Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women)

4 March – 21 May

Drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) showcases major contemporary works by celebrated women artists from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands – cultural custodians of an oral tradition that epitomises the art of storytelling. Working individually and collaboratively, these women leaders share an irrepressible desire to create ground-breaking works, deeply embedded with cultural knowledge and rich in ceremonial song and performance. Presented as part of AGSA’s acclaimed Tarnanthi program, this exhibition reflects the adaptive genius, energy and dynamism of Aṉangu culture and the inspiring tale of women supporting each other across generations.


Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) – Opening Celebration, Auslan interpreted
Friday 3 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Free | All welcome | Registrations essential

Join the celebrations as we launch exhibition Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) with special guests senior Anangu artists along with Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs and Nici Cumpston Artistic Director of Tarnanthi and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia.

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Educators preview with Dr Lisa Slade
Thursday 2 March, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Free | Bookings essential

Teachers and educators are invited to register to attend an exhibition walk through and special preview with Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, AGSA. This tour will provide unique insight into the exhibition for your education programs and resources.

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Meet the Artists in Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women)
Saturday 4 March, 10.30am
Free | Bookings required

Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women), in the company of the senior Anangu artists who created the extraordinary works in this exhibition.

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Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia. The Kungka Kuṉpu touring exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.


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