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
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.