The State Government’s trouble-plagued urban renewal authority Renewal SA has parted ways with the last remaining member of its former executive team, with former acting CEO Damian De Luca leaving the agency today.
UPDATED: Two years after its “landmark” design for a mooted Adelaide Contemporary art gallery at Lot Fourteen was scrapped by the Marshall Government, architecture firm Woods Bagot has been commissioned to undertake preliminary design work on the new Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre at the same North Terrace site.
Adelaide’s Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre could rival architectural icons such as the Sydney Opera House and use cutting-edge technology to portray First Nations culture in never-before-seen ways, but could also be at risk of bureaucratic stonewalling. Stephanie Richards talks to the man appointed as a key leader of the $150 million gallery.
The State Government is advertising for a director to deliver the $150 million Aboriginal art and culture gallery planned for Lot Fourteen – before cabinet ministers sign off on an overdue business case outlining the centre’s viability.