ICYMI: The week’s top news in the arts

Tarnanthi Festival reaches record numbers, MPRG celebrates 50 years, ACCA announces 2020 festival program plus more arts news from this week.

Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art closed on Monday 27 January. The 2019 festival, which launched on 17 October and ran for more than 100 days, attracted a record-breaking 561,927 people across the state to exhibitions as part of the festival – a 40% increase in attendances from the 2017 festival.

The Tarnanthi Art Fair showcased artists from 45 art centres from across the country and attracted more than 6,500 art enthusiasts. Breaking all previous records, the Art Fair had a 108% increase in attendances since 2017 and generated more than $1.2 million in art sales, all of which go directly to the artists and art centres.

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