Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fifth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery as well as theatre foyers from July 31 “ September 5, 2010.

Held during the 2010 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival, this year’s exhibition features over 100 works of art by different South Australian Indigenous artists from all around the state, including the Anangu /Pitjantjatjara /Yankunytjatjara Lands in the state’s remote North, as well as Ceduna, Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula, Murray Bridge, Pt Augusta, the Riverland, Mt Gambier, the Coorong, Oodnadatta and more.

Featuring an impressive range of works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, woven fibre objects, textile garments and ceramics, Our Mob demonstrates the diversity and vitality of the Indigenous art of South Australia.

A significant guest piece in this year’s exhibition is a traditional bark canoe carved by prominent Ngarrindjeri Elder Major Sumner, cut down from a red gum in Kalangadoo in the state’s South East. The process revisits cultural traditions of his people from a century ago.

A new and exciting feature of this year’s Our Mob exhibition is the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre’s South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award. One work from Our Mob 2010 will be selected for the award, presenting the artist with $5000 prize money and the opportunity to raise their professional profile in a national context. The Adelaide Festival Centre will acquire the winning work, which will help to grow the Adelaide Festival Centre Indigenous Art Collection which was established in 2002.

Our Mob 2010 also includes an Artist-in-residence program from August 5-8 where a group of visiting Ngarrindjeri women will work in the Artspace Gallery during gallery hours, demonstrating their unique cultural weaving skills and sharing stories behind their works of art through demonstrations for students, teachers and the visiting public. This is a great opportunity for students and the community to meet Indigenous artists and see their processes in creating their work. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Artspace Gallery on (08) 8216 8850.