Handheld 2 brings together artists from across South Australia to create works of art responding to themes of home, travel and place.
The five artists – Karumapuli Jacob Stengle, Debra Rankine, Sandra Saunders, Christopher Burthurmarr Crebbin and Peter Sharrock – were challenged to fit their pieces within a vintage suitcase, which was used to transport the works of art from Prospect Gallery, where the show began, to various venues throughout regional South Australia.
This second iteration of Handheld invites audiences to explore the differing and personal responses to contemporary ideas of place and its meaning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. With artists coming from all corners of South Australia, the exhibition takes in the breadth of the state: Sandra Saunders resides on the west coast in small town of Wangary; Christopher Burthurmarr Crebbin lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills; close by, Karumpapuli Jacob Stengle and Peter Sharrock are based in the suburbs of Adelaide; and, further south, Debra Rankine resides in the Coorong area.
Handheld 2 is part of the Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring program.