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.

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 INTERPRETED 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 and TARNANTHI tours, workshops, storytelling and music to celebrate a new year.  This START kicks off our month of musical Sunday Sessions with the soulful sounds of emerging songstress Mi-Kaisha Masella, prolific vocalist and songwriter Nancy Bates, and Eddie Peters’ unique and special brand of Islander music. FULL PROGRAM
Cost Free 
Where Whole Gallery 

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 & Eddie Peters

We kick off our month of musical Sundays with the soulful sounds of emerging songstresses Mi-Kaisha Masella & local musician Eddie Peters. 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. Eddie Peters is an accomplished musician, dancer and singer/songwriter, with a long performance history of playing in many different idioms bringing his unique and special brand of Islander music to the stage.
Cost Free 
Where Courtyard

Mon 8 – Fri 12 January, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm
School Hoiday Workshops, SEASIDE TEXTILES

Be inspired by the ocean and learn to block-print your own textile work of art. Parent/guardian supervision required,
Ages 5–12 years
Cost $10 per child
Where Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential  
Enquiries T 08 82077109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au  

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

Saturday 20 January, 3pm
Audio Description Tour
Join a Gallery Guide on a tour of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art. Tours are audio described and multi-sensory for blind and vision-impaired visitors.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium 

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

Wednesday 24 January, 10.30am
NEW MEMBERS’ TALKS AND TOURS

New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential
Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge 

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 
FULLY BOOKED
Enquiries or to join waiting list call 08 8207 7035  or email  public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

FAMILY & FRIENDS ERUB WEAVING WORKSHOP
Sunday 28 January, 10am – 1pm 
Pop into the Studio to meet Erub artists on the last day of TARNANTHI for a weaving workshop finale. Transform materials into imaginative tiny turtles that respond to Ghost Nets of the Ocean.
Cost Free
Where The Studio

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

Sunday 4 February, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, ANIMALS AND ART

The lunar new year is almost here! Discover your Chinese zodiac sign and element in Chinese cosmology, illustrate your zodiac sign in art workshops and go on a hunt for animals in the display China and the World. Take in the ancient art of Tai Chi, see the Dragon dance and hear stories of the past and more at START.
Ages 3-12 and families
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

Wednesday 7 February, 10.30am & 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY

Enjoy a morning tea served 30 minutes prior to your tour of China and the World
Cost Free, bookings essential
Where Meet in the Function Room.

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

Saturday 17 February, 3pm
Audio Description Tour

Join a Gallery Guide on a tour of selected works in the permanent collection. Tours are audio described and multi-sensory for blind and vision-impaired visitors.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium 

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

Wednesday 21 February, 10.30am
NEW MEMBERS’ TALKS AND TOURS

New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential
Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge 

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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