Minister for the Arts back-pedalling on promises

Is the 'revitalisation' of plans for Powerhouse Ultimo a sign of the NSW Government's dwindling commitment to the arts?
Powerhouse Ultimo renewal concept design

Buried with a bunch of announcements on the NSW Government website was a rather staggering headline this week (2 September): ‘The Powerhouse Museum Ultimo revitalised’.

“Revitalised” has the ring of energised growth and renewal. While Powerhouse Ultimo is set for renewal, the Government’s announcement rather cloaks a slash of funds.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina