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  • Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia North Tce Adelaide (map)

As part of the Tarnanthi Festival, the OUR MOB 2017 SYMPOSIUM will provide an intimate forum for South Australian Indigenous artists to share their stories.


Arts Ceduna - Wai! This is us: Artists Sherrie Jones and Ashley Pompey present on the Wai! Project and their recent international textile exhibition. Arts Ceduna is situated on the Eyre Peninsula. The centre exhibits and sells artwork on behalf of at least 136 artists in the Far West region of South Australia who work across painting, lino prints, weaving and ceramics.

Tal-kin-jeri Inc. - Kaiki and Taralyi: Kaiki (spear) and Taralyi (spear thrower) is a collaborative project led by Ngarrindjeri Elder Major (Moogy) Sumner, AM.  The exhibition, at Tandanya for TARNANTHI, features sculptural glass work of kaiki and taralyi created by Major Sumner created with glass artist Jessica Loughlin; reed spears by young Ngarrindjeri artists and work by artists Damien Shen and James Tylor. Filmed on location by Allan Collins ACS, video projections by Charlotte Sumner, with assistance provided by Cindi Drennan. 

Nukunu & Adnyamathanha Punu: the Punu project is part of an ongoing strategy by Ku Arts to support Nukunu and Adnyamathanha men in the Port Augusta region to revitalise traditional wood carving skills. Following successful punu workshops held by Ananguku Arts in Port Augusta in 2015 and 2016, a project has been developed around a visit to the South Australian Museum to respond to works held in the collection and including a schedule of workshops culminating in an exhibition.

First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN): Writer Natalie Harkin will present a reading followed by a discussion of her creative writing practice. FNAWN is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers, poets and storytellers. FNAWN believes in the sovereignty of First Nations writers and their communities, and work to foster writing from around the continent.


How do you legally protect your artwork? What is the difference between moral rights and copyright? Presentations from Indigenous Art Code and the Arts Law Centre of Australia service, Artists in the Black will provide case studies and information on your rights as an artist.

The symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Jared Thomas, Aboriginal Arts Development Officer, Arts South Australia.


All welcome to this free event.