As part of the Tarnanthi Festival, AGSA presents the first survey exhibition of acclaimed Western Aranda artist Vincent Namatjira. Renowned for producing paintings laden with dry wit, Namatjira has established himself in the past decade as a celebrated portraitistand a satirical chronicler of Australian identity. His paintings offer a wry look at the politics of history, power and leadership from a contemporary Aboriginal perspective. Namatjira often positions himself in this history – out of place and out of time – and in doing so he helps us to reconcile our complex and traumatic pasts.

Showcasing Namatjira’s burgeoning artistic practice, this major exhibition brings together paintings, works on paper and moving image from public and private collections nationwide. Following Tarnanthi 2023, the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra in 2024.

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