The Tarnanthi Art Fair brings together city-based, regional, emerging and established artists from across the nation exclusively to Adelaide and presents the work of over 40 art centres from across Australia. It's the chance for art lovers and collectors to meet and greet and buy direct from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
This year's Art Fair welcomes ten new art centres, including Bábbarra Designs, which represents the community of TARNANTHI feature artist John Mawurndjul. This event supports works of art/art production, which is a key source of income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Buy something for your home, family or friends, and be immersed in the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from around Australia.
Tandanya are still looking for enthusiastic and friendly community members to be a part of this awesome event. They'd love for you to be a part of this special event so feel free to contact them if you have any questions about the event or volunteering. If you're keen to volunteer during the TARNANTHI weekend please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities is preferred.
25 Oct - Tarnanthi Opening: John Mawurndjul - I am the old and the new. A first major Australian survey of John Mawurndjul's work assembles more than 160 paintings and sculptures from collections worldwide. There'll be a Kaurna Welcome to Country and a performance by Ripple Effect Band from Maningrida, central Arnhem Land with entertainment to follow in the Gallery courtyard.
26 Oct - Tarnanthi Panpa Panpalya: In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya means conference. This is a panel discussion with artist John Mawurndjul and translator Dr Murray Garde, curators Clothilde Bullen, Natasha Bullock, Nici Cumpston, Lisa Slade and Keith Munro.
27 Oct - Tarnanthi Curator Talks: Join collaborating curators Clothilde Bullen, Natasha Bullock, Nici Cumpston and Lisa Slade for floor talks in 'John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new'.
And for something related, yet completely different, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Let lose the inner creative in you.
27 Oct - Neo / Deadly Halloween: Dust off your zombie costume for a spooky night of Halloween hijinks and exclusive access to exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new. Create with Aboriginal artists Elizabeth Close, Carly Tarkari Dodd and Anna Dowling before learning Kaurna with Kira Bain. Enjoy live music performances by teen musicians and an extra spooky dance floor.