Saltbush Country provides a rare opportunity to experience the works and worldviews of Aboriginal artists working independently across regional South Australia. Their works, curated by Tarnanthi Regional Curator Marika Davies, are the result of a series of community workshops, mentoring and professional development opportunities catering for prominent regional artists and supported by Tarnanthi and Country Arts SA.

In this exhibition, seven diverse artists tell stories of their culture, community and connection to Country. Often personal and occasionally raw, their work reflects the world as seen through their eyes while expressing their culture, language and community – a contemporary articulation of Aboriginal life in regional South Australia.

Saltbush Country is part of the Regional Tarnanthi initiative developed and presented in partnership with Country Arts SA.


Josephine Lennon
Mirning/Antikirinjara people, South Australia

Juanella McKenzie
Adnyamathanha/Luritja/Lower Southern Arrernte people, South Australia/Northern Territory

Marli Macumba
Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia

Deanna Newchurch
Narungga people, South Australia

Lynette Newchurch
Narungga people, South Australia

Sandra Saunders
Ngarrindjeri/Buandig people, South Australia

Heather Shearer
Arrernte people, Northern Territory/South Australia


Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Special events

Opening night
Thu 16 Nov, 5.30-7.30pm

Presenting partner
  • Country Arts SA