First Fridays


First Fridays is proudly presented by Santos

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 


Friday 4 November, 5-9pm
Join us for tours of the collection and the launch of the next Guildhouse Collections Project featuring Zoe Kirkwood who has found inspiration in the Gallery’s Decorative Arts collection for her latest work.  Experience Conchillia, Adelaide based Indie pop band, who fuse Latin grooves with a touch of big band swing. Pop into the Auditorium for pint sized performances of  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – Bottom’s Dream, brought to life by ‘The Raw Shakespeare Project'

Friday 2 December, 5-9pm
Slip on your dancing shoes for our December First Friday, set against the backdrop of our new exhibition Sappers & Shrapnel . Like trench art, the focus of the exhibition, dancing and music were used to ‘escape’ the realities of war, if only for a moment. Swing to the sounds of The Boswell Project and hear from exhibiting artist Sera Waters, whose interest in a wartime blanket sparked a new body of work.

Friday 6 January, 5-9pm
Do you have a relic from the war, something crafted from the trenches? Bring it along to our Trench Art Treasures event to find out more about it. Join us for a tour of Sappers & Shrapnel and dance like no one is watching with Adelaide’s brassy-bush punks, The Timbers.

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