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 6 April 5–9pm

Central to Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda’s work made for Divided Worlds, is his fascination with fandom and fantasy. Participate in a game of Dungeons & Dragons and be transported to another world
by performances, live music, tours and talks. Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist, and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.

Co-curated by artist Roy Ananda

GUIDED TOURS - 5pm & 7pm
Take a tour with one of our dedicated Gallery Guides.
Tour 1: Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
Where: Meet in the Vestibule, exhibition ticket required.
Tour 2: 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
The 7pm Biennial tour is accompanied by an AUSLAN interpreter
Where: Meet at the information desk in the Atrium, Free.

Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist,
and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.
Where: Function Room

MUSIC PERFORMANCE - 5.00pm & 7.30pm
Let the electronic soundscape of <IF END BEGIN> take you an aural journey, using drum machines, samplers and analogue synthesizers played live in real time.
Where: Sculpture courtyard

Hear from Biennial artist and this First Friday’s co-curator, Roy Ananda.
Descend into the underworld with Ananda and learn more about his fannish obsessions. In-conversation with our Curator of Contemporary Art, Leigh Robb.
Where: Gallery 25

EXPERIENCE – 6pm & 7.30pm
Be transported to another world in a table top game of Dungeons & Dragons. Guided by an experienced Dungeon Master, you will take part in this role-playing game and gain further insight to Biennial artist Roy Ananda’s work of art.
No experience necessary. Age suitability for 17years and over. 
Bookings essential: Book here for 6pm session. Book here for 7.30pm session
Where: Radford Auditorium

DEMONSTRATION – 6.30pm & 8pm
Witness roleplaying at its best, as Ironclad Academy demonstrate medieval sword fighting.
Where: Courtyard lawn



Friday 4 May 5–9pm

Experience Paris’ Left Bank on North Terrace with Colours of Impressionism, exclusive to Adelaide. Enjoy a glass of bubbles, French inspired
quirk-folk by the Coconut Kids, and talks and tours focusing on some of the 65-plus masterworks being loaned to the Gallery by the Musée d’Orsay, regarded as the home of French Impressionism.

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