Who won’t finance a bid: Hill End artist cottages out to tender, prompting panic in art community.
Mr Sciberras says he has fielded “hundreds of desperate comments” in response to the news.
“There is an enormous amount of artists of all varieties who care deeply about these cottages, and have a very, very deep connection to them through their work, but also for many, their family lives began here,” he said.
“It would seem that National Parks is refusing to spend the money on the properties and would prefer to just hand them over to the highest bidder.”
A lovely little village that I have stayed at on two occasions. However, the public purse should not subsidise artists in residence, just as there shouldn’t be an Arts Council, imho. If a benevolent private benefactor wishes to purchase the cottages and then ‘rent’ them to the artists, then all well and good.
They could always sell more artworks to private investors, I suppose. And not rely on grants. Like Hunter Biden, artist, does.
Like Hunter Biden, artist, does.
Hunter will be the first “artist” whose paintings will devalue to virtually nothing after his death.
LOL. Good point.
The Hill End ‘artist’ cottages were privatly owned homes, occupied and maintained by ‘normal’* people before they were compulsorily resumed by National Parks.
* with the exception of the cottage owned by artist Donald Friend who had taken up residence in Bali.