Tarnanthi Art Fair 2021
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s popular Tarnanthi Art Fair will be presented as a 100% online event in 2021. Accessible via an easy-to-use digital platform from Friday 15 October to Monday 18 October.
Now in its fifth year, the 2021 Tarnanthi Art Fair brings together 50 art centres with thousands of works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists for sale. Including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, woven objects, jewellery, textiles, clothes and homewares.
The Tarnanthi Art Fair operates under the Indigenous Art Code. It supports the ethical production and sales of works of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. With prices ranging from $100 to $15,000, every dollar from every sale goes directly to the artists and their art centres – delivering economic benefits to communities.
This year’s art fair shares cultural stories from across Australia through works that combine traditional techniques with contemporary practice. Buyers can journey from the islands at the Top End through to the expanses of the Central and Western Desert; and from the rainforests of Far North Queensland to Australia’s southern coastline.
AGSA Director Rhana Devenport ONZM says
‘Art production is a vital source of income for remote communities – income that supports economic empowerment and cultural resilience. Through the Tarnanthi Art Fair, buyers are guaranteed that their purchases directly support this country’s established, emerging and next generation of First Nations artists and their communities.’
The Tarnanthi Art Fair forms part of Tarnanthi, AGSA’s festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Featuring work by more than 1400 artists in exhibitions at AGSA and venues across SA from 15 October 2021 – 30 January 2022.
The Tarnanthi Art Fair runs online from 5pm Friday 15 October – 9pm Monday 18 October 2021.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Tarnanthi Art Fair website.
What: Tarnanthi Art Fair 2021
When: Friday 15 October – 9pm Monday 18 October 2021 | from 5pm on Friday
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Image supplied by AGSA – Djamarrkuli with dilly bags, Milingimbi, 2021, photo: Milingimbi Art and Culture.
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