Tarnanthi Exhibition

After retrieving archival recordings of Warumungu speakers, seven artists from Barkly Arts at Tennant Creek, NT, were inspired to remember their old people, old stories and old knowledge. The paintings created range from ancestral stories to depictions of traditional healing, the arrival of whitefellas and station life. The historic audio recordings play alongside the paintings and contemporary videos in this multi-modal exhibition that evokes the sounds and colours of Warumungu Country.


Gladys Anderson, Heather Anderson, Lindy Brodie, Ruth Dawson, Penny Kelly, Susannah Nelson, Joseph Williams

Curated by

Sandra Morrison Nangali, Rosemary Plummer Narrurlu, Ronald Morrison Jungarray


Samantha Disbray

Special events

Opening event
with artist/curator talk
Fri 18 Oct, 1.30pm


Wheelchair accessible

Presenting partner
  • State Library of South Australia
  • Barkly Regional Arts
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for The Dynamics of Language