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Beloved Art Exhibition, OUR MOB, Returns in 2024with Expressions of Interest Open Today

Expressions of interest are open from today to South Australian Aboriginal artists wishing to present their work in the OUR MOB: Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists exhibition and its youth equivalent, OUR YOUNG MOB.

The prestigious annual exhibition will return from August 3 to October 12 at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre galleries.

This year’s OUR MOB awards include the renowned $5000 Don Dunstan Foundation OUR MOB Emerging Artist Prize, the $2000 Trevor Nickolls Art Prize and Trevor Nickolls Art Prize for OUR YOUNG MOB, the Ku Arts award for emerging elders in honour of founding chair Inawintji Williamson and the Country Arts SA Regional OUR MOB Emerging Artist Professional Development Award.

Complementing OUR MOB are literary events OUR WORDS, OUR YOUNG WORDS and will feature the return of defi-nations with more details to be announced soon.

Adelaide Festival Centre First Nations Programming Executive Celia Coulthard: “I am extremely proud to present another iteration of this important event that centres, champions and elevates the voices, stories, and art of our First Nations artists.

Samantha Gollan – Protector of water – OM image – 2023

We are also delighted to welcome back literary events OUR WORDS, OUR YOUNG WORDS and poetry exhibition defi-nations. It has once again been a privilege for our team at Adelaide Festival Centre to work with local storytellers and we look forward to sharing this experience with our community.

Since 2006, OUR MOB: Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists has provided a platform for contemporary First Nations artists to share their stories, ideas and art with audiences. Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, the annual exhibition showcases the diversity and depth of works created by First Nations artists across South Australia.

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM: Art is at the heart of many regional and remote communities, and we look forward to supporting South Australian First Nations artists throughout OUR MOB this year.

“Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present OUR MOB and we look forward to viewing this year’s entries from emerging and established artists.”

Adelaide Festival Centre gratefully acknowledges ongoing partnerships with Ku Arts; SICAD; Country Arts SA; The Don Dunstan Foundation; TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art; and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture centre managers and coordinators across South Australia.

To be considered for the 2024 OUR MOB: Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists exhibitions please visit,

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