TARNANTHI media preview featuring APY Art Centre Collective, Kulata Tjuta, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017; Courtesy the artists and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, APY Art Centre Collective, photo: Ben Searcy

Events Calendar

Talks and tours are available daily. More 
Please note that presenter, location, and topic details are subject to change.

Saturday 18 November, 3pm
Audio Description Tour

Join an audio described and multi-sensory for blind and vision-impaired visitors of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Sunday 19 November, 10.30am
NEW MEMBERS’ TALKS AND TOURS

New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge

Tuesday 21 November, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
 
Director, Nick Mitzevich presents on selected work in TARNANTHI.
Cost Free
Where In the exhibition

Tuesday 28 November, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian paintings and sculpture, speaks on Sydney Ball’s painting, Banyon Wall from 1967-8.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 17

Friday 1 December, 5-9pm
First Fridays
HIP HOP TALENTS 
Aboriginal hip-hop artists take to the stage this First Friday. Guided by his Kamilaroi and Tonga heritage, Radical Son will charm you. Effortlessly crossing genres from soul to hip-hop and R & B. Be captivated by the local Indigenous wordsmith Eskatology and learn a 'deadly' routine with the Indigenous Hip-Hop Project.
FULL PROGRAM 
Cost Free 
Where Whole Gallery 

Friday 1 December, 6-8.30pm 
NEO Kurlana!
It's time for a Neo Ngunyawayiti, or celebration in Kaurna. Join fierce Aboriginal and Torres Starit Islander artists and teen talent as we welcome  Kurlana - new - beginnings. There's artist-led labs, body art, snacks, giveaways and more, so join us to see 2018 out in style! 
Cost Free  
Where Lawn and Radford Auditorium  
Bookings Essential, online 

Sunday 3 December, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Wrapping and Weaving 

This START wraps up 2017 weaving stories and culture into works of art with Southern Elder Weavers, breakdance and beatbox with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. Dress up and join Nylon Zoo parades and lounge inside the giant Frill Neck lizard for storytelling. FULL PROGRAM
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 5 December, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts discusses the major tapestry The Adoration of the Magi.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 18

Tuesday 12 December, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
TARNANTHI artist Kent Morris speaks about his work in the exhibition.
Cost Free
Where Galleries 9 & 11

Tuesday 19 December, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Project Officer Artistic Programs, Erin Davidson, discusses various technical feats in TARNANTHI.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Tuesday 26 December, 12.30pm 
Lunchtime Talk

Gallery Guide presents on selected works of art in TARNANTHI.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Tuesday 2 January, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Gallery Guide presents on selected works of art in TARNANTHI.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Friday 5 January, 7pm
AUSLAN TRANSLATED TOUR

Join a Gallery Guide on a highlights tour of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art. This tour will be accompanied by an accredited Auslan interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors.
Cost Free
Where Meet at the information desk in the Atrium

Friday 5 January, 5-9pm
First Fridays
NEW YEAR - NEW SOUNDS
Enjoy the soulful sounds of two emerging songstresses - Mi-Kaisha Masella and Kaiit, both performers draw upon their cultural heritage to sing with maturity beyond their years. Masella embraces her Dharaumbal and Tongan heritage while for Kaiit, growing up between Australia and Papua New Guinea, has provided endless inspiration. Join TARNANTHI Artistic Director Nici Cumpston for a 'Curator's Cut' of the exhibition, then hear from TARNANTHI artist Ricky Maynard talk about his work in the exhibition.
Cost Free 
Where Whole Gallery 

Sunday 7 January, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Island Dreaming
Torres Strait Islander artists inspire art making, TARNANTHI tours, workshops, storytelling and music to celebrate a new year.

TARNANTHI SUNDAY SESSIONS
A month of Sundays

This January, the Gallery launches a month-long offering of live music afternoons to celebrate the final weeks of TARNANTHI. Much like the Kaurna word, the TARNANTHI Sunday Sessions will celebrate new beginnings, showcasing new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and luminaries from Adelaide and across Australia as you sit back and soak in the afternoon light.

