First Nations Fringe Artists

Supporting Artists as Businesses in their own right

In case you didn’t already know we at Ochre Dawn love supporting Artists, and we believe the best way to do that is to promote them as small businesses in their own right. This years 2023 Fringe Festival on Kaurna Land holds these same values and is hosting not one but 24 First Nations Artists/Groups! for the duration of the Fringe, providing a valuable platform to showcase First Nations Arts and Culture and the enriching contribution it has towards the creative sector in South Australia.


Below we have listed a few images and links to these Artists and Groups to highlight the importance of the work that they do and aid in showcasing their brilliant achievements (as there is too many to list here check out the full list on the Fringe Website, link below!) We hope to see you support these Artists in the same way by engaging with their work!

The Garden Sessions: 

A curated music program featuring the best, emerging, Indigenous SA musicians performing for free every Saturday afternoon in The Garden Wine Bar.

Line up includes:

Sat 18 Feb – Katie Aspel

Sat 25 Feb – Vonda Last

Sat 4 Mar – Tilly Thomas

Sat 11 Mar  – Bec Gollan

Sat 18 Mar – Hannah Yates

The Garden Sessions are suitable for all ages and the outdoor concerts are free.

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MoZzi X Inkatja: A New Moon 2023

A New Moon’ is the second iteration of creator Dre Ngatokorua multimedia production MoZzi X Inkatja’.

This show takes the audience on a journey about Inkatja’s life; a young girl on the mission, through Law and Law, to community leader as MoZzi tells the story through music, Traditional art projections, historical imagery and his unique narration. Viewers will gain historic knowledge about the Stolen Generation and life at the Umeewarra Mission near Port Augusta in South Australia.

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Yarnin Pangari (Talking Spirit) Festival

Join world renowned performer and cultural ambassador Ngarrindjeri / Kaurna Elder, Major “Moogy” Sumner, for a festival of sharing culture and healing the spirit in the gorgeous natural surrounds of Belair National Park (main oval and pavillion).

Following a welcome smoking ceremony, participate in interactive cultural workshops (dancing, weaving, painting, wood carving, boomerang and spear throwing); sit back and listen to storytelling and truth telling in the yarnin circles with Elders. Enjoy wondering around the community and First Nations artists marketplace.

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Electric Skies

Across two unforgettable nights, see the skies over Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park light up with a multi-sensory, electrifying drone show woven with First Nations language and traditional songs. Electric Skies will feature specially made music from the Electric Fields duo Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross, with Zaachariaha’s paintings also inspiring many of the drone animations in the sky.

Electric Skies collaborators include Electric Fields, Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe, Drone Sky Shows, Novatech, AEDA and the APY Collective.

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Mali Isabel Art: Live! 

Returning to the Adelaide Fringe 2023 season, emerging Aboriginal artist, Mali Isabel, will be creating her trademark contemporary rainbow artworks in her glass studio.

As a proud Arabana and Kokatha woman, Mali loves to draw inspiration from the land that surrounds her, capturing the environments and translating them into magical landscapes.

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Dusty Feet Mob

Young Aboriginal performers use the power of song and dance to tell stories of the Stolen Generation and help heal the pain of the past.

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