Do you think taxpayers should pay for public art during a recession?

South Wales Argus: PUBLIC ART: Children at the Hallelujah Lamp in Newbridge PUBLIC ART: Children at the Hallelujah Lamp in Newbridge

WITH the unveiling of new public art in Newbridge last week, opinion is divided in the town as to whether projects like this should go ahead in a recession.

 

What do you think? Should art pay the price if the public purse feels the pinch or are projects like this important enough to go ahead regardless of the state of the economy? Vote here and leave a comment.

 

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1:07pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Taxpayers money should be spent to build our way out of recession. I am more alarmed however by public money being used to support religion which this "Hallelujah Lamp" appears to be.
Taxpayers money should be spent to build our way out of recession. I am more alarmed however by public money being used to support religion which this "Hallelujah Lamp" appears to be. Owain Vaughan
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6:56pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Bobevans says...

WE should not be spending silly amounts on so called art.

I have no objections to resonable amounts being paid for art tobe produced by local colleges. THis though should only cover reaonable material cost. In addition a smallamount to cover the pcing of the art piece. Top wack £1K I would say,
WE should not be spending silly amounts on so called art. I have no objections to resonable amounts being paid for art tobe produced by local colleges. THis though should only cover reaonable material cost. In addition a smallamount to cover the pcing of the art piece. Top wack £1K I would say, Bobevans
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10:45pm Mon 8 Oct 12

chris227 says...

labour never did have a clue about spending, the public sector in this country is still way too big with large budgets that need to be cut
labour never did have a clue about spending, the public sector in this country is still way too big with large budgets that need to be cut chris227
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