TARNANTHI 2017

 Kamaron Young and Frank Young, Amata 2017

Kamaron Young and Frank Young, Amata 2017

Art Gallery of South Australia Project, Tarnanthi Festival 2017

The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has been partnering with Senior Men on the Kulata Tjuta project since its inception in 2010. In 2016, Nici Cumpston, the Indigenous Curator at the AGSA, approached the APY Art Centre Collective with a proposal for a large scale Kulata Tjuta installation. Senior men have begun the work, which will be launched as a vital part of the 2017 Tarnanthi Festival program. The work is a collective response to the Maralinga Bombing (1956-1963) and will involve over 600 spears made by over 100 Anangu Men, making it the largest rendition to date.

 Iwantja Artists with the TARNANTHI 2015 promotional poster featuring Iwantja Artist Peter Mungkari

Iwantja Artists with the TARNANTHI 2015 promotional poster featuring Iwantja Artist Peter Mungkari

 Naomi Kantjuriny and Maureen Douglas starting work on TARNANTHI 2017

Naomi Kantjuriny and Maureen Douglas starting work on TARNANTHI 2017