Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga, is our way of acknowledging, remembering and recognising, further thanking Aboriginal people who have contributed to our community, and those of which who are leading the way for our younger generations to follow.
Through this project we aim to honor our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to bridge our understanding and views of Australia Day. During the Australia Day long weekend, Elder Park (Tarntanya) will house a stunning art installation as a symbol of Aboriginal peoples belonging both past and present. Known to the Kaurna people as ‘Tarntanya – the Place of the Big Red Kangaroo’, Elder Park will be lit up with the faces of Aboriginal Ancestors and leaders.
Artist, Craig Walsh and the Australia Day Council of South Australia have worked closely with representatives from the Aboriginal community, exploring the unique stories specific to South Australia and Elder Park area in order to artistically formulate this project. The instillation will be a reminder to many attending, of the continuing presence and a reflection of Australia’s First Nations People.
Disclosure: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people beware, this instillation contains images of deceased persons.