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The Big Weekend at the Art Gallery

18 October, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 in the Gallery Shop 11:30am
Pirrku Warrapina LIVE. Award-winning poet and artist Ali Cobby Eckermann and artist, elder and advocate Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton illuminate their experiences telling stories through a number of different practices including poetry, painting, weaving, writing and song. In the Radford Auditorium 11am
Ngarrindjeri storytelling inside Kondili the whale 11am & 1pm
Free Bush Tucker BBQ. Barbequed kangaroo or roasted yam on pita bread 12pm – 2pm
Corey Theatre Gunditjmara/Gunai singer songwriter performs his own blend of Blues, Soul and Reggae 12pm & 2pm
Pirrku Warrapina LIVE. Join local and interstate writers for a very special reading and storytelling as part of the TARNANTHI At The Gallery, as some of the most provocative and dynamic voices in Australian writing share their creative responses to visual artworks from the exhibition. Featuring Bruce Pascoe, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Ellen van Neerven, Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton, Natalie Harkin, Celestine Rowe, Edoardo Crismani, Alexis West and Adrian Stanley. 1pm – 2pm
Thelma Plum Triple J Unearthed, NIMA and DEADLY winner 3pm.

Where: Art Gallery of South Australia and other TARNANTHI venues
Cost: Free
Bookings: No bookings required


18 October, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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(08) 8207 7000