Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is reportedly for sale – and a new museum is planned in the west.
NSW Premier Mike Baird is not the first politician to realise the political value of supporting the arts in western Sydney – and his current tilt at the west is well advised.
Development is underway all around Sydney harbour – but has the public interest been well served?
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The major political parties seem captive to an ideologically driven obsession to privatise public spaces – including the Powerhouse Museum site in Ultimo and other harbour-front sites.
The Museum’s actions create the perception that they does not understand, respect or value the design community.
Each year, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum commissions one of Australia’s best design studios to create a poster and accompanying marketing material for the Sydney Design festival. This year they went for a…