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Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art 18 October 2019 – 27 January 2020


Art Gallery of South Australia Kaurna yartangka yuwanthi. Ngadlu Kaurna miyurna parna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi. Ngadlu yaitya mathanya kumarta yartanangku Tidna Wirltunangku, warrunangku kuma tampinthi The Art Gallery of South Australia stands on Kaurna land. We recognise the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We also recognise the First Nations custodians from other parts of Australia and from overseas.

On behalf of the Kaurna People, I welcome everyone to Kaurna Country for Tarnanthi. We come together at Tarndanyangga (place of the red kangaroo), the area now occupied by Adelaide city centre, a favoured camping place and meeting ground for countless generations. We welcome here the artists who travel from the many traditional lands of this continent to share their art and culture. We also welcome all who plan to enjoy Tarnanthi’s wonderful celebration of cultural strength and spirit. In Kaurna language, ‘tarnanthi’ means to emerge, like the sun bringing the first light of day. It suggests new beginnings, opportunities, hope and promise. There is no more fitting sentiment for an occasion that unites diverse peoples in a shared feeling of respect and celebration.

Warning Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are respectfully advised that some of the people mentioned in writing or depicted in photographs in the following pages have passed away. All such references and photographs in this program are published with permission.

Here on Kaurna Country, let’s stand together in the growing warmth of that emerging light. Welcome. Dr Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien AO, FUniSA Elder Kaurna People

← Welcome to Country by Jack Buckskin at the launch of Tarnanthi 2018; photo: Nat Rogers.




← image detail: Judy Watson, Waanyi people, Queensland, born 1959, Mundubbera, Queensland, spine and teeth (mundirri banga mayi), 2019, Brisbane, synthetic polymer paint and graphite on canvas, 262.5 x 181.0 cm; Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Judy Watson and Milani Gallery, Brisbane, photo: Carl Warner.

Tarnanthi is an exceptional – and exceptionally popular – celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Since it began in 2015, it has attracted three-quarters of a million visitors to see the works of thousands of artists, helping audiences to appreciate the cultural diversity and artistic virtuosity of Australia’s First Peoples. Tarnanthi’s reach extends far beyond Adelaide. By selecting works of outstanding quality and innovation from artists across Australia, it promotes art production, cultural maintenance and economic potential in communities nationwide. It has also propelled the careers of numerous artists at a national and international level. Of course, it is only in Adelaide and regional South Australia that a selection of works of such excellence and innovation comes together as Tarnanthi. Its popularity speaks volumes. The South Australian Government is proud to support this event. I commend AGSA and its partner organisations for creating such a superb festival, and I applaud BHP for their leadership and generosity which makes Tarnanthi possible. I look forward to seeing you at Tarnanthi. Hon. Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia

With Aboriginal art, what you see on the surface is just the beginning. Its true meaning and its excellence often lies deep within. So it is with Tarnanthi. Behind the scenes, Tarnanthi works to produce important outcomes. It empowers artists by asking how they want to develop their practice, encouraging them to aim high and supporting them in achieving their ambitions. It supports community projects that pass on cultural knowledge from one generation to the next, creating a lasting legacy. Its Art Fair delivers important economic benefits directly to artists and their communities. And it is a great champion for its artists, promoting them at a national level. Tarnanthi’s approach aligns with our aim at BHP to work with and give back to the traditional owners of lands where we operate around the world. Tarnanthi is one of BHP’s most significant cultural commitments in Australia. We are excited that our support for Tarnanthi boosts recognition, respect and opportunities for Aboriginal artists and their communities. We are honoured to partner with the South Australian Government and AGSA in this rewarding collaboration. Laura Tyler Asset President BHP Olympic Dam

It is a pleasure to again present Tarnanthi, a national showcase of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Tarnanthi 2019 brings together the work of more than 1000 artists from across the country – at AGSA, at more than two dozen partner organisations in Adelaide and beyond, and at the Tarnanthi Art Fair through the participation of over forty art centres. This scale of participation is a remarkable declaration of the breadth of artistic expression across our country and the depth of its cultural significance. We would like to thank and congratulate all the artists and partner organisations on their achievements. Such a vast undertaking as Tarnanthi would not be possible without the vital commitment of BHP, our principal partner, and the backing of the South Australian Government. We applaud their support. As you will see from this program, there is something for everyone at Tarnanthi 2019. As well as outstanding exhibitions, there are artist talks, performances and an extensive program of events and activities. We encourage you to experience Tarnanthi’s great diversity and enjoy the vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Nici Cumpston Artistic Director Tarnanthi Rhana Devenport OMNZ Director Art Gallery of South Australia


← image detail: Peter Mungkuri, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1946, Fregon, South Australia, Puṉu (trees), 2018, Indulkana, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint and ink on canvas, 243.0 x 198.0 cm; Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Peter Mungkuri/Iwantja Arts.

Tarnanthi 2019 catalogue Available from the Gallery Store at AGSA $44.95 10% discount for AGSA Members The Tarnanthi 2019 catalogue captures the flavour, colour and diversity of one of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural events.

Contents Welcome 2 Tarnanthi Launch


Tarnanthi Opening Weekend


Tarnanthi Art Fair


Tarnanthi at AGSA


Featured Artists


Across the city & state


Tarnanthi City Map


Thank you


This richly illustrated 250-page book contains exquisite imagery and insightful essays from artists, curators and art experts, examining the outstanding works of art featured in Tarnanthi 2019 and the artists who created them. The Tarnanthi 2019 catalogue makes a superb memento of your visit to Tarnanthi or an ideal gift for friends and family.

Note to the reader Unless otherwise noted, the orthography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words in this publication has been standardised following, where possible, the relevant cultural authority. Approval for the use of tarnanthi and panpapanpalya has been granted by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi.

denotes Auslan interpreted events.

denotes audio described events.


Tarnanthi Launch

Thursday 17 October 6 – 9pm

Join the excitement on North Terrace at the launch of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

North Terrace Forecourt Art Gallery of South Australia

The night begins on the AGSA forecourt with a Kaurna Welcome to Country. Tarnanthi 2019 will be opened by Djambawa Marawili AM, celebrated Yolŋu artist and ceremonial leader of the Maḏarrpa clan, appointed to the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council in 2014. Stay and enjoy a performance by Yolŋu award-winning hip hop sensation, and Young Australian of the Year, Baker Boy. Then head inside AGSA and be the first to experience Tarnanthi at the Gallery. The entertainment continues into the night with more great live music and a dramatic Tiwi dance performance. Refreshments are available for purchase. Free admission. All welcome.

← Baker Boy. ↓ Electric Fields performing at the launch of Tarnanthi 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: John Montesi.

Tarnanthi Opening Weekend

Tarnanthi Opening Weekend

Panpa-panpalya In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya means a conference and describes a gathering to share and exchange knowledge and ideas. Join leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curators, academics and writers for this insightful forum. The panpa-panpalya will include three 45-minute sessions. AGSA Courtyard Fri 18 Oct 2019 10am – 1pm

← photo: Nat Rogers. → Wukun Waṉambi, Town Beach, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, 2019; photo: Nat Rogers.

Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal by artist Ryan Presley is a participatory installation that reimagines Australia’s currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Visitors can exchange Australian dollars (AUD) for various denominations of Blood Money Dollars (BMD). These are limited-edition banknote-size prints of works from Presley’s Blood Money series of watercolour paintings that present Aboriginal leaders, warriors, advocates and writers as figures worthy of national commemoration, on display in Tarnanthi at the Gallery. Money raised through the Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal will go to Aboriginal youth programs. Exchange rates may fluctuate.

Artist Talks

Fire Talk

Hear from Tarnanthi artists exhibiting at AGSA as they bring their work to life with insights into their practice.

Fire Talk is a ‘talking circle’ that engages visitors in critical conversations about art on display at Tarnanthi at the Gallery. Participants go beyond personal opinion and a thumbs-up/ thumbs-down verdict by developing shared meaning and a deeper relationship to the work of art they have viewed.

For program details visit agsa.sa.gov.au Various Galleries Sat 19 Oct & Sun 20 Oct 2019, 11am & 2pm

Fire Talk is facilitated by Jacob Boehme (Narungga/Kaurna). Capacity is limited. AGSA Atrium Sat 19 Oct – Fri 25 Oct 2019, 3pm daily

AGSA Atrium Fri 18 Oct – Sun 20 Oct 2019 10am – 5pm

→ Ryan Presley, Marri Ngarr people, Northern Territory, born 1987, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Blood Money – Infinite Dollar Note – Dundalli Commemorative, 2018, Brisbane, watercolour on paper, 126.5 x 187.5 x 4.5 cm; Collection of Bernard Shafer, Image courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, © Ryan Presley, photo: Carl Warner.


