Things to do
At the beginning of June, the City of Marion hosted a variety of programs, events, and activities to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners of this land and waters.
Southern Cultural Immersion, in collaboration with Green Adelaide and City of Marion, hosted a free community event to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2022, and Adelaide National Park City Month which falls in June.
The event featured live music, bush foods and drinks available for purchase, and market stalls - PLUS a range of free cultural experiences including basket weaving, a boomerang workshop and ochre play.
The news did a live weather cross on location during the event and Animals Anonymous even brought out Snuffles The Wombat to meet guests and teach them about our native fauna.
Hosted in our Neighbourhood Centres, our Weave New Connections workshops took on a new meaning this National Reconciliation Week as members from the community gathered to work on their weaving projects together.
The free classes encourage our Aboriginal community members to come together with non-Aboriginal community to engage, teach and share. Check out the lovely picture above of our Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre class that took place during National Reconciliation Week.
Hosted by Gallery M in our Marion Cultural Centre, the Kaurna: Still Here exhibition showcased artworks in various media by Peter Turner & Clem Newchurch.
Artists Peter Turner and Clem Newchurch are recipients of The Guildhouse First Nations Collections Project with the South Australian Museum (SAM), a collaborative project providing artists with the opportunity to research the Museum’s extensive collection and develop a new body of work for exhibition
The exhibition ran from 13 May to 5 June.
Watch the video above to see Mayor of Marion, Kris Hanna recently met up with Kaurna Narungga Kokatha man, Clem Newchurch, to talk through the fascinating collection of works, celebrating and showcasing First Nations artists as part of National Reconciliation Week.