PARNDO: ABORIGINAL FOOTBALL MAKING WORKSHOP // 19 OCTOBER
PARNDO: ABORIGINAL FOOTBALL MAKING WORKSHOP
Thursday 19 October
5 - 7 PM
Parndo is a traditional Kaurna foot ball game from the Adelaide area of South Australia. This game has influenced the contemporary game of Australian rules football. Join artist James Tylor and learn how to make a Parndo football and how to play the game. This is a great opportunity to learn about an unique Aboriginal game.
James Tylor (Possum) was born in Mildura, Victoria. He spent his childhood in Menindee in far west New South Wales, and then moved to Kununurra and Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in his adolescent years. From 2003 to 2008, James trained and worked as a carpenter in Australia and Denmark. In 2011 he completed a bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide and in 2012 he completed Honours in Fine Arts (Photography) at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart. He returned to Adelaide in 2013 and completed a Masters in Visual Art (Photography) at the South Australian School of Art. James currently lives and works in Adelaide.
James’ artistic practice examines concepts around cultural identity in Australian contemporary society and social history. He explores Australian cultural representations through his multi-cultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Iberian and Norwegian) Australian ancestry. James’ work focuses largely on the 19th century history of Australia and its continual effect on present day issues surrounding cultural identity in Australia.
5.15pm Brief introduction about Parndo
5.30pm Begin making the Parndo ball
6.30pm Finish making the Parndo ball
6.40pm Play a game of Parndo
7.00pm Finish the workshop
Image: Rusty Stewart