Alexandrina Council commissions 3 Ngarrindjeri artists

The Alexandrina Council has commissioned three Ngarrindjeri artists, Ellen Trevorrow, Betty Sumner and Jacob Stengle, to create new work for the recently finished South Coast Aquatic Centre.

Ngurrunduri and Kondoli, 2016, by Karumapuli Jacob Stengle. Photo Johanis Lyons-Reid

Ngurrunduri and Kondoli, 2016, by Karumapuli Jacob Stengle. Photo Johanis Lyons-Reid

The All-Seeing Eye, 2017, by Betty Sumner. Photo Carl Kuddell

The All-Seeing Eye, 2017, by Betty Sumner. Photo Carl Kuddell

Everything Is Connected, 2017, Nagrrindjeri woven mat, by Ellen Trevorrow. Photo Carl Kuddell

Everything Is Connected, 2017, Nagrrindjeri woven mat, by Ellen Trevorrow. Photo Carl Kuddell

Ngarrindjeri Speaking for SeaCountry

During a series of meetings and workshops over the last year, the group of co-curators (Ngarrindjeri elders Ellen Trevorrow and Major Sumner, Change Media's artistic director Jen Lyons-Reid and creative producer Carl Kuddell, supported by Murray Bridge Regional Gallery director Melinda Rankin) have set the curatorial vision for the first Ngarrindjeri Culture Hub exhibition, planned for June-July 2017.

The show, titled 'Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Yarluwar Ruwe - Ngarrindjeri Speaking For Sea-Country', explores how Ngarrindjeri artists and culture workers envision their connection to country, to their lands and waters through their work. 

The team was keen to identify artists that represent a wide range of styles and art forms, ranging from painting, modern art, pottery to Ngarrindjeri weaving in new contexts.