Tarnanthi Art Fair

Friday 18 October 5 – 8pm Saturday 19 October 10am – 4pm Sunday 20 October 10am – 4pm Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute 253 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000

The vibrant Tarnanthi Art Fair supports the ethical production and sale of works of art, with all money going directly to artists and art centres. It is also a unique opportunity to meet artists and hear firsthand about the works of art available for sale. The Art Fair, on Tarnanthi’s opening weekend, brings together the imagination and creativity of hundreds of established and emerging artists who work through Aboriginal-owned and run art centres across Australia. The Art Fair offers something for everyone, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, woven objects, jewellery, clothes, textiles and homewares. Sales deliver an important economic benefit for Aboriginal and Islander communities, where art production is a major source of income. Tarnanthi Art Fair adheres to the Indigenous Art Code. Presented in partnership with Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Participating Art Centres APY Art Centre Collective (SA) Ernabella Arts Iwantja Arts Kaltjiti Arts Mimili Maku Arts Tjala Arts Tjungu Palya Artists of Ampilatwatja (NT) Arts Ceduna (SA) Bábbarra Women’s Centre (NT) Baluk Arts (Vic) Buku–Larrŋgay Mulka Centre (NT) Bula’bula Arts (NT) Durrmu Arts (NT) Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts (NT) Hermannsburg Potters (NT) Ikuntji Artists (NT) Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre (NT) Jilamara Arts & Crafts (NT) Kimberley Art Centres (WA) Kira Kiro Artists Mangkaja Arts Mowanjum Art & Culture Waringarri Aboriginal Artists Warlayirti Artists Warmun Art Maningrida Arts & Culture (NT) Marnin Studio (WA) Merrepen Arts Centre (NT) Milingimbi Art & Culture (NT) Mimi Aboriginal Art and Craft (NT) Minyma Kutjara Arts Project (NT) Munupi Arts & Crafts (NT) Nagula Jarndu Designs (WA) Ninuku Arts (SA) Numbulwar Numburindi Arts (NT) Papunya Tjupi Art Centre (NT) Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre (Qld) Purple House (NT) Spinifex Hill Studio (WA) Tangentyere Artists (NT) Tjanpi Desert Weavers (NT) Warlukurlangu Artists (NT) Western Desert Mob (NT) Papulankutja Artists Tjarlirli Art Warakurna Artists Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (NT)

↑ photo: Nat Rogers.

← Naomi Kantjuri from Amata, South Australia and Maringka Burton from Indulkana, South Australia collecting minarri grass, 2017; © Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council, photo: Rhett Hammerton.


Tarnanthi at AGSA

Tarnanthi at AGSA presents works of artistic excellence, creative daring and groundbreaking innovation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. This unmissable experience begins from the moment visitors enter the Gallery.

Vestibule An imposing sculptural linocut by Brian Robinson greets visitors inside the entrance, alongside new work by Damien Shen. Gallery 1 Bunha-bunhanga reveals how Aboriginal agriculture shaped the Australian landscape over millennia. This is the first presentation through visual art of the groundbreaking research into pre-colonial land use by Uncle Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage. It brings together historical landscape paintings and rarely seen Aboriginal agricultural tools amid a soundscape of seed grinding and Wiradjuri spoken word, through the curation of artistresearcher Jonathan Jones. Gallery 7 Darrell Sibosado presents large-scale steel sculptural reimaginings of pearl-shell carving designs from the Kimberley coast. Pauline Sunfly represents her Western Desert homeland in bold graphic patterns and vivid blocks of colour. ← image detail: Nyaparu (William) Gardiner, Nyangumarta/Warnman/Manjilyjarra people, Western Australia, born 1943, Brockman River, Western Australia, died 2018, South Hedland, Western Australia, My Jamu (Grandfather) Mine, 2018, Spinifex Hill Studio, South Hedland, Western Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 101.5 x 61.0 cm; © estate Nyaparu (William) Gardiner/Spinifex Hill Studio, photo: Saul Steed.

Gallery 8 In a dialogue across generations, Western Aranda watercolourists respond to historical ‘Hermannsburg School’ works in a tribute to the legacy of Albert Namatjira. Gallery 9 Tiwi artists demonstrate their rich artistic tradition with an installation of carved Pukamani ceremonial tutini (poles) and painted tunga (bark baskets). Nearby are Garry Sibosado’s monumental incised pearlshell works and paintings by Peter Mungkuri and Judy Watson. Gallery 10 Nyaparu (William) Gardiner honours the stockman and the strikers of the Pilbara in his endearing paintings and drawings. Gallery 11 Peggy Griffiths-Madij’s paintings present an immersive vision of her Miriwoong homeland in the East Kimberley, while Ryan Presley’s Blood Money paintings reimagine Australia’s national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history.

Atrium Breezeway Etchings of intricate pearl shell carvings by Garry Sibosado and Darrell Sibosado. Downstairs galleries 22–25 The must-see exhibition Gurruṯu reveals cutting-edge Yolŋu contemporary art from north-east Arnhem Land, with works including complex etchings of traditional designs on aluminium panels, interactive moving-image projections, an award-winning video in Yolŋu sign language, and audacious bark paintings in the vivid pink of leftover photocopier toner. Also downstairs are the Dhawuṯ display of Yolŋu bark paintings, a fun short film sharing Iwantja women’s love of pop culture, Ngupulya Pumani’s ambitious triptych, Robert Fielding’s sandblasted car-wreck sculptural work Mutaka, uplifting paintings and semi-animated videos from Alice Springs’ Town Camps and Thea Anamara Perkins’ poignant portraits of Town Camp artists. There is also the moral kapow! of teenager Layne Dhu-Dickie’s Aboriginal comic-book superhero Captain Hedland, wonderful wood carvings by Badger Bates, Miriam Charlie’s confronting images from her community of Borroloola, new works from Tony Wilson and Sandra Saunders, and memories of frontier conflicts given form in wood, paintings and tjanpi (woven grass).


Tarnanthi at AGSA


↑ Darrell Sibosado, Bard people, Western Australia, born 1966, Port Hedland, Western Australia, Aalingoon (Rainbow Serpent), 2019, Lombadina, Western Australia, corten steel, 550.0 x 300.0 cm (overall); Š Darrell Sibosado, photo: Saul Steed.

