Santos Atrium

Events Calendar

Talks and tours are available daily. More

Sunday 24 September,  2-3.30pm Film Screening: This Woman is Not a Car, Margaret Dodd
Join artist Margaret Dodd and Art Gallery of South Australia Curator of Contemporary Art Leigh Robb for a special-event screening of the feminist tour de force and “quintessential Australian horror movie (Glenys Rowe)”: Dodd’s 1982 film This Woman is Not a Car.
This event will include an insightful conversation between Margaret and Leigh, as well as the screening of a film that has greatly inspired the artist’s filmmaking and practice, Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon from 1943. This program is a collaboration between ACE Open and Art Gallery of South Australia, celebrating Margaret Dodd’s current exhibition at ACE Open and the inclusion of her work in the new display of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 
Cost Free 
Where Radford Auditorium 

Tuesday 26 September, 12.30pm 
Lunchtime Talk 
OZASIA FOCUS
Curator of Asian Art, James Bennett, speaks about Tibetan Tantric art the display Awakening: Art of Buddhism. 
Cost Free 
Where Gallery 20

Sunday 1 October 
START at the Gallery,
Asian Awakening  
This START shines a spotlight on Asian arts and culture offering workshops in Tai Chi, Confetti Calligraphy Oracle Animals, music, storytelling performances family trails and guided tours against the backdrop of OzAsia. FULL PROGRAM
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 3 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
 
OZASIA FOCUS
Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art, presents on the installation Home by GayBird Leung located on the Goodman Lawns at the University of Adelaide.
Cost Free
Where Goodman Lawns, University of Adelaide 

Tuesday 3– Friday 6 October, 10am, 11.30am & 1pm
School Holiday Workshops, GRAND DESIGNS

Make the home of your dreams in these workshops exploring what ‘home’ means to people and cultures across the world. Draw, collage and construct a diorama of your dream home.
Ages 5–12 years
Cost $10
Where Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential Phone 08 8207 7109 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Wednesday 4 October 10.30am & 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY, Australian Art after World War II

Enjoy a morning tea served 30 minutes prior to your tour.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Function Room
Bookings essential Phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Friday 6 October 
First Fridays, FABULOUS FASHION
 
We’re hosting a red-carpet welcome for the Adelaide Fashion Festival! Hear from fashion designer Paul Vasileff as he shares his experience of being the first South Australian designer to show in the world’s fashion capital, Paris. Take in the display of delicate Paolo Sebastian garments, Vasileff’s label. Try your hand at fashion illustration on a drawing tour or layback on the lawn and enjoy a refreshment while listening to soul roots trio WANDERERS.
Cost Free (illustration workshop $10 - booked out)
Where Whole Gallery

Friday 6 October, 7pm 
First Fridays Fashion Illustration Drawing Tour

Try your hand at fashion illustration on a drawing tour led by illustrator Sue Ninham through the Melrose Wing. All materials are supplied and no prior experience is necessary.
Where: meet in the Vestibule.
Cost $10
Bookings  online

Tuesday 10 October, 9.30am - 5pm
Nazar: Ways of Seeing in Islamic Cultures Symposium
This one day symposium features speakers from Great Britain, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, United States and around Australia and explores modes of seeing and understanding the visual world of Islam. Presented by the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture, University of Adelaide, in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Cost Free
Bookings  online

Tuesday 10 October, 12.30pm
ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL FOCUS

Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, introduces the display Paolo Sebastian: X.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 13

Thursday 12 October, 1.30 –3pm
TARNANTHI MEMBERS’ PREVIEW

Be one of the first to experience art of Australia’s oldest living culture at the Members’ Preview of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.
Cost Free, bookings essential, phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Where Gallery 25

Thursday 12 October, 5.30 –9pm
TARNANTHI Launch
Join TARNANTHI Co-Chairs Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Klynton Wanganeen and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia for the official launch of the 2017 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art. Be the first to experience TARNANTHI at the Gallery at the Art Gallery of South Australia and NGURRA: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands at the South Australian Museum.
Both venues are open until 9pm.
Enjoy performances by Electric Fields, Kuren, the Kulata Project and be part of the TARNANTHI Welcoming Ceremony.
Cost Free, all are welcome
Refreshments are available for purchase.
Where North Terrace Forecourt, Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum Lawns.

TARNANTHI FESTIVAL OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday 13 October, 9am–1.30pm
Panpa-panpalya
In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya describes a gathering held to exchange and share ideas.
Join leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curators, academics, collectors and writers for this Panpa-panpalya. This event includes four 45 minute sessions.
A detailed program will be available online in the lead up to the day.
Cost Free
Where TARNANTHI Tent, Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 13 October, 2pm
Artist talk
Join the Kulata Tjuta artists exhibiting in TARNANTHI as they bring the works to life.
Cost Free 
Where Gallery 11 

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October, 10am-3pm
TARNANTHI Art Fair

The TARNANTHI Art Fair presents more than 40 art centres and over 200 artists from across Australia during the Festival's opening weekend.
Cost Free
Where Tandanya National Aborigonal Cultural Institute

TARNANTHI FESTIVAL OPENING WEEKEND TALKS & PERFORMANCES
Hear from artists exhibiting at the Art Gallery of South Australia and special guests as they discuss the works on exhibition in TARNANTHI. 

