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Aerosol and Tattoo Artist: Shane Mankitya Cook

Shane Mankitya Cook is a Wulli Wulli and Guwa descendant from Queensland. He was adopted by the Kaurna community in Adelaide and given the name Mankitya, which translates to “the scarred one”. Over a coffee, near his studio at Black Diamond Tattoo, we talk about his life as an Aboriginal … Read More

Mali Isabel is making her art empire

Meet Mali Isabel, an Arabana and Kokatha artist making a name for herself on Kaurna land. The 21-year old was a successful applicant of a year-long residency at Carclew – an organsation cultivating artists early in their career.   Mali dabbles in ceramics and photography, but acrylic on canvas is her medium of choice using every colour of the rainbow. “I … Read More

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo exhibition

It’s South Australia’s turn to see the Legacy: Reflections on Mabo exhibition which has been showcased at art galleries across the country since 2019. Eddie Mabo spent a decade seeking recognition of his people’s ownership of Mer Island in the Torres Strait, and on 3 June 1992 the High Court … Read More

Gina Rings: Directing the first Aboriginal dance work for babies

Gina Rings is an award winning choreographer and dancer with over 30 years’ experience in the arts. Hailing from the west coast of South Australia, Gin Rings is a Kokatha woman who knew she wanted to be on stage before she was out of nappies. Speaking of nappies, she is … Read More

Tika Tirka (Stay & Learn): Indigenous student accommodation

Tika Tirka means to stay and learn in Kaurna language, and that’s exactly what Indigenous students from regional communities are able to do when they move into the student accommodation. Based in Adelaide’s CBD, Tika Tirka provides students aged 18 to 26 with an affordable, safe and culturally appropriate home … Read More

Tanya Hosch: How to better Australians

South Australian of the Year finalist, Tanya Hosch, says racism is the nation’s unfinished business and talking about it will make us better Australians. Tanya is the first Indigenous person and second woman to join the AFL executive — her leadership has made the game more inclusive for women, Aboriginal … Read More

Warndu: Start cooking with native Australian ingredients

Warndu is an Indigenous-owned company that makes products with wild harvested Australian native ingredients. Founders Damien Coulthard and Rebecca Sullivan, say native ingredients have a place in every Australian pantry, and recipes from their cookbook, Warndu Mai, may inspire you to get started. Warndu means “good” in Adnyamathanha and reflects … Read More

MRLN X RKM ready for WOMADelaide with Midnight Oil

WOMADelaide has announced a new music development initiative for emerging First Nations artists, in collaboration with the City of Playford’s music venue and industry training hub Northern Sound System and Balya Productions. Ten artists will take part in the year-round mentorship, with some given the opportunity to perform at WOMADelaide … Read More

Loving Country with Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou – Pt 2

Part 2 This week, we’re bringing you the second part in a two-part series about the newly published book, Loving Country, by Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou. Bruce and Vicky recently recorded this interview with Adelaide-based poet and broadcaster, Mike Ladd, for local bookshop Matilda Books. Thanks to them and … Read More