James Packer - Australian Businessman (15% people answered this)
David Walsh - founder of MONA, Hobart (14% people answered this)
Gerry Harvey and Katie Page – Harvey Norman (4% people answered this)
Frank Lowy AC - Co-founder Westfied Group (3% people answered this)
NSW Government and Australian Government (61% people answered this)
83 people voted.
help secure a permanent home for this historical collection and put it on public display.
This important collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, artefacts, photographs and books is sitting in a tin shed in Redfern. It should be a National icon, a public place for all to see.
Aboriginal culture run by Aboriginal people... www.blackfellasdreaming.com.au
Please read and sign our petition to save 547 Aboriginal artworks. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/an-aboriginal-keeping-place.html
1. Gordon Syron
The political will is alive. Prominent people have stepped forward in support of this cause to save a unique collection of Indigenous Art that tells the story of Australian history and culture from an Aboriginal perspective. The collection has been under threat for several years and is in desperate need for a permanent home to shine its cultural richness on public display. Sydney does not have an Indigenous Cultural Museum.
Who will fund The Keeping Place?
James Packer - Australian business man and son of late media mogul Kerry Packer, has a philanthropic organiation The Paker Foundation Pty Ltd.
David Walsh - excentric art collector founded MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania.
Gerry Harvey and Katie Page - husband and wife team who lead Australia's retail industry, met through Katies charity work.
Frank Lowy AC - co-founder of Westfield Group donated his $11 million pay check to charity in 2002.
NSW Government and Australian Government - is it the responsibility for state and federal government to financially support The Keeping Place?
View this short video to see the current band of support from politicans and Aboriginal leaders, at a press conference led by Jeff McMullen at NSW Parliament House, 23 November 2012 .