need to listen before millions of dollars are wasted putting it in the wrong place.


Mparntwe custodians: Lhere Artepe does not speak for us
Every place I have been as a tourist I have used taxis and busses, why is Alice Springs different?
The art gallery will be a place of great art, most Aboriginal artists paint their stories, that is why Aboriginal art will always be cultural, each Aboriginal artwork usually has unique traits to where the artist came from.
The art gallery will make money and employ local people, it can be a place that brings people together for all sorts of things like exhibition openings and conferences etc.
The art gallery needs to be put in Desert Knowledge precinct for it to work, it’s the right proper place. Always was and still is.
Everyone needs to stop talking and start organising, when the right decision is made and people start planning to put the art gallery in Desert Knowledge precinct things will fall into place nicely because that is the right place for it.


Mparntwe custodians: Lhere Artepe does not speak for us
If the NT government wants to do something with Anzac oval fine, but not an Aboriginal art gallery there, no way.
Discussion about an Aboriginal art gallery have been going for 10 years.
There will always be disagreements between Lhere Artepe and TOs.
Preserving what is left of older Aboriginal art, language and photos should be put in the culturally safe environment of Desert Knowledge precinct.
The art gallery needs to be put there so it will be supported by many Aboriginal people. Everyone will never agree, some will say there should be no art gallery at all because they don’t want tourists looking at private stuff.
Everything can be preserved in a respectful way for future generations and at the same time be a classy art gallery to attract tourists but for it to work it needs to be put in Desert Knowledge precinct.


Native title organisation backs Anzac precinct for gallery
People need to stop listening to their own voices.
The proper and suitable place for the Aboriginal art gallery is Desert Knowledge precinct.
If it’s put at Anzac oval it will not work.


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