Drifting Sands features the work of seven women artists from across regional and remote South Australia who are at the heart of their communities. Through painting and other mediums, they celebrate the strength within women – referencing the influences of women in the past who have shaped their lives while also looking to nurture and guide tomorrow’s leaders. This exhibition, curated by Marika Davies, likens the strength of women to the energy of wind as it drives sand across Country – shaping dunes, sculpting new forms, steadily altering the future.

This exhibition is supported by the Art Gallery of South Australia and Port Pirie Regional Council.
Marika Davies is supported by Regional Arts through Country Arts SA.


Annette Lawrie Dodd Walyingaka
Yankunytjatjara/Mirning people, South Australia

Marli Milyika Macumba
Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia

Lavene Ngatokorua
Wangkangurru/Adnyamathanha people, South Australia

Sandra Saunders
Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia

Heather Kemarre Shearer
Arrernte people, Northern Territory

Yana Tschuna
Wirangu people, South Australia

Jessica Turner
Adnyamathanha/Nukunu/Kokatha people, South Australia

Special Events

Launch Event
Featuring a Welcome to Country with senior Nukunu Elder Uncle Lindsay Thomas, and special guest Tarnanthi Artistic Director Nici Cumpston OAM, Nukunu singer Tilly Thomas as well as artists and curator talks.
Sun 19 Sep, 1–4pm
Book here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in the Classroom
Sun 12 Sep, 10am – 3pm
Book here or via AGSA

Weaving Workshop
Hosted by Marika Davies & Marli Macumba
Sat 2 Oct, 10am – 1pm
Book via Eventbrite


Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Presenting Partners

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Regional Arts Fund through Country Arts SA