Kurrangk Listening, Seaweed and Kayaking

Special Event
6 November 2021
A body of water at sunset, full of reeds
A body of water at sunset, full of reeds

Kurrangk Listening is an off-site, outdoors public program.


6 November 2021

Kurrangk Listening is an off-site, outdoors public program of embodied activities on land and water.

As the final outflow of the Murray-Darling river system and the traditional land of the Ngarrindjeri people,  the Kurrangk (Coorong) is a site of great cultural, spiritual and ecological significance.  

Participants will take part in a guided forage of Basham’s Beach at Goolwa with artist Chris de Rosa and scientist Chloe Darkson, followed by a kayaking tour on the Coorong from Sugars Beach to the Murray River Mouth, led by Canoe the Coorong’s Brenton Carle and artist Brad Darkson.  

Through the shared acts of collective walking, talking, listening, looking, gathering, drawing and paddling together, participants will develop an enhanced appreciation and respect for this land and its waters.

The day will run as follows (Participants will receive an updated schedule breakdown ahead of the event.):
09:30am meet at ACE Open
10:00am depart as group on charter bus
11:30am Sugars Beach – lunch and Kayaking tour with Canoe the Coorong guides and Brad Darkson 
2:30pm – 3pmTravel from Sugars Beach to Basham’s Beach
3:00pm Basham’s Beach- guided walk and forage with Chris De Rosa and Chloe Darkson
5pm depart on charter bus
6:30pm Arrival back at ACE Open

Feature Image: Photo by Danni Zuvela

  • Group kayaks in the Coorong.
  • Group gathers around Tikari Rigney in the dunes.
  • Three people stand by the bus with their paddles.
  • Group stands by the bus with their paddles. It's raining.
  • Group gathers under shelter. Clip-boards and pencils and books are on the tabel.
  • Three people inspect some seaweed like objects.
  • Three people stand in water and inspect some seaweed like objects.
  • Some food being booked on little gas burners in the dunes.
  • Group shares a meal in the dunes.
  • Group walks on the beach with bags and drink bottles in hand.
  • Kayaks lined up neatly on beach.
Group kayaks in the Coorong.

Lead Artists

Dr Chloe Darkson,
Brad Darkson,
Chris De Rosa

This event is part of WATER RITES exhibition public programs.

WATER RITES is presented as part of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.

This project is supported by SA Water and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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.