Indigenous Program

Red Poles & Spinning Yarns - Indigenous Festival

In May 2018, Red Poles committed to being a regional showcase for Aboriginal art and promoted and presented Aboriginal artists, musicians, workshops, and events that supported the celebration and presentation of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art, performance and music.

This Festival is an annual Aboriginal Arts Festival, celebrated each year at Red Poles. The first one held consisted of an exhibition titled 'Stringy Bark and other stories', cultural dance performances by Tal Kin Jeri, smoking ceremony and welcome to country with Uncle Moogy Sumner, live music, weaving demonstrations and an art market.

Indigenous Arts Markets

Throughout the year, Aboriginal arts markets and performances are planned and will present, celebrate and share elements of Kaurna culture and that of the regions surrounding language groups including Nurrunga, Ngarrindjeri, Bodik, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunjatjara on Kuarna land.

Due to Covid restrictions, the current festival and markets have been postponed until 21/22 November 2020.