Photo by Danni Zuvela

Chris De Rosa. Image courtesy the artist


Kurangk Listening is an off-site, outdoors public program


Hindmarsh Island, SA






Please contact if you would like to attend and have access needs


all day event

Kurangk Listening is an off-site, outdoors public program of embodied activities on land and water.

As the final outflow of the Murray-Darling river system and the traditional land of the Ngarrindjeri people,  the Kurangk (Coorong) is a site of great cultural, spiritual and ecological significance.  

Participants will take part in a guided forage of Basham’s Beach at Goolwa with artist Chris de Rosa and scientist Chloe Darkson, followed by a kayaking tour on the Coorong from Sugars Beach to the Murray River Mouth, led by Canoe the Coorong’s Brenton Carle and artist Brad Darkson.  

Through the shared acts of collective walking, talking, listening, looking, gathering, drawing and paddling together, participants will develop an enhanced appreciation and respect for this land and its waters.

The day will run as follows:( Participants will receive an updated schedule breakdown ahead of the event.)
09:30am meet at ACE Open
10:00am depart as group on charter bus
11:30am Sugars Beach – lunch and Kayaking tour with Canoe the Coorong guides and Brad Darkson
2:30pm – 3pmTravel from Sugars Beach to Basham’s Beach
3:00pm Basham’s Beach- guided walk and forage with Chris De Rosa and Chloe Darkson
5pm depart on charter bus
6:30pm Arrival back at ACE Open


Artist Bios

Brad Darkson is an artist, kayak guide, mechanic, and fisherman. He is a proud First Nations man with family ties to Narungga, Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Nations, as well as convict and settler heritage.

Dr Chloe Darkson is a marine biologist and yoga teacher. She is a second generation Australian with family ties to the Netherlands, Greece, Ireland and Scotland. Chloe and Brad are licensed kelpers (wild seaweed foragers), and the founders of Moonrise Seaweed Co., where they aim to regeneratively farm native seaweed species.

Chris De Rosa

Chris De Rosa is a visual artist who has lived in coastal Port Elliot for twenty years where she swims almost daily and dives into another world full of organisms “rich and strange”. Her practice explores notions of art, science, and imagination. Through printmaking, installation and sculpture, she examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world.

This event is part of WATER RITES exhibition public programs.

WATER RITES is presented as part of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.

This project is supported by SA Water and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.