Indigenous STEMM Mural Project Inspiring SA Grant awarded

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Awarded $4800 for the Indigenous STEMM Mural project from Inspiring SA Grant award.
The South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is based in the iconic Cheesegrater building on North Terrace, in the Health & Biomedical precinct. Positioned between the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and the Bragg Centre, SAHMRI is highly visible to those travelling along the western side of North Terrace by foot, car, tram, rail and air.
The Indigenous STEMM Mural Project aims to showcase Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heroes and pioneers in STEMM, in the form of an artistic mural along the side of our iconic building. The artwork and design of the mural would be undertaken by an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artist. Consultation for the mural development would be undertaken with Wardliparingga (Aboriginal Health Equity) staff, our RAP Committee, and our Indigenous Collective.
Potential Indigenous heroes and pioneers of STEMM for the mural may include:
•David Unaipon – inventor from Raukkan, Point McLeay Mission, South Australia.
•Lowitja O’Donoghue – Aboriginal nurse and rights advocate from South Australia.
•Dr Misty Jenkins – Cancer Immunologist: Associate Professor Misty Jenkins | WEHI
•Karlie Noon – Astrophysicist: Karlie Noon | ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Period1 Sept 202231 Dec 2022
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Mural
  • Indigenous