Santos Atrium

Events Calendar

 
Friday 3 July, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
Tour the exhibition  Treasure Ships - Art in the Age of Spices , experience the exotic world of flamenco and live music, catch up with friends to explore our spicy cuisine and enticing cocktails. Launch of Guildhouse project with artist, Jason Sims at 6pm.
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost: Free admission. Usual ticket prices apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries: Call 08 8207 7000 or email
agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Saturday 4 July, 12pm
The Dutch VOC and Japan
Speaker: Dr Oka Yasumasa, former Chief Curator, Kobe City Museum and current Director of the Kobe City Koiso Memorial Museum of Art and Kobe Artists Museum. From 1641, the Dutch were the only Europeans allowed to conduct trade in Japan from the small artificial island of Dejima located in Nagasaki. The importation of Dutch works of art, particularly ceramics, glass, paintings and engravings had a profound impact on Japanese artists during the 17th-19th centuries as they integrated elements such as one point perspective and the evocative designs and colours of Delftware into their own aesthetic. Dr Oka Yasumasa is one of the foremost experts on the Dutch VOC in Japan and has been made possible by the Japan Foundation.       
Where:
Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005

Saturday 4 July, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
The  Bloody Proceedings against the English merchants executed at Amboyna: Murder, Torture and the Race for Spices.
Speaker: Dr Adam Clulow, Senior Lecturer, Australian Research Council Early Career Fellow History Editor, Japanese Studies.
In the first decades of the 17th century, the Dutch and English East India Companies engaged in a ferocious competition over the trade in precious spices. Their rivalry centered especially on the Banda archipelago, which produced the bulk of the world’s supply of nutmeg, and Amboyna, an important clove-producing island in modern day Indonesia. This talk explores the race for spices, the bitter rivalry between the two East India Companies and the bloody events at Amboyna.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005

Sunday 5 July, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery,
  Famous Faces 
Children’s tours will explore the stories behind the portraits in the Treasure Ships exhibition, inspiring children to draw portraits of famous faces for entry in the 2015 START Art Prize exhibition.
See full program here
Where:
Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Sunday 5 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat By Jason Hook and Ilaria Demonti.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Monday 6 July - Friday 10 July, 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 
Ships Ahoy School Holiday Workshops
Youngsters who fancy themselves as captains, pirates, mini-mariners and mermaids are invited on board for some mid-winter seafaring fun activities these holidays at the Gallery during the Treasure Ships exhibition.  They can make a treasure map or treasure chest, a ship in a bottle or a creature from the sea.
When: 10am, 11.30am (for 5 to 8 year olds) and 1pm (for 9 to 12 year olds)
Where: Radford Auditorium 
FULLY BOOKED 

Monday 6 July - Friday 10 July, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Treasures by Lantern Light
Embark on a journey deep into the shadows of the Treasure Ships exhibition with the debonair master of the waves Captain Pedro Pyjamas as your guide.  As his delightful tale steers a course by candlelight through the exhibition, visitors help the Captain to discover his most valuable treasure of all.
Where: Tours cast off from the exhibition entrance
Cost: Family $35, Adult $15, Child 5-12 $5
Bookings essential: call 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 7 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, speaks about some of the earliest printed images of Australia from Dutch and British voyages of ‘discovery’ in Gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Saturday 11 July, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
From Voyaging and Trading to Converting and Conquering: Portuguese and Spaniards in Maritime Asia, c. 1500-1640
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Speaker: Dr Anthony R Disney, Author, Scholar and Historian.
Portugal’s Carreira da Índia and Spain’s Carrera de Las Filipinas, like umbilical cords, linked the two Iberian mother countries to their respective Asian empires, making possible an extraordinarily rich and exotic commercial interaction. This has in turn facilitated a long campaign for religious conversion and some astonishingly ambitious schemes of territorial conquest. How the interlinked themes of voyaging, trading, converting and conquering run through the Treasure Ships exhibition is discussed in this lecture.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 12 July, 2pm
Film Program - THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE (2008)
An animation about timid Elliot, always unsure George and the lazy Sedgewiuck. The trio is transported to the 17th century where they confront real pirates and embark on a mission to save a royal family from the clutches of a tyrant, all the while learning how to be real pirates (100 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 12 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is I Had A Favorite Hat By Boni Ashburn and Robyn Ng.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Monday 13 July - Wednesday 15 July, 10am - 12noon
Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

