First Fridays is proudly presented by Santos and supported by InDaily
We are firing up Friday night at the Art Gallery by staying open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Hear great talks, unwind to live music and take in the latest exhibitions and displays.
Think of the Gallery as a launch pad for your weekend; have a bite to eat and something to drink at Art Gallery Food + Wine, browse in the Gallery Shop and immerse yourself in art and culture with an amazing mix of eclectic characters – then lose yourself in the city as you head off to other gigs, shows and events.
When The first Friday of every month, 5-9pm
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost Free admission. Charges may apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3 June, 5-9pm
In support of Reconciliation Week and the 2016 theme ‘Our History, Our Story, Our Future’ this First Friday will launch the new display Carrying Culture. We also celebrate with live performances by acclaimed Yidaki player Jamie Goldsmith.
The 2016 Collections Project, an ongoing collaboration with Guildhouse in which South Australian artists respond to the Art Gallery’s collection will present new work by Adelaide based artist Kate Kurucz in the Melrose Wing of European Art.
CULTURE & COLLECTIONS
EXHIBITION GUIDED TOURS 5pm, 7pm
Celebrate Reconciliation Week with a tour of the new display Carrying Culture.
Where Meet the Guide at the Atrium Information Desk.
Where Sculpture Courtyard
FLASH SALE 5–7pm
20% discount on selected products.
Where Gallery Shop
YIDAKI PERFORMANCE from 5.30pm
Kaurna Musician, Jamie Goldsmith, plays the Yidaki; a traditional instrument in Aboriginal culture.
Where Elder Wing of Australian Art
GUILDHOUSE COLLECTIONS PROJECT LAUNCH– 6pm
Join us as we launch the next Collections project with artist Kate Kurucz. Learn more about Kate’s delving into the Art Gallery’s collection and see where this has taken her. In conversation with Contemporary Art curator Leigh Robb.
Where Gallery 15
ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE!
OUTSIDE EATS + DRINKS
Jacket potatoes - beef chilli or red bean chilli (vegan friendly)
Option to add - sour cream and cheese or soy sour cream, soy cheese (vegan)
Warm apple griddle cake w toffee sauce
Wine, beer, cider
INDOOR EATS + DRINKS
Olives, dip, cheese
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Wine, beer, cider, soft drinks
Winter cocktails - warm mead or cold cross bun - mead, vanilla liquor + ginger ale.
Friday 1 July, 5-9pm
This First Friday coincides with the launch of the major exhibition Robert Hannaford. Join the celebration and experience the most significant exhibition of work by this renowned South Australian portraitist. South Australian jazz quartet Miss Wonderful will perform an eclectic mix of jazz classics on the night.
Friday 5 August, 5-9pm
During the SALA Festival we recognise the diversity of local talent with a series of exhibitions presenting the work of Catherine Truman, Fiona Hall, Sue Kneebone and Robert Hannaford. We will also mark the silver anniversary of Guildhouse with the opening of Guildhouse 50. Headlining the evening is South Australian, indie / Alt / Rock Artist Timberwolf.
Friday 2 September, 5-9pm
First Friday will focus on the major display Great Tales in Asian Art and usher in a whole month at the Art Gallery dedicated to the celebration of Asian art and culture. Hear from Asian Art curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty as they bring the display to life, and enjoy the energy of Taiko drumming.