Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga – Together, Remember, Recognise
Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga, is a way of acknowledging, remembering and recognising, further thanking Aboriginal people who have contributed to our community, and those of which who are leading the way for our younger generations to follow. These individuals have committed to bettering the lives and identities of Aboriginal people in South Australia and abroad simultaneously bridging both worlds.
The aim of the project is to honour our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to bridge our understanding and views of Australia Day. During the Australia Day long weekend, Elder Park (Tarntanya) will house a stunning art installation as a symbol of Aboriginal peoples belonging both past and present. Known to the Kaurna people as ‘Tarntanya – the Place of the Big Red Kangaroo’, Elder Park will be lit up with the faces of Aboriginal Ancestors and leaders.
The installation will be a reminder to many attending, of the continuing presence and a reflection of Australia’s First Nations People. And what better place to do this but at Elder Park ‘Tarntanya’ during Australia Day 2019.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please take note that this installation contains images of deceased persons.
About the Art:
Artist Craig Walsh and the Australia Day Council of South Australia have worked closely with representatives from the Aboriginal community, exploring the unique stories specific to SA and Elder Park area in order to artistically formulate this project. Craig Walsh has become widely known internationally over the last 30 years for his pioneering works including innovative approaches to projection mapping in unconventional sites, both responsive to communities and environments and remains distinctive for its conceptual underpinnings and deftly woven narratives. For this project, one of Walsh’s most iconic works utilising digital projection of portraits onto trees is adapted and developed for the Elder Park site in collaboration with aboriginal Kaurna elders.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Australia Day SA website.
What: Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga – Together, Remember, Recognise
When: Thursday 24 – Monday 28 January 2019 | 8:30pm
Where: Elder Park (Tarntanya) | King William Road, Adelaide
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Image Source: Australia Day SA website
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