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Panpa-panpalya – Artist Forum

9 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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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 to come together to share their stories and skills.
Join artists from across the country to this artists’ forum panpa-panpalya, once again on Kaurna Land.


Panpa Panpalya Program

• 10am: Introduction by Nici Cumpston and Welcome to Country Uncle Lewis

Tradition Today

10:20 – 11:00am: Hetti Perkins in conversation with SA artists:

◦ Yvonne Koolmatrie (Riverland:Yvonne Koolmatrie)
◦ Yhonnie Scarce (Thunder Raining Poison, TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ James Tylor (daguerrotypes, TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ Frank Young (Kulata Tjuta, Government House)
◦ Jonathan Jones (Kulata Tjuta and Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie)
◦ Tapaya Edwards (KulataTjuta Government House)

11-11:10 am – Break


Archives: stories today, histories tomorrow

11:10 – 12:00pm: Clotilde Bullen in conversation with:

◦ Ali Gumillya Baker (Bound & Unbound)
◦ Natalie Harkin (Bound & Unbound)
◦ Jason Wing (Overseer/Officer, CACSA)
◦ Vincent Namatjira (Desert Salon, TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ Buku-Larrngggay Mulka Artist (Balnhdurr: A Lasting Impression, Light Square Gallery)

12-12:10pm – Break


Country, Cultural Continuity

12:10 – 1:00pm: Brenda L. Croft in conversation with:

◦ Brian Robinson (Custodian of the Blooms, TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ Vicki West (Shimmer and Mina Lakapawa)
◦ Mavis Ngallmetta (TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ Karen Mills (TARNANTHI at the Gallery)
◦ Robert Fielding (Nyankuntjaka (Have a look) Desart Art Worker Photography Prize 2012-2015, State Library of SA)



9 October, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Radford Auditorium (AGSA)
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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(08) 8207 7000


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Free admission, No bookings required but please arrive early to avoid disappointment