VIETNAM - ONE IN ALL IN PROJECT
VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN was a contemporary exhibition produced by Country Arts SA that explored, expressed, and acknowledged Aboriginal veterans service in the Vietnam War – before, during and after.
Featuring a collection of works by twelve Aboriginal artists, the exhibition acted as a collective response to our current need to uncover and give voice to those to those who have remained silent throughout history.
Together, the works capture the personal stories and military history of our Aboriginal veterans – inviting us to pause, reflect, recognise and honour our South Australian Aboriginal veterans.
Through the SICAD program Ku Arts supported the Country Arts SA project to ensure that this project offered curatorial mentorship opportunity for two Aboriginal emerging curators Ashley Pompey and Marika Davis from regional South Australia. The funding supported the development of a curatorial skills - building program and cultural exchange that was led by Country Arts curator Jessica Clark. Both Ashley and Marika gained extensive practical and theoretical knowledge, assisting with research and the development of VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN, extended their skills and networks and growing their curatorial knowledge and experience that they are able to share with their community.