The City of Port Adelaide Enfield hosts the celebratory event TARNANTHI at the Port. Beginning with a smoking ceremony, the program that follows reflects the history and re-emergence of the area as a thriving space of united community gatherings. Weaving together fresh and dynamic artistic elements, TARNANTHI at the Port is proud to present a line-up of outstanding First Nation artists working in visual arts, music, dance and storytelling.

All presented in the Black Diamond laneway precinct behind Town Hall in the heart of Port Adelaide. Supported by Renewal SA.

image detail: Tony Wilson, Narunggal/Ngarrindjeri people, South Australia, born 1980, Adelaide, Acknowledgement to Elders Past, Present and next Generation, 2017, Adelaide, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 30.0 x 60.0 cm; Courtesy the artist

SMOKING CEREMONY 
Uncle Fred Agius Katurmurra and Major ‘Moogie’ Sumner AM of Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group head up a diverse group of dancers to perform a singular welcoming performance. This will be followed by a contemporary dance by Kurruru Youth Performing Arts. 

MUSIC 
Performances by Radical Son, Lady Lash and Nathan May with emcee comedian Joshua Warrior. 

KURRURU DANCE ENSEMBLE & DUSTY FEET MOB
A site-specific hybrid dance performance.

EXHIBITION & ARTIST TALKS
Brad Harkin - Vitalstatistix; Archie Moore - Fontanelle Gallery; Tony Wilson - Fontanelle Studio; Paul Herzich - Mixed Creative; Chantal Henley and Vicki Hartman - Laneway Precinct; Elizabeth Close – Laneway Precinct; Narisha Cash - Lartelare Park. 

WORKSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS
Dance, culture and painting workshops, along with woodcarving and spear-making demonstrations, will run throughout the day. 

RIVER STORIES BOAT TOURS
Journey on the historic vessel MV Archie Badenoch across the Port River to Lartelare Park and hear Kaurna stories by Michael Kumatpi O’Brien and Margaret Brodie.

WEAVING CIRCLES 
Natasha Sutcliffe, Vicki Hartman, Betty Sumner and the Southern Elders Weaving Group.

Our Corka Bubs
Our Corka Bubs creates a special interactive place specifically for babies to explore Aboriginal culture through music and dance. 

Babies, along with their parents and carers, meet in the first-ever Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies.

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