First Fridays


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 Store 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 or events.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email 

This program is presented free to audiences with thanks to generous contributions from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Thyne Reid Foundation.

Friday 7 December 5 - 9pm
Australian Art Anew 
Elder Wing of Australian Art rehang launch
Be the first to see the transformation of the Elder Wing of Australian Art. Join us for the exciting unveil of contemporary curatorial methodologies in the highly anticipated rehang of the Gallery’s historic wing. Take a tour of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new and enjoy an evening of original music with singer/song-writer Nathan May and his band.

Friday 4 January 5 - 9pm
Presented by TARNANTHI
Join us at First Fridays this January for an evening of art, tours, music and more. Celebrate the start to 2019 and the final month of the major exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, with free tours and events. Extend your plant knowledge with the native plants masterclass, where you will discover the many uses of flora native to Kaurna Country, and try your hand at native flower arrangements.

Friday 1 February 5 - 9pm
Join us at First Fridays in February for a summer evening of art, events and music. Take a free tour through Picasso: The Vollard Suite, and hear from Meaghan Morris, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, as she delivers a talk on the impact of the #MeToo movement and the contemporary reception of Picasso’s practice. Enjoy live music performance by Adelaide band W.M.N, and wander through your favourite displays at the Gallery after hours.

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