Expressions of Interest now open for 2022. OUR MOB is a celebration of art by South Australian Aboriginal artists.

The Adelaide Festival Centre is extremely proud to present OUR MOB and OUR YOUNG MOB, which provides First Nations artists from all over South Australia with the opportunity to showcase their art and culture at South Australia’s premier arts facility. OUR MOB is held in the spirit of reconciliation to demonstrate the power of art in bringing together diverse peoples in harmony with a common goal.

OUR MOB began in 2006 and engages the public with reconciliation and inter-cultural understanding. Every place has a story, and OUR MOB allows South Australia’s First Nation artists to create visual expressions of their own narratives in a collective display. A multi-faceted project with a visual art exhibition at its core, OUR MOB immerses the public as well as artists, students, and arts workers, in a unique and outstanding exhibition of First Nations art across a diverse range of media.

Expressions of Interest for OUR MOB 2022 are now open and they close 5pm Friday 8 July 2022.


If you require a PDF version of the Jotform please download here.

Funding to support the purchasing of arts resources for First Nations students to use in the creation of OUR YOUNG MOB submissions is available to schools. Please contact centrED@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au with the subject line OUR YOUNG MOB funding.

19 AUGUST - 7 OCTOBER 2022
Adelaide Festival Centre's Festival Theatre Foyer Galleries

19 August - 15 October 2022
Adelaide Festival Centre's Children's Artspace

18 August 2022 from 5PM
Adelaide Festival Centre

• $5000 Don Dunstan Foundation OUR MOB Emerging Artist Prize (artists must be over 18 to enter)
• $2000 Trevor Nickolls Art Prize for OUR MOB (artists must be over 18 to enter)
• $1500 Country Arts SA Regional OUR MOB Professional Development Opportunity (artists must be over 18 to enter)
• OUR YOUNG MOB Award: art materials donated by Ku Arts (artists must be under 18 to enter)
• Trevor Nickolls Art Prize for OUR YOUNG MOB (artists must be under 18 to enter)

• All works must have been completed no more than 18 months prior August 2022.
• Works unclaimed by 31 March 2023 in Adelaide will be disposed of in a manner deemed appropriate by Adelaide Festival Centre.
• Adelaide Festival Centre and OUR MOB partners undertake that personal contact details provided in the OUR MOB 2022 Entry Form will be strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party without permission of the artist.

Although being driven by Adelaide Festival Centre, OUR MOB is dependent on key arts organisations across the state who collaborate with First Nations artists far and wide, as well as partners in the arts industry and regional and remote arts organisations that bring First Nations artists together in a professionally presented annual exhibition and celebrations. Through OUR MOB we can track the emergence and development of new and exciting arts activities and come to know the work of individual artists.

2021 OUR MOB Award Winners

Don Dunstan Foundation Prize
Supported by the Don Dunstan Foundation

Winner: Janet (Jay) Milera, Land Meets Sea, acrylic on canvas.
Highly Commended: Kath Moore, Sister's Story, acrylic on canvas & Weaving (Lakun), acrylic on canvas.

Trevor Nickolls OUR MOB Award
Supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

Winner: Maude Parker, Australian Natives, acrylic on canvas & Birds and Butterflies, acrylic on canvas.
Highly Commended: Mali Isabel, Spirituality, acrylic on canvas.

Trevor Nickolls OUR YOUNG MOB Award
Supported by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

Winner: Mia Makuch, My Journeyacrylic on canvas.

Country Arts SA Regional Emerging Artist Professional Development Award
Supported by Country Arts SA

Winner: Kat Bell, The Birthing Pod, acrylic on canvas & Gathering on the Mighty Murray River, hand stitched & embroidered yarn, threaded onto bamboo stick.

Supported by Ku Arts

Winner: Ulani Williams-Psorakis, Knowledge Handed Down from the Dreamtimeacrylic on canvas.
Highly Commended: Mia Makuch, My Journeyacrylic on canvas.

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