In 2024, Tarnanthi celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture through an extensive program of exhibitions reaching audiences in South Australia, nationally and internationally.

The Tarnanthi program also includes artistic projects, public programs, education events and other key projects to be presented in Adelaide and across South Australia.

In addition, the popular Tarnanthi Art Fair returns in October as an online event, showcasing First Nations art from across Australia to art lovers around the world.

This year’s exhibition highlights include Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour, the first survey exhibition of acclaimed Western Aranda portraitist Vincent Namatjira, on tour in Canberra after a triumphant season at AGSA. Naomi Hobson’s engaging photographic series Adolescent Wonderland travels to Morocco following a highly successful two-year tour of regional South Australia. In its place travelling the state, Saltbush Country shares stories of culture, community and Country through the work of regional South Australian women artists. Meanwhile in eastern Australia, Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) tells the inspiring tale of women supporting each other across generations, expressed through bold contemporary works by women artists from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia.

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

The Saltbush Country regional tour is presented by Country Arts SA. The exhibition was first developed and presented as a partnership between Country Arts SA, Tarnanthi and the Art Gallery of South Australia, with support from Tarnanthi Principal Partner BHP.

The Kungka Kuṉpu touring exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Principal Partner
  • BHP
Tarnanthi Art Fair Online
18-21 Oct 2024