Josina Pumani, Ngayuku Ngura, Victory Well, 2015, digital print on archival paper, 65 x 104 cm (framed)

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour is a collection of works by South Australian Aboriginal artists who exhibited in Our Mob 2015, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

The exhibition aims to engage the public with reconciliation and cross cultural understanding by showcasing Aboriginal artists’ visual expressions of their own stories.

2015 marked the tenth anniversary of Our Mob. Over this time, it has grown to include several new exhibitions presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre such as Our Mob Contemporary, Our Young Mob and Ripple Effect, a capsule exhibition by Anna Dowling, winner of the second Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artist Award.

The twelve artists selected to tour are Imiyari Adamson from Ernabella, Tjangili George from Fregon, Samantha Lester from Copley, Kunyi June McInerney from Oodnadatta, Donny McKenzie from Whyalla, Josina Pumani from Mimili, Debra Rankine from Meningie, James Tylor from Adelaide, Fah Fah Walsh from Murray Bridge, Ian Willding from Adelaide, Henry Witjita Young from Moonta (and Irrunyju Community) and Anna Dowling from Adelaide.

Each artist’s work is unique to their personal heritage and practice. The alternative photographic practice of James Tylor, who currently lives in Adelaide, examines racial and cultural identity in Australian contemporary society and throughout history. Weaver Debra Rankine was taught her skills from Ngarrindjeri Elder Auntie Ellen Trevorrow, who is known worldwide for her basket weaving.

Our Mob has become a feature of the South Australian art scene and Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour helps to keep Aboriginal arts active and sustainable right around South Australia.

 

20 October – 2 December
Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre

Entries for Our Mob are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in South Australia including young, emerging and established artists.

The work of South Australian Indigenous artists are as diverse as the environments in which they live. This exhibition offers the chance to view and purchase artworks by South Australian indigenous artists.

Applications open April – August 2017

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour is supported by

The Patient
  • Visual Arts

The Patient

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art.

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Future-Future?
  • Visual Arts

Future-Future?

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

Future-Future? considers how ‘change agents’ from other cultures such as these are working to construct a ‘future for their future’.

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Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour
  • Visual Arts

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour

21st November 2017 — 18th February 2018

Presented by Country Arts SA

A collection of works by South Australian Aboriginal artists who exhibited in Our Mob 2015, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and TARNANTHI Festival.

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