Adelaide Festival Centre to Present OUR MOB 2013 Showcase, 25 Oct - 15 Dec
Our Mob 2013 is a statewide celebration of South Australian Indigenous art and artists. This annual event is now in its eighth year and offers a superb exhibition and program of events that offer engaging experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our Mob generates a sense of pride and inclusion for South Australian Aboriginal artists who share their stories of place, country, identity and family in individual ways. Our Mob is the culmination of arts activity throughout the state, with more than 100 artists from across South Australia exhibiting their work in the Artspace Gallery. A wide range of art will be featured this year including sedge grass weaving by Ellen Trevorrow, photography by Arabunna artist Reg Dod and rising star James Tylor, paintings and ceramics from the APY Lands, and many more.
Young Indigenous artists will again participate in Our Young Mob, with works from 40 artists under 18 being exhibited in their own exhibition in the Festival Theatre Foyer. Student works come from Port Lincoln High School, the Wiltja School and its residential programs where young people from all over SA come to Adelaide for their education. Their art depicts bright, strong images that centre on themes of homeland and family.
Our Mob will include a series of free events that celebrate artistic endeavours across various artforms:
· An Indigenous Writers Day will be held on 25 October from 10am - 4pm in the Artspace Gallery, convened by Alexis West and featuring presentations from leading and award-winning Indigenous Australian authors and storytellers.
· An Introduction to Photography Workshop for Indigenous Artists will take place in Adelaide Festival Centre's John Bishop Room on 25 October from 9.30am - 4.30pm, led by emerging photographic artists James Tylor and Coby Edgar and covering the fundamentals of digital photography as well as a brief history of Indigenous photography.