27 Feb, 2018

Lord Mayor Welcomes Aboriginal Art and Culture Gallery Plan for Old Hospital Site

The Lord Mayor has welcomed the commitment by the State Opposition to establish the Gallery as part of its strategy for redeveloping the former hospital site and creating a cultural and economic precinct of international significance.

The City of Adelaide has advocated for the establishment of a centre that showcases the city’s heritage, including indigenous heritage and culture.

The Lord Mayor said the Gallery would act as a huge tourism and cultural drawcard, and provide a point of difference for the city and South Australia both nationally and internationally.

“On Council’s behalf, I have long advocated that the old RAH site needs a key cultural destination that is a must-see for locals and visitors alike,” said Martin.

“It has been a missed opportunity for far too long that the majority of the current SA Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia’s large collections of Aboriginal art, artefacts and other materials remain in storage and not on public display.

“This unique project, if realised, would unlock this cultural and artistic heritage for the world to see and would sit perfectly alongside other key institutions on North Terrace, our cultural boulevard.

“It would be a fitting way to celebrate and educate more people about the world’s oldest living culture,” the Lord Mayor concluded.

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