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Posted by rick on May 4, 2018

Port Poles and Wires: A celebration of our common, public heritage

The project considers privatisation and public ownership: What are we losing? What does it matter? What does it look like? Feel like?

In addition to an exhibition of two and three dimensional work, we are also considering other media such as talks, a catalogue (on-line or print-on-demand), and this blog.

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Posted by rick on
Leave posts here on matters to do with 'Port Poles and Wires', a project to represent and celebrate our common, public heritage. The exhibition will be held at Red Point Artists in August 2018. More details will be posted later.
Posted by Kathryn Orton on
I am continuing to work on a series of small en plein air paintings around Port Kembla harbour. There are changes afoot and as a keen observer I like to record places as they are now, in case they are not as interesting when they do change.
Posted by Rick on
The exhibition and events will highlight campaigns around issues of privatisation. Here are two stickers I saw today (sorry we can't upload photos to this blog):
• SAVE KILLALEA (on a car in Coniston)
• DON'T SELL OUR BUSES (on a bus in Marrickville). It goes on 'Bus privatisation means • fewer stops • less buses • longer journey time.'
What's YOUR campaign? Do you have anything to add on Killalea State Park? Or bus privatisations?
Posted by Rick on
Privatising 'the long paddock? Fascinating discussion on the importance, neglect and danger of privatisation of the travelling stock routes in NSW and Qld on ABC TV:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-30/drovers-say-australian-outback-cattle-routes-in-peril/9916168

Greens MP David Shoebridge flagged this and related issues a couple of months ago:
'The Liberal-National Government wants to sell off almost 32 million hectares of public land. This includes 1.5 million hectares of travelling stock routes containing irreplaceable Aboriginal heritage and endangered ecological communities. The media won’t report it, but we won’t stay silent.'
See Media release 20 March:
http://davidshoebridge.org.au/2018/03/20/coalition-lining-up-one-third-of-the-state-for-biggest-ever-privatisation/
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