This event marked the official launch of the Port Adelaide Enfield Ripple, a continuation of the Ripples Across SA project in South Australia. It is a powerful symbol in creating change to bring about a peaceful and unified community.

The Port Adelaide Enfield Ripple is a public commemoration to domestic and family violence (DFV). The artwork is designed and created by CHEB. This space publicly acknowledges the impact and long-term ongoing trauma of DFV in our community and pays tribute to the many lives lost. The community event focused on bringing together community, particularly families and included a range of speakers, on-the-day activations, and formally unveiling of our contemporary art sculpture.

Why is this site so significant?

In 1977, trailblazer Helen Oxenham OAM created one of the first women’s shelters in South Australia at Christies Beach. She did this in partnership with her two close friends, Peggy Robinson and Josie Harvey.

An advocate for women’s rights for over 40 years, Helen founded Spirit of Woman in 2015 and conceived ‘The Place of Courage’ – Australia’s first public tribute to the victims and survivors of domestic
and family violence.

Help us fill the park with doves

As a symbol of a world free from domestic and family violence, the community filled the park with doves on sticks. We encourage you to display the dove at your workplace, you can download our hope dove HERE.

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