As part of Reconciliation Week, we’ve working on a project called ‘The Art of Reconciliation” which captured a diverse range of local Aboriginal people talking about their lives and personal experiences across City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City Of Charles Sturt.
Eight artists and their eight subjects have worked together over the past few months to create a series of artworks, as well as having their portraits captured by photographer John Nieddu, and filmed for a documentary by Channel 44. An exhibition of the resulting artworks, stills photography and documentaries will be open to view from Thur 27 May until Thur 3 June, 11am to 4pm, at Black Diamond Gallery – Port Community Arts Centre.
One of the participants was Nikki Wilson, a Narungga, Adnyamathianha and Wirangu woman. She is the mother of two young boys, a small business owner and develops and delivers fitness and well-being programs for community in Port Adelaide through that business Tribes United Fitness. Rikki went to New York to complete the New York Marathon in 2018 as a part of the Indigenous Marathon Project.
Sitters: Shane Cook, Ashlin Miller, Andrew Betts, Iteka Sanderson-Bromley, Alex Houthuysen, Margaret Brodie, Nancy Bates, Rikki Wilson
Artists: Cheryl Johns, Mandi Glynn – Jones, Fruzsi Kenez, Naomi Campbell, Ben Searcy, Stefanie Goodwin, Rebecca Burford, Alex Marie Beckinsale
Photographer: John Nieddu
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