The Coral Street Art Space came to life in 2019 and offers a new home for art and culture in Victor Harbor.
After consulting with many different stakeholder groups and community members, it was identified that there was a need for a multi-purpose space that could incorporate all art forms. The City of Victor Harbor saw this an opportunity to connect and reinvigorate 2 of council's heritage-listed buildings and provide the community with the space they wanted.
There were repeated requests for Ngarrindjeri / Ramindjeri cultural practices to be included in all available opportunities and that a Ngarrindjeri / Ramindjeri name be given to the space. Representatives from MIPAAC (Miwi-inyeri Pelepi-ambi Aboriginal Corporation) were involved in this conversation and Aunty Phyllis Williams took suggestions to the local Ngarrindjeri language group. They offered Tumbi Tjil-urmi Titi (Living Arts Centre) as a potential name, which was confirmed by Mary-Anne Gale, Research Associate for Adelaide Universities Linguistics Department, would be the same for Ramindjeri.
Coral Street Art Space
Tumbi Tjil-urmi Yiti (Living Arts Centre)
The mission for the Coral Street Art Space was established as:
'The Coral Street Art Space will encourage the development of creative cultural industry in Victor Harbor by providing a venue for artists, community members and groups to meet, work, exhibit, share, collaborate and learn.'