TARNANTHI provides a valuable learning opportunity for educators by providing insights into contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
For TARNANTHI, Learning at the Gallery has developed a comprehensive inquiry-based teaching and learning program that:

  • aligns with various Australian Curriculum Learning Areas, with particular focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority
  • supports Stage 1 and 2 SACE (and interstate equivalents)
  • supports the Teaching for Effective Learning (TEFL) framework
  • provides Tertiary, English as a Second Language (ESL) and new arrivals program learning opportunities.

Educators are also invited to participate in the many events taking place during TARNANTHI, these include the TARNANTHI Launch, The Big Weekend, TARNANTHI Art Fair and a variety of workshops, talks and tours.



Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or experience the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning. Limited guided sessions available.
When: Weekdays during school term
Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie and Bush Footy available for Educator group visits commencing Monday 14 September
TARNANTHI survey exhibition available for Educator group visits commencing Monday 12 October
Cost Free admission
Bookings essential Visit artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Learning/Tarnanthi



Tony Albert & Alair Pambegan | Bonefish Story

Yvonne Koolmatrie | Riverland

Dinni Kunoth Kemarre & Josie Kunoth Petyarre | Bush Footy

Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre | Namatjira Collection

Brian Robinson | Custodian of the Blooms

Yhonnie Scarce | Thunder Raining Poison

Spinifex Arts Project

Douglas Watkin | The Queen & I


Closer Productions were commissioned by TARNANTHI to create a series of artist video portraits

Yvonne Koolmatrie

Yhonnie Scarce

Dinni Kunoth Kemarre & Josie Kunoth Petyarre

Tangentyere Artists

James Tylor 


TARNANTHI and Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie publications RRP: $34.95
Schools receive Members price for both publications: $50 (No further discounts apply)
Available online



Educators CONNECT – First Fridays
Connect with educators each First Friday at the Art Gallery and immerse yourself in art and culture. Start with a bite to eat, something to drink and engaging conversation. Hear talks on the latest exhibitions and displays, while networking and discussing viewpoints on curriculum connections. Professional Learning certificates supplied.
When The First Friday of every month, 5.30pm for a 6pm start (Gallery open until 9pm).
Where Function Room, Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost Free admission.
Bookings essential Visit artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home/Learning/Educators

We can be Heroes with Tony Albert
Tony Albert’s award-winning body of work We can be heroes, which is included in TARNANTHI, addresses the impact of negative comments on self-image. In this workshop you can be the hero. Using an image of yourself, think about what it might feel like to be a target. Working from these feelings, decorate, embellish and hand colour your photograph to create a strong and positive statement about yourself. Professional learning certificates for educators available by request.
When 7 January, 2016, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Cost $60, $50 members (includes materials & light lunch)
Bookings essential.