Applications Open For OUR MOB 2019: Art By South Australian Aboriginal Artists

Posted by Adelaide Festival Centre on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in South Australia are invited to apply for OUR MOB, a unique and outstanding exhibition of Aboriginal art across a wide range of media. Students and artists under the age of 18 are also invited to apply for OUR YOUNG MOB.

Since 2006, Adelaide Festival Centre has showcased the quality and diversity of art created by South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, boosting the careers of numerous artists and generating direct-to-artist sales to support their art practices.

Entry for selection is free, and prizes include; $5,000 Don Dunstan Foundation OUR MOB Emerging Artist Prize 2019, $1,500 Country Arts SA Regional OUR MOB Emerging Artist Professional Development Award and OUR YOUNG MOB Award – art materials donated by Ku Arts awarded to an artist/student under the age of 18.

OUR MOB 2019 will take place from 23 August until 3 October in Adelaide Festival Centre’s QBE Galleries. Works on display will be available for sale.

To be considered for this year’s exhibition artists can apply online via the jotform here or download a pdf here. Applications close 5pm Friday 5 July, 2019.

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier AM, says OUR MOB is one of the best-loved and most important fixtures in Adelaide Festival Centre’s calendar,  “OUR MOB is rightly among the nation’s prestigious exhibitions of First Nations art celebrating the energy, quality and diversity of South Australian art,  providing an excellent snapshot of contemporary First Nations art making and an outstanding opportunity to art makers across the state.

Adelaide Festival Centre gratefully acknowledges ongoing partnerships with Ku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and SICAD; Country Arts SA; The Don Dunstan Foundation; TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art; and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture centre managers and coordinators across South Australia.

MEDIA CONTACT: Molly Taylor – 08 8216 8551 / 0414 620 321 /