Special Event
22 October 2022
A pencil drawing of Australian style number plates which read: ‘BLK PWR, Free Rein’. The words 'COMMON CULTURE' is overlaid.
A pencil drawing of Australian style number plates which read: ‘BLK PWR, Free Rein’. The words 'COMMON CULTURE' is overlaid.

fine print presents COMMON CULTURE: the first in a series of discussions around care and culture.


Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

22 October 2022

9:30am to 11:00am


fine print's COMMON CULTURE warmly invites First Nations and people of colour (POC) artists and arts workers to gather at ACE for a hosted discussion with invited speakers Jack Buckskin (SA), Yusuf Ali Hayat (SA), Truc Truong (SA) and Tian Zhang (NSW).

COMMON CULTURE is an opportunity to discuss cultural care for First Nations and POC folk in the arts community, and to collectively consider how to implement and encourage better practice and safe spaces for culturally diverse groups in Kaurna Yarta and beyond. 

This is the first in a series of discussions around care and culture. In platforming the experiences and knowledge of First Nations and POC voices, fine print wishes to create a considered base for future iterations which will welcome allies and other diverse communities.

ACE and fine print welcome registrations to this session from First Nations and POC artists and arts workers. There are only 15 places available. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions.
Complimentary morning tea provided.
This event is Auslan interpreted.

Saturday 22 October, 9.30–11am

Feature Image: Promotional design featuring detail of Ryan Presley, 'HIGH ROADS, LOW ROADS (NO EXIT)' (2022). Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

About the speakers

fine print is an independent magazine cultivating critical and experimental discussion around contemporary art, both online and in shared spaces. fine print’s editors are Rayleen Forester and Joanna Kitto. 

Jack Buckskin is a proud Kaurna, Narungga and Wirangu man who has spent his life learning and teaching Kaurna language and culture locally, nationally and internationally. Jack is the Founder and Managing Director of Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services, who are a community run and led company giving the opportunity for Aboriginal voices and business to be heard and recognised.

Yusuf Ali Hayat recently completed his PhD candidate at the University of South Australia with a research focus on migrant narratives, transcultural aesthetics and intersubjectivity in art. As an artist, Yusuf’s work integrates photography, video, painting and architectural approaches to sculptural form. Yusuf has worked in leadership roles for several international non-government organisations in social services, and is currently the co-general manager at Nexus Arts in Adelaide.

Truc Truong is an artist living and working on Kaurna land (SA), exploring variances between Eastern and Western thinking. Working with sculpture and installation, her work points to colonialism, exploring aspects of racism, hybridity and displacement, often through experiences and stories retold by her family. Truong explores the innovative use of materials, processes, and thematic content that examine issues of identity and Whiteness, and the forces of assimilation and cultural adaptation, especially as they impact on the Vietnamese community in Australia.

Based on Dharug Country in western Sydney, Tian Zhang is a curator, facilitator, writer and collaborative artist working at the intersections of art, cultural practice and social change. Her practice is underscored by conversation, criticality, solidarity and joy. 

Tian is a founding co-director of Pari, a collective-run gallery and community space for Parramatta.

In 2022, fine print is focused on opportunities for reciprocal forms of learning, and sharing skills and knowledge in an informal, hospitable format. Through a number of programs across the year, we seek to create space for conversations around our work and the ways we work, with learning equally shared between participant and presenter. COMMON CULTURE is presented as part of fine print’s ‘COMMONS’. 

COMMONS has been assisted by a Government of South Australia-Covid Recovery Grant.

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. 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.