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 25 September, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK 
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, shares her insights on the new acquisition by Rosalie Gascoigne.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 6

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 October, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS - WEBS OF THREADS
Experience the kilometres of red string that have transformed the Gallery, then learn to tie, knot, weave and thread to make your own creation in art workshops these school holidays.
Ages 5–12
Cost $10 per participant
BOOKINGS E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au T 8207 7035

Tuesday 2 October, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Curator of Asian Art, James Bennett talks about the Balinese painted funeral shroud on display in Isle of the Gods: Art of Bali.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 20

Friday 5 October, 5 –9pm
FIRST FRIDAYS
STRING THEORY
Experience the free-spirited plucking of the all string Gypsy jazz group; Monsieur Swing. Find out more about international artist Chiharu Shiota and her string installation Absence embodied or be introduced to the art of contemporary jewellery in a tour of To Have and to Hold: the Daalder Collection.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Friday 5 October, 7pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOUR

Guided tour of Chiharu Shiota and To Have and to Hold: The Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery
Cost  Free
Where Atrium
More information:  T 08 8207 7109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Saturday 6 October, 3pm
WRITING & CONCEPTS - Lecture
Writing & Concepts is a public lecture and publication series designed to explore the potential of writing as both a process and an outcome. Hear from one of the country’s most erudite artists – Brent Harris.
Cost: Free, Bookings essential 
Where: Radford Auditorium

Sunday 7 October, 11am-3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
STRINGS AND THINGS
Weave your way through tours that look at the art of Chiharu Shiota, be immersed in the sounds of stringed intruments and enjoy swing dancing and storytelling performances.
FULL PROGRAM
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 9 October, 12.30pm
ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL
LUNCHTIME TALK
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the pioneering practice of South Australian artist Margaret Dodd and her iconic 1979 film, This Woman is not a car.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 6

Tuesday 16 October, 12.30pm
ADELAIDE FASHION FESTIVAL and ZEST FEST
LUNCHTIME TALK
Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, discusses key works in the Daalder Collection of Contemporary Jewellery.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 8

Saturday 20 October, 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOUR
Chiharu Shiota
Cost Free
Meet in the Atrium 
Bookings essential  T 08 8207 7109 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 23 October, 12.30pm
OZ ASIA FESTIVAL
LUNCHTIME TALK
Associate Curator of Asian Art Rusty Kelty discusses the work of Chiharu Shiota in the context of Japanese contemporary art .
Cost
Free
Where Gallery 9

Thursday 25 October, 6pm
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
Presented as part of TARNANTHI
OPENING NIGHT

Join us on North Terrace to celebrate the opening of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new. Festivities kick off with a performance from the Ripple Effect Band, an all-women rock ensemble from western Arnhem Land.
Cost: Free
Where: North Terrace forecourt

Friday 26 October 11am–12pm
PANPA-PANPALYA
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya describes a gathering held to exchange and share ideas. Join artists and curators to learn more about the work of John Mawurndjul.
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
No bookings necessary, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 27 October, 2pm
CURATOR TALKS
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

Join collaborating curators Clothilde Bullen, Natasha Bullock, Nici Cumpston and Lisa Slade for floor talks in the exhibition.
Cost: Free
Where: Meet in Gallery 25

Saturday 27 October, 6–8.30pm
NEO DEADLY HALLOWEEN
Dress to impress for a spook-tacular evening of Halloween hijinks. Treat yourself to a thrilling night of art making, live music, film, body art, prizes and a ghoulish dance party. Then, take a tour of the major exhibition
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new and create other-worldly works of art.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery.

Sunday 28 October 11am & 2pm
CURATOR TALKS
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

Join collaborating curators Clothilde Bullen, Natasha Bullock, Nici Cumpston and Lisa Slade for floor talks in the exhibition.
Cost: Free
Where: Meet in Gallery 25

Tuesday 30 October, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Nici Cumpston, Artistic Director of TARNANTHI introduces the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Friday 2 November 5 –9pm
FIRST FRIDAYS
ICHI GO ICHI E (one time, one meeting)

Join us as we celebrate the World Tea Gathering. Participate in an impromptu tea ceremony with visiting Tea Masters from across the globe, enjoy the hypnotic sounds of the Moonta Street band and take a tour with a Gallery Guide through some of our international displays.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Saturday 3 November, 11am
SYMPOSIUM
TOGETHERNESS THROUGH TEA
Cost
Free
Where Radford Auditorium
No bookings necessary, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
E nquiries E agsa.information@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Sunday 4 November 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY - TEA AND TOGETHERNESS
Discover the art of tea at this START! Be introduced to tea traditions with chado sensei (tea masters) and experience the joy of togetherness expressed through ritual, art, music and more.
Cost Free
Where Whole Gallery

Tuesday 6 November, 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALK
Co-Acting Director Lisa Slade provides an introduction to the recurring themes in John Mawurndjul’s work in John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 23

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

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


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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