The 2018 TARNANTHI Art Fair presents the work of over 40 art centres from across Australia. The Art Fair provides an opportunity for art lovers and collectors to meet and buy works of art direct from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
The Art Fair brings together city-based, regional, emerging and established artists from across the nation exclusively to Adelaide. In 2018 it welcomes ten new participant art centres, including Bábbarra Designs and Maningrida Arts and Culture, which both represent the community of TARNANTHI’s feature artist, master bark painter John Mawurndjul.
Art production is a key source of income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Participating Art Centres
APY Art Centre Collective: Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya Arts; Ceduna (formerly Tjutjuna Arts), Koonibba, Oak Valley Artists, Scotdesco, Yalata Women’s Centre; Bábbarra Designs; Baluk Arts; Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre; Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation; Durrmu Arts; Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation; Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre; Hermannsburg Potters; Iltja Ntjarra/Many Hands Art Centre; Ikuntji Artists; Injalak Arts and Crafts Association; Jilamara Arts and Crafts; Kimberley Aboriginal Artists: Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre, Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Warmun Art Centre; Maningrida Arts and Culture; Marnin Studio – Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre; Merrepen Arts; Munupi Arts & Crafts; Nagula Jarndu; Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation; Papunya Tjupi Arts; Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre; Spinifex Hill Artists; Tangentyere Artists; The Purple House; Tjanpi Desert Weavers; Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu; Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
The TARNANTHI Art Fair is presented at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, in partnership with Tandanya and supported by the City of Adelaide. TARNANTHI is presented in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.