KU ARTS ACKNOWLEDGES THE MANY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLAND NATIONS ON WHOSE LANDS WE ARE LIVING AND CREATING. OUR HEAD OFFICE IS LOCATED ON KAURNA COUNTRY. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE KAURNA PEOPLE AS THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF THIS LAND AND RESPECT THEIR LIVING CULTURE.
The work we do together
This year we have facilitated workshops to support and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across South Australia to enter the 2019 Our Mob exhibition. Workshops have taken place in Goolwa, Murray Bridge, Mt Gambier, Berri and Adelaide.
To celebrate NAIDOC week in 2019 Ku Arts in partnership with ACE Open presented a panel discussion featuring a range of speakers to reflect on this year’s NAIDOC theme, Voice. Treaty. Truth.
The Dunijba Designs project supported by Ku Art seeks to create a social enterprise business model that will provide employment, skills and an income to local artists.
In June this year the Ku Arts team went along to the Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon to support artists from the Coober Pedy Art Project in selling their artwork as part of the pop up market place.
A two-week creative workshop held in Port Augusta introducing participants to studio skills; canvas quality, frame preparation, stretching and priming, colour mixing and colour theory. Silk screen & textile development, weaving and jewellery making.
Launched in 2018, the Dunjiba Design jewellery project presents local culture through contemporary art and design, providing employment, skills and income to local artists.
During the Art in Prison pilot participants engaged with creative arts as a means to express culture, reconnect with country and explore art as an economic pathway for rehabilitation once released.
The Dunijba Designs project supported by Ananguku Art seeks to create a social enterprise business model that will provide employment, skills and an income to local artists.
This project and associated carving workshops are part of an ongoing strategy to support the revival of traditional cultural practice for Nukunu and Adnyamathanha men in the Port Augusta region.
The workshop was an intense introduction to the medium and was designed to allow the artists to adapt their existing artistic style to working with glass.
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