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December 3, 2020
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Tarnanthi Art Fair 2020

Friday, 4 December 2020 - Sunday, 6 December 2020

  • Main image: A Bábbarra Women's Centre artist (supplied)

“In this difficult year, there has never been a more important time to support regional and remote communities through your love of art,” Tarnanthi’s artistic director Nici Cumpston OAM says.


Tarnanthi Art Fair
Online and IRL

In-person: Friday, 4—6 December 2020
Lot Fourteen
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

The Tarnanthi Festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art celebrates a slice of the country’s most remarkable creative works through talks and exhibitions, as well as opportunities to directly and financially support artists.

The Tarnanthi Art Fair kicks off this Friday at Lot Fourteen, and features works available for purchase, spanning weavings, paintings, textiles, carvings and homewares, all priced from $50 upwards.

All the work bought puts money directly into the pockets of artists, and the fair is guided by the Indigenous Art Code.

For those not wanting to front the crowds, an online portal has been established that displays a select amount of works for sale, such as these bush-dyed t-shirts made by artists across the Northern Territory’s Groote Eylandt Archipelago, or these colourful and affordable paintings made by Ikuntji Artists based in Central Australia.

It’s no secret South Australia has nationally recognised First Nations artists, so buy in before they blow up even further.

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