Tarnanthi: Launch
Posted on 2020 10 16 in News

Tarnanthi: Launch

The Art Gallery of South Australia's annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art - Tarnanthi - has launched online with a series of videos featuring artist profiles.

As part of the series, Weave Film was proud to work with Adelaide-based Closer Productions to make the videos with artists from Milingimbi and Maningrida.

Emma Masters travelled to the communities with Director of Photography Sam Harriss to work with the artists to develop the ideas and approach and then film the profiles.

The finished product can now be viewed here:

Tarnanthi is a flagship AGSA program that provides a platform for First Nations artists across the country to share important stories through new works of art.

This year's Open Hands exhibition pays tribute to the work of senior artists who pass on vital cultural knowledge to younger generations as the future leaders of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Through a variety of media – including painting, works on paper, photography, moving image, sound installation, weaving, ceramics and sculpture – Open Hands honours the ongoing and often unseen work of women in communities to maintain culture.