Indigenous Program

Red Poles & Spinning Yarns - 21 & 22 November 2020

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.

Red Poles and Spinning Yarns represents many elements over two days on the weekend of 21 and 22 November, 2020.

There will be the launch of the exhibition ‘Alaapi Apinha’ (meaning ‘Many Hands’) including a welcome to country. Many hands have joined to make the works for this exhibition, some individual and some collaborative. Each artist in the group has different levels of experience, and they have come together to learn from each other’s talents and skills, using their heads and hearts and hands to create beautiful things including paintings, ceramics, weavings and other works.

In addition an Arts Market representing stall holders from communities throughout South Australia will be held on the lawns at Red Poles with demonstrations of various crafts including weaving, basket making and feather flower works. Stall holders will include works from children from Indulkana in the APY lands and Kuarna youth groups from the Onkaparinga area.

There will be childrens activities with story telling and dress up parades around and within large inflatable structures created by Evelyn Roth.

Live music on Sunday afternoon will feature Glenn Skuthorpe who is a powerful Indigenous lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. He is a compelling performer whose playing style is captivating and engages audiences in the stories behind his journeys.

These events give a rich layered experience with memorable, quality Aboriginal experiences, thus enhancing the understanding of this ancient culture.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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.