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 welcome to country by Courtney Hunter Hebberman
Artist performance by Matjangka Norris
Guest speaker Nici Cumpston
Sat 16 Oct, 2pm

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