Tarnanthi at AGSA

Featured Artists Clem Abbott

Peggy Griffiths-Madij

Albert Namatjira

Rosabella Ryder

Douglas Kwarlple Abbott

Malaluba Gumana

Chelsea Namatjira

Caleena Sansbury

Marie Abbott-Ramjohn

Manini Gumana

Enos Namatjira

Taree Sansbury

Lindy Aitken

Yinimala Gumana

Ewald Namatjira

Sandra Saunders

Gilbert Alimankinni

Gurrukmuŋu Gurruwiwi

Gabriel Namatjira

Sierra Schrader

Callistus Babui

Noreen Hudson

Jillian Namatjira

Dulcie Sharpe

Angkuna Baker

Adolf Inkamala

Keith Namatjira

Nanette Sharpe

Leena Baker

Clara Inkamala

Kumantjai K Namatjira

Damien Shen

Sonia Bannington

Clifford Inkamala

Lenie Namatjira

Darrell Sibosado

Verna Bannington

Kathy Inkamala

Maurice Namatjira

Garry Sibosado

Badger Bates

Reinhold Inkamala

Oscar Namatjira

Priscilla Singer

Lilla Berry

Sheree Inkamala

Reggie Namatjira

Chantelle Stewart

Pearl Berry

Trudy Inkamala

Gwenda Namatjira Nungarayi

Pamela Stewart

Jacob Boehme

Vanessa Inkamala

Frederick Raymond Narjic

Pauline Sunfly Nangala

Joseph Brady

Nancy Nanana Jackson

Cain Neale

Doris Thomas

Walter Brooks

Ricky Connick Jakamara

Patricia Nelson

Albert Tipiloura

Shantariah Brumby

Jonathan Jones

Roxanne Oliver

David Tipuamantumirri

Maringka Burton

Barry Kantilla

James Orsto

Martin Tipungwuti

Judith Yinyika Chambers

Johannes Katakarinja

Jason Palipuaminni

Pius Tipungwuti

Miriam Charlie

Kylie Clarke Kemarre

Osmond Pangiraminni

Rosalind Tjanyari

Betty Chimney

Georgie Kentiltja

Claude Pannka

Peter Tjutjatja Taylor

Benita Clements

Wilfred Kentiltja

Gloria Pannka

Bede Tungutalum

Betty Napaljarri Conway

Francis John Kerinaiua

Josette Papajua

Romeo Ullangurra

Timothy Cook

Raelene Kerinauia

Edwin Pareroultja

Mario Walarmerpui

Nellie Coulthard

Elaine Kngwarria Namatjira

Helmut Pareroultja

Judith Walkabout

Selma Coulthard Nunay

Isaac Lindsay

Hubert Pareroultja

Katie Wallatina

Edoardo Crismani

Laurel Macumba

Ivy Pareroultja

Dhambit #2 Waṉambi

Elaine Crombie

Djambawa Marawili

Otto Pareroultja

Garawan Waṉambi

Lillian Crombie

Napuwarri Marawili

Uncle Bruce Pascoe

Wukun Waṉambi

Emily Cullinan

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili

Thea Anamara Perkins

Yalanba Waṉambi

Kendra Cullinan

Dhuwarrwarr Marika

Maurice Petrick

Susan Wanji Wanji

Leonie Cullinan

Ishmael Marika

Sonya Petrick

Nancy Ward

Vicki Cullinan

Wanyubi Marika

Geraldine Pilakui

Judy Watson

Zena Cumpston

Baluka Maymuru

Tony Pilakui

Marcus Wheeler

Layne Dhu-Dickie

Galuma #1 Maymuru

Natasha Pompey

Betty Wheeler Naparula

Nyinta Donald Peipei

Naminapu Maymuru-White

Ryan Presley

Kaylene Whiskey

Arnulf Ebatarinja

Betty Muffler

Ngupulya Pumani

Tony Wilson

Conley Ebatarinja

Sally M Nangala Mulda

Alison Puruntatameri

Liyawaday Wirrpanda

Cordula Ebatarinja

Gerry Mungatopi

Colin Puruntatameri

Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda

Cornelius Ebatarinja

Jimmy Mungatopi

Marius Puruntatameri

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Joshua Ebatarinja

Ngila Mungkuri

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra

Raymond Ebatarinja

Peter Mungkuri

Tracy Puruntatameri

Nawurapu Wunuŋmurra

Walter Ebatarinja

Barayuwa Munuŋgurr

Kwementyay (Wally) Clarke Pwerle

Barbara Yanima

Robert Fielding

Marrnyula Munuŋgurr

Gina Rings

Tilly Yanima

Zaachariaha Fielding

Meŋa Munuŋgurr

Brian Robinson

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

Kathleen France

Mundatjŋu Munuŋgurr

Grace Kemarre Robinya

Mr B Yunupiŋu

Bill Gammage

Rerrkirrwaŋa Munuŋgurr

Marlene Rubuntja

Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu

Gunybi Ganambarr

Buwathay Munyarryun

Mervyn Rubuntja

Nyaparu (William) Gardiner

Janice Murray

Wenten Rubuntja Pengarte


Tarnanthi at AGSA

Talks & Tours

First Fridays

Lunchtime Talks Selected Tuesdays at 12.30pm Various Galleries

First Friday of every month until 9pm Fri 1 Nov, Fri 6 Dec 2019, Fri 3 Jan 2020 All ages Free entry, drop in

Join curators, artists and other experts as they present insightful talks about works of art in the exhibition. For program details visit agsa.sa.gov.au Guided Tours 21 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 11am & 2pm daily Meet in the Atrium

Stay up late on the first Friday of every month and enjoy a curated program of live music, performances, talks and tours. Presented by the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Thyne Reid Foundation

Learn about works of art on display in the Tarnanthi exhibition, the artists who created them and the cultures they reflect.

Sun 5, 12, 19 & 26 Jan 2020 1pm – 5pm Enjoy a curated program of films, music and tours every Sunday in January. Films include documentaries Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy about the preservation of Yolŋu knowledge, The Australian Dream about footballer Adam Goodes’s battle with racism, and the Deadly Family Portraits series on artistic Aboriginal families. Aṉangu electro-soul duo Electric Fields and dynamic Top End band Mambali head the growing line-up of local and national musicians. For program details visit agsa.sa.gov.au

Auslan interpreted tours Sun 17 Nov 2019, 2pm – weekend tour Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.30am – Start Fri 6 Dec 2019, 7pm – First Friday Sun 5 Jan 2020, 11.30am – Start Meet in the Atrium. No booking required Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors can join a free Auslan interpreted guided tour of the Tarnanthi exhibition.

Audio described tours Blind and vision-impaired visitors can join a free audio described multi-sensory guided tour of the Tarnanthi exhibition. Bookings by request Email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au Enquiries 8 8207 7109

↑ photo: Nat Rogers.


Tarnanthi Sunday Sessions

Tarnanthi at AGSA


Start at the Gallery

6–8.30pm Ages 13–17 Free, book online

First Sunday of every month, 11am–3pm Ages 3–12 Free entry, drop in

Art, ideas and epic events for teens. Neo is where teens can kick back and hang out with friends while joining in artist-led workshops, listening to local live music and taking part in performances and activities. Presented by The Balnaves Foundation Deadly Halloween Sat 26 Oct 2019 Transform yourself this Neo. Come dressed up in the spooky spirit of Halloween, be altered by special-effects makeup and build a wicked recycled costume, as Neo explores Tarnanthi through the lens of guest curator Elizabeth Close. Go big in a collaborative mural, learn the basics of Kaurna language, jump into a workshop with dance collective Of Desert and Sea, and tune in to live music and performances on this ‘deadly’ night. On the Horizon Sat 14 Dec 2019 Tarnanthi is a Kaurna word that means to emerge, like the first light of day, and Neo is pumped to work with some local rising artists. Make an impression with printmaking alongside Tarnanthi artist Brian Robinson, dive into screen-printing, zine and badgemaking workshops, and enjoy the original sounds of Adelaide’s latest teen bands and performers.

Start at the Gallery is an exciting introduction to art for children aged 3–12 and their families. Held on the first Sunday of every month, Start is a free family fun day that includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment. Start at the Gallery is presented free thanks to the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

School Holiday Workshops Delve deeper into Tarnanthi with handson creative workshops led by local artists, exploring themes of Country, culture and connection through art. Creative Clay Mon 6 Jan – Fri 10 Jan 2020 10am, 11.30am & 1pm Ages 5–12 $10 Start Art Club members $15 non-members

Blossoms in Bloom Sun 3 Nov 2019 Petals, perfume and plenty of colour: it’s a floral frenzy at the Gallery.

Heroes and Villains Thu 16 Jan 2020 10am – 1pm Ages 9–15 $30 per participant

Summer Sea and Sky Sun 1 Dec 2019 Dive into a summer adventure, exploring all the way from the depths of the ocean to the very highest stars, through the eyes of Tarnanthi artists.

Clay and Country Fri 17 Jan 2020 10am – 1pm Ages 13–17 $30 per participant

Stories and Song Sun 5 Jan 2019 Follow the thread of a story, or the beat of a song, into the abundance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures at AGSA.

Bookings essential Email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au Enquiries 8 8207 7109

Bookings essential Enquiries 8 8207 7076 artgallery.sa.gov.au/neo

↑ photo: Nat Rogers.


Tarnanthi at AGSA

The Studio The Yirrkala Print Space in Arnhem Land is a place of creative excellence where artists work in a variety of print mediums. For Tarnanthi, Yolŋu printmakers bring their vibrant energy from the Yirrkala Print Space, a place of fun and loud music, to the Studio in Adelaide. Visitors can take part in a range of printmaking activities at the Studio, which takes its visual cues from the magenta-hued paintings and prints of senior Yolŋu artist Noŋgirrŋa Marawili. The Studio is AGSA’s free activity space, presented with the support of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation. Sat 28 Sep 2019 – Mon 27 Jan 2020 10am–5pm All ages Free entry, drop in

→ Bitharr Maymuru, Senior Printmaker and Munuy'ngu Marika, Print Coordinator, Yirrkala Print Space, Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre.


Tarnanthi at AGSA

Students and Educators Tarnanthi for students Weekdays during school term Free Take a tour of Tarnanthi with one of our expert guides or experience the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning. Then enjoy hands-on creative learning at the Studio activity space. Bookings required for all school group visits. Educator Briefing Wed 23 Oct 2019 4.30pm for 5pm start, 5–7pm $20 member, $25 non-member Educators are invited to hear about Tarnanthi at AGSA from Nici Cumpston, Tarnanthi Artistic Director and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs.

Educator Connect Fri 1 Nov 2019 4.30pm for 5pm start, 5–7pm $20 member, $25 non-member Immerse yourself in art and culture while networking with colleagues at First Friday at the Gallery. Join curators, educators and art professionals for tours of Tarnanthi and participate in a fun and creative making session to use in your classrooms. Education event bookings Enquiries 8 8207 7033 education@artgallery.sa.gov.au artgallery.sa.gov.au/education

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in the Classroom Available from the Gallery Store at AGSA $29.95 10% discount for AGSA Members This publication encourages educators to prioritise artists and their stories, make connections to the lives of students at all levels and expose them to the diversity of art made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Peppered with suggested activities for students during special times of the year (such as Reconciliation Week, Anzac Day, Science Week, Book Week and International Women’s Day) and combining examples of best teaching practice, this book guides you through meaningful ways to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures into the daily life of any teaching and learning environment. Produced by the AGSA Education team and Tarnanthi

← photo: Nat Rogers.


Across the city & state


Across the city & state

Ku Arts Symposium: Strong art, strong culture, strong communities The Ku Arts Symposium brings together Aboriginal artists, art centres and industry professionals to share stories and discuss their recent projects and exhibitions. The symposium provides a way for artists and audiences to connect and learn more about Aboriginal arts and cultural practice from communities across the country. www.kuarts.com.au/symposium. For registrations and inquiries, contact Ku Arts on 08 8227 2788 or email admin@kuarts.com.au University of Adelaide Elder Hall North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 Wed 16 Oct 2019 10am – 4pm Wheelchair accessible

Perspectives: Is the gallery enough? In this lecture, New Zealand artist and curator Ema Tavola unpacks power and privilege in arts in the South Pacific region. She argues that moves to diversify art programming are often tokenistic, and instead disturbing truths and uncomfortable conversations must be faced. The annual Perspectives lecture series is an initiative of ACE Open, Guildhouse and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. Free but bookings required. Visit aceopen.art/ events/perspectives-ema-tavola UniSA City West Campus Bradley Forum Hawke Building, level 5 55 North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 Sat 19 Oct 2019 10 – 11.15am Wheelchair accessible

→ Josephine Mick painting Wati Tjakura Tjukurpa at Kuntjanu Homelands, South Australia; Image courtesy of the artist and Ninuku Arts, photo: Meg Hansen. ← Judy Miller collecting tjanpi at Aralya, South Australia; Image courtesy the artist and Ninuku Arts, photo: Meg Hansen.


