The statewide Tarnanthi Festival returns in 2023, with exhibitions at AGSA and at dozens of partner venues across Adelaide and around South Australia.

Acclaimed across Australia, the Tarnanthi Festival showcases the latest contemporary works by hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the continent. As the central point of the Festival, AGSA presents a nationwide survey that promises ambitious and innovative contemporary art combined with deep reflection on unwavering cultural connections.

In addition, the popular Tarnanthi Art Fair returns as both a physical and online event. The physical Art Fair – at a new, larger venue – provides a unique opportunity to meet First Nations artists, learn about their world and ideas, and buy works of art.

The Tarnanthi Festival is an occasion for people to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in all its diversity. The full program includes artist and curator talks, workshops, film, music and performances.

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

photo: Nat Rogers

Tarnanthi Writing Commissions Callout

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers living in South Australia are invited to take part in a series of paid writing commissions for Tarnanthi.

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.

Opening Weekend
19-22 Oct 2023

Tarnanthi 2019 launch, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Nat Rogers.

Tarnanthi Art Fair
20-22 Oct 2023

Tarnanthi Art Fair, 2020, Lot Fourteen, Adelaide; photo: John Montesi

Trip to Lake Gregory, Western Australia. Photo: Timothy Hillier. Image Courtesy Agency

UPLANDS Art, Culture, Country

Join Agency at the Tarnanthi Art Fair as they launch a landmark digital project featuring interviews with more than 150 First Nations artists and arts workers.

Colleen showing cleaned debris. Photo Lisa Phillips

Ceduna Arts Marine Debris Sculpture Project

Join artists from Ceduna Arts at the Tarnanthi Art Fair in a public program to create a sculpture from marine debris

Tarnanthi at AGSA
20 Oct - 21 Jan 2024

detail, Vincent Namatjira, Going Out Bush, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide presented as part of Illuminate Adelaide 2022; photo: Sia Duff.

Across City & State
20 Oct - 21 Jan 2024

Saltbush Cover