Positive reaction to art exhibition

ART GROUP: Back: Christine Tschuna, Beaver Lennon, Verna Lawrie, Josephine Lennon, Janine Gray, Collette Gray, Estelle Miller, Joylene Haynes; front: Serena Gunter, Sherrie Jones, Pam Diment, Jaime Newchurch and Yana Tschuna. Picture: Luca Cetta
ART GROUP: Back: Christine Tschuna, Beaver Lennon, Verna Lawrie, Josephine Lennon, Janine Gray, Collette Gray, Estelle Miller, Joylene Haynes; front: Serena Gunter, Sherrie Jones, Pam Diment, Jaime Newchurch and Yana Tschuna. Picture: Luca Cetta

Arts Ceduna artists said they were thrilled to see their work on display in Adelaide as part of the 2019 Tarnanthi Festival.

A dozen artists were involved in the No Black Seas exhibition - a cultural and artistic critique of the proposed drilling in the Great Australian Bight - which opened on October 18 and runs until December 7.

Yana Tschuna, Verna Lawrie, Sherrie Jones, Joylene Haynes, Josephine Lennon, Janine Gray, Jaime Newchurch, Collette Gray, Christine Tschuna, Estelle Miller, Beaver Lennon and Pam Diment worked on pieces in the preceding months of various mediums, from glass and photography to film and installation.

The group travelled to Adelaide for the opening and had the opportunity to discuss their work.

Ms Lawrie said the exhibition had a positive reaction.

"It went pretty well and there were more people at the opening than we expected," she said.

"We were really pleased with the reaction, people enjoyed what they saw as part."

Ms Haynes added that it was gratifying to see their hard work on display and that it was a good opportunity to talk about what may happen to the Great Australian Bight in the event of an oil spill.

"In my work I was thinking not just about whales, but all species that could be affected, like seahorses, abalone and razorfish too."

Ms Lawrie added the exhibition "opened people's eyes about what we are fighting for".

The Tarnanthi Festival includes art exhibitions throughout the Adelaide city area and Ms Haynes said it was a great chance to see the other artworks on display.

A handful of the artists involved will head back to Adelaide towards the conclusion of the festival for a series of art workshops.