Across the city & state

Bunha-bunhanga: Aboriginal agriculture in the south-east Artist Jonathan Jones Bunha-bunhanga highlights the scale of Aboriginal agriculture and land management across south-east Australia which over countless generations shaped the landscape – creating alluring country that was quickly colonised, converted to farms and its origins forgotten. The exhibition features an installation of large-scale grindstones, soundscape and works on paper, alongside displays of traditionally harvested native grasses from the State Herbarium’s collection. This exhibition complements AGSA’s Bunhabunhanga display of landscape paintings and Aboriginal agricultural tools, inspired by the groundbreaking research of award-winning author Uncle Bruce Pascoe, of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage, and Bill Gammage, an Australian historian researching precolonial land-use practices. This project is presented in association with The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.


AGSA North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 13 Sep 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 10am – 5pm daily Closed 25 Dec Talk Sun 20 Oct, 2pm Bunha-bunhanga at AGSA and Santos Museum of Economic Botany Adelaide Botanic Garden North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 20 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 10am – 4pm daily Opening event and talk Sun 20 Oct, 4pm Museum of Economic Botany MEB: Wheelchair accessible AGSA: Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

↙ Eugene von Guérard, Australia, 1811–1901, Early settlement of Thomas & William Lang. Salt Water River Port Phillip, N.S. Wales. March 1840, 1866–67, Melbourne, oil on canvas, 46.0 x 72.1 cm; M.J.M. Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. ↓ Unknown south-east Aboriginal artists top: Digging stick, 1800s, Western Victoria, wood, 67.5 x 3.8 x 4.0 cm, bottom: Digging stick, 1800s, Victoria, wood, 71.5 x 3.3 x 4.1 cm; Australian Museum Collection, Sydney.

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Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha: Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy Artists Clem Abbott (deceased), Douglas Kwarlple Abbott (deceased), Marie AbbottRamjohn, Benita Clements, Ricky Jakamara Connick, Selma Nunay Coulthard, Arnulf Ebatarinja (deceased), Conley Ebatarinja (deceased), Cordula Ebatarinja (deceased), Joshua Ebatarinja (deceased), Walter Ebatarinja (deceased), Kathleen France, Noreen Hudson, Adolf Inkamala (deceased), Clara Inkamala, Clifford Inkamala (deceased), Kathy Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Vanessa Inkamala, Johannes Katakarinja (deceased), Georgie Kentiltja, Wilfred Kentiltja, Elaine Kngwarria Namatjira (deceased), Albert Namatjira (deceased), Enos Namatjira (deceased), Ewald Namatjira (deceased), Gabriel Namatjira (deceased), Jillian Namatjira (deceased), Keith Namatjira (deceased), Kumantjai K Namatjira (deceased), Lenie Namatjira (deceased), Maurice Namatjira (deceased), Oscar Namatjira (deceased), Reggie Namatjira (deceased), Betty Naparula Wheeler, Gwenda Nungarayi Namatjira (deceased), Claude Pannka (deceased), Gloria Pannka, Edwin Pareroultja (deceased), Helmut Pareroultja (deceased), Hubert Pareroultja, Ivy Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja (deceased), Mervyn Rubuntja, Wenten Rubuntja Pengarte (deceased), Peter Tjutjatja Taylor (deceased), Marcus Wheeler

This exhibition of works by Western Aranda watercolourists associated with Ntaria (Hermannsburg) pays tribute to the enduring legacy of famed artist Albert Namatjira. In a dialogue across generations, the exhibition features recent and decades-old paintings drawn primarily from practising artists of Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre in Alice Springs and the collections of Flinders University Art Museum and AGSA. AGSA North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Curator talks Thur 24 Oct, 5.30pm FUAM – Marisa Maher and Nic Brown in conversation Tue 29 Oct, midday FUAM – Madeline Reece For other program events related to this exhibition, visit artmuseum.flinders.edu.au FUAM: Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets AGSA: Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

18 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 10am – 5pm daily Closed 25 Dec and Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM) Social Sciences North Building, ground floor Flinders University Sturt Road Bedford Park SA 5042 25 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 Mon – Wed & Fri, 10am – 5pm Thur, 10am – 8pm Closed 21 Dec – 13 Jan

↓ Vanessa Inkamala, Western Aranda people, Northern Territory, born 1968, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Northern Territory, Phone on the road to Ntaria, 2018, Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Northern Territory, watercolour on paper, 32.5 x 102.0 cm; On loan from Janet and Monty Maughan, © Vanessa Inkamala/ Copyright Agency.

Curated by Marisa Maher, Nic Brown and Madeline Reece


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Intrinsic Intrinsic is a series of three exhibitions exploring notions of place, land and home, created in collaboration with emerging curators Chiranjika Grasby, Christina Massolino and Jack McBride. The Emerging Curator program is an initiative of the City of Adelaide, delivered in partnership with Carclew. Artists Mali Allen Place (Arabana), Gemma Brook, Josie Dillon, Nicole Fang, Fuko Suzuki, Milo Trnovsky Curated by Chiranjika Grasby Emerging artists of diverse Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal backgrounds, united by their shared geography living in South Australia, portray their unique experiences and senses of belonging through their connections with location and landscape. Adelaide Town Hall First Floor Gallery King William Street Adelaide SA 5000 5 Aug – 8 Nov 2019 Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Artists Nadia Lewis, Maria Windy

Artists Carly Tarkari Dodd, Brooke Bowering, Cedric Varcoe

Curated by Jack McBride

Curated by Christina Massolino

Photographic works by two Aṉangu students from Amata, in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, portray significant sites, cultural practices and memories associated with the Seven Sisters songline (APY version) across northern South Australia.

Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist Carly Tarkari Dodd examines her connection to Country through video collaborations with filmmaker Brooke Bowering, soundscapes and a cross-generational collaboration in paint with renowned Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist Cedric Varcoe. City of Adelaide Art Pod 25 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000 Video work also screens at Adelaide Central Market Arcade Gouger Street Adelaide SA 5000 5 Aug – 8 Nov 2019 Viewable 24/7


Adelaide Town Hall Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room) ground floor King William Street Adelaide SA 5000 5 Aug – 8 Nov 2019 Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm All venues are wheelchair accessible

↑ Maria Windy, Aṉangu people, South Australia, Boys Inma – Iron Knob, 2019, South Australia, photographic print; © Maria Windy.

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Weapons for the soldier: Protecting Country, culture and family Artists Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Alec Baker, Eric Barney, Lionel Bawden, Willy Kaika Burton, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Taylor Cooper, Sammy Dodd, Witjiti George, George Gittoes, Shaun Gladwell, Rupert Jack, Kunmanara (Brenton) Ken, Kunmanara (Ray) Ken: Maruku Arts & Crafts, Richard Lewer, Uncle Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden and Jonathan Jones, Danie Mellor, Hector Mitakiki, Junior Mitakiki, Kamarin Mitakiki, Kunmanara (Willy Muntjantji) Martin, Peter Mungkuri, Vincent Namatjira, Steaphan Paton, Kunmanara (Jimmy) Pompey, Ben Quilty, Reko Rennie, Greg Semu, Alex Seton, Keith Stevens, Derek Jungarrayi Thompson, Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya, Bernard Tjalkuri, Ginger Wikilyiri, Mick Wikilyiri, Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams, Anwar Young, Frank Young, Kamurin Young, young men of Amata

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery 27 Sixth Street Murray Bridge SA 5253 14 Sep – 3 Nov 2019 Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm Sun, 11am – 4pm Closed public holidays

↓ Vincent Namatjira with his work Unknown soldiers, Weapons for the Soldier, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 2018; Courtesy of the artist, Iwantja Arts and THIS IS NO FANTASY, photo: Jackson Lee.

Special Event Sun 13 Oct, 1 – 4pm Welcome to Ngarrindjeri Country and Smoking Ceremony by Uncle Moogy Sumner Inma cultural song and dance from the APY Lands Artists in conversation: Witjiti George, Taylor Cooper, Tarnanthi Artistic Director Nici Cumpston and others Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Art can be a weapon for the defence of culture and a future free of disadvantage. In this exhibition, artists present diverse perspectives on struggle and survival as they explore what it means to be a soldier, creating a dialogue around issues concerning Indigenous and non-Indigenous battles for Country, rights and freedom across the generations. The project was initiated by young men from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, whose works are presented alongside those of invited Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists whose practices share common concepts. Weapons for the soldier is a partnership project between the APY Art Centre Collective and Hazelhurst Arts Centre. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program, the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, and Australia Council for the Arts; Arts SA; Create NSW; Sutherland Shire Council; and the Gordon Darling Foundation.