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October , 10am 
Performance,  We are all animals 
Nicole Monks is a trans-disciplinary artist of Yamatji Wajarri, Dutch and English heritage. Informed by her cross-cultural identity, she uses storytelling and performance to connect the past and the present to imagine a new future. 
Cost Free 
Where Gallery 23c

Saturday 14 October, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm
Artist talks

11am, Nawurapu Wunungmurra, Gallery 25
12.30pm, Erub Arts, The Studio 
2pm, Cicada Press, Gallery 8
Cost Free
Where In the TARNANTHI exhibition 

Sunday 15 October, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm
Artist talks  

11am, Bob Burruwal and Lena Yarinkura,  Gallery 24
12.30pm, Ricky Maynard,  Gallery 24
2pm, Shirley Macnamara,  Gallery 9
Cost Free  
Where In the TARNANTHI exhibition 

Please note that presenter, location and topic details are subject to change.

Tuesday 17 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk, 
TARNANTHI FESTIVAL FOCUS
Artistic Director of TARNANTHI Nici Cumpston, introduces the exhibition in Gallery 25.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25 

Wednesday 18 October, 10.30am
NEW MEMBERS’ TALKS AND TOURS

New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential, phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge

Saturday 21 October, 3pm
Audio Description Tour

Join an audio described and multi-sensory for blind and vision-impaired visitors of the permanent collection, Rethinking Australian Art.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

TARNANTHI FESTIVAL CLOSING WEEKEND EVENTS 

Saturday 21 October, 11am & 2pm
Artist talks  

11am,  Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Lisa Slade focuses on selected projects from the AnanguPitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands,  Gallery 9
2pm, TARNANTHI Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston discusses new works of art by artists from the  AnanguPitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Gallery 9
Cost Free  
Where In the TARNANTHI exhibition 

Sunday 22 October, 11am & 2pm  
Artist talks  

11am, Tony Albert, p lease check location at the information desk on the day
2pm, Special guest, Gayle Quarmby,  Gallery 23
Cost Free  
Where In the TARNANTHI exhibition 

Please note that presenter, location and topic details are subject to change.

Sunday 22 October, 2.30pm for a 3pm start
NAMATJIRA PROJECT AUCTION

Join this historic auction. A collaboration with the Namatjira family, Namatjira Legacy Trust, Many Hands Art Centre, Tony Albert, TARNANTHI and leading Australian artists. All proceeds from this auction of works of art will go to the descendants of Albert Namatjira.
Cost Free
Where Radford Auditorium 

Tuesday 24 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Eve Chaloupka, Associate Curator of TARNANTHI, discusses the work of art by Lena Yarinkura and Bob Burruwal.
Cost Free
Where In the exhibition

Tuesday 31 October, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Join special guest, TARNANTHI Project Officer Cara Kirkwood.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Wednesday 1 November, 10.30am & 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY, TARNANTHI
Enjoy a morning tea served 30 minutes prior to your tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Where Meet in the Function Room

Friday 3 November, 5pm
Auslan Translated Tours 
Join a Gallery Guide on a highlights tour of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art accompanied by an accredited Auslan interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Friday 3 November 5–9pm
First Fridays
MARNI NI INA PUDNI, Welcome to TARNANTHI
TARNANTHI is in full swing! Join us to take a tour of the exhibition and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Experience the Indigenous Jewellery Project, meet some of the artists and enjoy the sounds of local musicians Kahl Wallis and Nancy Bates.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Sunday 5 November, 11am–3pmZ
START at the Gallery, TARNANTHI TAKEOVER
Experience contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture at START. Discover important stories from across the country on tours of TARNANTHI at the Gallery and enjoy art workshops, music and entertainment.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 7 November, 12.30pm 
Lunchtime Talk 
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the new site-specific work of Reko Rennie. 
Cost Free 
Where Gallery 17 

Tuesday 14 November, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, speaks about the new acquisition, Fragment, 1971 by Ian Fairweather.
Cost: Free
Where: Gallery 4

Saturday 18 November, 3pm
Audio Description Tour

Join an audio described and multi-sensory for blind and vision-impaired visitors of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Sunday 19 November, 10.30am
NEW MEMBERS’ TALKS AND TOURS

New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour.
Cost Free, bookings essential phone 08 8207 7035 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au
Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge

Tuesday 21 November, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
 
Director, Nick Mitzevich presents on selected work in TARNANTHI.
Cost Free
Where In the exhibition

Tuesday 28 November, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk 
Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, considers the traditions of flower painting in Dutch art, with a focus on Jan van Os’s work, Flowers.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 16

 
Programs subject to change without notice. 

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