In October, over 2000 people came along to Tarnanthi at the Port to see a line-up of outstanding First Nation artists working in visual arts, music, dance, storytelling and workshops.
Intertwining fresh and dynamic elements, underpinned by living traditions the event showcases the area as a thriving space of united community gatherings and artistic excellence.
The day kicked off with a traditional smoking ceremony performed before local and interstate musicians got things underway on the main stage.
The comedy tent had people cramming through the doors, whilst dance, art and weaving workshops for people of all ages provided a diverse look at First Nation culture.
Across the river by Lartelare Park, street artist Nish Cash created murals with Margaret Brodie and extended family members. The family are descendants of Lartelare – one of the last Kaurna people living a traditional life on the land. The family commented that “the totems feel closer to us now and the land feels more like home”, whilst commending Nish for her great work.
Thank you to everybody who helped to make this event a huge success. We also want to send a special thank you to the Defence Shed which created furniture and planting boxes for the day.
This was a partnership between the City of PAE and Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and supported by the South Australian Government and BHP.