After going online-only last year, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s popular Tarnanthi Art Fair is back this month, and bigger than ever!
The exciting digital event is your ultimate chance to browse thousands of pieces created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from more than 50 art centres across the country. Shop dynamic paintings, ceramics, woven objects, jewellery, textiles, clothing, homewares and more, without having to leave your living room!
Any opportunity to find a beautiful piece of art immediately has our attention, and a purchase from the Tarnanthi Art Fair is one of the best ways to support the cultural resilience of Australia’s remote communities – including the Martumili Artists (who you might recognise from our TDF Collect exhibition this year!) Papunya Tjupi Arts and Ngukurr Art Centre.
Since beginning in 2015, the event has sold more than $5.4 million worth of art, with every dollar going directly to the artists and their Aboriginal-owned and governed art centres.
Tarnanthi also presents a series of public programs including creative workshops both online and in person, language tutorials in Kaurna, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, and an online discussion about buying art ethically.
‘We acknowledge that cultural learning begins at home,’ Tarnanthi artistic director Nici Cumpston OAM says. ‘Living with the stories held within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is one way to gain insight and a deeper appreciation for Aboriginal art and cultures.’
Find out more about The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Tarnanthi Art Fair here.
Tarnanthi Art Fair 2022
October 14 – October 17