Acknowledgement of Country
Ngadlu tampinthi, Kaurna Miyurna yaitya yarta-mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Ngadlu tampinthi purkarna pukinangku, yalaka, tarrkarritya.
Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampinthi. Yalaka Kaurna Miyurna parnaku yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.
We acknowledge the Kaurna people are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains and pay respects to Elders past, present and future.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
Source: Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi
MARNI NIINA PUDNI – GOOD YOU CAME
Reflecting our positioning on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people, guests arriving at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre via the Orb entry on Port Road are greeted by special Kaurna welcome signage, designed by one of our own team members, Ben Williams (pictured below with his artwork).
Ben initially joined AVM as a Hospitality / Events Trainee in 2009. He later completed his ‘Masters in Visual Production for Entertainment Design’ and has performed exceptionally well as a Design Assistant in our Innovation & Design team. In November 2018, Ben was the recipient of a Governor’s Aboriginal Employee Excellence Award.
Please read Ben’s artist statement below for the inspiration behind his artwork.
The circles represent the three venues of Adelaide Venue Management: the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium. Along the three circles is a large line that runs past all three. This represents the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari (karra ‘redgum’ + wirra ‘forest’ and the river were named after this locality, pari being the Kaurna word for ‘river’). Within each of those communities, there are smaller dots surrounding those larger circles. These dots represent the people within each community. We all live and work in separate places, but we work together as one community.