Tarnanthi Exhibition:

A contentious plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight instigated this project by ten artists working through Arts Ceduna. Under the mentorship of Ku Arts and nationally acclaimed Aboriginal artists Yhonnie Scarce and Ryan Presley, the artists have developed new works investigating the use of glass, photography, film and installation. These innovative works explore cultural and personal connections with the lands and waters of the Bight, revealing that oil drilling poses not only an environmental risk but a threat to their homelands and cultural identity.

Arts Ceduna, Ku Arts and ACE Open partnered to develop and present this project with support from Tarnanthi.


Collette Gray, Janine Gray, Joylene Haynes, Sherrie Jones, Verna Lawrie, Beaver Lennon, Josephine Lennon, Estelle Miller, Jaime Newchurch, Christine Tschuna, Yana Tschuna, supported by mentor artists Yhonnie Scarce and Ryan Presley.

Special events

Perspectives lecture, by Ema Tavola
Sat 19 Oct, 10 – 11.15am
Bradley Forum, Hawke Building level 5, UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide
Free but bookings required. Visit aceopen.art/events/perspectives-ema-tavola/

Opening event
Sat 19 Oct, 5 – 7pm

For other program events related to this exhibition, visit aceopen.art


Wheelchair accessible

Presenting partner
  • ACE Open
  • Ku Arts
  • Arts Ceduna