Hmmm. I've just got back from a few days in Adelaide, where I spent an afternoon in the State Art Gallery. There wasn't a single photograph exhibited anywhere, despite the fact that the gallery has an extensive collection. When I raised the matter with a member of staff I was given the feeble excuse that "they're too delicate to have on permanent display." Bollocks. There are centuries-old textiles, tapestries, Greek ikons and other fragile objects in environmentally-controlled cabinets, but no, not a single photo. I've written to the Curator of Photography on previous occasions about the same thing. She's never bothered to reply. What a different story when I wrote to her equivalent at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. She couldn't have been more helpful and they have constantly-changing displays of their photographic collection. Is this just a South Australian thing? What are other regional experiences?