Santos Atrium

Events Calendar


Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August, 10am - 4pm 
Face to Face - portraiture oil painting workshop
Learn the ideas and techniques of cubist portraiture with Adelaide artist Deidre But-Husaim. Work with oil paint and pastel to create your own portraits inspired by the masters of modernism. Places are limited.
Cost: $250, Members $200 
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035  or Book online

Sunday 31 August
Gallery Shop Story Time
A new children’s title is featured each week . Hear the story of
Art & Max
by David Wiesner.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery Shop

Tuesday 2 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art examines Dorrit Black's dynamic linocut prints.
Cost: Free
Where: Meet at the exhibition entry


Wednesday 3 September, 10am 
Members’ Guide to the Gallery
Bling through the Ages / Painful Experiences.

On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge at 10am or meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium at 10.30am to join the tour.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Call 08 8207 7050 


Saturday 6 September 11am-1pm
Mongolian Calligraphy Workshop
Included in the display Brush and ink: Contemporary Asian calligraphy are a selection of recent works by Mongolian calligraphers utilizing classic script, comprised of ninety letters connected vertically by continuous strokes, which evoke ancient literary culture as well as nomadic life. In this workshop a skilled Mongolian calligrapher will share their technique of Mongolian calligraphy and guide you through your own attempts of this beautiful art form.
Limited to 20 people
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
*fully booked*

Saturday 6 September, 2-4pm
An afternoon with Mortimer Menpes
On the penultimate day of the exhibition, hear three speakers present their perspectives on Menpes. John Payne, Senior Conservator of Painting, National Gallery of Victoria, will speak about Menpes’s frames; Dr Gary Morgan, art historian and author, will talk about Menpes’s prints, and Exhibition Curator Julie Robinson will present her final perspectives on the exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to talk with experts first-hand and gain rare insights.
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or book online

Sunday 7 September, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery, Scholars and Scrolls
Celebrate Asian Culture this START day for the Oz Asia Festival with Bunraku Puppetry, Chinese Calligraphy and music. Take a look at the display Brush and Ink: Contemporary Asian Calligraphy then decorate your own Japanese inspired paper scroll.
Cost: Free, all materials supplied
Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery.

Sunday 7 September, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Story Time

A new children’s title is featured each week . Hear the tale of Zen Ties by Jon Muth.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery Shop

Tuesday 9 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Artist Nicolas Folland speaks about his work on display in The extreme climate of Nicolas Folland.
Cost: Free
Where: Galleries 9 & 10.

Saturday 13 September, 2pm
Spring Lecture: Architecture in the Museum: The Art of Advocacy
Presented by Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University & The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Barry Bergdoll worked at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, creating a number of exhibitions on architecture and design, engaging with some of the most pressing issues of our time. In the summer of 2011 Bergdoll invited five teams of architects, planners, ecologists, engineers, landscape designers, and other specialists in the urban and suburban condition to develop proposals for housing that would open new routes through the mortgage-foreclosure crisis that continues to afflict the United States. In this lecture Bergdoll speaks about his current research interests involving multi-disciplinary teams and the role of architecture and design in re-imagining our cities and urban design as we manage the effects of climate change. 
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: enquiries call 08 82077035 or book online

Sunday 14 September 11am-1pm
Hiroko Watanabe Calligraphy Workshop
For the first time in Australia the Art Gallery will present the monumental, calligraphic installations of artist/commercial designer Hiroko Watanabe (b. 1970, Nagoya, Japan).
Hiroko Watanabe (1970, Nagoya, Japan) whose work incorporates both performance and installation will share her passion and experience of calligraphy and guide participants in creating their own calligraphic masterpieces. To inspire participates Hiroko Watanabe will demonstrate in her performance based style one of her calligraphic works at the beginning of the workshop.
Limited to 20 people
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
*fully booked*

Sunday 14 September, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Story Time
A new children’s title is featured each week . Hear the tale of Matisse King of Colour by Laurence Anholt.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery Shop

Sunday 14 September 2pm
Film Screening
The Great Passage (船を編む) 2013
Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability with words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems. Will 'The Great Passage' ever be completed?
134 min
Not Rated
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium

Tuesday 16 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Jane Messenger, Curator of European Art speaks about our splendid masterwork Camille Pissarro’s Prairie à Éragny.
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium

Wednesday 17 September, 10.30am
New Members’ Welcome Tours
If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Email or phone 08 8207 7050

Sunday 21 September, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Story Time
A new children’s title is featured each week . Hear the tale of Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty / Illustrated by David Roberts.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery Shop 

Tuesday 23 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator, Asian art speaks about the display of contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery 21

Sunday 28 September, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Story Time
A new children’s title is featured each week . Hear the tale of Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery Shop 

Tuesday 30 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Maria Zagala, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs speaks on the display of Piranesi prints.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery 8

Wednesday 1 October, 10am
Members’ Guide to the Gallery
The Extreme Climate of Nicholas Folland
On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge at 10am or meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium at 10.30am to join the tour.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: phone 08 8207 7050