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Miṯtji – The Group Artists Gunybi Ganambarr, Malaluba Gumana, Manini Gumana, Djambawa Marawili AM, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Baluka Maymuru, Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu, Garawan Waṉambi

↑ Baluka Maymuru, Maŋgalili people, Northern Territory, born 1947, Miwatj region, Northern Territory, Nyapiliŋu, 2019, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, earth pigments on wood, dimensions variable; © Baluka Maymuru/BukuLarrŋgay Mulka, photo: David Wickens.

For this stellar exhibition, some of today’s foremost and pioneering Yolŋu artists come together as a group, or miṯtji. The exhibition demonstrates the collective revolutionary energy that inspires and emboldens artists from the same dynamic art centre, even as they work independently of each other. Together the artists push boundaries and conventions at Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land – yet each in their own boldly creative direction.

Into the Light Artists Thomas Readett, Elizabeth Close In this colossal public mural, emerging Ngarrindjeri painter Thomas Readett and contemporary Aṉangu artist Elizabeth Close capture notions of place, identity, community and inclusion as well as the resilience that exists among all cultures and peoples. The work, measuring 35 metres by 5.7 metres, was commissioned by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield for The Lights Community and Sports Centre. The Lights Community and Sports Centre Hampstead Road and East Parkway Lightsview SA 5085 From September 2019 Viewable 24/7 Artists talk Sat 26 Oct, 2pm Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets ↑ image detail: Tom Readett, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia and Elizabeth Close, Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Into the Light, 2019; photo: Amber Eyes Imagery.


Hugo Michell Gallery 260 Portrush Road Beulah Park SA 5067 26 Sep – 26 Oct 2019 Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat, 11am – 4pm Wheelchair accessible

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Shackled excellence Artist Carly Tarkari Dodd Carly Tarkari Dodd has a passion for expressing her Aboriginal heritage through art and storytelling. As part of a residency project, the Kaurna/Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist is creating a body of contemporary woven sculptural works that celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal people while also highlighting the injustices they face. She will frequently be at work in the exhibition space and her developing works will be on display throughout her residency, revealing her artistic process of research and creation.

The Mill 154 Angas Street Adelaide SA 5000 1 Oct – 28 Nov 2019 Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm or by appointment via info@themilladelaide.com Wheelchair accessible

← Carly Tarkari Dodd, Kaurna/Narungga/Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, born 1998, Adelaide, Woven trophy, 2019, Adelaide, raffia and ribbon, 24.0 x 19.0 cm; © Carly Tarkari Dodd, photo: Daniel Marks.

Our Country: Many Languages Artists Milpati Baker, Micky Barlow, Kasey-Anne Nampijinpa Gallagher, Margaret Nangala Gallagher, Kelly-Anne Nungarrayi Gibson, Sabrina Nungarrayi Gibson, Janet Napaljarri Herbert, Antonia Napangardi Michaels, Christopher Japangardi Michaels, Murdie Nampijinpa Morris, Clem (Tjunyi) Newchurch, Inawinytji Williamson, Robert Wuldi Artists who live in the Fleurieu region, representing Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri, Kokatha and Narungga Nations, exhibit their works alongside those by Warlpiri artists from Warlukurlangu art centre in Yuendumu, Central Australia. Together their work – which includes weaving, sculpture, painting and pyrography (pokerwork) – reflects the diversity of contemporary Aboriginal arts practices across Australia and the multiplicity and strength of First Nations cultures today.

Fleurieu Arthouse Hardys Tintara 202 Main Road McLaren Vale SA 5171 6 – 30 Oct 2019 11am – 4pm daily Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets nearby

→ Theo (Faye) Nangala Hudson, Warlpiri people, Northern Territory, 1989, Nyirripi Community, Northern Territory, Warlukurlangu Jukurrpa (Fire country Dreaming), 2019, Yuendumu, synthetic polymer paint on Belgim linen, 76.0 x 30.0 cm; © Theo (Faye) Nangala Hudson/Warlukurlangu.


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Aralya Project Artists Roma Butler, Selinda Davidson, Jimmy Donegan, Margaret Donegan, Melissa Donegan, Ruth Fatt, Tanisha Fox, Yangi Yangi Fox, Josephine Mick, David Miller, Janice Miller, Judy Miller, Molly Miller, Sammy Miller, Samuel Miller, Thomas Yamungara Murray, Angkaliya Nelson, Anyupa Nelson, Jennifer Mintaya Ward, Angela Watson, Monica Watson, Nyanu Watson, Rita Watson, Carol Amani Young

Adelaide College of the Arts Light Square Gallery 39 Light Square Adelaide SA 5000 7 – 31 Oct 2019 Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm Artists reception Wed 16 Oct, 5pm Wheelchair accessible, lifts

Video by Meghan Hansen Through diverse art forms, Aṉangu artists tell the Tjukurpa stories (ancestral creation stories) connected to the Kutjanu area of the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. Their large-scale collaborative paintings, dramatic works on paper and tjanpi (grass) sculptures were created on country at an ‘outdoor studio’ during a week-long trip to important Tjukurpa sites. The intergenerational project through Ninuku Arts was also a major opportunity to extend younger people’s cultural learning and responsibilities. The exhibition includes a documentary video shot during the excursion.

↑ Angkaliya Nelson and Jennifer Mintaya Ward in a wiltja, Aralya, South Australia; Image courtesy the artists and Ninuku Arts, photo: Meg Hansen.


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Ngalya / Together Artists Bula’Bula Arts: Daphne Banyawarra, Joy Burruna, Mary Dhapalany, Julie Djulibing, Margaret Malibirr, Evonne Munuyngu, Selina Rawurruwuy. Durrmu Arts: Kathleen Korda, Clara Kundu, Denese Kundu, Freda Kundu, Margaret Kundu, Anastasia Naiya Wilson, Annunciata Nunuk Wilson, Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Milingimbi Art and Culture: Susan Balbunga, Mandy Batjula, Marcia Biyayngu, Jennifer Dikarr, Margaret Gamuti, Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Helen Milminydjarrk, Ruth Nalmakarra, Loretta Ngalambana, Sabrina Roy, Debbie Wuduwawuy, Zelda Wurigir. Moa Arts: Fiona Elisala, Louise Manas, Josie Nawia, Danie Savage, Paula Savage, Flora Warria. Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers: Aunty Noreen Kartinyeri, Bessie Rigney, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow. Tjanpi Desert Weavers: Julie Anderson, Cynthia Burke, Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, Margaret Heffernan, Nancy Nanana Jackson, Deandra James, Margaret Smith, Tjunkaya Tapaya

SASA Gallery Kaurna Building Fenn Place UniSA City West Campus Adelaide SA 5001 9 – 27 Oct 2019 11am – 5pm daily Opening event and artist talk Sat 19 Oct, 2pm Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Koskela has teamed with fibre artists from six art centres across the country to translate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weaving practices into the creation of handmade light shades. Using techniques passed from generation to generation, the artists produce fibre from tjanpi (grass), sedge grass, kurrajong bark or pandanus leaves, then dye, weave, coil, knot or bind the material to create traditional shapes and new forms. Physically and conceptually, the light shades illuminate contemporary weaving practices and the cultures in which they thrive. The title Ngalya is the word for ‘both’ in the Dharug language from the Sydney region.

↑ Warakurna artist Cynthia Burke weaving; photo: Rhett Hammerton.


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Painted Stories: Linking country, art and culture for language revival Artists Jeannie Holroyd, Topsy Holroyd, Vera Koomeeta, Janet Koongotema, Percy Koonutta, Akay Koo’oila, Rosie Lowdown, Rosina Lowdown, Mrs Waal-Waal Ngallametta, Celia Peter, Bettina Pootchemunka, Lois Toikalkin, Jean Walmbeng, Rebecca Wolmby, Nita Yunkaporta Curated by Gina Allain and Louise Ashmore Painted Stories highlights how art is used to pass on knowledge of language, Country and culture between generations in Aurukun and Pormpuraaw, on Cape York Peninsula. Paintings are accompanied by stories in the artists’ voices and languages. Film, songs, photographs and language-learning resources elaborate on this long-term community project to sustain language. The exhibition by Wik and Kugu artists was instigated by celebrated landscapist Mrs Waal-Waal Ngallametta, who passed away early this year. She was a mentor for this project and was devoted to including the younger generations in all that she did to pass on knowledge and opportunities.


Hahndorf Academy 68 Main Street Hahndorf SA 5245 11 Oct – 17 Nov 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Sat 19 Oct, 4pm Guest speaker Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director, Tarnanthi Meet the artists Sun 20 Oct, 11am Painted Stories workshop led by Aurukun artists Sun 20 Oct, 12.30 – 3pm Details and bookings hahndorfacademy.org.au/new-products/ painted-stories-workshop Wheelchair accessible

↓ Lois Toikalkin and Jean Walmbeng at Blue Lagoon Outstation, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland 2013; photo: Louise Ashmore.

