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Tide turned on public art?

By johnboy 3 September 2010 22


The Canberra Times’ Diana Streak made it to the ANU School of Art yesterday to report on the Chiefly Stanhope’s musings on public art.

Miraculously, since the ACT Government stopped spending so much money on public art, Mr Stanhope has noted less heat in the community on the subject. What could possibly have brought that about one wonders facetiously.

He’s also cunningly linking having a centenary artwork to the general “Percent For Art Scheme”.

(If he doesn’t get what he wants we don’t get what we want.)

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Hells_Bells74 11:09 am 04 Sep 10

I thought the same, trevar. I argued with myself whether it was that or not, I don’t recall all those round silver bits. Great pic anyhow.

Yes, yes, yes I like your other hand!

trevar 10:25 am 04 Sep 10

johnboy said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

I quite like that photo.

Thanks! I’m rather proud of it.

It is the GDE pile, isn’t it? If so, I think that’s the first time I’ve seen some value in it…

Personally, I think it would be a terrible shame not to have a very substantial work of art to mark the centenary, and I am also perfectly comfortable with spending $1M on it (perhaps we could sacrifice a politician for it?).

On the other hand, shouldn’t the Commonwealth be giving us a gift for our birthday? They give us enough crap the rest of the time. Personally I think Sydney and Melbourne, as our parents, ought to be making a very substantial contribution!

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