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Last Days for Tarnanthi at the Art Gallery of South Australia

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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See this Earthy and Edgy Exhibition Before its Too Late
Adelaide is fortunate to have a heritage Art Gallery on North Terrace that fuses both contemporary and modern art with historical pieces and old masters. The current main exhibition Tarnanthi is due to finish 17th January. The Tarnanthi curators state the title means to to come forth or appear like the sun and the first emergence of light, or a seed sprouting. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings.

Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art


Showcase Ends Soon
Tarnanthi has showcased the largest and most ambitious exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the gallery's 134 year history. There are vast canvases and installations as part of this huge collection. Adelaide audiences have only a limited time left to enjoy this free exhibition.

The Namatjira Collection presents skirts and corresponding watercolours painted in the tradition of Albert Namatjira by his descendants.
The Namatjira Collection presents skirts and corresponding watercolours painted in the tradition of Albert Namatjira by his descendants.


The Skirts
One of the highlights is seeing the unique artworks of indigenous artists done in a totally different media. The Namatjira Collection presents skirts and corresponding watercolours painted in the tradition of Albert Namatjira by his descendants. These skirts appear suspended from the ceiling. They have a curious feeling of yesteryear, almost like old lampshades found in an old stately home. This collection of skirts will enchant and mystify viewers, but they are definitely memorable.

Brian Robinson: Custodian of the Blooms 2014, Mixed media
Brian Robinson: Custodian of the Blooms 2014, Mixed media

Brian Robinson: Custodian of the Blooms 2014, Mixed media
Brian Robinson: Custodian of the Blooms 2014, Mixed media


Child Friendly
The Art Gallery of South Australia is a child friendly place. It has a studio space for big and little people to create. They also host very popular start events of the first Sunday of the month with children's activities. Take this opportunity to explore new art and engage with making your own art pieces. Tarnanthi celebrates contemporary Aboriginal art on a large scale and deserves a wide audience. See this earthy and edgy exhibition before it goes from our gallery spaces.

Last Days for Tarnanthi at the Adelaide Art Gallery
Last Days for Tarnanthi at the Adelaide Art Gallery
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When: Finishes Sunday 17th January, 2016
Where: Art gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free Admission
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