About

Spirit of Place exhibition now showing at ODASA

Spirit of Place explores South Australian contemporary Aboriginal architecture, landscape architecture and placemaking.

The collection of works represents the diversity of design responses to South Australia’s rich Aboriginal cultures. Projects on display were selected based on their success across one or more of the following criteria:

  • Contribution to Aboriginal wellbeing
  • Cultural relevance to place and country
  • Aboriginal involvement in the engagement process
  • Innovation
  • Design excellence

The projects are supported by artworks that are inspired by connections to place.

Spirit of Place is open from 11 June to 30 July at the 28 Leigh Street Gallery and will coincide with NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July). The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

Spirit of Place is proudly presented by ODASA with landscape architect and visual artist Paul Munaitya Herzich and architectural anthropologist and academic Elizabeth Grant.

Please email odasa@sa.gov.au to schedule a viewing between 10am – 4pm weekdays.