Friday, November 11, 2005

A lost Heritage

On the 10th of November crusader Artist Nick Dryden opened his exhibition of "50 . Stones " at Old St Pauls. This exhibition of stones and gold inscriptions from the demolished Maritime Building are a timely reminder of our loss of built heritage and our failure to protect the best of our culture. In this sense Mr Dryden takes on the traditional role of artist as prophet and speaks for the community, with this provocative work. Naming the buildings and the architect he speaks to us of our loss. Heritage buildings of wood and stone by the labour of craftsmen not forgotten but lost to the demolition hammer and substituted with the profit takers works of steel and glass to be knocked down again in twenty years. See this exhibition of headstones to a fallen heritage in the grave yard at Old St Pauls .


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