Departure... Your cultural journey starts here

DEPARTURE is the Art Gallery of South Australia’s after-dark cultural events program for people aged in their 20s and 30s. Our Friday night events are held four times a year and offer a unique experience where guests gain exclusive after-hours access to outstanding art, hear from curators and artists, and enjoy live music, performances and great food and drinks.

DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships
Friday 28 August 2015
Art Gallery of South Australia


DEPARTURE goers will set sail on a global voyage through DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships. Curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty will captain an enthralling after-dark navigation of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices , unfolding tales of centuries of trade between the East and the West .  



Members $45
General Admission $60

Not a DEPARTURE Member? Join now and receive a complimentary ticket to DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships plus Art Gallery of South Australia Membership - all for just $100. (Membership valued at $80, DEPARTURE ticket valued at $60). DEPARTURE Member benefits include access to discounted $45 pre-release tickets to every DEPARTURE event, discounts in The Gallery Shop  and Art Gallery Food+Wine  and home delivery of our seasonal Gallery mag Articulate. Click here for details of full membership benefits.

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Save the last DEPARTURE date for 2015! 
13 November
Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

DEPARTURE Terms & Conditions 
DEPARTURE events run from 6-10pm.
No ticket, no entry. No excuses!  
No refunds on DEPARTURE tickets.  
DEPARTURE is an 18+ event.  
Members cannot purchase Members' price tickets for non-member guests.  
Members' price tickets must be presented with valid Membership card at the door.
No ticket sales at the door.  
Four drink vouchers will be distributed to guests at the event in exchange for one valid ticket. Drink vouchers are not redeemable for cash.  
Drink vouchers can be used to redeem four beverages (soft drink, beer, cider, wine) and will be subject to availability.  
Drink service concludes at 9.45pm.  
This a non-smoking event.  
At DEPARTURE you will be photographed by the Art Gallery of South Australia for marketing and PR purposes, including on social media. If you do not wish to be involved please advise the photographer.    

image detail: J. Visscher, Netherlands, active early 17th century, after Peter Plancius, Belgium, 1552-1622, 'Islands of Maluku ... [Insulae Moluccae ...]', 1617, Amsterdam, engraving on paper, 39.0 x 55.0 cm; Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, 2014.086.

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