The Tarnanthi Art Fair is going ahead both as an in-person event as well as online.
If you’re in South Australia, you can buy works of art in person at the COVID-safe Tarnanthi Art Fair, at Lot Fourteen in the Adelaide CBD from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 December. This year’s event features a curated display of selected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works for sale, handpicked by community-run art centres to highlight established, mid-career and emerging artists. It also includes a broad selection of paintings, carvings, weavings, jewellery, clothing, textiles and homewares by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia.
Find the Tarnanthi Art Fair at Lot Fourteen opposite the Adelaide Botanic Tram Stop on North Terrace.
No matter where you are, you can also buy other works from the vast range available through the Tarnanthi Art Fair online portal. The portal brings together dozens of community-run art centres all in one place. Together they offer an extensive selection of works of art for sale direct from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities where they are made, through the portal’s links to local art centres. The portal is open from Friday 27 November until Sunday 6 December 2020.
Whether in person or online, the Tarnanthi Art Fair is an ethical way to buy beautiful and unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works of art. Your purchase will support First Nations artists and their communities, where art production is an essential source of income. Every cent from your purchase goes to artists and their communities – because the Tarnanthi Art Fair and all participating art centres are committed to the Indigenous Art Code.
In this difficult year, there has never been a more important time to support regional and remote communities through your love of art.
Safe and easy shopping at the Tarnanthi Art Fair
The Tarnanthi Art Fair is nearly here and we’ve been working hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Here’s what to expect when you arrive:
All visitors are required to check in on their phones using the unique QR code available near the entrance. You may want to download the mySA GOV app in preparation for your visit. For those without smart phones, we are happy to check you in manually.
How to buy
See something you like? Staff wearing Tarnanthi tshirts will be able to assist you with the item you’re after. You will receive a map when you enter to learn which art centres have works on display. To make a purchase please head to the payment desk when you’re ready. Transactions are card only for better COVID safety. All purchases are final. No discounts. No refunds.
COVID safety measures
We have a COVID Safe Plans in place and the venue has been designed to provide lots of room for social distancing. Additional measures include complimentary facemasks for visitors, multiple hand sanitiser stations, retail screens, and roving COVID Safety Marshals. Please maintain social distancing by being 1.5m apart and if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and enjoy the Art Fair online portal instead.
Visitor limits do apply, so you may have to queue at a safe distance. Thank you for your patience.
Avoid the queue, shop online
If you can’t make it or are somewhere else, shop the curated art centre list below.
Thank you for your support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Tarnanthi Art Fair Art Centres
Browse the curated list of Tarnanthi Art Fair art centres and shop direct from their online stores.