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National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table

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Government plans for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery took a pounding last night. Despite the best efforts of Mayor Damien Ryan, the Town Council rejected entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Territory Government to progress the “Anzac Hill Precinct”  as the preferred site for the gallery. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Custodians’ faith in sacred sites authority destroyed




These days in consultations by AAPA, the ‘right person’ is the one who ticks the box, say the Stuart family, custodians for Tharrarltneme (Annie Meyer Hill) where the Chief Minister wants to build a boardwalk. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »

Garden of delight



We live in a landscape full of drama – its grand forms, rich and changing colours, its dazzling light deepening at dusk, softened at dawn, its ancient stories imprinted in the sand and rocks, its spaciousness and then its more intimate folds. No genius of stagecraft could ever equal it – all credit to the team behind The First Garden for recognising this and risking the challenges for the presentation of their play.

The gods were with them on Saturday evening for the premiere of the play, written by husband and wife team, Chris and Natasha Raja. It tells a story about Olive Pink and the creation of the botanical garden that bears her name and is staged right there, where she once lived, at first in a tent, later in a rudimentary hut. KIERAN FINNANE reviews. PHOTO: Natasha Raja as Miss Pink. Courtesy Ben Convery. FULL STORY »