The Kaurna Womens Art Collective is a new collaborative project established by Aunty Margaret Brodie and Jennifer Eadie in 2022. The collective brings together Aboriginal women connected to Yartapuulti (Port Adelaide) to work on a series of creative projects that celebrate their strength, culture, and connection to the Port. This work is the first major outcome of the OSCA – 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.

The Kaurna Womens Art Collective are : Aunty Margaret Brodie, Tina Flanagan, Bonny Brodie, Leona Brodie, Kath Butler, Abbie Scarce, Emma Scarce & Tash Sutcliffe.

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.
Image: Jennifer Eadie: The Kaurna Womens Arts Collective (2023)
Image:Jennifer Eadie of exhibition installation (portrait of Leona Brodie, Emma Scarce and Abbie Scarce, by D Laslett, 2023)


14 – 20 Dec, 2023 at The Packing Shed, Harts Mill, Port Adelaide

Artists Involved

Project Partners

Arts South Australia
Creative Australia
Tarnanthi Festival 2023
Art Gallery of South Australia
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Adelaide Artists Forum
Port Environment Centre
Ripple Effect
Folklore Cafe

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.