Croatian Herald Exclusive: Death of artistic freedom in Australia – local council supports the vandals

Vesna Tenodi is a well known personality in the Sydney Croatian community. For many years she worked as a translator and interpreter for the Australian Government, and lately also as a community worker with the Croatian Australian Community Council (CACC). In recent years, she – along with husband Damir – renovated a house in the Blue Mountains, turning it into a quaint art gallery and wellness centre.

ModroGorje, which is located on the busy road to the magnificent Three Sisters lookout in the popular tourist village of Katoomba, has in recent months become embroiled in a rather controversial dispute with sections of the local Aboriginal community, who were upset with Vesna’s book “Dreamtime Set in Stone – the Truth about Australian Aborigines” and with the creation of an 8.5 tonne sandstone sculpture entitled “Wanjina Watchers in the Whispering Stone”, carved by Sydney sculptor Ben Osváth, in front of the ModroGorje Gallery…

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