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VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN Artists Allan Collins, Brad Darkson, Beaver Lennon, Hayley Millar-Baker, Clem Newchurch, Lavene Ngatokorua, Sandra Saunders, Damien Shen, Major Sumner AM, James Tylor, Tony Wilson, and Raymond Zada. Veterans Private Francis Howard Clarke, Corporal Gordon Joseph Franklin, Private Gilbert George Green, Corporal Leslie Brian Kropinyeri, Lance Corporal Kenneth Cleland Laughton, Sergeant Jeffrey Phillip McCormack, Seaman Ivan Clyde McKenzie, Lance Corporal John Anthony Parmenter, Craftsman Richard Edward Sansbury, Stewardess Marjorie Tripp AO.

VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN is a contemporary exhibition that acknowledges Aboriginal veterans’ service in the Vietnam War – before, during and after the conflict. Featuring a collection of works by selected Aboriginal artists, the exhibition acts as a collective response to our current need to uncover and give voice to those who have remained silent throughout history. Together the works capture the personal stories, lived experiences and military history of our Aboriginal veterans – inviting us to pause, reflect, recognise and honour our South Australian Aboriginal veterans. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this exhibition and related material include images and names of people who have passed away.

Roxbylink Art Gallery Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725 15 Oct – 24 Nov 2019 Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5pm Sat – Sun, 9am – 1pm Public holidays, 10am – 2pm Curator, veteran and artist talk Tue 15 Oct, 12 noon Opening event Tue 15 Oct, 1pm Workshops with artists Wed 16 Oct With Sandra Saunders – for primary students 10am and 12 noon, duration 75 min

Curated by Jessica Clark, Creative Producer Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin

With Clem Newchurch – for secondary students 10am and 12 noon, duration 75 min

Exhibition Produced by Country Arts SA

With Sandra and Clem – for general public 4pm, duration 90 min Maximum 20 per workshop Bookings: call 8444 0400 or email aboriginaldiggers@countryarts.org.au Veteran talk – for students and public Wed 16 Oct, 1pm and 3pm Gordon Franklin speaks in the gallery about his journey and being part of the exhibition Education packs Students and teachers can download more information about the exhibition at countryarts.org.au/events/vietnam-one-in-allin/#for-schools Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

← Beaver Lennon, Antikirinjara/Mirning people, South Australia, born 1988, Adelaide, Indigenous Return, Vietnam Veteran, 2019, Ceduna, South Australia, impasto and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 81.0 x 136.0 cm; © Beaver Lennon, photo: Chris Herzfeld.


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Pungungi Marrgu – old and new Artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson A celebrated innovator, Ngan’gikurrungurr weaver and painter Regina Pilawuk Wilson extends her repertoire in ceramics with new collaborative interpretations of traditional walipan and syaw (fishnets), ngangi (message stick) and sun mats. Wilson – winner of the painting award in the 2003 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – has worked closely with Adelaidebased ceramic artist Ashlee Hopkins and JamFactory to realise these works for this solo exhibition.

JamFactory Gallery One 19 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000 12 Oct – 1 Dec 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 5.30pm Disability access, accessible toilets, lift

Mother and Child Artist Gunybi Ganambarr Gunybi Ganambarr claimed nationwide attention last year when he was named overall winner of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards for an exquisite etching of traditional designs on aluminium panel. Now the inspired maverick of contemporary Yolŋu art pushes the boundaries into new areas, working alongside Stephen Anthony from JamFactory’s Furniture Studio to combine opposing materials to express the meeting of cultures. He has also explored new industrial processes with JamFactory’s Metal Studio to produce beautifully engraved metal works in serial form. JamFactory Gallery One 19 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000 12 Oct – 1 Dec 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 5.30pm Disability access, accessible toilets, lift

← Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Ngan’gikurrungurr people, Northern Territory, born 1948, Daly River, Northern Territory, Wupun (Sun Mat), 2019, Adelaide, earthenware, oxides, stains, 65.0 cm (diameter); © Regina Pilawuk Wilson/Durrmu Arts.


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Dhigaraa galgaa baa – place of many birds

Wanapari – in a line, following one another

Walka Waru: Ninuku kalawatjanga ungu painta

Artist Penny Evans

Artists Jayanna Andy, Alison Milyika Carroll, Roxanne Carroll, Atipalku Intjalki, Marceena Jack, Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis, Vennita Lionel, Yurpiya Lionel, Nicole Rupert, Renita Stanley, Tjariya Nungalka Stanley, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Anne Thompson, Carlene Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Margaret Inyika Wells

Warm Works: Ninuku painting inside glass

Wanapari marks a shifting of focus for the next generation of women artists at Ernabella Arts, Australia’s oldest Aboriginal art centre, where young female artists have produced ceramic jewellery for the first time. These jewellery pieces were created by emerging artists as part of a JamFactory jewellery design workshops in Adelaide and Pukatja (Ernabella) in northern South Australia. Older artists have also shared their ceramics skills with their younger counterparts through the project.

This collaborative project explores new materials and forms, with artists who normally paint on canvas transferring their skills to glass for the first time. The artists at Ninuku Arts, in Kalka in the far northwest of South Australia, have painted their characteristically bold and colourful designs onto glass ‘starter bubbles’, which have then been blown into larger forms by JamFactory glass artists. The resulting works present ancestral stories in a striking new medium.

Penny Evans draws on her Gomeroi heritage as she investigates issues of identity and colonisation through her ceramic works. For this solo exhibition, Evans – the People’s Choice winner of the 2016 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – has developed endearing sculptural dhigaraa (birds), which evoke her Country and respond to its desecration and exploitation through land clearing, mining and cotton farming. JamFactory Gallery Two 19 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000 12 Oct – 1 Dec 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 5.30pm Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

JamFactory COLLECT 19 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000 12 Oct – 12 Nov 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 5.30pm

Artists Selinda Davidson, Jimmy Donegan, Ruth Fatt, Samuel Miller, Nyanu Watson, Phyllis Watson, Rita Watson, Carol Young, Cassaria Young-Hogan

JamFactory Atrium 19 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000 12 Oct – 12 Nov 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 5.30pm Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

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← Penny Evans, Gomeroi people, New South Wales, born 1966, Sydney, Bunduun (sacred kingfisher), 2019, Lismore, New South Wales, earthenware ceramics, underglaze, glaze, 36.0 x 16.0 x 25.0 cm; © Penny Evans, photo: Raimond de Weerdt. → Nyanu Watson, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1955, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Tjulpu, 2019, Kalka and Adelaide, South Australia, blown glass, 23.0 x 17.0 cm; © Nyanu Watson/Ninuku Arts, photo: Grant Hancock.


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Journey through Culture Artists include Byron Brooks, Sophia Brown, Doreen Chapman, Kanta Donnegan, Gloria, Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin, Fred Grant, Ned Grant, Naomi Hobson, Timo Hogan, Daisy Japulija, Greg Johns, Sonia Kururra, Ivy Laidlaw, Judy Martin, Ngarralja Tommy May, Eva Nargoodah, Dora Parker, Lawrence Pennington, Myrtle Pennington, Patju Presley, Alison Puruntatameri, Ian Rictor, Ngalpingka Simms, Tracey Simms, Delores Tipuamantumirri, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, Roy Underwood, Lennard Walker Curated by ReDot Fine Art Gallery

This exhibition presents a selection of contemporary Aboriginal art originating from some of Australia’s most innovative community art centres. Works depicting community life and law are presented side by side to celebrate the artistic vibrancy and energy emanating from across the country. The artists represent diverse peoples and cultures, including Tiwi Islanders from the Northern Territory, Walmajarri artists from the Kimberley region, and Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara artists from South Australia and the Spinifex Lands of Western Australia. nthspace Adelaide 31–33 North Street Adelaide SA 5000 14 – 22 Oct 2019 12 noon – 7pm daily Opening event Sat 19 Oct, 10am – 12 noon Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

Pujurrupi Song Cycle Artist Leon Russell (Cameron) Black Emerging Tiwi artist Leon Russell (Cameron) Black brings a uniquely personal interpretation to his articulation of Tiwi cultural traditions. His boldly expressive paintings, in natural ochres applied with a brush or pwoja (traditional painting comb), tell of fishing, hunting and life on Country around his home at Pirlangimpi on Melville Island. Just as ripples in the water alert his keen fisherman’s eye to the catch he intends to spear, so swirls and flows of pigment in his work hint at meaning beneath the surface. Tineriba Fine Arts 77 Main Street Hahndorf SA 5245 15 Oct – 15 Nov 2019 11am – 5pm daily Opening event Sat 19 Oct, 6pm No wheelchair Access


↑ Naomi Hobson, Kaantju people, Queensland, born 1979, Coen, Queensland, Blue Reef At Night, 2018, Coen, Queensland, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 210.0 x 210.0 cm; © Naomi Hobson/Kalan Clay Shed, photo: ReDot Fine Art Gallery. ← Leon Russell (Cameron) Black, Tiwi people, Northern Territory, born 1993, Darwin, Jilamara, 2018, Pirlangimpi, Northern Territory, earth pigments on canvas, 120.0 x 80.0 cm; © Leon Russell (Cameron) Black/Munupi Arts, photo: Guy Allain.

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Milpatjunanyi Artists include Sharon Adamson, Betty Chimney, Lynette Lewis, Mary Pan, Anyupa Stevens, Judith Walkabout, Raylene Walatinna Milpatjunanyi celebrates the profound importance in Aṉangu culture of drawing, a practice that forges tangible connections to story, law and culture – whether it be by drawing in sand to teach or drawing on bodies for dance and ceremony. The exhibition showcases works by early-career artists working at art centres across the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. Their mediums range from paintings, works on paper and prints to ceramics and jewellery, with each work activating the deeply held value of drawing that articulates Tjukurpa (ancestral beliefs).