Young teens can learn the art of blue-point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing to produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops, offered in collaboration with the Jam Factory.
When: Daily workshops, Monday 13 July - Wednesday 15 July, 10am - 12noon
Where: Meet at the entrance to the Jam Factory, Morphett Street, Adelaide
Cost: $30 per student
Bookings and signed permission form essential for participation: call 8207 7005 or book online below
Monday 13 July Book online
Tuesday 14 July Book online
Wednesday 15 July Book online

Tuesday 14 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, presents a talk on Goa: Rome of the East in gallery 24.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Saturday 18 July, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
Interwoven Stories: Persian book arts in the age of spices
Speaker: Dr Susan Scollay is an independent art historian and curator specialising in the arts and culture of the Islamic world and in historic textiles.
Between the mid-15th century and the end of the 17th century, new maritime trade routes opened up between Europe and Asia in response to the Ottoman capture of Constantinople / Istanbul in 1453 and the subsequent end of Venetian control over European trade with the Middle East and beyond. Merchants from the Islamic world became key figures in the global trading community and in the ensuing exchange of cultural ideas and art objects. Luxuriously illustrated manuscripts describing epic histories and romances were reinterpreted in diverse cultural settings and adapted for use on textiles and other media such as ceramics, woodwork and precious metals.   
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 19 July, 2pm
Film Program - NIM’S ISLAND (2008)

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with the reclusive author of the novel she’s reading (96 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 19 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Katie and the Starry Night By James Mayhew
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 21 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Robert Reason, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Art, considers selected works of chinoiserie in the exhibition in gallery 23b.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Saturday 25 July, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
The view from the shore: Southeast Asian pesisir courts in the Age of Spices.
 
Speaker: James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Co-curator, Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices
European incursions into Southeast Asia occurred during a period of extraordinary cultural efflorescence in the archipelago's sultanates that became known as the era of the pesisir or ‘coastline’.  At this time, the great port emporiums such as Banten, Melaka and Aceh became international centres of cultural exchange and artistic activity whose wealth and sophistication astonished the European newcomers.  This talk will examine the rise of the Islamic pesisir courts, their eventual demise under Western colonialism, and the lasting heritage of pesisir art in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 26 July, 2pm
Film Program - TREASURE ISLAND (1990)

Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can successfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, determined to undermine Jim’s efforts (87 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 26 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Bogtrotter By Margaret Wild and Judith Rossell
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 28 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, speaks about the impact of Dutch knowledge as portrayed in the archery contest at Sanjusangendo in gallery 23c.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesday 4 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, discusses the fish, the cockatoo and the banana as conundrums of Australian colonial art in the Treasure Ships exhibition in gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Friday 7 August, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
 
We welcome all adventurers to the amazing Treasure Ships exhibition with special Fado performances by Portuguese performa, Mariana Dias. Celebrate the music that defines the Portuguese, their culture, and their existence.
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost: Free admission. Usual ticket prices apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email
agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Saturday 8 August, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
Trade supremacy in the East Indies
Speaker: Ian Burnet, author and adventurer.
After Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, the Portuguese would dominate trading networks from Goa in India through to the Moluccas, Timor and as far north as China and Japan. In 1595 and 1601 respectively the first Dutch and English trading expeditions appeared setting the scene for a 200 year long struggle between the Portuguese Crown, The Dutch East Indies Company and the English East India company for trade supremacy in the Eastern Seas.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 9 August, 2pm
Film Program - SHIPWRECKED (1990)
After his father is injured, young Haakon Haakonsen takes a job as a cabin boy aboard a ship in order to support his family. There, he befriends shipmate Jens who teaches Haakon how to be a sailor. Midway through the voyage, a girl named Mary is found stowed away. This, coupled with the untimely death of the captain, spurs a mutiny that ultimately sinks the ship, leaving Haakon and Mary shipwrecked on a desert island (92 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Tuesday 11 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, and Curator 2016 Biennial, discusses the varying representations of ‘exotica’ in gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance. 
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

The Art of Spices – workshop
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August 10am – 4pm
Join Gilbert Dashorst, former botanical illustrator at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, for a two day workshop exploring the world of spices. Experience and learn first-hand the techniques of a skilled botanical artist and create your own work of art.
Day 1 Begin by hearing Dashorst talk about his botanical illustrations, followed by a guided viewing of key works from the exhibition. After Lunch at the Gallery, take a spice tour of the South Australian Botanic Gardens and sketch (and photograph) the many examples of spices on hand in preparation for the rendering of your original work of art on Day 2.
Day 2 We learn about the support materials required by the botanical artist – paints, colours, pencils. Use your sketches and photographs to create your work.
Participants are recommended to bring a camera. Workshop limited to 15 participants.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $150, $125 Members
Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or book online

