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Kaurna Reconciliation Artwork

Kaurna Reconciliation Artwork (2002)

Kaurna meyunna, Kaurna yerta tampendi
‘Recognising Kaurna people and Kaurna land’

The Kaurna meyunna, Kaurna yerta tampendi sculpture is dedicated to the Kaurna People. Commenced and funded through the Peace Foundation in a valued partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust this public artwork is associated with the Kaurna Walking Trail which provides an opportunity to discover places sacred to the Kaurna people around Karrawarri Parri (River Torrens) and the Adelaide City area.

The artwork is as a gift to the Kaurna people in recognition of their traditional ownership and custodianship of the Adelaide Plains and it is an act of reconciliation. Representing some of the Kaurna meyunna story it gives insight to continuous Kaurna culture and history. It was designed by Kaurna artist Eileen Karpany, Aboriginal artist Darren Siwes and local artist Tony Rosella; with the sandstone components sculpted by Donato Rosella

Kaurna Sculpture