Santos Atrium

Events Calendar

Friday 29 July, 6pm
SALA LAUNCH

Kick off the SALA Season and join us to launch the 2016 SALA Festival. Experience the Art Gallery’s first exhibition devoted to the work of Robert Hannaford, and immerse yourself in a trio of exhibitions featuring the work of Catherine Truman, Fiona Hall and Sue Kneebone. Also, have your copy of the 2016 Wakefield Press and SALA monograph on Catherine Truman signed by the artist and author. 
Where: Sculpture Courtyard
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not necessary but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 30 July, 11am
Fiona Hall - In Conversation
Join us for a special chance to hear from artist Fiona Hall as she discusses her installation Wrong Way Time, made for the 2015 Venice Biennale and her forthcoming project Sappers & Shrapnel. Fiona Hall will be in conversation with Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs.   
Where:
Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not necessary but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Please note: When the Radford Auditorium reaches capacity or the event has commenced, no further entry is permitted. The talk will also be broadcast live on the screen in the Sculpture Courtyard.

Tuesday 2 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses Fiona Hall’s masterwork All the King’s Men.
Where: Gallery 11
Cost: Free 

Friday 5 August, 5pm
Auslan Tour at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by an AUSLAN interpreter
Join our 5pm tour of the exhibition celebrating SALA Festival feature artist Catherine Truman. The human body, its movement, limitations and our obsessive drive to understand it are abiding concerns for Truman.
This Auslan tour coincides with our First Friday program.
Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Santos Atrium
Cost: Free

Friday 5 August, 5-9pm
First Friday
During the SALA Festival we recognise the diversity of local talent with a series of exhibitions presenting the work of Catherine Truman, Fiona Hall, Sue Kneebone and Robert Hannaford. At 6pm join Rebecca Evans Curator of European & Australian Decorative Arts in conversation with Catherine Truman in Gallery 9. We will also mark the silver anniversary of Guildhouse with the opening of Guildhouse 50. Headlining the evening is South Australian, indie / Alt / Rock Artist Timberwolf. 
This First Friday is featured in the Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival presented by MusicSA.
Where: Whole Gallery
Cost: Free

Friday 5 August, 6-8pm
Neo Nights - SA CONTEMPORARY
Neo nights return with a focus on South Australia living artists and teenage maestros! Hit the dancefloor with Adelaide performance artist and Neo Artist Ambassador Luke Wilcox in his new work Portable Dance Party. Be inspired by the art of teenage artists as you create dreamlike digital drawings with Laura Wills. Then, stop for a snack and refresh your creativity on a tour of our SALA exhibitions before you craft your own masterpiece adornment from found objects with Lauren Simeoni.
Registrations open at 5.30pm with creative labs and live music from 6-8pm.
Age 13 - 17 year olds
Where Radford Auditorium
Registrations essential  Register online now 
Enquiries Call 8207 7109 
Cost Free

Sunday 7 August, 11am–3pm
START at the Gallery
START ON SHOW

Join us for the opening party of the START Art Prize, the exhibition that showcases the art made at START by some of South Australia’s youngest living artists, as part of the SALA Festival. Workshops will focus on the human body as inspiration for sculpture.
Also during the SALA Festival, START goes on the road to present art making activities for children and families in the Riverland. This year’s events will be held on 20 and 21 August, for more information visit artgallery.sa.gov.au
Age 3-12 year olds, parent/carer supervision required.
Where Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost Free, all materials supplied

Tuesday 9 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs considers the work of South Australian-born photographers Gwendolyn Morris, Esther Baylis and Joyce Waterhouse.
Where: Gallery 8
Cost: Free 

Tuesday 16 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, speaks on the recent major donation by Max Carter, AO, of Arthur Streeton’s An impression from the deep, 1889.
Where: Gallery 3b
Cost: Free

Sunday 21 August, 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.
Where: Meet in the Members Lounge
Cost: Free
Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 23 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses drawings by Robert Hannaford, alongside others from the Gallery’s collection, in the Robert Hannaford exhibition. 
Where: Gallery 25
Cost: Free 

Tuesday 30 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Director Nick Mitzevich leads a discussion of his favourite works of art in the Robert Hannaford exhibition.
Where: Gallery 25
Cost: Free

Friday 2 September, 5-9pm
First Friday
First Friday will focus on the major display Great Tales in Asian Art and usher in a whole month at the Art Gallery dedicated to the celebration of Asian art and culture. Hear from Asian Art curators James Bennett and Russell
Kelty as they bring the display to life, and enjoy the energy of Taiko drumming.
Where: Whole Gallery
Cost: Free

Saturday 3 September, 2pm
Lecture - Translating Genji and Heike: Challenges and Rewards
Presented in conjunction with Greats Tales in Asian Art, this lecture will be delivered by Dr. Royall Tyler, formerly of Australian National University and recipient of Japan’s highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun. In this
lecture Dr. Tyler presents the complexities of translating two of Japan’s most iconic and ancient works of literature, The Tale of Genji (c. 1007) and The Tale of The Heike (c. 1309), both of which have had a defining impact on art and culture.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not necessary but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 4 September, 11am–3pm
START at the Gallery
EXPLORING STORIES
Join a tour of the display Great Tales in Asian Art and explore ancient stories of love, adventure and great conflict. Illustrate your own adventure in our art workshops and enjoy the sounds of Indian music. Plus, learn some new moves in interactive dance performances led by Fusion Beats.
Age: 3-12 year olds, parent/carer supervision required.
Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Tuesday 6 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art, discusses selected works in Carrying Culture .
Where: Gallery 7
Cost: Free

Tuesday 13 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, speaks about the Globustisch work table in the Melrose Wing of European Art.
Where: Gallery 15
Cost: Free

13 September, 1pm
Meet Your Maker Talk 
Stephanie James-Mattan will discuss what inspires her sculptural porcelain work. 
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free   

Friday 16 September, 6pm
Launch Event 
Ever blossoming  is presented as part of OzAsia 2016. Join us for the launch of this new display and hear from curators about an important new acquisition. 
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia.
Cost: Free

Tuesday 20 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, explores the role of the epic in the exhibition, Great Tales in Asian Art
Where: Gallery 20
Cost: Free

Wednesday 21 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.
Where: Meet in the Members Lounge
Cost: Free
Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 27 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk 
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs shares her insights into Hannaford’s approach to portraiture.
Where: Gallery 25
Cost: Free

Sunday 2 October, 11am
Auslan Tour at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by an AUSLAN interpreter.
Explore the exhibition Robert Hannaford , a celebration of one of Australia’s most respected portraitists who is revered for his ability to capture in his paintings the true nature or ‘essence’ of his subjects.
This Auslan tour coincides with our START day and is a child friendly tour.
Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Santos Atrium
Cost: Free

Programs subject to change without notice.

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