Image: Carly Tarkari Dodd, ‘Karantar‘, acrylic and raffia on wooden board, 60 x 60cm, 2021. Photograph Brooke Bowering
Carly Tarkari Dodd (Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarrindjeri) and Dominic Guerrera (Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna) are the new artist and writer in residence in the City of Adelaide ArtPOD.
Following a competitive call for applications, the third ART WORKS Artist & Writer in Residence pairing has been announced to undertake a four month residency from 1 November 2022 – 23 February 2023.
Your Turn to Listen project aims to amplify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices on political and social justice issues facing Aboriginal people within South Australia. The ArtPOD is being turned into a homage to Aboriginal protest movements and a space for Aboriginal people to engage in conversations about issues facing their communities. Carly and Dominic will also respond to these conversations by creating art work and writings.
Carly Tarkari Dodd is a Kaurna\Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist and curator. Within her practice as a weaver and painter, Carly mixes traditional and contemporary techniques, to produce works that are conceptually and culturally driven.
Dominic Guerrera is a Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna person living on Kaurna Yarta. His practice includes poetry, writing, podcaster, photography and pottery. Dominic’s work focuses on Aboriginal rights and lived experiences.
Delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide, ART WORKS is a collaborative program of residencies, curatorial mentorship and creative engagements, designed to provide a city-based platform for artists, curators and writers to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences.
Now in its fifth year, ART WORKS presents three Artist & Writer in Residence opportunities within the City of Adelaide ArtPOD. These extensive artist engagements deliver on the City’s Cultural Strategy 2020-24 for Adelaide to be recognised as a cultural incubator where people, enterprises and audiences flourish.
Carly Tarkari Dodd
Carly Tarkari Dodd is a Kaurna\Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist. She has been mentored by Indigenous Tasmanian artist Max Mansell and was taught traditional weaving by Ngarrindjeri artist Ellen Trevorrow. Within her practice Carly mixes traditional and contemporary techniques, to produce works that are conceptually and culturally driven. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Carclew Emerging Curator Residency. Her works were exhibited during SALA 2018 at Adelaide Town Hall and The Mill in 2019 and2021 as a part of Tarnanthi. Carly won the South Australia NAIDOC Young Aboriginal of the Year in 2018.Carly has facilitated art workshops at WOMAD, Spirit Festival, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Fringe.
Dominic Guerrera is a Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Italian person living on Kaurna Yarta. His practice includes poetry, writing, podcaster and photography. In 2021 Dominic was awarded The Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigneous Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Unwelcome To Country’ .
Images (L-R): Carly Tarkari Dodd, acrylic and raffia on wooden board, 2021. Photograph Brooke Bowering; Dominic Guerrera. Photograph courtesy the writer.