As the main venue for the 2021 statewide Tarnanthi festival, AGSA presents dozens of new works created by individual artists around the country and through diverse collaborative projects. Tarnanthi at AGSA is a nationwide survey exhibition that promises ambitious and innovative contemporary First Nations art combined with deep reflection on unwavering cultural connections.

AGSA will also host an extensive array of talks, tours, performances, workshops, creative activities and student programs, plus themed activities in The Studio.

Some of the featured projects at AGSA include:

John Prince Siddon

His unrestrained paintings on canvas, bones and pelts have been described as psychedelic, surreal and ‘frankly bizarre’. The Walmajarri artist is said to have ‘more in common with Hieronymus Bosch than Papunya Tula’.

Kathy Ramsay and Tracey Ramsay

The sisters come from a lineage of significant Gija artists in the East Kimberley. Through a suite of paintings in ochres and synthetic polymer, they describe their ownership and intimate knowledge of Bow River country.

Alec Baker

At almost ninety, the respected tjilpi (elder) has spent a lifetime on the land. Deep knowledge and long experience on country colour his bold canvases of his Yankunytjatjara homeland.

Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia

Principal Partner
  • BHP