Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fourth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery (upstairs in the Dunstan Playhouse), as well as Festival Centre theatre foyers from 8 August “ 20 September 2009.
Held during the 2009 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival, this year’s exhibition features 92 works of art on display by 84 different South Australian Aboriginal artists from all around the state, including the Anangu /Pitjantjatjara /Yankunytjatjara Lands, Ceduna, Pt Lincoln, Yorke Peninsula, Pt Augusta, the Riverland, Mt Gambier, the Coorong, Coober Pedy and more.
In a bright and colourful testament to South Australia’s thriving Aboriginal art community, the exhibition includes paintings, sculpture and prints and is an opportunity for the artists to share their stories and traditions with the public.
There is also an artist-in-residence program on 12 and 13 August where visiting artists will demonstrate their unique skills and knowledge and explain stories behind their works of art through workshops for primary and secondary school students and teachers in the Artspace Gallery. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Artspace Gallery on (08) 8216 8850.
All works of art are selected from submissions and are available for purchase, with entry free and open to all Aboriginal artists living and working in regional or remote areas of South Australia. Most of the money is returned to the artists and their communities, with the Artspace’s small commission used to help run the exhibition and workshops.
As well as individual submissions, works have been submitted from 16 different remote and regional Aboriginal arts centres. This exhibition continues to build on the strong links and relationships that have already been forged between many arts organisations around the state and the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Our Mob’s success is dependent on the partnerships between the initiator of the project Adelaide Festival Centre and Country Arts SA Arts Officers, Ananguku Arts and remote community art centre managers and the SICAD (Statewide Indigenous Community Art Development) project.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Tuesday 11 August at 6:30pm by The Hon Steph Key, Member for Ashford.
Also make sure to visit Our Metro Mob, showcasing works by emerging and established Adelaide-based contemporary Australian Indigenous artists at Tandanya from 17 July “ 4 October.
For further information check out: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
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