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November 16, 2023
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Saltbush Country

16 November 2023–22 March 2024

  • Artwork credit: Deanna Newchurch & Lynette Newchurch, Our Mothers, 2023
  • and Josephine Lennon, Waru (Fire), 2023, acrylic paint on Belgian linen.
  • This article was produced in collaboration with Country Arts SA.

Saltbush Country provides a rare opportunity to experience the works and worldviews of seven dynamic Aboriginal women artists, all working independently across regional South Australia.

The artists are connected through culture and storylines that crisscross regions, yet each language group is unique and different.


Saltbush Country
Hawke Centre, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
16 November 2023–22 March 2024
Open weekdays 9am–6pm
Closed 22 December–1 January & public holidays
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Curated by Marika Davies, a proud Wangkangurru curator and artist, the artists are Josephine Lennon, Marli Macumba, Juanella McKenzie, Deanna Newchurch, Lynette Newchurch, Sandra Saunders and Heather Shearer.

Pictured is a traditional possum skin cloak, a revival of a Narungga cultural practice, not seen in over 100 years.

Presented as a partnership between Country Arts SA and the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of Tarnanthi. This exhibition is supported by Tarnanthi Principal Partner BHP.

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