A new program for 13–17 year olds, proudly presented free thanks to The Balnaves Foundation.

'Neo' means new, youthful, fresh, lately and now. It suggests the spirit of the contemporary, so it is an ideal name for the Gallery's new free program of activities and talks led by artists and art lovers just for teen audiences, which returns bigger and better in 2017!

Friday 31 March, 5:30-8:30pm


In a Gallery first, Neo is celebrating National Youth Week by throwing an exclusive and free festival just for teens! At the one-night-only Teen Takeover, get a VIP look at the Gallery after hours as it comes alive with performance, film, music, dancing, theatre, circus and more! Bring old friends and make new ones, as you create, experiment and take risks alongside professional artists and hundreds of other teens. Experience the best of South Australian arts through an eclectic program of activities presented by Adelaide Central School of Art; the Adelaide Film Festival; Adelaide Fringe & SAYarts; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Australian Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble; Carclew; Music SA;  SA Circus Centre Home of Cirkidz; Slingsby Theatre Company; State Theatre Company South Australia; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute; Windmill Theatre Co; Restless Dance Theatre; and Young Adelaide Voices. 

Teen Takeover includes access to the whole Gallery just for 13-17 year olds, entry into our major exhibition Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time , free entertainment and light refreshments. This event is presented by The Balnaves Foundation and supported by the Office For Youth, Department for Communities and Social inclusion, Government of South Australia. 

When Friday 31 March, 5:30-8:30pm
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost Free
Age 13-17 years old
Enquiries 08 8207 7109
Registrations recommended, book online now

Terms and Conditions for entry 

Do you want to contribute to Neo?
Are you a talented teenager 13-17 with something special to share, or want to help out, gain experience and meet new friends? Email us on or call 08 8207 7109 for more information. 

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The Balnaves Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation established to provide support to charitable enterprises across Australia. The Foundation supports eligible organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts, with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged, and Indigenous communities.

detail: Teens enjoying Neo Nights at the Art Gallery of South Australia