Thursday 19 October, 5.30pm-6.15pm

Sandra Saunders (artist)
Cara Kirkwood



  • Wheelchair Access

Join artist Sandra Saunders in conversation with Cara Kirkwood, Project Officer, Art Gallery of South Australia as they discuss Saunders’ exhibition They Came Like a Tsunami, showing in ACE Across.

Sandra Saunders is a Ngarrindjeri artist and activist. 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.

Cara Kirkwood is a Mandandanji, Bidjara & Mithaka woman from Queensland. With over 14 years experience in the community and cultural development, Cara has been able to apply these experiences in numerous roles. Most recently, Cara spent four years at the National Gallery of Australia as Indigenous Program Producer, including a brief stint as Senior Program Producer before shifting gears and embracing life as an Independent Creative Producer.  She is currently working as a Project Officer with the TARNANTHI festival alongside Nici Cumpston and the team at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Cara is passionate about driving positive strategic change in challenging environments.

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.

This program is a part of Art After Dark: TARNANTHI.