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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Exploring Aboriginal Culture
An upcoming workshop lead by Allan Sumner will explore Aboriginal culture before and after European settlement. Including the impact of colonisation and contemporary issues facing Aboriginal people today. This is a one off workshop to be held on Wednesday, 15th of July from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at the Effective Living Centre in Wayville.

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop

Allan Summer - Biography
Allan Sumner is an accomplished South Australian artist. He is a descendant of three Aboriginal peoples being the Ngarrindjeri people from the lower river and lakes of the Murray River along the Coorong, the Adelaide plains Kaurna people and the Yankunytjatjara people from central Australia. He is passionate about his culture and people, particularly in learning about the stories that have been passed down the generations through his elders.

Allan has been painting for 15 years with his contemporary style evolving over the last 5. His art has been exhibited across South Australia and also in Canada. Allan mainly paints acrylics on canvas, although his art has been found on boomerangs, didgeridoos and emu eggs.

Effective Living Centre workshop
Effective Living Centre workshop

Allan produces amazing pieces utilising bright earthy tones as well as the cooler ocean colours. Beautiful blends of dot work morph into different patterns, which evoke movement in his paintings that can mesmerise an observer for hours. As well as being a visual artist, Allan is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and storyteller. Allan has previously been an artist in residence at the Effective Living Centre in April 2015.

25 Adults or $20 Friends of Effective Living Centre & Concession.
Bookings are essential and can be made online or by phoning the Effective Living Centre on 8271 0329. All the info including booking details is available at

A certificate of attendance can be made available on request. A light meal will be served at 7:00pm. Bookings filling fast so don't delay.
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When: Wednesday, 15th of July, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Phone: 8271 0329
Where: Effective Living Centre, 26 King William Road, Wayville SA 5034
Cost: $25 Adults or $20 Friends of Effective Living Centre & Concession
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