Telling Tales

Jo Fife with the artwork. Image by Tim Rosenthal
Jo Fife with the artwork. Image by Tim Rosenthal

About the project

The Limestone Coast, from Mount Gambier to Bordertown, is rich with untold histories, strange happenings and tall tales.

Telling Tales was a community stitch project led by artists Jo Fife and Sera Waters.

It invited anyone with links to this beautiful region to share insights, knowledge, and tales from past happenings, passed along knowledge, family histories, regional species, weather events or mysteries through stitching.

Participants were provided with a pack that included thread, a square of material and some basic instructions. All skill levels were invited to get involved and the outcome, a large scale work, has been showcased alongside the Sera Waters: Domestic Arts exhibitions at both the Riddoch Art Gallery and Walkway Galley.

To further celebrate these incredible stories to a larger audience, Country Arts SA developed this interactive website.

Find out more about the artists involved by reading Jo Fife’s bio here and Sera Water’s bio here. You can read more about the Telling Tales project here.

A partnership between Riddoch Art Gallery, City of Mount Gambier, Walkway Gallery, Tatiara District Council. Supported by Country Arts SA and SALA

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At Country Arts SA, we live and create on the lands of the First Nations peoples of South Australia and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We embrace the principle of ‘First Nations First’ and are committed to working together to safeguard, celebrate and present our First Nations’ living cultures.