James Tylor

Language/Language Group: Kaurna
Website: www.jamestylor.com
Instagram: @jamesptylor 

Mai: Kaurna Indigenous Food from the Adelaide Plains in South Australia.  

My action is a series of nine contemporary recipes created about the environment of Kaurna nation. To accompany each Mai recipe, I will be providing information about the different indigenous plant ingredients that I use. 

Artist bio

James Tylor’s (Possum) multidisciplinary artistic practice focuses largely on Indigenous and European colonial history and its continual effect on present day issues surrounding cultural identity in Australia. Tylor spent his childhood in Menindee in far-west New South Wales and then moved to Kununurra and Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in his adolescent years. From 2003 to 2008, he trained and worked as a carpenter in Australia and Denmark. In 2011, he completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide, and in 2012 he completed his Honours in Fine Arts (Photography) at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart. He returned to Adelaide in 2013 and completed a Master in Visual Art and Design (Photography) at the South Australian School of Art. Recent exhibitions include the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Plenty, ACE Open, Adelaide; and Colony: Frontier Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, all 2018.


Tarnta Wama (Southern Plains)

Kangaroo fillet seasoned with bush tomato, indigenous thyme, indigenous basil, sea salt, mountain pepper, grey salt bush on a bed of grey and old man salt bush, quandong jam served in maramurdumurdu (wholemeal wheat flatbread) 


Full Recipe Here


Maramurdumurdu : wholemeal flatbread 

Maramurdumurdu is a unique style of johnnycake flatbread made from wholemeal flour. The name maramurdumurdu translates to ‘hand bread’, ‘mara’ meaning hand and murdumurdu ‘bread’ because the johnnycake is the size of your hand and is held like a taco in your palm when you eat it. 


Full Recipe Here


Pari (River) 

Murray River cod seasoned with river mint and sea parsley on a bed of blanched warrigal greens and bulrush stem dressed with river mint duck egg mayo with Australian lime on maramurdumurdu (wholemeal wheat flatbread).


Full Recipe Here


Tarni (Surf)

Prawns cooked in sea parsley and macadamia oil served on a bed of blanched sea blite and round leaved pigface with Australian river mint, finger lime and sea blite mayo topped on a maramurdumurdu (wholemeal wheat flatbread).


Full Recipe Here


Pangka (Lake)  

Coorong mullet seasoned with coastal rosemary and sea parsley garnished with grey leaf saltbush crisps on a bed of oldman and grey saltbush on a maramurdumurdu 


Full Recipe Here

All of Tylor's delicious contemporary recipes are now available for you to enjoy as one complete book. Grab your copy via the link below.

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Past Actions

25 Jan - 31 Jan 2021

Karrabing Film Collective

18 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

Nici Cumpston

11 Jan - 17 Jan 2021

Johnathon World Peace Bush

07 Dec - 13 Dec 2020


30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020

Raquel Ormella

23 Nov - 29 Nov 2020

Léuli Eshrāghi

16 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

Rolande Souliere

09 Nov - 15 Nov 2020

TV Moore

02 Nov - 08 Nov 2020

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020


29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020


18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor