Art questions

ACCORDING to Claire Anderson, Deputy Mayor of Victoria Park (Obligation fulfilled, Gazette, November 11), the decision to purchase various art works for Victoria Park was decided by having several “cafe conversations” in which the community let the council know their views on art/culture.

I would be interested to know; were the said “cafe conversations” advertised as to where they would be held, and were those who participated ratepayers of Victoria Park or just interested in their view of art?

The point I was trying to convey in my questioning of the cost to us poor ratepayers is the belief that this so-called abstract/contemporary/modern is just a con.

I resent ratepayer money in the hundreds of thousands being wasted, encouraged by the arty set who lift their noses when confronted by any challenges to their idea of art.

Mike Ward, Carlisle