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Latest exhibitions launched at Samstag Museum of Art

Three new exhibitions have opened at UniSA’s Samstag Museum of Art.

For Country, for Nation reflects on the experience of war from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and features contemporary responses to fighting for country by artists including Tony Albert, Megan Cope and Yhonnie Scarce.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War comprises more than 80 artworks from the Australian War Memorial’s collection. The exhibition explores how Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the Second World War through the work of leading artists of the time including Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan and Joy Hester.

Unbound Collective: Sovereign Acts V: CALLING brings together four Adelaide-based First Nations women working across art, activism and academia. Their research, video and performance series Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts, of which CALLING is the fifth instalment, is concerned with making visible what has been concealed by colonial institutions of power. They disrupt in order to transform.

The Samstag Museum launched the exhibitions on ANZAC Day with an afternoon of conversation, performance, food and music.

ANZAC Day at Samstag

Photos: Sia Duff

Row 5 (L) Premier Steven Marshall and Michael O'Brien. (R) Damien Shen, Michael O'Brien and James Tylor.

Row 6 (L) Jim Whalley, Amanda Vanstone, Trish Hansen and Tony Grybowski. (R) Matt Barlow and Brett Davis.

Row 7 (L) Troy-Anthony Baylis. (R) Sophia Nuske, Paula Nuske and Bruce Nuske.

Row 8 Joanna Kitto, Faye Rosas Blanch and Simone Ulalka Tur.

Row 9 (L) James Tylor and Lucien Alperstein. (R) Megan Cope and Laura Webster.

Row 10 (L) Ali Gumillya Baker and Natalie Harkin. (R) Stephanie Grose and Erica Green.

Row 11 (L) Eve Sullivan, Sarita Burnett and Fulvia Mantelli. (R) Derek Pascoe, Gabriella Smart and Johannes Sistermanns.