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This is an art fair as well as many other events
Tarnanthi Art Fair will be held on Thursday night the 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The venue is Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.
This is going to be a free show by the Tandanya National Cultural Institute and will be for all ages. Lovers and collectors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art have the opportunity to meet artists and buy works of art direct from the artists and art centres at the Tarnanthi Art Fair.
This popular annual event brings together city-based, regional, up and coming and established artists from right through the nation, exclusively to Adelaide. All proceeds from sales will go directly to the artist and art centre.
Some of the sharing art centres will include:
APY Art Centre Collective (SA)
Arts Ceduna (SA)
Mimili Maku Arts
Baluk Arts (VIC)
Bábbarra Women's Centre (NT)
Kimberley Art Centres (WA)
Artists of Ampilatwatja (NT)
Kira Kiro Artists
Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre (NT)
Gapuwiyak Culture & Arts (NT)
Buku Larrŋgay Mulka Centre (NT)
Bula'bula Arts (NT)
Jilamara Arts & Crafts (NT)
Maningrida Arts & Culture (NT)
Western Desert Mob (NT)
Durrmu Arts (NT)
Hermannsburg Potters (NT)
Ikuntji Artists (NT)
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (NT)
Mowanjum Art & Culture
Waringarri Aboriginal Artists
Marnin Studio (WA)
Merrepen Arts Centre (NT)
Milingimbi Art & Culture (NT)
The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project (NT)
Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft (NT)
Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre (QLD)
Munupi Arts & Crafts (NT)
Magula Jarndu Designs (WA)
Ninuku Arts (SA)
Purple House (NT)
Numbulwar Numburindi Arts (NT)
Spinifex Hill Studio (WA)
Warlukurlangu Artists (NT)
Papunya Tjupi Art Centre (NT)
Tangentyere Artists (NT)
Tjanpi Desert Weavers (NT)
The Tarnanthi Art Fair is going to be presented in partnership with Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. It is presented in partnership with BHP and with support from the Government of South Australia.
TARNANTHI This function will be showing new light on modern aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The name, which is pronounced tar-nan-dee, comes from the language of the Kaurna people. These people are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains.
Tarnanthi is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. It shows the diversity and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by presenting an annual exhibition, art fair, artist talks, performances and events. Tarnanthi is led by artistic director Nici Cumpston, AGSA's Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
With the heart of the Festival at the Art Gallery of South Australia, partner exhibitions are featured at different venues. These will be from regional galleries right through to city hospitals, town halls to university campuses and museums to artist studio areas.
The Tarnanthi Art Fair supports the ethical production and purchase of works of art. All proceeds go directly to the artist and art centre. Visit Indigenous Art Code and the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign for more information.
FESTIVAL - TARNANTHI LAUNCH This will be on 17th October from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm and is also free. The venue will be the North Terrace Forecourt.
Join the excitement on North Terrace at the launch of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. The evening begins on the AGSA forecourt with a Kaurna Welcome to Country.
Tarnanthi 2019 will be opened by Djambawa Marawili AM, celebrated Yolnu artist and ceremonial leader of the Maḏarrpa clan. He was appointed to the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council in 2014.
There will also be a performance by Yolnu award-winning rap sensation Baker Boy.
Then you can be the first to experience Tarnanthi at AGSA! The entertainment will go on into the night with some great live music and a Tiwi performance at 7:30 pm in Gallery 9. Refreshments are available for purchase.
FESTIVAL ACCESS PROGRAM
Tarnanthi - Panpa-panpalya will be held on Friday 18th October from 10.00 am. It will be a free show at the AGSA Courtyard.
In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya means a conference and describes a get together to share the knowledge and ideas that are known. Join leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curators, academics and writers for this penetrating forum. The panpa-panpalya will include three 45-minute sessions and each talk will be accompanied by an Auslan interpreter.