A film honouring Aboriginal Diggers

Coming Home tells the story of a families yearning to know what happened to brothers Cyril and Rufus Rigney.

Both brothers set off from their community of Raukkan, Point Macleay Mission in South Australia and join the
Great War and fight for country.

Victor Koolmatrie interviews his mother Verna and  together they recall a journey to Ypres, Belgium. The story is beautifully remembered and effortlessly told by Ngarrindjeri Elder Verna Koolmatrie, she tells us of a chance meeting with a kind and friendly stranger with a generous heart
and how he helped their family find peace.

Coming Home (2017) from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

Allan Collins ACS Cinematographer  Artist in residence and lead mentor
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin  Creative Producer and mentor
Kiara Milera  Post Production Assistant
Isaac Lindsay  Research Assistant
Victor Koolmatrie  Interviewer
Verna Koolmatrie  Storyteller
Lara Damiani  Editor and mentor

 

Coming Home is supported by

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland
  • Visual Arts

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

10th June 2022 — 1st September 2023

Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Art Exhibition THREADS by Kat Bell
  • Visual Arts

Art Exhibition THREADS by Kat Bell

22nd June 2022

Art Exhibition THREADS - a story of life, dreams and memories intertwining, entangling, and unravelling like threads of knotted course hairs on the tail of a wiry old beast.

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Celtic Illusion Reimagined
  • Dance

Celtic Illusion Reimagined

5th July 2022 — 6th July 2022

Presented by Base Entertainment

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm.

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