The Tarnanthi 2021 festival is an opportunity to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in all its diversity.

As the main venue for the Tarnanthi festival, AGSA presents dozens of new works from around the country, created by individual artists and through collaborative projects. This nationwide survey of First Nations art promises ambitious, innovative and up-to-the-minute contemporary works created through deep reflection on unwavering cultural connections.

In addition, dozens of partner venues around Adelaide and across South Australia present diverse and original exhibitions of works by hundreds of First Nations artists. Exhibitions and displays feature paintings, sculpture, installations, fashion, weaving, ceramics, video screenings in public spaces, and more.

The Tarnanthi 2021 program also includes an extensive array of talks, tours, music and cultural performances, workshops, creative activities and student programs, plus themed activities in The Studio at AGSA.

Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia

Principal Partner
  • BHP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are respectfully advised that this website and the following videos may contain the images of people who have passed away.

installation view: Tarnanthi 2021, featuring Keepers of Culture, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

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Explore the Tarnanthi 2021 exhibition through our Matterport

Tarnanthi at AGSA
15 Oct 2021 – 30 Jan 2022

John Prince Siddon, Walmajarri people, Western Australia, born 1964, Derby, Western Australia, Australia: Mix it all up, 2019, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120.0 x 240.0 cm; Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2020, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © John Prince Siddon | Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency.

Across the city & state
15 Oct 2021 – 30 Jan 2022

Photo: Nat Rogers.

Opening Weekend
14-17 Oct 2021

Photo: Nat Rogers.

Tarnanthi Art Fair
Online