Tarnanthi Exhibition

Through sewing and weaving, artists from New South Wales stitch together traditional stories and historical research honouring strong women ancestors. Their collaborative visual and performative works – which include decorated possum-skin cloaks, elaborate body adornments and poignant videos – connect women’s communal making and ceremonial business with the stories of grandmothers, mothers and children from ancestral times, colonial times and living memory.


Gina Brook, Leanne Brook, Sharon Bunyan, Fleur Magick Dennis, Shannon Craig Forbes, Genevieve Grieves, Kathleen Heath, Treesa Heath, Leah House, Matilda House, Arwyn Landini, Annabella Landini, Arianna Landini, Eve Langford, Laura McBride, Gail Manderson, Ashweeni Mason, Sharon Mason, Vivian Mason, Lyn Mills, Tanaya North, Leila Yili Grieves Pellegrino, Teagan Pender, Amanda Jane Reynolds, Maliyah Satour, Cherie Skinner, Chloe Skinner, Anastasia Smith, Arabella Smith, Mariko Smith, Venessa Possum Starzynski, Debbie Sturgeon, Bronte Walker, McKenzie Walker, Brooke White, Samara Williams

Special events

Banga Ngara (make and reflect)
Sun 20 Oct, 11am
Twine some string, attach a message and join Elders in the ceremonial circle.


Wheelchair accessible

Presenting partner
  • Migration Museum