After three months picking oranges, apricots and butternuts in the Riverland we found Alice Springs has something special. Hopping from one job to another, we had the opportunity to get involved with Indigenous people and we started to understand their culture and we were impressed impression by their art, writes MORGAN HOUPE.
"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.