Marnin Studio goes to Tarnanthi Art Fair 2019
Marnin Studio artists once again ventured to Adelaide in October for Tarnanthi. Tarnanthi is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories. It encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice with city-wide exhibitions. It illuminates the diversity and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by presenting an annual exhibition, art fair, artist talks, performances and events.
Image source: Art Gallery of South Australia
The three day art fair at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute has thousands of lovers and collectors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art walk through the doors to meet artists and purchase directly from art centres. This is the best way to ensure you are supporting ethical production and selling of Indigenous art work. For more information on ethical purchasing visit Indigenous Art Code and the Fake Art Harms Culture (hyperlink https://indigenousartcode.org/) campaign.
Image source: Marnin Studio
This year Marnin Studio also launched our collaboration with fabric and wallpaper company, Willie Weston. Printed by the metre this beautiful collection contributes to ongoing income for our artists outside their main practice. The ‘Fitzroy Crossing Collection’ features designs by April Jones, Amanda Smith and Lee-Anne Williams. Inspired by the landscape of Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Wankatjunka, Walmajarri and Nykina country, these beaufitul pieces are now available for everyone to enjoy in their homes and offices.
To see the collection and to purchase visit the Willie Weston website. (hyperlink https://www.willieweston.com/)
Although freezing in Adelaide, our artists really enjoyed meeting buyers and other artists, seeing the vast diversity of work on display, and of course hitting the op-shops!
Make sure to check out Tarnanthi here (https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/whats-on/tarnanthi/) and put the next dates in your calendar!
Image source: Willie Weston
- Oliver Gordon