New Art for New Walls


Lobethal Community Members


1/8/22 – 21/8/22

Adelaide Hills families are moving on and moving into new homes built to replace those lost in the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfires. Families are expressing that even in these new, safe spaces, there are few reminders of their former lives. Artworks, family photographs and familiar aspects of their identity are missing.

In workshops with Hills artist Deb Twining, families have created shared artworks that respond to the theme ‘Museum of Us’, focusing on the cherished aspects of each family’s unique identity. Before being sent home to new walls, artworks were photographed and printed as large scale colour posters.

Starting outdoors at Fabrik, this exhibition is made up of a trail of outdoor locations across Lobethal, each site sharing a different family’s poster artwork. Importantly, this exhibition celebrates reclaiming and embracing identity. We are grateful to our Lobethal Main Street business partners on this project, for kindly sharing their windows and hosting these very special artworks. To see the list of Lobethal Main street locations click here.

Each family has prepared an artist statement to accompany their work. As you wander the Main Street exhibition trail, scan the QR code printed below each artwork to access them. Or click here to view the statements along with a small detail image from each artwork.

This project is supported by Wellbeing SA’s Connected Communities Grant Program and CAMHS Bushfire Response Team.

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Image: Detail of artwork created by Tina, Sopa and Zoe
Image: Detail of artwork created by Tina, Sopa and Zoe