The City of Port Adelaide Enfield hosts the celebratory event TARNANTHI at the Port. Beginning with a smoking ceremony, the program that follows reflects the history and re-emergence of the area as a thriving space of united community gatherings.

Weaving together fresh and dynamic artistic elements, TARNANTHI at the Port is proud to present a line-up of outstanding First Nations artists working in visual arts, music, dance and storytelling, all presented in the Black Diamond laneway precinct behind Town Hall in the heart of Port Adelaide.

Smoking Ceremony

Uncle Fred Agius Katurmurra and Major ‘Moogie’ Sumner AM of Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group head up a diverse group of dancers to perform a singular welcoming performance. This will be followed by a contemporary dance by Kurruru Youth Performing Arts.


Performances by Radical Son, Lady Lash and Nathan May with emcee comedian Joshua Warrior.

Dusty Feet Mob

A site-specific hybrid dance performance.

Exhibitions and Artist Talks

Brad Harkin – Vitalstatistix; Archie Moore – Fontanelle Gallery; Tony Wilson – Fontanelle Studio; Paul Herzich – Mixed Creative; Chantal Henley and Vicki Hartman – Laneway Precinct; Elizabeth Close – Laneway Precinct; Narisha Cash – Lartelare Park.

Workshops and Demonstrations

Dance, culture and painting workshops, along with wood-carving and spear-making demonstrations, will run throughout the day.

River Stories Boat Tours

Journey on the historic vessel MV Archie Badenoch across the Port River to Lartelare Park and hear Kaurna stories by Michael Kumatpi O’Brien and Margaret Brodie.

Weaving Circles

Natasha Sutcliffe, Vicki Hartman, Betty Sumner and the Southern Elders Weaving Group

Our Corka Bubs

Our Corka Bubs creates a special interactive place specifically for babies to explore Aboriginal culture through music and dance. Babies, along with their parents and carers, meet in the first-ever Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies.


Uncle Fred Agius Katurmurra, Major ‘Moogie’ Sumner, AM, & Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group, Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, Narisha Cash, Elizabeth Close, Chantal Henley, Paul Herzich, Tony Wilson, Betty Sumner, Dusty Feet Mob, Southern Elders Weaving Group, Vicki Hartman, Natasha Sutcliffe, Nikki Carabetta, Lady Lash, Radical Son, Nathan May, Eddie Peters

Tarnanthi at the Port is presented in partnership with The City of Port Adelaide Enfield and supported by Renewal SA.