Tarnanthi Exhibition

Brave new wave celebrates the remarkable impact over the past forty years of Aboriginal women artists working in desert regions. With a creative energy manifest through their bold use of colour and the design and scale of their paintings, they broke with convention to produce adventurous and unexpected visions of their ancestral stories. Vibrant canvases by iconic women painters feature in this exhibition, selected from the collection of Flinders University Art Museum. The works also highlight the gendered expression of Aboriginal people’s cultural knowledge, experience and identity.


Yaritji Connelly, Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels, Pulpurru Davies, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Audrey Morton Kngwarreye, Lucky Morton Kngwarreye, Molly Nampitjin Miller, Annie Purvis Mpetyane, Rosie Riley Nakamarra, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri, Kutungka Napanangka, Makinti Napanangka, Kumuntjai Napurrula, Yulurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Naata Nungurrayi, Elizabeth Nyumi, Mary Katatjuku Pan, Ada Bird Petyarre, Judy Napangardi Watson

Curated by

Celia Dottore and Madeline Reece


Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Presenting partner
  • City of Holdfast Bay