Men’s Sculpture Project, Yalata

Men’s Storytelling and Sculpture Project

Artist in residence, sculptor John Turpie is working with men from Yalata and Oak Valley to devise and construct sculptures for installation at Yalata, and at other locations –including overseas.

The project will convey the stories of family migration and community development since the 1950s, when British nuclear testing became a key factor in changing Aboriginal settlements in South Australia. The storytelling workshops will involve developing a ‘register of voices’, before entering a stage of collaborative design of space and artefacts, followed by construction of what are likely to be large scale installations. The project will continue into 2015.