Saturday 15 August, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
SPICES – The Plants That Changed The World.
Speaker: Ian Hemphill, author, spice & herb specialist.
Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, author of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition, shares his obsession with spices; nature’s key elements in an exotic world of flavours. Learn just what defines spices, their origins, and how they are processed and traded. Herbie will de-mystify their flavours, identify important quality indicators, explain optimum storage conditions, and debunk a few popular myths widely promulgated by the media and unscrupulous spice traders. A lecture ‘peppered’ with interesting anecdotes gathered on many trips to exotic climes in search of spices and their origins.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

A Musical Voyage
Sunday 16 August, 3pm
From the Old World to the New; an exploration of the music of Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands from the early and late Baroque.
Experience the performance power of Adelaide Baroque through the presentation of this special
musical program developed for Treasure Ships.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $35, $30 Members
Bookings essential:
Call 08 8207 7035 or book online

Tuesday 18 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and cocurator of Treasure Ships, talks about the ‘The Golden Isles’ or south east Asia in the Age of Spices in gallery 23c.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesday 25 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, discusses the Yakob Polonaise Carpet in gallery 23a.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Saturday 29 August, 11am
Weekend Lecture
Journey to Marege: the story of Makssan-Indigenous Australian contact in the era prior to European colonisation.
Speaker: James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Co-curator, Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices
From as early as the 17th century until 1900, Makassan boats regularly visited the northern waters of Australia, which they called Marege, to fish and exchange products with Indigenous communities. The visits of these Indonesian Muslims had a profound effect on the spiritual, cultural and artistic life of the Yolngu and other people which continues until today. This talk will examine the history of these maritime contacts and the inspiration of Makassan culture documented in Indigenous Australian art and ceremonial life.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 30 August, 2pm
Film Program - THE LIFE AQUATIC (2004)
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son (119 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Tuesday 1 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

James Bennett, Curator, Asian Art speaks about the new display, More ink than Oceans: The Art of writing in Islam in gallery 19b.
Where: Gallery 19B
Cost: Free

Friday 4 September, 5-9pm
First Friday

Shakuhachi performance and launch of the exhibition, The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection . Enjoy Japanese-inspired cuisine and sake!
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost: Free admission. Usual ticket prices apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email
agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 8 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Director, Nick Mitzevich speaks about a selected work of art.
Cost: Free

Saturday 12 September, 11am
The Great Museum
A film by Johannes Holzhausen
The Great Museum offers a peak behind the scenes of the world famous Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and portrays a public cultural institution trying to maintain its integrity by balancing budgetary issues with competitive pressures. It also introduces the viewer to the complex roles of museum staff, the interdependency of various divisions and the considerable challenges that art museums face in presenting engaging new displays and managing public perceptions. For all aspiring young curators, museums studies students and anybody else who has ever wanted to work in a museum…a film not to be missed!
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings Essential Call 08 8207 7035 or Book Online
Cost: Free

Sunday 13September, 2pm
The Great Museum
A film by Johannes Holzhausen
The Great Museum offers a peek behind the scenes of the world famous Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and portrays a public cultural institution trying to maintain its integrity by balancing budgetary issues with competitive pressures. It also introduces the viewer to the complex roles of museum staff, the interdependency of various divisions and the considerable challenges that art museums face in presenting engaging new displays and managing public perceptions. For all aspiring young curators, museums studies students and anybody else who has ever wanted to work in a museum…a film not to be missed!
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings Essential Call 08 8207 7035 or Book Online
Cost: Free

Tuesday 15 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Jennifer Harris, independent curator of The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection will speak about the display in gallery 20.
Where: Gallery 20
Cost: Free

Tuesday 22 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Jason Sims, artist, speaks about his display which embodies a fresh perspective on light-based, multi-media artworks in gallery 6.
Where: Gallery 6
Cost: Free

Tuesday 29 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Robert Reason, Curator of Decorative Arts speaks about the new display of indigenous decorative arts in gallery 19A.
Where: Gallery 19A
Cost: Free


Programs subject to change without notice.

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