We invite you to meet the Iwantja All Stars, a community of artists from South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands whose work is celebrated in this year’s Tarnanthi. Among them is Vincent Namatjira, celebrated satirist and portraitist whose work is the subject of a major survey exhibition at AGSA. The first of three First Fridays within Tarnanthi, this event shines a spotlight on Iwantja Arts and includes the launch of a major book published by Thames & Hudson. Enjoy live music, Tarnanthi tours and curator talks.

5pm & 7pm
Guided Tours

Join our Gallery Guides and explore the world of this year's Tarnanthi Festival at AGSA, or take a tour of the collection.

DJ MoZzi

Take to the courtyard marquee with Wangkangurru, Adnyamathanha, Kuyani, Luritja, Deiri, Yankunytjatjara, Cook Island and Māori artist, DJ MoZzi, as he rinses the dancefloor with an array of feel good melodies and danceable grooves.
Courtyard Marquee

In Conversation: Kaylene Whiskey

Listen in on a discussion with prolific Yankunytjatjara artist Kaylene Whiskey to learn more about how she channels inspiration and cleverly weaves a connection between themes and worlds that would otherwise seem unrelated.
Gallery 6

In Conversation: Vincent Namatjira

Join acclaimed Western Aranda artist Vincent Namatjira as he delves deep into his most recent exhibition, Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour. Learn insights into his creative practise and listen to his story whilst surrounded by his powerful work.
Gallery 9

Scott Rathman Jnr.

Change gears and enjoy the sultry sounds of Country/Country Rock musician Scott Rathman Jnr. Based on Kaurna Country, this descendant of the Arrernte people weaves lyrics that move the soul with familiar harmonies to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
Courtyard Marquee

Iwantja book launch and signing

Join us in celebrating the launch of Iwantja by Iwantja Arts. Told through the artists’ own words, this searing bilingual publication charts the history of Indulkana from being one of the first pastoral leases in the region to the culturally rich creative hub it is today. Iwantja is a showstopping monograph of the Anangu artists everyone needs to know.
The Studio

Tarnanthi Deaf-led Auslan Tour

Take a guided tour of Tarnanthi in Auslan. For deaf and hard of hearing visitors. This tour will be in Auslan only with no English interpretation.
Book here