Adelaide Biennial Vernissage Weekend featuring work by Ken Family artists Freda Brady, Sandra Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Paniny Mick, Maringka Tunkin and Yaritji Young, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, photo: Nat Rogers

Events Calendar

Talks and tours are available daily. More 
Please note that presenter, location, and topic details are subject to change.
 

Exhibition Tours
Guided tours of Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’O rsay at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm & 3pm daily. Admission fees apply. 

Wednesday 23 May 10.30am
NEW MEMBER TOURS
Have you recently become a Member? Join us for a relaxed morning tea and orientation tour given by a Gallery Guide.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050
Where Meet in the Members Lounge, accessed via the Sculpture Courtyard.

Tuesday 29 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Nici Cumpston, Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, leads a Reconciliation Week talk on the Ken Sisters in 2018 Adelaide Biennial. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 7

Friday 1 June, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM
Colours of Impressionism is in full flight, join us this First Friday for some sketching fun with artist Luke Thurgate then hit the dance floor with Adelaide Afrobeat Collective who will play a colourful fusion of jazz, funk and West African drumming, inspired by Fela Kuti. Take a tour of the 2018 Biennial (free) or Colours of Impressionism (exhibition ticket required) then sit back and enjoy some retro disco tunes with a unique French flavour with DJ Bennymax. Auslan interpreted tour of Colours of Impressionism.
FULL PROGRAM 

Friday 1 June 7pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOURS
Colours of Impressionism
Join a guided tour accompanied by an accredited AUSLAN interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Meet in the Vestibule 

Sunday 3 June 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?
Bring your brilliant ideas along and find out what to do with them at START, bring your ideas into the world in storytelling performances, use your ideas to create something amazing in art workshops and discover how ideas can be transformed into works of art, music and performances this START.
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 5 June 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK  
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, speaks about China's nineteenth century trading history is China and the World.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 19a, Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 12 June, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK  
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the work of Matthew Monahan.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 13, Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 16 June, 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOUR
Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Meet in the Vestibule 

Tuesday 19 June, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK  
Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, speaks about Nora Heysen's painting Ruth.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 13, Art Gallery of South Australia


Saturday 16 June, 6 - 8.30pm
LE FREAK, C'EST CHIC!

Neo hosts another teen-exclusive party set within the Australian-exclusive exhibition, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. Step off North Terrace and be transported to Paris for one radical Neo!
When
Saturday 16 June, 6 - 8.30pm

Cost
Free, bookings essential online

Enquiries
Call 82077076,
neo@artgallery.sa.gov.au 
Facebook event
online
Terms and Conditions
online

Thursdays 21 June 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING – ONLY FOR MEMBERS
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online.

Tuesday 26 June, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, discusses selected works in the collection display titled Desert Colour.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 7, Art Gallery of South Australia

Sunday 1 July 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN! 
This START celebrates NAIDOC the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our communities, families, our rich history and our nation with a special program of Aboriginal women musicians, artists and performers curated by Barkindji Woman, and accomplished singer-songwriter Nancy Bates.
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 3 July, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, discusses breakthroughs in colour theory as harnssed by Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist artists in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 1, Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 6 July, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
Brighten up your winter and join local artist Lauren Simeoni as you create wearable works of art in her Frou Frou Pour Toi workshop. Be transported to an intimate French bar for a night in Paris with some of Adelaide's finest jazz musicians. Louise Blackwell and band will take you on a journey of chansons to celebrate 1930's stars. Join Michael Mills for a theatrical tour with a twist of Colours of Impressionism exhibition (ticket required) or join a Penny's Hill wine-tasting masterclass experience.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 7 July - Saturday 28 July, 2-4pm
ART AND SPIRITUALITY IN ASIAN ART
4 sessions, each Saturday in July
This short course will explore the leading spiritual traditions – Ancestral beliefs, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity – which have influenced Asian art from prehistoric times to the modern era. Each of the four sessions will feature compelling presentations by James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, and guest lecturers from Indonesian, Chinese, Syrian and Australian backgrounds.
Cost $250 Members / $500 Non-members
Where Radford Auditorium
Bookings online HERE
Enquires  agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

Mon 9 – Fri 13 July 10am, 11.30am, 1pm
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS FLOATING CHALK IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING 
Have you ever made a floating chalk print? Learn how and create your own colourful speckled impressionist painting.
Cost $10 per child, Parent/guardian supervision required
Bookings essential  T 08 8207 7035 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Ages 5–12 years 
Where Radford Auditorium

Tuesday 10 July, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
In celebration of the 2018 NAIDOC week theme, Because of her we can, Co-Acting Director Lisa Slade looks at art from Ernabella.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 6, Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 13 July, 5-9pm
FRIDAYS IN JULY
Participate in a Passion and Pastels workshop with artist Roe Gartelmann, enjoy compelling live performance by Naomi Keyte and join us for talks and tours.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 14 July, 3pm
BASTILLE DAY
Join a special guided tour of Colours of Impressionism presented in French to celebrate Bastille Day.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Meet in Gallery 1

Sunday 15 July, 11am
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOUR
Collection tour including Australian art post 1945
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Tuesday 17 July, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
The Studio presenting artist, Lauren Simeoni, discusses her work with Rebecca Evans, Curator, European and Australian Decorative Arts. Simeoni's work is also included in To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of International Jewellery from July 21 in Gallery 8.
Cost Free
Where The Studio

Friday 20 July, 5-9pm
FRIDAYS IN JULY
Experience the technique of oil painting in a workshop with Archibald finalist Tsering Hannaford, soak up the sounds of Nancy Bates as she performs with pure emotion, gifting to the human spirit, then listen to floor talks and tours.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 21 July, 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOUR
Permanent collection, selected works
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Thursdays 19 July 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING – ONLY FOR MEMBERS
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online.
Cost Exhibition ticket is required for entry
Enquires  agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

Tuesday 24 July, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses the work of Tracey Moffatt, Body Remembers, a new photographic series shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 24, Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 27 July, 5-9pm
FRIDAYS IN JULY
Enjoy Mélange à Trois' sultry blend of French classics and original music, take part in a spring-inspired floristry workshop and join us for talks and tours.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 31 July, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Julie Robinson, Senior Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, introduces the exhibition Diane Arbus: American Portraits.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 23, Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 3 August, 6pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOUR
An in-conversation with South Australian artist Geoff Wilson and author John Neylon. This event is part of our First Fridays program.
Cost Free
Where Function Room

Sunday 5 August 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
SALA Extravaganza
This START highlights the talents of local legends especially START artists in the 7th annual START Art Prize exhibition.  Prize winners are announced at 12pm followed by an afternoon of festivities and activities.
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia 

Tuesday 7 August, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
South Australian artist Geoff Wilson discusses his work on display in In good company: the drawings of Geoff Wilson with Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 19A, Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 14 August, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TIME
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, highlights the work of South Australian artist Theresa Walker, Australia's first proffessional female sculptor.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 13, Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 18 August, 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOUR
To Have and to Hold, Daalder Collection
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Tuesday 21 August, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, introduces Ian North's recent series of photographs of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Cost Free
Where Vestibule

Tuesday 28 August, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, introduces Isle of the Gods: The Art and Culture of Bali.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 20, Art Gallery of South Australia

Image: TARNANTHI media preview featuring APY Art Centre Collective, Kulata Tjuta, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017; Courtesy the artists and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, APY Art Centre Collective, photo: Ben Searcy

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