A $60m project that "will be the first of its kind in Australia and will ... attract both national and international attention” reports the independent online newspaper In Daily today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
"The potential flow-on from cultural tourism opportunities is more promising than ever. With worldwide tourist arrivals increasing 4% to 5% annually, the European Commission reports 40% of tourists choose destinations based on cultural offerings," writes art commentator Cillín Perera in In Daily. Meanwhile in Alice Springs the bitter dispute about the NT Government's preferred location is coming to the boil with the evaluation of two surveys, and the Government is stumm on whether its new gallery committee will have a say in the positioning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Image: Artist's impression of the proposed Adelaide gallery.
The proposal for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site is taking shape and may sound the death knell for the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, says Opposition Leader Gary Higgins. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
If Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, aka Michael Gunner and Damien Ryan, want to save the National Indigenous Art Gallery for Alice Springs, they had better get a wriggle-on: Adelaide is breathing fire, reports the city's online newspaper, InDaily. By ERWIN CHLANDA.
While talk about an Aboriginal cultural centre in Alice Springs remains just that – talk, unless we are all being kept in the dark – and the Town Council is moving to instead plonk a multi-storey car park on the choicest piece of land in the town's centre, Aboriginal artists from The Centre are the talk of the Australian art world. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Two Central Australian acts, Stab Capital and hip hop duo Skank Mc (Hugh Man Winterflood, pictured on his Facebook page) & DJ Flim Flam will take to the stage for the biggest performance of their careers at the 2013 Big Day Out music festivals. [Media release by Arts NT.]
An Alice Springs friend visiting Adelaide recently sent this photo which she captioned "Gutter dreaming" – her regret being the lost opportunities to green our town's public spaces by harvesting rainwater.
This is relevant to the debate in Town Council this week about the pros and cons of concreting our street infrastructure, which has developed apace in recent years. Mayor Damien Ryan expressed his unhappiness at the prospect of another concrete roundabout, this time likely to be at the intersection of Undoolya Road and Sturt Terrace (see separate story). Council's Director of Technical Services, Greg Buxton, defended the approach on the basis of deterioration to road surfaces caused by watering plantings.
But it doesn't have to be like that, explains Mike Gillam, who on his commercial property in Hele Crescent uses an approved water-harvesting and retention system to cultivate a desert garden. The Alice Springs News Online asked Mr Gillam to explain what is going on in the Adelaide photo.