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They say many hands make light work, but in this case many hands made amazing art.

The yet to be named artwork was developed at a Social and Economic Wellbeing Cultural Day at Tauondi Aboriginal College in Port Adelaide late last year attended by about 100 employees.

Head of Social and Economic Wellbeing, Sue Christophers, says the day was designed to increase the cultural learning of her team through listening and participating. 

“We had a range of activities for the day including yarning circles, weaving workshops, cooking with native food, and Aboriginal Cultural Mindfulness and Movement Workshops,” Sue says.

“It was unstructured with various sessions at different times – meaning that staff could participate in whatever they wanted to throughout the day.”

An Indigenous paint with traditional dot painting and hand prints.

The painting was an all-day collaborative art project developed under the guidance and expertise of Sam Gollan. 

“Sam is a Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna woman and is AnglicareSA’s Principal Aboriginal Practitioner with Children Youth and Families,” she says.

“She also happens to be an amazing artist and we are grateful for her guidance on this project.”

The painting has been proudly hanging on the wall in the training room at the Outer Southern Hub in Christies Beach since the Cultural Day, however it is shortly set to be given a new home, taking pride of place in the reception area of the Hub.

You can check out more of Sam’s artwork at her Facebook page.