Ernabella Arts, on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia, is Australia’s oldest, continuously running First Nations art centre. A key element of its longevity is the passing down of cultural knowledge from older artists and family members to the younger generations.

For Tarnanthi 2021, early-career, emerging and established artists present paintings and works in diverse media that highlight connections and knowledge-sharing between old and young. The participants include senior artist Carlene Thompson and emerging artist Janice Stanley, a third-generation Ernabella artist, who exemplify how older knowledge-holders have helped younger artists to develop their understanding, expertise and practices.

Appointments welcome: call 08 7231 1974 or email


Imiyari (Yilpi) Adamson, Charmaine Buzzacott, Elizabeth Dunn, Atipalku Intjalki, Rupert Jack, Yaritji Jack, Jeffrey Lewis, Langaliki Lewis, Lynette Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Alison Lionel, Inawinytji Stanley, Janice Stanley, Renita Stanley, Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM & Vivian Thompson
Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia

Natasha Carroll
Arrernte/Pitjantjatjara people, Northern Territory/South Australia

Carlene Thomson
Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia

Derek Thompson
Pitjantjatjara/Luritja people, South Australia/Northern Territory

Special Events

Opening Event
Thur 7 Oct, 6–8pm
Book here or call 08 7231 1974 or email


Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet

Presenting Partner
  • Praxis Artspace