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Young Explorers October: Magical minerals

Ivarityi Trail (ongoing activity created for NAIDOC week

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year - closing weekend programs


October Young Explorers: Magical minerals

Young Explorers October

Monday 15 - Friday 19 October, 10:15am and 11:15am

Young explorers, our program for 3-to-5-year-olds, is back! Adventure with us underground to collect rocks of different shapes and sizes in all colours of the rainbow.

Bookings are required



Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year - closing weekend programs



Cyanotype photography drop-in

Family friendly!

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November

Drop-in between 10am-3pm

FREE, no bookings required

Location: Front lawns, South Australian Museum


Discover one of the oldest forms of photography! Cyanotypes are photographs made without cameras on paper exposed to sunlight. Join us anytime between 10am and 3pm to make your own cyanotype using traditional techniques, with artists from the Analogue Laboratory. You’ll be able to take your cyanotype home with you.


Awaiting the Breeze

Image:  Awaiting the Breeze, Dianne Galbraith (detail)

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year artist talk: behind the camera

Sunday 18 November, 1pm

Pacific Cultures Gallery, South Australian Museum

FREE, bookings recommended but not essential

Ever wondered about the stories behind the photographs in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition? This is your chance to join a panel of photographers to hear how they captured their stunning images. Join us for an informal panel conversation with 2018 finalists Dianne Galbraith, Nicolas Rakotopare and more to be announced.


Ivarityi trail (ongoing activity created for NAIDOC week)

Ivarityi trail

Researchers Rebecca Richards (Adnyamathanha and Barngarla), Jacinta Koolmatrie (Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri) and Jade Turner (Arrernte) have created the Ivarityi Trail, which highlights the connections between Aboriginal women and the objects on display in the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery. These may be objects made by women, which tell stories of women or which are known to be used by women. Visitors are encouraged to pick up a map and take time to appreciate the stories and talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.


Who was Ivarityi?
The trail has been named after Kaurna woman Ivarityi. You can find her along the trail as her knowledge of Kaurna culture was recorded by anthropologists which believed at the time that she was the last Kaurna woman with knowledge. Ivarityi was born in Yartapulti (Port Adelaide) during the 1840s, a time which marks the beginning of the invasion of Kaurna land. She also lived in Raukkan and Point Pearce. In all of the places she lived, she would have witnessed disease and the mistreatment of her people. To Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, she is a great example of the resilience of Aboriginal women. Because of her, we can!

 The Ivarityi trail has been developed by Rebecca Richards, Jacinta Koolmatrie and Jade Turner, whose participation in this program is made possible by a grant from Australian Executor Trustees to the South Australian Museum’s Pathways Program.