APY Gallery Adelaide 9 Light Square Adelaide SA 5000 17 Oct – 30 Nov 2019 Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat, 10am – 4pm or by appointment Opening event Wed 16 Oct, 6pm Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams book launch Sat 19 Oct, 2pm Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet

Grandmother Lore Artists Gina Brook, Leanne Brook, Sharon Bunyan, Fleur Magick Dennis, Shannon Craig Forbes, Genevieve Grieves, Kathleen Heath, Treesa Heath, Leah House, Matilda House, Arwyn Landini, Annabella Landini, Arianna Landini, Eve Langford, Laura McBride, Gail Manderson, Ashweeni Mason, Sharon Mason, Vivian Mason, Lyn Mills, Tanaya North, Leila Yili Grieves Pellegrino, Teagan Pender, Amanda Jane Reynolds, Maliyah Satour, Cherie Skinner, Chloe Skinner, Anastasia Smith, Arabella Smith, Mariko Smith, Venessa Possum Starzynski, Debbie Sturgeon, Bronte Walker, McKenzie Walker, Brooke White, Samara Williams Curated by Amanda Jane Reynolds Through sewing and weaving, artists from New South Wales stitch together traditional stories and historical research honouring strong women ancestors. Their collaborative visual and performative works – which include decorated possum-skin cloaks, elaborate body adornments and poignant videos – connect women’s communal making and ceremonial business with the stories of grandmothers, mothers and children from ancestral times, colonial times and living memory.

↑ Sharon Adamson, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, 2019; photo: Tjala Arts. ← The Djaadjawan Dancers prepare for ceremony during Ngawiya Maan (we take to give) by Amanda Jane Reynolds, left to right: Aunty Vivian Mason, Aunty Leanne Mason, Arwyn Landini, Annabella Landini, Wendy Mason, Aunty Vicki Trindall and Sharon Mason; courtesy Stella Stories and Australian Museum 2018, photo: Justine Kerrigan.

Migration Museum 82 Kintore Avenue Adelaide SA 5000 18 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 10am – 5pm daily Closed 25 Dec Banga Ngara (make and reflect) Sun 20 Oct, 11am Twine some string, attach a message and join Elders in the ceremonial circle. Wheelchair accessible


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↑ Unbound Collective, Sovereign Acts IV: OBJECT, 2019, The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; photo: Tristan Deratz.

Karra wadlu yaitya purruna: Bush shrubs make you healthy Artists Audrey Brumby, Bernadine Kemarre Johnson, Josephine Lennon, Nancy Napanardi Martin, Julianne Turner Nungarrayi, Christine Nakamara Brown, Debra McDonald Nangala Traditional knowledge of the medicinal benefits, application and collection of native plants extends back over 60,000 years. In this vibrant exhibition in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, seven female artists share their expertise about native flora and its therapeutic uses through their paintings of bush food and bush medicine stories. The artists take their art and cultural knowledge into western health-care centres through the Circle of Arts Foundation, which collaborated on this project with the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Sovereign Acts: In the Wake

Migration Museum 82 Kintore Avenue Adelaide SA 5000

The Unbound Collective Ali Gumillya Baker, Faye Rosas Blanch, Natalie Harkin, Simone Ulalka Tur

18 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 10am – 5pm daily Closed 25 Dec

The Unbound Collective returns to Tarnanthi with a retrospective exhibition showcasing their long-running Sovereign Acts series, which reveals and challenges the containment and exclusion of Aboriginal people by institutions of knowledge, culture and power. The retrospective will be launched with the latest site-specific performance work in the series, which explores moments of change and the moments that follow, through spoken word, song and poetry.

Performance Sovereign Acts: In The Wake Sat 19 Oct, 4pm Wheelchair accessible

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Blue Heart Gallery, ground floor, Zone A Kermode Street North Adelaide SA 5006 18 Oct 2019 – 27 Jan 2020 9am – 5pm daily Panel discussion Artists and health-care professionals discuss the importance of maintaining bush medicine knowledge Thur 14 Nov, 11am–12.30pm Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre WCH, Level 1, Zone D Wheelchair accessible

↑ Debra McDonald Nangala, Pintupi people, Northern Territory, born 1963, Papunya, Northern Territory, Goanna Love Story, 2018, Glenelg, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 98.0 x 66.0 cm; © Debra McDonald Nangala.

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Ankkinyi Apparr, Ankkinyi Mangurr – Our Language, Our Designs Artists Gladys Anderson, Heather Anderson, Lindy Brodie, Ruth Dawson, Penny Kelly, Susannah Nelson, Joseph Williams Curated by, Sandra Morrison Nangali, Rosemary Plummer Narrurlu, Ronald Morrison Jungarrayi Linguist Samantha Disbray ↑ Joseph Jungarrayi Williams, Warumungu people, Northern Territory, born 1978, Darwin, The Telegraph Line, 2019, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, synthetic polymer paint on cotton canvas, 91.0 x 61.0 cm; © Joseph Jungarrayi Williams/Barkly Arts.

After retrieving archival recordings of Warumungu speakers, seven artists from Barkly Arts at Tennant Creek, NT, were inspired to remember their old people, old stories and old knowledge. The paintings created range from ancestral stories to depictions of traditional healing, the arrival of whitefellas and station life. The historic audio recordings play alongside the paintings and contemporary videos in this multi-modal exhibition that evokes the sounds and colours of Warumungu Country.

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

South Australian Museum North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Artists Brenda L. Croft, Jimmy Wavehill Ngawanyja Japalyi, Michael George ‘Nutwood’ Tulngayarri Japalyi, Pauline Ryan Kilngarri Namija, Leah Leaman Yinpingali Namija, Ena Oscar Majapula Nanaku, Violet Wadrill Nanaku, Sarah Oscar Yanyjingali Nanaku, Connie Mosquito Ngarmeiye Nangala, Biddy Wavehill Yamawurr Nangala, Serena Donald Narrpingali Nimarra, Rachael Morris Namitja Archival material Axel Poignant, Norman Tindale, Brian Manning, Michael Terry, Hannah Middleton, Mervyn Bishop, Rob Wesley-Smith, Minoru Hokari, Lyn Riddett, Penny Smith Still in my mind reflects on the enduring impacts of dispossession and displacement, including those of a pivotal land rights event, the 1966–75 Gurindji ‘walk-off’. Using photographs, paintings, video, digital platforms and archival material, it presents a multilayered picture of cultural continuity, connection to Country, possession and dispossession from diverse standpoints, demonstrating how Gurindji and associated peoples keep the past present through kinship and cultural practices. It is inspired by the words of Gurindji/Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land ... I still got it on my mind’.

State Library of South Australia State Library Gallery cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue Adelaide SA 5000 18 Oct 2019 – 25 Jan 2020 Mon – Wed, 10am – 7.45pm Thur – Fri, 10am – 5.45pm Sat – Sun, 10am – 4.45pm Reduced hours 24 – 31 Dec, 10am – 4.45pm Closed public holidays Opening event with artist/curator talk Fri 18 Oct, 1.30pm Wheelchair accessible

18 Oct – 8 Dec 2019 10am – 5pm daily Opening event Sun 20 Oct, 12–12.30pm, main foyer Panel conversation Sun 20 Oct, 1–2pm, Pacific Cultures Gallery Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

↑ Brenda L. Croft, Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra people; Anglo-Australian/Chinese/German/Irish heritage, Northern Territory, born 1964, Perth, Self-portrait on country (Wave Hill), 2014, Wave Hill, Northern Territory, pigment print on archival paper, 42.0 x 59.5 cm; © Brenda L. Croft/Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.


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Kondoli: the Keeper of Fire Artists Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Bruce Trevorrow, Jelina Haines, Bessie Rigney, Luke Trevorrow Kondoli: the Keeper of Fire is a sculpture of a southern right whale woven entirely from freshwater rushes. Kondoli (Whale) was a strong man with the ability to make fire. This magnificent work, which immortalises the story of the Kondoli, measures more than four metres in length. The fins, mouth and eyes are delicately woven using the elegance of open-weaved lace technique. The woven sculpture is a testament to the technique, adaptability and endurance of Ngarrindjeri weaving, which is important in the preservation of cultural practices for posterity.

South Australian Museum Main foyer, ground floor North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 From 18 Oct 2019 10am – 5pm daily Weaving workshop Sun 20 Oct 2019 Book through samuseum.sa.gov.au Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

↑ Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, born 1955, Meningie, South Australia, Bruce Trevorrow, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, Jelina Haines, Bessie Rigney, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, Luke Trevorrow, Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, Kondoli: the Keeper of Fire, 2019, Meningie, South Australia, rushes, metal, shell, 440.0 x 120.0 x 160.0 cm; © the artists/Ngarrindjeri Eco Art Co-op, photo: South Australian Museum.

