Yurtu Ardla: an exhibition that carves more than wood’

Exhibition and Shows

16 Mar 2019 to 16 Jun 2019

The Yurtu Ardla exhibition is a celebration of the continuity of Adnyamathanha wood carving and of the revitalisation of Nukunu wood carving practice, and is the result of a Ku Arts project initiated by Nukunu and Adnyamathanha men, in partnership with the South Australian Museum.

The Yurtu Ardla project began with a Ku Arts workshop series in 2015. The exhibition results from the continuation of this project starting with South Australian Museum visits and workshops in April 2017. Workshops have been led by master Andymathanha carver and language speaker Uncle Roy Coulthard.

By sharing skills and knowledge, the men of the neighbouring language groups have not only produced important artistic works but have deepened friendships that will help to keep Adnyamathanha and Nukunu carving practice strong.


Cafe Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Museums Australia Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

16 Mar 2019 to 16 Jun 2019

Daily Event


South Australian Museum

North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Where the Old Vault still remains


Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt

Quest King William South

Quest King William South


Deluxe Room - one bedroom apt

Adelaide DressCircle Apartments – North Terrace


Mantra on Frome, Adelaide, South Australia

Mantra On Frome



Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide



Majestic Tynte Street Apartments

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Contact Us