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October 2015

Daily Tour

12 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Various locations in the Art Gallery (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free admission

Take a tour of TARNANTHI at the Art Gallery of South Australia with a Gallery Guide.

Nganmarra: The Container of Life Opening

11 October, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An official opening afternoon for Nganmarra: container of life – including a weaving workshop led by the Bula’bula artists – will take place at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany on Sunday 11 October from 4-6pm, with the general public invited to attend. Weaving workshop is between 3pm – 5pm Nganmarra is supported by TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by…

Nganmarra: The Container of Life workshop

11 October, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

This workshop is an opportunity for members of the general public to experience the craft of mat or basket weaving.  Participants are led by the Bula’bula artists – whose work is on display in the Nganmarra exhibition. They are shown the basic steps in starting a mat or basket (same starting point for both) and then each participant continues their own project – with assistance from the weavers where required. Places are limited to around 20 people at one time,…

TARNANTHI Talks – Yhonnie Scarce on Thunder Raining Poison

11 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Gallery 25,
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Yhonnie Scarce talks about her work Thunder Raining Poison in Gallery 25.

TARNANTHI Talks – Yvonne Koolmatrie

11 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Galleries 9, 10 & 11,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Join Yvonne as she discusses her first comprehensive survey exhibition in Galleries 9-11. Sitting as a highlight exhibition within TARNANTHI at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie presents the 30-year career of this significant Ngarrindjeri artist. Koolmatrie’s elegant woven forms are created using the labour-intensive process of hand-harvesting river sedge from the banks of the Murray River. Embedded in the traditions of Ngarrindjeri culture and in the words of Hetti Perkins ‘animated by her boundless imagination’, Koolmatrie’s woven forms are…

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 Talks – Artists from the Spinifex Arts Project

10 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Hear from the artists involved with the Spinifex Arts Project in Gallery 24. Vibrant and large-scale paintings by Spinifex artists are expressions of the individual and the collective. Painted by women and men, the paintings document kinship responsibilities in relation to the land, and evoke ancient ancestral stories using their own contemporary system of signs and symbols. As John Carty writes in the TARNANTHI publication: ‘There is no mistaking a Spinifex painting. Where so much desert art has blurred into…

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

10 October, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nexus Arts Gallery, Lions Art Centre,
Cnr North Terrace + Morphette Street
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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The One Love, One Family exhibition showcases the outcomes of the Barngarla Stories of Resilience project that involved Barngarla people from Port Augusta, in particular the Dare family, in an innovative project that used the processes of narrative therapy and art making for individual and community healing in late 2014.

TARNANTHI Talks – Namatjira Collection artists and RAFT Art Space

10 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Namatjira Collection artists and a RAFT Art Space representative will talk about the work in Gallery 23C. This display pays tribute to the Western Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira whose creative legacy and commitment to his country continues to inspire. Painted in the Hermannsburg watercolour tradition by his descendants, the selected tondos (circular paintings) expand our vision of the Central Australian landscape. They highlight its unique topography, light, and colour, expressed from the perspective of lying on the ground. The paintings…

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

TARNANTHI Talks – Reko Rennie

9 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Join Reko Rennie as he talks about his work in Gallery 25. Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie grew up in Footscray, Victoria, where he developed his distinctive visual language on the streets. He has experimented in private and public spaces with media as wide-ranging as graffiti, etching, neon and new media. Drawing on the bold geometric patterns and motifs of his Kamilaroi heritage, Rennie’s ‘tag’ combines a number of cultural references including the Aboriginal flag, the crown and the diamond. By…

TARNANTHI Talks – Lisa Slade talks with Dinni Kunoth Kemarre and Josie Kunoth Petyarre

9 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Vestibule,
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, talks Bush Footy with Dinni Kunoth Kemarre and Josie Kunoth Petyarre.

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…

Growing Culture – Exhibition opening

9 October, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Adelaide Town Hall,
Level 1, 128 King William Street
Adelaide, SA Australia
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Growing Culture brings together emerging Aboriginal photographer Amy Pfitzner and Adelaide installation artist Sasha Grbich in an exhibition that investigates the curiosities of the natural world around us. Unexpected detail and beauty are drawn into focus in individual and collaborative sound, video and photography installation works.

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…

Member’s Preview

8 October, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Galleries 9, 10 & 11,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Be one of the first to experience the unique and significant exhibition of Yvonne Koolmatrie’s exhibition, RIVERLAND at an exclusive Members’ preview and curator’s tour   Curator-led tour at 2pm

Speakers:Artistic Director Nici Cumpston

TARNANTHI Free Bikes

8 October, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 18 October, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Hire a bike free of charge from one of the TARNANTHI Bike Nodes and zip around to our partner venues. WHEN 8-18 October 2015 WHERE Tandanya National Cultural Institute, daily 9am – 4pm Art Gallery of South Australia, daily from 9-18 October, 10am – 5pm Lions Arts Centre Courtyard from 8-10 October & 13-17 October Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11am – 5pm Thursdays, 11am – 7pm Saturday 10 October 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 17 October 12.30-5pm See map below for Bike…

Kapi Ungkupayi at SASA Gallery

7 October, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
SASA Gallery,
Uni SA, Kaurna Building, City West Campus, Corner Fenn Place and Hindley Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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We have an important story to tell. It is a new tjukurpa (dreaming story). It is a story about our culture, our faith and our relationship with our land. This is not a story that our grandmothers or grandfathers told us. This is our story – Kapi Ungkupayi. It happened to us. Gallery floor talk: 4.30 – 5.30 pm Wednesday 7 October 2015 Exhibition launch: 5.30 pm Wednesday 7 October 2015 Exhibition open: Tuesday 22 September – Friday 23 October…

Balnhdurr: A Lasting Impression – Exhibition opening and artist talks

7 October, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Light Square Gallery,
39 Light Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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This celebratory retrospective exhibition gives all who have been involved in Yirrkala Print Space,  the chance to contemplate and reflect on their efforts. For those who contributed so significantly but are no longer around it provides an opportunity to honor and respect their involvement. And for those still working hard, it’s a chance to share their achievements with a new audience and inspire others to believe in themselves and show that self-empowerment is possible no matter who or where you…

START at the Gallery

4 October, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Various locations in the Art Gallery (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE, all materials supplied

Children and families, weave your way through a workshop led by the Southern Elder Weavers, listen to storytelling in the giant Kondili the Whale and take a tour of Yvonne Koolmatrie’s Riverland exhibition at START at the Gallery.

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

September 2015

Elders Weaving Through the Generations – Opening Gathering

20 September, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre,
796 Main Road
McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171 Australia
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A collection of contemorary Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander art.The work of Elders who call Kaurna Country home. Using creative pursuits to connect; keep skills and culture, encouraging younger generations. An intertwining between all ages, bringing strength, life and vibrancy. Opening gathering 2pm, Sunday 20 September. Afternoon tea will be provided. The exhibition continues: Friday 18 September to Sunday 25 October 2015 Venue: McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre, 796 Main Road, McLaren Vale For more information please contact Chris…

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