Sunday 7 January, 2 - 4pm
TARNANTHI SUNDAY SESSIONS 

NEW SOUNDS FROM A BRAVE NEW WORLD: Mi-Kisha Masella & Allan Sumner
We kick off our month of musical Sundays with the soulful sounds of emerging songstresses Mi-Kaisha Masella & local musician Allan Sumner. Programmed to coincide with START, our free family program held on the first Sunday of every month. Masella embraces her Dharaumbal and Tongan heritage and sings with maturity beyond her year. Proud Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yunkanytjatjara man Allan Sumner is an accomplished singer/songwriter & instrumentalist.
Cost Free
Where Courtyard 

Tuesday 9 January, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
TARNANTHI artist Dean Cross speaks about his work in the exhibition.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Sunday 14 January, 2 - 4pm
TARNANTHI SUNDAY SESSIONS
IT TAKES TWO: Sue Ray and Nathan May

Mid-month, experience the sultry vocals of award winning singer songwriter Sue Ray and be introduced to new talent, Nathan May. Mentored by Troy Casser-Daley and Col Hardy, May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin language groups and has been performing modern folk in and around Adelaide for almost 5 years. Ray has three critically acclaimed albums under her belt and comes to Adelaide shortlisted as one of Australia’s most exciting Indigenous acts.
Cost Free
Where Courtyard

Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 January, 10am - 1pm & 2pm -5pm
Ceramic Scenes

Join ceramic artist Gus Clutterbuck for a studio workshop translating paintings onto ceramic vessels to fire and take home.
Cost $30 per participant
Where Meet in the Jam Factory foyer
Age suitability 9-15 years
Places limited, bookings essential BOOK HERE
Enquiries T 08 82077109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 16 January 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs discusses the work of Rosemary Laing and Tracey Moffatt in Occupied Territory.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 7

Sunday 21 January, 2 - 4pm
TARNANTHI SUNDAY SESSIONS
LEGENDS OLD & NEW: No Fixed Address and Corey Theatre

Come and meet reggae-rock icons, No Fixed Address who started performing together in 1979 at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) at the University of Adelaide, and are the first Aboriginal band to ever appear on Countdown. Be introduced to Corey Theatre - Gunditjmara singer songwriter who calls Adelaide home and has lead a language revival through song, singing in Gunditjmara and Kaurna language.
Cost Free
Where Courtyard

Tuesday 23 January, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director of TARNANTHI, farewells the exhibition.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Saturday 27 January, 10am – 1pm
Ghost Nets of the Ocean: Erub Arts Masterclass

Join artists from Erub Island for an intensive half day masterclass that delves into the techniques of felting, weaving, binding and coiling transforming ghost nets to create your own spectacular marine inspired sculptures.
Cost $60
Where Function Room
Bookings Essential  BOOK NOW 
Enquiries T 08 8207 7035 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Sunday 28 January, 2 - 4pm
TARNANTHI SUNDAY SESSIONS
END ON A HIGH: Emily Wurramara and The Bec Gollan Trio

Farewell TARNANTHI and our month of summer Sundays with Emily Wurramara from Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria and local stars, The Bec Gollan Trio. Singing in both English and Anindilyakwa, Wurramara has performed around the country and abroad with appearances in Sweden and France. Closer to home, The Bec Gollan Trio, fuses folk and pop with a taste of country. Introduced to music at age 11 as a bass guitarist for her father’s band, Gollan released her own EP in 2014 and has performed at Spirit Festival and Adelaide Fringe.
Cost Free
Where Courtyard

Tuesday 30 January 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, reveals the role of the Middle East in the history of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain in China and the World.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 19b

Friday 2 February, 5 - 9pm
First Fridays

HAND MADE IN CHINA
Join us for a closer look at the display China and the World. Hear more about the exhibition and experience the calming meditation that is the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi. Learn about the influence of Chinese porcelain on contemporary Australian artists and top off the night with a good luck Chinese Lion Dance.
Cost Free 
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 6 February, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs introduces the new acquisition ‘Appy ‘Ampstead by Cyril Power.
Cost Free
Where Atrium

Tuesday 13 February, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

Associate Curator of Asian Art, Rusty Kelty speaks about dress as a status symbol in imperial China in China and the World.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 20

Tuesday 20 February 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts discusses textile and ceramic traditions in China and the World.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 20

Tuesday 27 February 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talks

Tony Magnusson, Curator of European Art, discusses John Skeaping’s work Torso from 1931.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 15


Image: TARNANTHI media preview featuring APY Art Centre Collective, Kulata Tjuta, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017; Courtesy the artists and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, APY Art Centre Collective, photo: Ben Searcy

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