Vincent Namatjira

13 Oct - 28 Jan 2017

Vincent Namatjira and Megan Cope has been curated into the 2017 edition of Tarnanthi, building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns to the Adelaide, presenting the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. A platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Vincent Namatjira will be exhibiting new work at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

“I’m interested in painting strong figures and leaders, we see them on the news and wonder how and why they make their decisions. These powerful people are far away from us here on the APY Lands, but when I paint them it brings them right into the studio. I like to paint with a little bit of humour, humour takes away some of their power and keeps us all equal.” – Vincent Namatjira

Megan Cope will be showing her Resistance placards at the City of Adelaide Art Pod curated by Andrew Purvis.

Opening Friday 13 October and running until 28 January 2018.