Meet the bush in Adelaide city this month

Date posted: 07 March 2018

Visit Tandanya this month for an exhibition of artworks collected from across the Western deserts, APY Lands and Far West Coast of South Australia

The Adelaide meets the Bush exhibition is a unique collection of video, Aboriginal paintings, wooden artefacts and basket weaving complemented by photography from the region known as Alinytjara Wilurara in Pitjantjatjara. 

The exhibition is presented by the Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resource Management (AW NRM) Board in collaboration with the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board. 

The AW NRM Board’s Presiding Member Parry Agius said that the Traditional Owners who live in the AW region’s scattered and remote communities face many challenges that limit their ability to share their stories. 

“The exhibition is an opportunity to remove barriers and share an understanding of the remarkable South Australian desert country and its people,” Agius said. 

“This is an opportunity to hear from the Traditional Owners about their work, their lives and what is important to them and to see the exceptional beauty of their land and artworks. 

“Building ways to move forward through close consultation and collaboration with Traditional Owners, the Board acts as a conduit connecting government bodies and other organisations with the reality of living on country and oversees projects that support economic development and environmental health.” 

Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute is located at 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. The exhibition will be on display 9 to 30 March 2018