Clarence Valley Independent

Aboriginal art and the Regional Gallery

Ed,

After the Clarence Valley Council (CVC) committed the appalling and disgraceful act of destroying the culturally significant Scar Tree in Grafton, CVC has a lot of work to do to show the aboriginal community remorse, and the respect they deserve.

I feel that a fitting gesture of goodwill would be to dedicate the new extensions to the Grafton Regional Gallery as a place to display aboriginal art and culture, and fulfill CVC’s obligations for the Keeping Place. This would also protect their art and cultural items from any further harm, as well as attract more visitors to an already under-utilised gallery.

Could council please give this serious consideration as it is a very important CVC issue that must be dealt with, not just within council but also with the local community.

Joe Dimauro, Yamba

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