Named for Carclew House’s Kaurna name (meaning Looking Out From Above), this retrospective exhibition looking back over 29 years of Carclew’s First Nations Programming will feature multi-disciplinary works from Carclew’s arts programs and collaborations with First Nations Elders, artists, communities, schools, and young people across South Australia.
Opening night included performances by local Anangu Inma dancers, led by Tapaya Edwards (Pitjantjatjara), speeches from key Elders and community members, and a celebration and acknowledgement of Carclew’s former Patron Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien (AO).
Not only did Carclew celebrate our history of First Nations programming on the evening, but we also looked towards the future, and our next 50 years.
Throughout the exhibition there will be public art-making workshops with award-winning artists Cedric Varcoe (Ngarrindjeri/Narungga), Jay Milera (Kaurna/Narungga) and Sonya Smith (Boandik).
Exhibition continues until Friday 26th of November.
Open 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri
Carclew acknowledges Tutu Karralikanungku takes place on Kaurna Country, and we pay respect to Kaurna elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Banner image: Cedric Varcoe (Ngarrindjeri, Narungga) and Carly Dodd (Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarrindjeri), ‘Ngurunderi’ collaborative mural 2019, Ngurunderi story (Ngarrindjeri), acrylic paint and woven raffia on canvas, 200cm x 520cm.