Sydney Greens councillor Irene Doutney echoed calls by the National Trust to set up an indigenous art centre at Barangaroo, saying it could be an ideal location to permanently house the world-renowned Aboriginal art collection known as The Keeping Place.
The Keeping Place is an amazing collection of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art including oral histories, figurines and a historic photograph and poster collection, Cr Doutney said.
It is currently located in a warehouse in Redfern, which is unsatisfactory as it is, but to make matters worse the collection will be evicted by the State Government within a month.
It is a crime that our State, Federal and Local Governments are doing nothing to preserve and promote this collection and I am calling on the Redfern Waterloo Authority and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to take up the challenge.
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