Tarnanthi offers a valuable learning opportunity for all ages and provides insight into contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. In 2018, Tarnanthi’s focus exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new is the first major Australian survey of the work of one of the nation’s greatest living artists.
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new is complemented by an award-winning dedicated exhibition website, featuring an artist biography, a Kuninjku glossary, 160-plus artworks and translations of kunred – the significant sites that feature in and inform the artists practice.
The Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, have co-produced an online education resource for teachers and students.
29 Oct 2018
Educators are invited to hear about John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new from Nici Cumpston, Tarnanthi Artistic Director and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs.
How to Teach Aboriginal Art
24 Nov 2018
Set against the 2018 Tarnanthi focus exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, this session provides early years and primary educators with insight into the way relationships between people, culture and country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be conveyed through works of art.
The following talks by exhibition curators and other leading experts present insights into the works, techniques and subject matter of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Browse our education tools and resources below for more information on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.