Arts and Culture

Tarnanthi Festival Shedding New Light

Posted on: Mon 9 Oct 2017

Tarnanthi Festival is returning in 2017 building on the success of the 2015 festival. The festival present the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale, shedding new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.  Tarnanthi brings together 250 artists from around the country.

Tarnanthi is a Kaurna word which means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light. “It’s an opportunity, it’s all about new beginnings” which is reflected in the festival.

The festival starts this Thursday 12 October with an official launch on the Art Gallery of South Australia’s forecourt.

Artistic director of Tarnanthi, Nici Cumpston, joins Tom Mann to discuss more.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image:  Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1963, Perentie Bore, South Australia, Antara, 2017, Mimili, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300.0 x 200.0 cm; Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts, photo: Saul Steed

Image Supplied by Tarnanthi


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