This education resource highlights six artists who feature in Tarnanthi 2023. 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.

The Tarnanthi Teacher Briefing was held on Wednesday 25 October, the recording of this event is available below. Also check out the 'watch and listen' tab for artist and curator talks.

This session includes information about:

  • What Tarnanthi is
  • What is on offer for schools and teachers and how to make a school booking
  • Artists featured in the exhibition at AGSA and partner exhibitions, presented by Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director of Tarnanthi
  • The Studio, a free art making space for all visitors
  • The survey exhibition of Western Aranda painter Vincent Namatjira, presented by Gloria Strzelecki, Associate Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
  • Education resource highlights with tips and suggestions for responding to First Nations works of art in a culturally appropriate way
  • The Tarnanthi Art Fair - buying art ethically presented by Jade Turner, Tarnanthi Art Fair Coordinator

This session is ideal for teachers of all year levels and disciplines.

In collaboration with Tarnanthi and AGSA, ABC Kids Listen have released a series of Little Yarns podcasts featuring artist exhibiting in Tarnanthi 2023.

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.

Children's Trail Tarnanthi 2023

Ideal for a self guided visit

Vincent Namatjira: Australia in Colour

First survey exhibition of Vincent Namatjira

Judith Pungarta Inkamala

Ceramics and story telling

Ray Mudjandi

Creating a new breed of superhero

Djakaŋu Yunupiŋu

The natural environment; land sea and stars

Injalak Arts

Colours of Country

Sally M. Nangala Mulda and Marlene Rubuntja

Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists