from the quill of Antisthenes

The Blue Mountains City Council ordered the owners of the Modrogorje Gallery in Katoomba to remove the sculpture “Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone”. Ms Vesna Tenodi is appealing to the Land and Environment Court and the hearing is listed for the 20th and 21st June this year. Thus far it could be a matter somewhere between the democratically elected council doings its duty in enforcing valid regulations at the best and a council succumbing to the pressure from a handful of aborigines, egged on by white people, whose commercial monopoly might to at risk, at the worst. There is no reason to doubt that the court would proceed in accordance with the spirit and the letter of the law and would not be swayed by any currently fashionable notion of so called political correctness. No comment is necessary and we can await the decision with confidence.

What is of some concern is that according to Ms Tenodi, the Council required as a condition of the consent that a separate application be lodged for each and every sculpture displayed. One notices that increasingly local councillors’ powers get to their collective heads. Marickville Council recently tried to regulate our trade with Israel; now the Blue Mountains Council set itself up as an arbiter of arts. What next? Wagga Wagga council deciding what helicopters the Australian Defence Force ought to have?

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
This entry was posted in Art, Australia, Culture, Politics and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Pingback: Katoomba to Canberra – the same mentality | Fog of Chaos

  2. Pingback: Forbidden art | Fog of Chaos

  3. Pingback: Jude Thompson

  4. Pingback: I Rotzschufov

  5. Pingback: Lune y marte

  6. machinist says:

    This is a really good read for me.

  7. The high time to stop that Ab-Art nonsense.

  8. Req inot says:

    It’s vеry straightforward – this sort of behaviour should not be allowed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>