This education resource highlights six artists who feature in Tarnanthi 2021. It can be used as a starting point in the classroom for students to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures or as a companion to your Gallery visit.
Tarnanthi at AGSA presents dozens of individual works and collaborative projects from around the country, forming a nationwide survey of up-to-the-minute contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. These are works of artistic excellence, creative daring and ground-breaking innovation.
These making and responding suggestions have been created as a starting point for teachers to develop units of work. The activities link to the key themes within each artist’s work and provide ideas that relate to the world of your students. Through this, students are invited to explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices and develop multiple perspectives. These activities have been created as a starting point for teachers to develop units of work for students
- Teacher Briefing
- Getting started
- Children's Trail
- Exhibition Map
- Read and listen
- Virtual Tour
- Watch launch
Hear about Tarnanthi, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at AGSA from Nici Cumpston, Tarnanthi Artistic Director and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs.
Educator Briefing: Tarnanthi 2021 - Audio with Lisa Slade
On a map of Australia, locate where each of the artists featured in Tarnanthi 2021 is from. You might begin with the artists highlighted in this resource: Nyunmiti Burton, Maree Clarke, Julie Gough, Teho Ropeyarn, John Prince Siddon and Kaylene Whiskey.
Take a look at this map of Australia which shows the location of artists who have been involved in Tarnanthi from 2015 - 21.
Explore the Tarnanthi Children's Trails which includes a curated selection of activities from the education resources which you can facilitate in the Gallery with your students, no preparation required. You will need a sketchbook and pencil which you can collect for free from The Studio.
Use the exhibition map to help plan your visit.
Read a selection of articles and reviews:
Nici Cumpston introduces this year’s Tarnanthi exhibition at AGSA 2021
A practice about building community and passing cultural knowledge to the next generation
Large scale prints that are bold statements celebrating the power and strength of Injinoo culture
Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia
The Gallery’s Learning programs are supported by the Department for Education.
This education resource has been developed and written in collaboration Dr. Belinda Howden, Kylie Neagle and Dr. Lisa Slade.