Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, returns in October 2023. Acclaimed as Australia’s leading First Nations art festival, Tarnanthi this year comprises exhibitions at AGSA; a state-wide festival with exhibitions and accompanying events across 27 venues; and the Tarnanthi Art Fair, an in-person and online event in 2023.

Key Dates

Tarnanthi 2023 Festival Season | 20 October 2023 – 21 January 2024

Tarnanthi Art Fair | 20 - 22 October 2023

Media Preview | AGSA | 19 October, 11am

Official Launch | AGSA | 19 October, 6pm | Dan Sultan and his band to open Tarnanthi Festival 2023 in a FREE event for all South Australians and visitors

Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour | AGSA 20 October 2023 – 21 January 2024

Media Preview | Tarnanthi Art Fair 2023 | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 11am

Tarnanthi Art Fair 2023 | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 20 – 22 October

Panpapanpalya | AGSA Courtyard | Fri 20 Oct, 10am–12.45pm

Social Media

@agsa.adelaide @tarnanthi #tarnanthi #tarnanthiartfair

Media Contacts

Cheree McEwin, Head of Communications, Art Gallery of South Australia
mcewin.cheree@artgallery.sa.gov.au | +61 8 8207 7156 | + 61 4 1618 1679

Oliver Marshall, Communications Officer, Art Gallery of South Australia
marshall.oliver@artgallery.sa.gov.au | +61 8 8207 7402 | +61 404 934 779

installation view: Tarnanthi 2023, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the Tarnanthi 2023 exhibition through our Matterport

Tarnanthi 2015 - 2022 at a glance

  • 1.6 million people have attended Tarnanthi exhibitions and events
  • 6000 + Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists have been included in exhibitions, art fairs and events
  • More than $5.4 million of art has been sold at the Tarnanthi Art Fair, with all money going directly to artists and communities
  • $115.2 million in economic expenditure has been generated in South Australia since 2015 because of Tarnanthi
  • Over 48,000 students and teachers have attended Tarnanthi exhibitions, and tens of thousands more have benefited from AGSA’s pioneering education program and book, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in the Classroom, which equips teachers to integrate First Nations art, culture and histories into daily classroom learning.

Tarnanthi is presented in partnership with BHP and with the support of the Government of South Australia.