"Alaga" means "to care" or "take care" in the artist's mother tongue, Tagalog, and it is very fitting as most communities in the world, especially Indigenous communities, see Mother Nature as a living, breathing presence we need to take care of.
You are invited to slow down and spend a minute immersing yourself in this public art installation located in the heart of Tarndanya, Adelaide City. More details are on the e-ticket so although it's not required for you to book, it is appreciated if you could do so, plus you get updates on any changes.
Everyone seems to be rushing to go somewhere. Why don’t we pause, and embrace gentle, mindful moments.
With “Alaga”, Alyssa welcomes you to a self-guided experience with a moving art work that reimagines what our relationship with nature could be like. The artist’s vision for the art work is to reflect on how we perceive our physical, natural world and how we can do better and appreciate Her through the actions we take.
You can stay to watch the whole work or only a minute or two. Best of all, it is free and family friendly!
Bring your friends, family, or find a restful moment for yourself taking in the work.
The artist hopes that "you can come away from viewing this with a greater intention to tend to yourself, others, and to take care of nature, what ultimately takes care of you."
Disability access details: The laneway is fairly flat, however there is a small (1–2 inches) step at the entrance of the store. Please let the lovely Ecolateral staff know if you need help with getting in.
Audio visual moving content
Primarily moving visual content with subtitles (English) - accessible for hard of hearing
Language is no barrier and everyone from all backgrounds is invited to enjoy this work
This work will be accompanied by a written artist statement that can be accessed via QR code or physically read at the venue. This can be provided in large print format digitally via email if requested by contacting the host.
This FREE Event is proudly presented by Alyssa Powell-Ascura and supported by venue Ecolateral Stores as part of Nature Festival 2022.
An emerging multi-hyphenated creative raised in Bundjalung country, Alyssa Powell-Ascura is an artist, writer and everything else in between. Her own ancestry and belief in our interconnectedness to nature drive her to pursue advocating for better care of ourselves and the Earth. As much as possible, her physical works are made from repurposed materials or showcased digitally. Alyssa works across a variety of mediums and if she’s not talking to the local Aunties and writing about food and culture, she can be found painting watercolour by the beach and patting puppies who stop by to say hello.
Logo and poster made by South Australian graphic designer and musician, Louis Bullock.