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In 2011 PAAF moved into Gallery Yampu which they share with Dragon Boat SA.  Inspired by regular visits of  Port River dolphins permission was sought from  Kaurna Warra Pintyandi to name the gallery Yampu.

'Yampu' is the Kaurna word for dolphin. The Port River is lucky to have 30 resident bottle nosed dolphins and they can regularly be seen playing in the waters in front of Gallery Yampu.

Update 2023: Port Adelaide Artists Forum and Dragon Boats SA have been formally instructed to vacate Gallery Yampu on June 28th 2023. The PAAF Management Committee is devastated, as we know heaps of people in the community will be. Yes, we did know that one day we would have to move from our beloved Gallery Yampu however, we only found out a few weeks ago with a quick departure date given and it has been a shock.

PAAF now has a temporary space in the Hart's Mill Packing Shed and are negotiating for a new permanent space.

Gallery Yampu 2024 update


January 2024: PAAF are sorry to say that the developer's bulldozers have set to work and the historic Port Adelaide Sailing Club building (Gallery Yampu) has been relegated to a pile of scrap.
In the meantime PAAF keep on keeping on. Bouyed by a successful exhibition in the Hart's Mill Packing Shed we are moving to Milledge's Distillery in Todd Street for a Fringe show in February with more events planned in the Port environs in the near future.

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