Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
Visual Art

NEST: A Place Called Home

Tailor Winston

31 July

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Sat 31 July, 5pm - 9pm

NEST: A Place Called Home will continue to run from Tue 3 August - Fri 27 August

Tue - Fri 10am to 4pm


Nexus Arts Gallery, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace


Nexus Arts is fully wheelchair accessible


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Nexus Arts is proud to present NEST: A Place Called Home, by Tailor Winston, as part of the 2021 SALA Festival and included in MAAD for Illuminate Adelaide.

NEST: A Place Called Home is an evocative, sentimental, and thoughtful exhibition that calls attention to cultural awareness and personal boundaries. Inspired by the childhood urban myth of not putting your hand into a bird’s nest or the mother will reject her eggs when she returns, this sculptural and performative piece retells this mythology while commenting on the socio-cultural climate of contemporary Australian society.

Embodying multiple metaphors concerning gender, personal autonomy, and the cultural importance and significance of Afrocentric hair, Winston creates the conditions for curiosity in the audience member, emphasising the symbolism of the nest as a sacred place of transformation, creativity, and life.

Tailor Winston is an emerging interdisciplinary South Australian artist. Born on Kaurna Land to African/American and Italian parents, Tailor explores the experiences of the human condition through Afro-surrealism, from the perspective of a biracial woman. Using visual art, performance, and spoken word, she seeks to open conversations exploring decolonisation, environmentalism, and spiritual identity. Tailor invites her audience to journey within and engage with participatory elements of her works, exploring interconnectedness through a collective generosity.

About MAAD (Music & Art After Dark)

We save the biggest party for last, with a multi-venue celebration of art, music and ideas. For one night only, MAAD will take over your favourite venues, galleries and laneways in the northwest corner of the CBD. Featuring a closing DJ set from The Avalanches, live music, exhibitions, cinema and light installations, MAAD brings out the best in the west with a party to remember.