Tarnanthi turns to the stories of women to lead us out of crisis

Working with 87 artists during the pandemic and remote lockdowns, Tarnanthi continues to be innovative, and in a first, throws the spotlight on the work of women Aboriginal artists.

2020 could be described as a year framed by the ‘local / global’ – ground roots impact and a shrunken world that has acknowledged the value of adopting the smaller lens, to a shared global fear and recalibration, and struggled realities from Black Lives Matter to a raging pandemic.

Tarnanthi – the festival celebrating the art and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) – is no different. 

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina