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Lot Fourteen proudly showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

Posted November 26, 2020

Paintings, carvings, weavings, jewellery, clothing, textiles and homewares created by hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be available for purchase at the Tarnanthi 2020 Art Fair to be held at Lot Fourteen from 4 until 6 December.

The items have been handpicked by community-run art centres to highlight established and next-generation artists. Art production is a vital source of income in remote communities – income that supports economic empowerment and cultural resilience.

The art fair is part of Tarnanthi 2020 – the annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and a flagship program of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Since its inception in 2015, Tarnanthi has placed particular emphasis on the agency of artists and on foregrounding the artist’s voice. It is a rare showcase for the nuanced complexity and radical ingenuity of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, reflecting the strength of First Nations cultures across Australia today.

This year Tarnanthi will involve an inspiring focus exhibition – Open Hands – highlighting the work of senior women artists whose work includes passing on vital cultural knowledge to young women as the future leaders of their communities. Open Hands will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 31 January 2021.

Lot Fourteen welcomes the Tarnanthi Art Fair in 2020 as a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the social and economic prosperity that can be achieved through the cultural and creative industries.

The precinct is transforming into an exciting cultural and tourism destination that connects with the importance of the Kaurna Country on which it sits and will become home to Australia’s premier Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre.

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Leonie Cullinan from Iwantja Arts, Tarnanthi 2019 Art Fair (photo: Nat Rogers)

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