July 2021

Illuminate Adelaide announce full moon sensory art experience, KINARA

As a part of Illuminate Adelaide, KINARA will transform Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute into a playground of sights, sounds and sensory escapades under the full moon.

Following the announcement of Illuminate Adelaide’s Music & Art After Dark (MAAD) block party, the next instalment under the epic festival of light is KINARA – meaning ‘moon’ in Pintupi.  

Under a full moon on Saturday 24 July, and led by a line up of ground-breaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute will be transformed into a playground of sights, sounds and sensory escapades.

A collaboration between Illuminate Adelaide, Tandanya and Music SA, KINARA’s music program includes APY rappers DEM MOB, along with The Yorke Band, MoZzi, Kahl Wallis, Tilly Tjala Thomas with CASM Band, Katie Aspel, GypZ x SVVLO and DJ Goon.

A stunning large scale sand drawing on the floor of the Main Gallery by Pintupi artists will be the site of a special cultural sharing performance by the artists to launch the event and pay respect to the vibrant living culture of this country, and local artists have been commissioned to create multi-sensory audio-visual experiences to complement the music program.

Commencing at 5pm and continuing until late, KINARA promises to be an unmissable celebration of Kin and Country under the enthralling light of a full moon.

Rachael Azzopardi and Lee Cumberlidge said: “We are honoured to partner with TANDANYA and Music SA to assemble an incredible line up of First Nations’ artists for our inaugural KINARA event. With a strong focus on local South Australian talent, it is an evening not to be missed.”

These new local and international artists join the already exciting line up for Illuminate Adelaide’s inaugural program of light shows, art installations, immersive technology, music, performance, discussions and ideas set to bring winter to life in July.

Location: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Date: Saturday 24 July
Time: 5.00pm until late
Tickets: Free event

To learn more about Illuminate Adelaide, click here.

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