Art Fair | 26-28 October 2018
John Mawurndjul: I am the old & the new | 26 October 2018 - 28 January 2019
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TARNANTHI presents contemporary art of the world’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale, in a national event held annually by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The name, pronounced tar-nan-dee, comes from the language of the Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings.
TARNANTHI is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories. Its artistic vision encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice.
It illuminates the diversity and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by
alternately staging an expansive city-wide festival in one year then a focus exhibition the
following year. This year’s feature artist is master bark painter John Mawurndjul. TARNANTHI also
includes an annual Art Fair, artist talks, performances and events.
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, supported by the State Government and Principal Partner BHP Billiton