16 November - 22 March 2024


Saltbush Country

16 NOVEMBER 2023 -
22 March 2024

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.

Artists: Josephine Lennon, Marli Macumba, Juanella McKenzie, Deanna Newchurch, Lynette Newchurch, Sandra Saunders, Heather Shearer.




Image Credit: Dee Newchurch and Lynette Newchurch, Point Pearce, South Australia, 2023, photo: Sam Roberts

Saltbush Country is 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. 

While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.