No Black Seas Artists Collette Gray, Janine Gray, Joylene Haynes, Sherrie Jones, Verna Lawrie, Beaver Lennon, Josephine Lennon, Estelle Miller, Jaime Newchurch, Christine Tschuna, Yana Tschuna, supported by mentor artists Yhonnie Scarce and Ryan Presley. A contentious plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight instigated this project by ten artists working through Arts Ceduna. Under the mentorship of Ku Arts and nationally acclaimed Aboriginal artists Yhonnie Scarce and Ryan Presley, the artists have developed new works investigating the use of glass, photography, film and installation. These innovative works explore cultural and personal connections with the lands and waters of the Bight, revealing that oil drilling poses not only an environmental risk but a threat to their homelands and cultural identity. Arts Ceduna, Ku Arts and ACE Open partnered to develop and present this project with support from Tarnanthi.


ACE Open Lion Arts Centre North Terrace (near Morphett Street) Kaurna Yarta Adelaide SA 5000 18 Oct – 7 Dec 2019 Tues – Sat, 11am – 4pm Opening event Sat 19 Oct, 5 – 7pm For other program events related to this exhibition, visit aceopen.art Wheelchair accessible

← Christine Tschuna, Wirangu people, South Australia, born 1949, Koonibba, South Australia, Say No To Drilling At The Bight, 2019, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 90.0 x 90.0 cm; © Christine Tschuna/Arts Ceduna.

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NIMBI Artists Peppimenarti Community

Worth Gallery/Rodeo 20 The Parade West Kent Town SA 5067

This exhibition brings together images from the Peppimenarti NIMBI archive project, an initiative led by the community of Peppimenarti in the Northern Territory, which aims to repatriate visual and audio recordings of Ngan’gikurrungurr culture, language and traditional practices. ‘NIMBI is our people, our culture, our knowledge to share to the other communities and the world,’ says award-winning Ngan’gikurrungurr weaver and painter Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

18 Oct – 1 Dec 2019 Mon – Fri, 7.30am – 3pm Sat – Sun, 7.30am – 12.30pm

Spirit Men

Royal Adelaide Hospital Centre for Creative Health, Commercial Galleries level 3 concourse Port Road Adelaide SA 5000

Artists Tasman Kleingeld Tjapaltjarri, Allen Sparrow, Stephen Martin Pitjara, David Moolooloo Curated by Rowena Brown, Fiona Borthwick and Steph Cibich This selection of paintings explores the theme of ‘spirit’ through the artists’ sense of self and their connection to country, culture and community. Each of these emerging male artists works through the Circle of Arts Foundation, a community organisation that encourages creativity as a way to aid healing.

Opening event Sun 20 Oct, 10am Wheelchair accessible

↑ Margaret Kundu and her grandchildren hunting for Magpie geese eggs, Peppimenarti flood plains, wet season, c. 1980; Image courtesy of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation.

21 Oct 2019 – 22 Jan 2020 Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5.30pm Closed public holidays Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

→ Stephen Pitjara, Alyawarr people, Northern Territory, born 1963, Utopia, Alyawarra, Northern Territory, Wild Communities, 2019, Adelaide, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 121.0 x 63.0 cm; © Stephen Pitjara.


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Beautiful Performers Amber Ahang, Lilla Berry, Pearl Berry, Iteka Sanderson-Bromley, Kirsty Williams Director and choreographer Nikki Ashby Production manager Letisha Ackland

↑ photo: Nharla Photography.

In this dance theatre work, five millennials explore the meaning of beauty as Aboriginal women when they return to country and community and gain insight into their identity and spiritual connection to land. Their journey of discovery – involving distressing historical truths, pride and empowerment – offers an intimate reflection on kinship and cultural belonging expressed through individual perspectives. Presented by contemporary Aboriginal dance collective Of Desert and Sea

Brave new wave: desert women painters Artists Yaritji Connelly, Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels, Pulpurru Davies, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Audrey Morton Kngwarreye, Lucky Morton Kngwarreye, Molly Nampitjin Miller, Annie Purvis Mpetyane, Rosie Riley Nakamarra, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri, Kutungka Napanangka, Makinti Napanangka, Kumuntjai Napurrula, Yulurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Naata Nungurrayi, Elizabeth Nyumi, Mary Katatjuku Pan, Ada Bird Petyarre, Judy Napangardi Watson Curated by Celia Dottore and Madeline Reece


Brave new wave celebrates the remarkable impact over the past forty years of Aboriginal women artists working in desert regions. With a creative energy manifest through their bold use of colour and the design and scale of their paintings, they broke with convention to produce adventurous and unexpected visions of their ancestral stories. Vibrant canvases by iconic women painters feature in this exhibition, selected from the collection of Flinders University Art Museum. The works also highlight the gendered expression of Aboriginal people’s cultural knowledge, experience and identity.

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Ngunyawayiti Space 253 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 Thur 7 Nov 2019, 11am and 7.30pm Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11am and 7.30pm Sat 9 Nov 2019, 7.30pm Show runs for 50 min Free admission but bookings essential Book through Eventbrite Opening night event Thur 7 Nov Q&A with cast Thur 7 Nov and Fri 8 Nov, after 11am shows Wheelchair accessible

Bay Discovery Centre Ground Floor Gallery Glenelg Town Hall Moseley Square Glenelg SA 5045 15 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020 10am – 4pm daily Closed on 25 Dec and 1 Jan Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

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Blood on the Dance Floor Performer and writer Jacob Boehme Director Isaac Drandic Choreographer Mariaa Randal Sound designer James Henry Spatial designer Jenny Hector Video artist Keith Deverel Costume designer Kelsey Henderson Movement coach Rinske Ginsberg Dramaturges Chris Mead and Mari Lourey

Blood on the Dance Floor is a work of autobiographical theatre based on the lived experience of Narungga and Kaurna performance artist Jacob Boehme. After being diagnosed with HIV in 1998, the choreographer, dancer and writer began searching for answers – and reached out to his ancestors. Through this powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies while dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities. Age recommendation: 15+

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Ngunyawayiti Space 253 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 Fri 6 Dec, 7.30pm Sat 7 Dec, 2pm and 7.30pm Sun 8 Dec, 5pm Show runs for 55 min Free admission but bookings essential. To book, go to agsa.sa.gov.au Wheelchair accessible

Producer Insite Arts

→ Jacob Boehme in Blood on the Dance Floor; photo Dorine Blaise. ← Judy Napangardi Watson, Warlpiri people, Northern Territory, born c.1925, Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station, Yuendumu, Northern Territory, died 2016, Karnta Jukurrpa (Women's Dreaming), 1996, Yuendumu, Northern Territory, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91.0 x 46.0 cm; Flinders University Art Museum Collection 3142, © Judy Napangardi Watson/ Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, photo: Flinders University Art Museum.


Within Adelaide CBD

Outside Adelaide CBD


Bay Discovery Centre Glenelg Town Hall Moseley Square Glenelg

Art Gallery of South Australia North Terrace

2 University of Adelaide North Terrace 3 Women’s and Children’s Hospital Kermode Street North Adelaide 4 Santos Museum of Economic Botany North Terrace 5 Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute 253 Grenfell Street 6 The Mill 154 Angas Street 7 City of Adelaide Art Pod 25 Pirie Street 8 Adelaide Town Hall King William Street 9 Adelaide Central Market Gouger Street 10 nthspace Adelaide 31–33 North St 11 Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road 12 Adelaide College of the Arts 39 Light Square 13 APY Gallery Adelaide 9 Light Square 14 SASA Gallery Fenn Place UniSA City West Campus 15 UniSA City West Campus 55 North Terrace 16 JamFactory 19 Morphett Street 17 ACE Open Lions Arts Centre North Terrace Kaurna Yarta 18 Migration Museum 82 Kintore Avenue 19 State Library of South Australia North Terrace & Kintore Avenue 20 South Australian Museum North Terrace


Flinders University Art Museum Flinders University Sturt Road Bedford Park Fleurieu ArtHouse 202 Main Rd McLaren Vale Hahndorf Academy 68 Main Street Hahndorf Hugo Michell Gallery 260 Portrush Road Beulah Park Murray Bridge Regional Gallery 27 Sixth Street Murray Bridge Roxbylink Art Gallery 6 Richardson Place Roxby Downs The Lights Community and Sports Centre Hampstead Road and East Parkway Lightsview Tineriba Fine Arts 77 Main Street Hahndorf Worth Gallery 20 The Parade West Kent Town SA 5067

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Thank you

Principal Partner

Tarnanthi Art Fair

Art Gallery Board

Presenting Partners

Tracey Whiting (Chair) Susan Armitage Neil Balnaves, AO Joshua Fanning Jacqui McGill John Phillips Adrian Tisato Jane Yuile Cultural Advisory Committee Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin Alison Milyika Carroll (Tjulapi) Cara Kirkwood Dr Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien AO, FUniSA Hetti Perkins Dennis Stokes Philip Watkins Art Gallery of South Australia staff and volunteers agsa.sa.gov.au/team

Aṉanguku Arts and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation


→ image detail: Gunybi Ganambarr, Yolŋu people, Northern Territory, born 1973, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Darra, 2019, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, etching on aluminium, 450.0 x 300.0 cm; Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth © Gunybi Ganambarr/ Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, photo: Saul Steed.



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