Allenby Gardens Primary School students participating in a guided visit of TARNANTHI at the Art Gallery of South Australia, November 2015. photo: Saul Steed

TARNANTHI

Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art       

13 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Free

'TARNANTHI has shed light on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture in a way that we have never seen before'.
Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. Bringing together a platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

TARNANTHI includes a series of exhibitions, artist talks, performances and events, presented in partnership with key cultural institutions across South Australia. At its heart is an ambitious exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the TARNANTHI Art Fair.

TARNANTHI is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP with the support of the Government of South Australia.

The TARNANTHI learning program assists educators in supporting students’ exploration, engagement, and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.
Opportunities exist for students and educators to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts through the strands of ‘Responding’ and ‘Making’, by considering the cultural and historical contexts in which the works were created, connecting to Cross-curriculum priorities and General capability themes.

Learning opportunities offered through the program include:
- responding by using eyes, ears and imaginations
- discussion of how and why works are made (and displayed)
- exploration of techniques and materials
- sharing what is seen as an audience


Interpretive Resources

Every face has a story, every story has a face: KULILA
Additional resources will be available in early October


Guided and self-guided exhibition visits for schools
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 4, 16 October - 15 December 2017 
Suitability All educators and pre-service educators
Cost Free. Maximum of 30 students per class.
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request


The Studio: Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools
  
The Studio relaunches for TARNANTHI, providing a wealth of making opportunities for students of all ages and educator groups. The studio will allow students to be immersed in works fashioned from ghost nets (abandoned fishing nets), ocean debris, and recycled plastics, by artists from the remote Erub Island in the Torres Strait. This project speaks to the interconnectedness of all things, serves to generate awareness of ocean pollution and offers a glimpse into Erub’s enduring cultural heritage.
The Studio is proudly presented by The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.
When Weekdays during school Term 4, 16 October - 15 December 2017. Daily 1 hour workshop sessions available together with a booked exhibition viewing.
Where The Studio
Suitability All educators and pre-service educators
Cost Free with an exhibition visit, facilitator and all materials supplied. Limited to 30 students.
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request.


TARNANTHI Educators Briefing

Educators are invited to hear about TARNANTHI with Nici Cumpston, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts. Certificate of attendance provided.
When Wednesday 18 October 2017, 4.30 for a 5pm start - 7pm
Where Meet at The Studio
Suitability All educators and pre-service educators
Cost $20
Bookings essential Book online


Educators Connect TARNANTHI in the Port
Educators can immerse themselves in art making and networking with colleagues at Educators CONNECT, the Port Adelaide edition. This event will provide educators in the region with an opportunity to connect with the Gallery and its content. Join the education team for professional development aimed at engaging students with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content using the collaborative work of art Kulila as inspiration. There will be an opportunity for a ‘making and responding’ session as well as resources to take away and implement in the classroom. Certificates of attendance will be provided.
When Saturday 21, October
2–3pm
Where Town Hall, 32 Nile Street, Port Adelaide
Suitability All educators and pre-service educators
Cost Free
Bookings essential Book online.


Educators Connect TARNANTHI

Immerse yourself in art and culture while networking with colleagues at First Friday. Join curators, educators and arts professionals for tours of TARNANTHI and participate in a fun and creative making session to use in your classrooms.
When Friday 3 November
4.30pm for a 5pm start–7pm
Where Radford Auditorium
Suitability All educators and pre-service educators
Cost $20 per educator 
Bookings essential Book online

Teaching Aboriginal Art in the Classroom
With TARNANTHI as the backdrop, view works of art on display, engage in artist curator talks and participate in workshops. This session will support educators in delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures content in an inclusive and meaningful way to students in the classroom.
When
17 January 2018 10am–4pm
Where Radford Auditorium
Cost $95 educator
Suitability
All educators and pre-service educators.
Bookings essential Book online


FURTHER INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

Learning at the Gallery
Telephone (08) 8207 7033
Email learning@artgallery.sa.gov.au
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of Education and Child Development.


Image: Allenby Gardens Primary School students participating in a guided visit of TARNANTHI at the Art Gallery of South Australia, November 2015. photo: Saul Steed

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