Date(s) - 08/10/2015 - 18/10/2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tarnanthi, pronounced tar-nan-dee, is a Kaurna word from the traditional owners of the Adelaide
Plains. It means 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.
TARNANTHI’s vision has been to provide artists with the opportunity to create significant new
work. We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to
Adelaide to share their stories and their culture through their works of art.
The Art Gallery of South Australia will be showcasing its most ambitious exhibition of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander art in its 134-year history, and this will be the heart of the TARNANTHI
program. We are honoured to present TARNANTHI in partnership with BHP Billiton and
supported by the Government of South Australia.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for audiences to explore galleries across the city displaying
works that celebrate the diversity of artistic practice across Australia today. We warmly welcome
our artists, partners and audiences to the inaugural TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.
Art Gallery of South Australia North Tce Adelaide