Pilbili Audio Tour

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Pilbili is a child-led collaboration between Carclew, Hampstead Primary School and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Students from Hampstead Primary School have had the unique opportunity to learn about Ngarrindjeri culture and arts through Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie.

Their thoughts and perspectives on the work have been translated to an audio tour for visitors to the exhibition. There are a few ways to access the Mobile Web App:
Use your Smart Phone or iPad by entering the link to your internet browser www.artgallery.sa.gov.au/AT/The Mobile Web App requires an active internet connection via a smart phone. Wi-Fi is not currently available for personal devices in the Gallery. If you access the Web App on your own device you may incur data charges from your service provider.
Hire an iPod for free from the Atrium Information Desk. Terms and conditions apply.
Ipods are available for class group use by request. Please contact Learning at the Gallery for enquiries agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au

TARNANTHI Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston, says ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the artist and her work from the perspective of children. An important aspect of Pilbili is the opportunity to learn and experience Ngarrindjeri culture first hand from the artist’.

In the lead up to TARNANTHI, children were introduced to traditional culture and weaving practices with Ngarrindjeri Elders in a series of workshops. They then interviewed Yvonne Koolmatrie about her work, gaining insights such as how the traditional and contemporary forms she makes have become highly-valued works of art collected by private and public galleries and museums all over the world.
Interview available here > (128Kb)

The children participated in a weaving workshop with Yvonne Koolmatrie where she shared her love of weaving and explained the importance of continuing this important cultural tradition.  Learning about Ngarrindjeri weaving has also provided the children with cultural awareness, as well as an introduction to the importance of the Riverland and the environmental and sustainable practices Ngarrindjeri have always undertaken to look after this vital resource.

Students also engaged in a workshop with Art Gallery of South Australia volunteer guides, learning the basic principles of guiding people through an art exhibition.

Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie is on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 10 January 2016

Image: Pilbili students from Hampstead Primary School participating in a guided session of Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie with Gallery Guide Jill. Photo: Tim Allan

LOCATIONArt Gallery of South Australia