City of Collections?

Exterior of the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital

In January 2018, and published 6 Feb 2018, I wrote an op-ed piece regarding Adelaide’s future as a ’City of Collections’. It included my strong endorsement for the ‘Adelaide Contemporary’ vision of friend and colleague, former Director, Art Gallery of South Australia and now Director of the National Gallery of Australia,  Nick Mitzevich. Little were … Read full article

Greg Mackie on the Beyond SA podcast

In this first interview podcast, Greg Mackie OAM, discusses his working life in South Australia. From the family bookstore, Writers’ Week, The Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Thinkers in Residence, Arts SA, The History Trust of South Australia and to his position on the council of the City of Adelaide.Greg offers insight into change, voting age … Read full article

Ending homelessness is within reach

Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor is right – ending homelessness is within reach – all it takes is real political will. The recent response of Premier Marshall and the SA Government has been spot on. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both tiers of government have responded proactively in ensuring that the coronavirus does not take … Read full article

Funding for Success – Local Precincts and Main Streets Reform

People milling about drinking wine outside a restaurant in an activated laneway

We need a new model for local place management, with enhanced assistance to local precincts to foster more distinctive, place-specific, main-streets local precincts’ competition – and better-resourced coordination. Combined with turbo-charging Renew Adelaide’s efforts at transforming vacant shop-front and upper level activation, our unique local precincts can create a chorus of reasons for returning to … Read full article