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.


Tuesday 13 November, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Fiona Salmon, Director, Flinders University Art Museum shares her observations on the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new and her experiences working with John Mawurndjul in Maningrida .
Cost
Free
Where Gallery 25

Saturday 17 November, 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOUR John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
Cost Free
Meet in the Atrium 
Bookings essential  T 08 8207 7109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Sunday 18 November, 2pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOUR

Guided tour of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost free
Where Gallery 25
More information:  T 08 8207 7109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 20 November, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs introduces the exhibition Picasso: The Vollard Suite.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 9

Wednesday 21 November, 12.30pm
International Curator Talk

Indigenous methodologies of collaboration
Hear two Canadian Indigenous curator-academics, Dr Heather Igloliorte and Dr Julie Nagam reflect on Indigenous methodologies of collaboration in the arts. Presented by TARNANTHI with an introduction by Nici Cumpston.
Cost Free
Where Function Room

Tuesday 27 November, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK 
Gloria Strzelecki, Project Officer, Artistic Programs shares her insights on the work of John Mawurndjul in the exhibition in John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 24

Sunday 2 December, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery: FLIGHTS OF FANTASY

Let your imagination take flight as we celebrate things with wings for Start in December. Find and sketch feathered friends on tours, and make winged sculptures such as the Wakwak (Crow) or Murnubbarr Karrolkan (Magpie Goose) in art workshops.
Cost
Free
Where Gallery-wide

Tuesday 4 December, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK

Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs speaks about the new acquisition, Rembrandt’s Self-portrait leaning on a stone sill from 1639, on display in Picasso: The Vollard Suite.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 9

Friday 7 December, 5 - 9pm
FIRST FRIDAYS
 
Be the first to see the transformation of the Elder Wing of Australian Art. Join us for the exciting unveil of contemporary curatorial methodologies in the highly anticipated rehang of the Gallery’s historic wing. Take a tour of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new and enjoy an evening of original music with singer/song-writer Nathan May and his band
Cost: Free
Where: Whole Gallery

Tuesday 11 December, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture speaks about the curatorial methodology behind the new display of Australian Art in the Elder Wing.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 1
 
Tuesday 18 December, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, discusses selected works of art in the Elder Wing of Australian Art.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 5

Tuesday 25 December
The Gallery is closed on Christmas Day.

Tuesday 1 January, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Join one of our Gallery Guides for a special Lunchtime Talk on the collection. 
Cost
Free
Where
Meet in the Vestibule.

Friday 4 January, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY

Presented by TARNANTHI

It’s the first First Friday of 2019! Celebrate the start to the new year with art, tours, music and more. Discover works of art by one of Australia’s leading artists in John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new and take part in the native plants masterclass. 
Cost Free
Where Gallery-wide

Sunday 6 January, 11am - 3pm
START at the Gallery
: DRAWING FROM NATURE
Join us for Start in January as we celebrate the rich and diverse art and culture of Australia’s first peoples. Take part in Kuninjku language workshops, join a sketch tour, create patterns from nature in art workshops, and explore the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost Free
Where Gallery-wide

Tuesday 8 January, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director of TARNANTHI, discusses key works in John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 23

Tuesday 15 January, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Hear from Director Rhana Devenport as she introduces the new acquisition by the experimental antipodean Len Lye.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 5

Tuesday 22 January, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Gloria Strzelecki, Project Officer, Artistic Programs shares her insights on the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 24 

Saturday 26 January, 11am
FILM SCREENING: 'Waiting for Harry' Directed & Produced by Kim McKenzie

Join us for a special screening of Jim McKenzie’s film, Waiting for Harry (1980). Partly set in Maningrida, this award-winning documentary explores ritual and ceremony in Arnhem Land.
Cost Free
Where Radford Auditorium

Saturday 26 January, 10 - 4pm
MASTERCLASS: Printmaking with B
ábbarra Designs
Cost
$80 members, $120 non-members
Where Book online 

Sunday 27 January, From 1.30pm
SUNDAY SESSION

Celebrate the closing weekend of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new with a Summer afternoon at the Gallery. Join a final tour of the exhibition and enjoy the genre-defying sounds of Mojo Juju, as well as other Aboriginal musicians.

Cost Free
Where Courtyard

Tuesday 29 January, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK

Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs examines Picasso’s Vollard Suite.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 9

Friday 1 February, From 5pm
FIRST FRIDAY
Join us for a Summer evening of art, music and events at First Fridays in February. With a focus on Picasso: The Vollard Suite, hear from academic Meaghan Morris as she discusses Picasso’s practice in the context of the #MeToo movement. Enjoy live music outdoors and take tours through the Gallery.
Cost
Free
Where Gallery-wide

Tuesday 5 February, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Join Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Lisa Slade, discusses the theme of catastrophe in Australian art.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 3
 
Tuesday 12 February, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, speaks about the role of controversy in contemporary art.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 13
 
Tuesday 19 February, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art, introduces Japonisme in the Elder Wing of Australian Art and discusses its influence on Australian artists.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 3
 
Tuesday 26 February, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs highlights new acquisitions in Ways of Seeing.
Cost
Free
Where
Gallery 9

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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