Dan Sultan to launch Tarnanthi Festival’s opening weekend at AGSA

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Celebrated singer-songwriter and Arrernte/Gurindji artist Dan Sultan is set to ignite the opening weekend festivities of this year’s

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Tarnanthi Festival, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s (AGSA) annual showcase of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

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On the evening of Thursday, 19 October, Sultan will open the free public event on AGSA’s North Terrace forecourt before crowds

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experience the Tarnanthi exhibition alongside hundreds of artists from around Australia who will arrive in Adelaide for the opening weekend.

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‘The opening weekend of Tarnanthi is always a special event—presenting an opportunity to meet artists from across Australia, to gain deeper insight into

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who they are and their lived experiences through their works of art’, says Tarnanthi Artistic Director, Barkandji curator, Nici Cumpston OAM.

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‘Like so many artists in Tarnanthi, Dan Sultan’s voice will be the first to shine as we launch Tarnanthi festival 2023 before the exhibition officially opens.’

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