Saturday 4 October, 2pm
Spring Lecture:
Decorative Arts from The David Roche Foundation
Presented by Martyn Cook, Curator, The David Roche Foundation
The Art Gallery of South Australia is privileged to present the inaugural lecture highlighting the collection of The David Roche Foundation in the lead up to the 2015 development of a new museum in Adelaide. During his lifetime, Adelaide born collector David Roche, built up one of the greatest private decorative arts collections in Australia, spanning two centuries of European design from the early rococo of France to Faberge in Russia. He was also a world expert dog judge and breeder introducing him to Royal circles and the private collections of the famous and wealthy. This experience determined his resolve to enable his collection to be permanently on display and in 1999 The David Roche Foundation was established as recipient and custodian of the exceptional collection of antiques, paintings and objets d’art accumulated by him over his lifetime and to be preserved for future generations. 
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: enquiries call 08 82077035 or book online

Tuesday 7 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Indigenous Art speak about the display Above and Below , featuring Australian landscape paintings.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery 7

Saturday 11 October, 2pm
Spring Lecture: Benjamin West and “The Venetian Secret”
Presented by Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. In 1796 a shadowy figure, Thomas Provis, and his artist daughter, Ann Jemima Provis, persuaded the American-born artist Benjamin West that they possessed a copy of an old manuscript purporting to contain descriptions of materials and techniques used by the Venetian painters of the High Renaissance. West used these materials and techniques in secret to execute a large history painting entitled Cicero Discovering the Tomb of Archimedes (1796–97). In fact, the manuscript was fake but West believed it, and through him the Provises managed to dupe a number of other key artist members of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. When the fraud was finally exposed, the embarrassment was far worse for West than it was for the other victims because it was largely through his influential position as president of the Academy that the perpetrators managed to gain access to so many of his variously hapless, dim-witted, or simply greedy colleagues. What do the two surviving versions of Cicero Discovering the Tomb of Archimedes tell us about the “Venetian Secret”, and why did West fall for it? 
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: enquiries call 08 82077035 or book online

Tuesday 14 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Lisa Slade, Curator of The extreme climate of Nicolas Folland, speaks about selected works on display .
Cost: Free
Where: Galleries 9 & 10

Wednesday 15 October, 10.30am
New Members’ Welcome Tour
If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Email or phone 08 8207 7050

Saturday 18 October, 2pm
Spring Lecture: Fashion Icons
Presented by Robert Reason, Coordinating Curator, Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts. In this warm up lecture, Robert Reason speaks about the excitement and vitality of Parisian style within the context of contemporary fashion design since 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with his New Look. From that time fashion design blossomed with the lavish splendour of the 1950s, the futurist dynamism of the 1960s, the inspired emancipation of the 1970s, the unbridled excess of the 1980s, and the pure minimalism of the 1990s, all inspiring today’s composite portrait of the 21st century. This exhibition presents over 100 emblematic haute couture garments created by the world's leading fashion designers and curated by the museum’s 20th and 21st Centuries Fashion and Textile Collection Chief Curator, Pamela Golbin. 
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium 
Bookings essential: enquiries call 08 82077035 or book online

Tuesday 21 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk 
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, speaks about Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion on display in Elegant Pursuits .
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery 20.

Tuesday 21 October, 6-8pm
Adelaide Fashion Festival: Fashion Icons in Conversation
Be one of the first to hear the story of Fashion Icons at a special event held as part of Adelaide Fashion Festival.
Hear from Exhibition Curator Pamela Golbin, Event Program Curator, Mitchell Oakley Smith and Art Gallery Decorative Arts Curator Robert Reason, as they discuss the art of curating fashion and the story behind the exhibition.
Refreshments can be purchased on the night.
Cost: Free
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the West Wing Doors
Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or book online

Wednesday 5 November, 10am
Members’ Guide to the Gallery
Above and Below: Australian landscapes from the Gallery's Collection
On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge at 10am or meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium at 10.30am to join the tour.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Call 08 8207 7050

Wednesday 19 November, 6pm (tour starts at 6.20pm)
FEAST Fashion Icons
Join Robert Reason, Curator of Decorative Arts, for a Feast Festival exclusive after-hours tour of Fashion Icons: From the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Parisian style at its best. An inspiring composite portrait of contemporary haute couture since 1947, from Christian Dior’s New Look to the minimalism of the 1990s. Ticket price includes entry, private tour and a glass of wine. Limited places available.
Cost: $30
Where:
Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Bookings essential: book online
Enquiries Call 08 82077035 or email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Sunday 23 November, 10.30am
New Members’ Welcome Tour
If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Email or phone 08 8207 7050

Tuesday 2 December, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk 
Gaye Beswick, Australian Lace Guild (SA) presents a talk on Lace: The Art of Adornment
Cost:
Free
Where: Gallery 19A

Wednesday 3 December, 10am
Members’ Guide to the Gallery
Elegant Pursuits: Arts of the East Asian Scholar
On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge at 10am or meet at the Information Desk in the Atrium at 10.30am to join the tour.
Cost: Free
Where:
Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Call 08 8207 7050

Wednesday 10 December, 10.30am
New Members’ Welcome Tour
If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
Cost: Free
Where: Members Lounge
Bookings essental: Email or phone 08 8207 7050


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