Five contemporary artists reveal how the process of art-making helps them to express personal stories and connect with their Aboriginal heritage. These influential artists are breaking ground in their fields and creating positive pathways for themselves and others for the future. This exhibition, presented in a health environment under the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Arts in Health program, seeks to enrich and inspire the experiences for young patients in their wellness journey.

Making artwork for me is compulsory to the way I live. It is a therapy to help me work through things and keeps me staying strong.’ – Thomas Readett

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Grace Bennett
Ngadjuri people, South Australia

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

Jackie Saunders
Kaurna/Kokatha/Ngarrindjeri/Wirangu people, South Australia

Curated by Lauren Simeoni

Special Events

Artist Gathering
Fri 26 Nov, 12.30-2.30pm
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Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets, lift

Presenting Partners
  • Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation 2021