Kulata Tjuta Inma and installation, 9 October 2015, Government House, Adelaide, commissioned by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya, photographer Ben Searcy.

TARNANTHI

Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

Free admission

Principal Partner BHP Billiton


'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 rich and diverse Indigenous cultures on an unprecedented scale. A platform for important stories from across the country to be seen and heard, TARNANTHI offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the best of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

BHP Billiton and the Government of South Australia’s further investment in TARNANTHI will see this celebrated Festival continue for an additional five years, until 2021. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, TARNANTHI will be an annual, city-wide festival, with a major biennial offering at the Art Gallery from 2017.


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
- discussing how and why works are made (and displayed)
- exploring varieties of techniques and materials
- sharing what is seen as an audience 


Guided and self-guided exhibition visits for schools
Take a guided sess 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 
Suitable Early years, primary and secondary students and 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 will be transformed for TARNANTHI, providing a wealth of making opportunities for students of all ages and educator groups.
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.
Suitable Early years, primary and secondary students and educators.
Where The Studio
Cost Free with an exhibition visit, facilitator and all materials supplied. Limited to 30 students.
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request


Educators Briefing
Educators are invited to hear about TARNANTHI with Nici Cumpston, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts. Certificate of attendance provided.
When Mid October. Date TBC.
Where Meet at The Studio
Suitable Early years, primary, secondary, TRT and pre-service educators
Cost $20
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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: Kulata Tjuta Inma and installation, 9 October 2015, Government House, Adelaide, commissioned by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya, photographer Ben Searcy.

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