Sandra Saunders, 'They Came Like a Tsunami' (2017), acrylic and paper on board, 80 x 200 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Michelle Warburton

20 October—11 November

Sandra Saunders


ACE Across


Thursday 19 October, 5.30pm

Artist talk:

Thursday 19 October, 5.30pm-6.15pm
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They Came Like a Tsunami
Essay by Jess Wallace

  • Wheelchair Access

They Came Like a Tsunami is an exhibition from Ngarrindjeri artist and activist, Sandra Saunders. A champion of Aboriginal rights, she was a vocal leader of the protests over the Hindmarsh Island Bridge. Through her paintings, Saunders communicates historic narratives and continued resistance to colonisation.

ACE Open and Ku Arts are proud to partner in the presentation of work from South Australian Aboriginal Artists at ACE Across project space during TARNANTHI.


Supported by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.