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January 2016

TARNANTHI Talks – Kaurna Language presentation

16 January @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Kaurna is the Aboriginal language of the Adelaide Plains. Join Adelaide Kaurna language teacher, Jack Buckskin, on this journey through his passionate rediscovery of his own Indigenous culture and language and be introduced to some Kaurna words.

December 2015

TARNANTHI Talks – The Art of Glass – In Conversation

5 December, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Lisa Slade, Assistant Director at the art Gallery of South Australia and Yhonnie Scarce, Contemporary Australian glass artist, discuss Scarce’s most ambitious glass installation to date.

Speakers:Art Gallery of South Australia Assistant Director: Artistic Programs Lisa Slade

November 2015

DEPARTURE: TARNANTHI Twilight

13 November, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: General Admission $60/$45 Members

DEPARTURE goers, get ready for the final DEPARTURE of 2015! Guests will experience an after-dark viewing of TARNANTHI, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Guests will experience the extraordinary, the significant and the unique, challenging the existing preconceptions of Aboriginal art. With live entertainment, and gourmet food and wine this DEPARTURE is not-to-be missed. To celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, DEPARTURE: TARNANTHI Twilight will remain open for an additional hour, through to 11pm. This event…

TARNANTHI Talks – Battarbee & Namatjira – Generational Connections

7 November, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Battarbee & Namatjira – Generational Connections Gayle Quarmby, daughter of Rex Battarbee shares the model of cross-cultural skills development that has influenced her and husband Mike’s pathway towards the Outback Pride native foods project.

October 2015

Curator Talk: Shimmer

18 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Australian Museum,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

An insight into the exhibition from curators, Margaret Hancock Davis and Coby Edgar.

The Big Weekend at the Art Gallery

18 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Get ready for the Big Weekend! Immerse yourself in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with free musical performances by Thelma Plum, Corey Theatre, Simi Vuata and Danny Hughes, dance by Taikurtinna, an artist talk by Raymond Zada and readings by writers Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton and Ali-Cobby Eckermann, among others.   TARNANTHI Exhibitions 10am – 5pm Guided Tours departing from the Atrium 11am & 2pm Danny Hughes a graduate from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music performs live 10:30am & 11:30am Story Telling…

Artist Talk: Shimmer

17 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jam Factory,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Exhibiting artist Dale Harding talks about his experience with the South Australian Museum collections and his resulting artwork.

The Big Weekend at the Art Gallery

17 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Get ready for the Big Weekend! Immerse yourself in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with free musical performances by Thelma Plum, Corey Theatre, Simi Vuata and Danny Hughes, dance by Taikurtinna, an artist talk by Raymond Zada and readings by writers Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton and Ali-Cobby Eckermann, among others.   TARNANTHI Exhibitions 10am – 5pm Guided Tours 11am and 2pm, departing from the Atrium Danny Hughes a Graduate from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music performs live 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm…

Kopi Healing and Energy Workshop with Maree Clarke

15 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jam Factory,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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An exploration of grief and loss where participants make their own Kopi (traditional mourning cap). For more information please contact JamFactory reception on (08) 8410 0727 or click here. Bookings Essential.

Forum – One Love, One Family (Barngarla Stories of Resilience Project)

10 October, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute,
253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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The One Love, One Family exhibition forum will explore the processes and outcomes of the Barngarla Stories of Resilience project that involved Barngarla people from Port Augusta in an innovative project that used the process of narrative therapy and art making for individual and community healing in late 2014.

TARNANTHI Art Fair

10 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute,
253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

More than 40 art centres from across Australia will be present at the TARNANTHI Art Fair on the Festival’s opening weekend at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to buy works of art priced between $50 and $10,000 directly from artists and art centres at Adelaide’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Fair. Practical workshops including weaving workshops led by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be part of the fun.

Kulata Tjuta – Live Performance

9 October, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Government House Grounds,
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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The Kulata Tjuta Project is a series of major contemporary art installations that are rooted in age-old Aboriginal traditions, knowledge and skills, and designed around keeping country and culture strong by teaching young men the skills of carving punu (wood) and kulata (spear) production. These extraordinary installations feature carved spears made by Anangu men of the Amata community in South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, a large Aboriginal local government area located in the remote north-west of the state.…

TARNANTHI Art Fair

9 October, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute,
253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

More than 40 art centres from across Australia will be present at the TARNANTHI Art Fair on the Festival’s opening weekend at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to buy works of art priced between $50 and $10,000 directly from artists and art centres at Adelaide’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Fair. Practical workshops including weaving workshops led by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be part of the fun

Panpa-panpalya – Artist Forum

9 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

When we held the panpa-panpalya we soon discovered that every nation had their own concepts and ways of thinking, and that by coming together we could exchange knowledge and gain a deeper understanding from each other. Uncle Lewis O’Brien, Kaurna elder In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya describes a gathering held to exchange and share ideas. Join leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curators, academics, collectors and writers for this panpa-panpalya. TARNANTHI presents an opportunity for artists from many nations…

TARNANTHI Festival Launch

8 October, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

The Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by the Government of South Australia invite you to share the launch of TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Kicking off on the front steps of the Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace on Thursday 8 October from 5:30pm, TARNANTHI, the most significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Festival ever seen in South Australia, commences with a ceremonial welcome for…

First Fridays

2 October, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Catch up with friends and ease into the weekend as the Gallery’s doors stay open until 9pm on the first Friday of the month.  Hear from artists, curators, special guests and enjoy live performances, food and drink. Join us for a river-inspired evening. Experience the work of Ngarrindjeri weaver Yvonne Koolmatrie in Riverland. Hear from exhibition co-curator Nici Cumpston, take a guided tour, swing to the sounds of country and western music and soak up the atmosphere at Art Gallery Food…

Speakers:TARNANTHI exhibition co-curator Nici Cumpston

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School Holiday Program: Tropical Blooms 11-15 January | 11 January

Award winning Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson has created workshops for 5 - 12 year olds inspired by his installation, Custodian of the blooms on display in TARNANTHI. Activities include weaving windmill spinners and making small angel fish sculptures from plastic strapping and pape...

Lunchtime Talk | 12 January

On Tuesdays the lunchtime floor talks are led by curators and invited guests.   Nici Cumpston on Yhonnie Scarce...

Auslan Tour | 9 January

A Tour of the Art Gallery of South Australia for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by an AUSLAN interpreter....