Shane Kooka, Elizabeth Yanyi Close and Thomas Readett have been working as a collective team for almost three years, collaborating on numerous large-scale public art projects across South Australia. In this project, they transform the interior of the Hahndorf Academy, cladding the walls in a dynamic spread of large-scale collaborative murals – blending Shane’s illustrative and fluid street-art style of mark making with Elizabeth’s bold and graphic designs and Thomas’s abstracted realism.


Elizabeth Yanyi Close
Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia

Shane Kooka
Wulli Wulli/Guwa (Koa) people, Queensland

Thomas Readett
Ngarrindjeri /Arrernte people, South Australia/ Northern Territory

Special Events

Opening Event
[With guest speakers Nici Cumpston and Ivan Copley – TBC]
Sat 16 Oct, time TBC

Artist Talk
Sat 23 Oct, 11.30am

Aerosol Workshop for Teens
Sat 23 Oct, 1 – 3pm
For talk and workshop: book here


No wheelchair access upstairs

Presenting Partner

Hahndorf Academy