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ArtsUp, Streaky Bay are set to host a collection of works by South Australian Aboriginal artists who exhibited in Our Mob 2015.

The event will be held from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, February 18 in the Streaky Bay Supper Room Studio Gallery at 29 Alfred Terrace.

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on Tour is, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

The exhibition is toured to regional audiences free of charge by the Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring Program.

The exhibition aims to engage the public with reconciliation and cross cultural understanding by showcasing Aboriginal artists’ visual expressions of their own stories. 2015 marked the tenth anniversary of Our Mob.

Over this time, it has grown to include several new exhibitions presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre such as Our Mob Contemporary, Our Young Mob and Ripple Effect, a capsule exhibition by Anna Dowling, winner of the second Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artist Award.

The twelve artists selected to tour are

  • Imiyari Adamson from Anabella
  • Tangail George from Freon
  • Samantha Lester from Copley
  • Kunti June McAnarney from Onnagata
  • Donny McKenzie from Whale
  • Josiane Pumwani from Mimili
  • Debra Rankine from Meninge
  • James Tylor from Adelaide
  • Fah Walsh from Murray Bridge
  • Ian Wilding from Adelaide
  • Henry Wichita Young from Monti (and Irony Community)
  • Anna Dowling from Adelaide.

Each artist’s work is unique to their personal heritage and practice.

The alternative photographic practice of James Tylor, who currently lives in Adelaide, examines racial and cultural identity in Australian contemporary society and throughout history.

Weaver Debra Rankine was taught her skills from Ngarrindjeri Elder Auntie Ellen Trevorrow, who is known worldwide for her basket weaving.

Our Mob has become a feature of the South Australian art scene and Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on Tour helps to keep Aboriginal arts active and sustainable right around South Australia.

For more information contact Jayne Holland at jayne@createwithu.com or visit www.countryarts.org.au/programs/visual-arts.

Opening times are 11am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, from 10am to noon on weekends and from 11am to 1pm on Australia Day.

All are encouraged to come and appreciate the display.

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