New exhibit celebrates Kondoli dreaming story
Recently the South Australian Whale Centre launched a new exhibit that celebrates the Ramindjeri dreaming story of Kondoli (the whale story).
The Kondoli exhibit has been four years in the making with representatives from local Indigenous groups – the Aboriginal Youth Action Committee, Ramindjeri Heritage Association and Miwi-Inyeri Pelepi-Ambi Aboriginal Corporation (MIPAAC) – playing a key role in its production. Production of the exhibit commenced early last year after securing funding from the City of Victor Harbor and Country Arts SA, as well as sponsorship from Parnell Electrical.
The exhibit tells the story of Kondoli, the whale man, who brought fire to his country. The vibrant and eye-catching illustrations depicting the story were designed by local artist Barbary O’Brien and graphic designer Katrina Allen, in consultation with local Indigenous groups.
The new exhibit is the perfect complement to the current offerings of the Centre. Visitors who come to the SA Whale Centre have an opportunity to learn about the local marine environment from a number of different perspectives, and the addition of an exhibit that shares the dreaming story of Kondoli adds another important aspect to the experience at the SA Whale Centre.
The exhibit was officially opened by the City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp and representatives from the Aboriginal Youth Action Committee, Ramindjeri Heritage Association and MIPAAC.
The Kondoli exhibit is now open to the public and can be viewed at the SA Whale Centre between 10.30am and 5pm daily.