The Kaurna Womens Art Collective / Lartelere is a collaboration between Kaurna Elder Aunty Margaret Brodie, 5 Aboriginal women connected to Yartapuulti (Port Adelaide) and SA artist Jennifer Eadie. This work is the first major outcome of our current Projects of the Everyday artist commissioning initiative.

Lartelare aims to open-up new understandings of Kaurna history, stories and culture connected to Port Adelaide. Grounded in care and respect, Aboriginal women, guided by the lead artists, will come together over 2023 and beyond to share stories while creating a place-responsive artwork as a powerful interruption of colonial narrative and complacency.  Aunty Margaret sums this up as “A group of strong women standing tall and coming together, this strength could make change”. 


For their first exhibition at Harts Mill as part of the 2023 Tarnanthi festival, the collective has created a multi-disciplinary body of work title FOOTPRINTS, that incorporates image, film and textile installation, which shares and celebrates their story and culture. For the artists, sharing this work represents an act of resistance against the colonial, industrial and military narrative that currently defines Port Adelaide.

Daily 12 midday to 3pm
Opening event 14 December @ 5:30pm till 7:00pm
The Packing Shed, Harts Mill, Mundy st, Yartapuulti (Port Adelaide)
Free event for all ages

Strong Women, 2023, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 2023, digital Photograph; Courtesy of Dave Laslett in collaboration with The Kaurna Women’s Art Collective and Jennifer Eadie; photo: Dave Laslett.

The Kaurna Womens Art Collective / Lartelare is the first major project of OSCA’s First Nations initiative that began in 2021 and supported by the City of Adelaide. It is also the first outcome of our current Projects of the Everyday artist commissioning initiative.


14 – 23 Dec, 2023 at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide

Artists Involved

Project Partners

Arts South Australia
Creative Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Adelaide Artists Forum

Related Projects


Our mission is to provide artists and non-artists with opportunities to create contemporary works that explore local ideas and new way of coming together in the public domain.

OSCA acknowledges we work on Kaurna Land – always was, always will be.

OSCA is funded by Arts South Australia. We also receive project support from the Australia Council, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Country Arts SA and the City of Onkaparinga.