The Art Gallery of South Australia acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains and recognises that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. The Gallery celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture and expresses its gratitude and respect to the artists who create these works. The Gallery also pays respect to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting here from across Australia.


Members of Aboriginal communities are respectfully advised that some of the people mentioned in writing or depicted in photographs in the following pages have passed away. All such mentions and photographs in this publication are with permission.


Unless otherwise noted, all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words mentioned in the following pages are spelt as advised by the relevant cultural authority. Approval for the use of Tarnanthi and Panpa-panpalya has been granted by Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi.