People at a Departure event at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

An Art Gallery membership designed specifically for DEPARTURE passengers.

DEPARTURE is our after-dark cultural events program for people in their 20s and 30s. The events are held four times a year and offer a unique experience where guests gain access to outstanding art, hear from curators and artists, and enjoy live music, performances and great food and drinks.

DEPARTURE Member benefits include access to discounted $45 pre-release tickets to every DEPARTURE event, discounts in The Gallery Shop  and Art Gallery Food and Wine  and home delivery of our seasonal Gallery mag Articulate. See details of full membership benefits below.

Not a Member? Join now and receive a complimentary ticket to DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships plus Art Gallery of South Australia Membership - all for just $100. (Membership valued at $80, DEPARTURE ticket valued at $60).

Member benefits:

  • A complimentary ticket to the next DEPARTURE
  • Members' pre-release DEPARTURE tickets
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop and Art Food + Wine
  • Regular email updates about DEPARTURE and other Art Gallery events
  • Members' price tickets for paid exhibitions
  • Home delivery off the Art Gallery's seasonal magazine Articulate
  • Invitations to selected exhibition openings and member-only events
  • Complimentary use of the Members' Lounge in the Sculpture Courtyard
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at all major Australian galleries
  • Concession price tickets at Palace Nova when you show your Membership card

Click here to join or renew as a DEPARTURE Member.

DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships
Friday 28 August
Art Gallery of South Australia

DEPARTURE goers will set sail on a global voyage through DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships.  Curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty will captain an enthralling after-dark navigation of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices  unfolding tales of centuries of trade between the East and the West.


Members $45
General Admission $60


Each DEPARTURE ticket will include four complimentary drinks (soft drink, wine, beer or cider) followed by a cash bar. Complimentary water will be provided throughout the night. 

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Save the last DEPARTURE date for 2015!  
13 November
Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

DEPARTURE Terms & Conditions  
DEPARTURE events run from 6-10pm.
No ticket, no entry. No excuses!  
No refunds on DEPARTURE tickets.  
DEPARTURE is an 18+ event.  
Members cannot purchase Members' price tickets for non-member guests.  
Members' price tickets must be presented with valid Membership card at the door.
No ticket sales at the door.  
Four drink vouchers will be distributed to guests at the event in exchange for one valid ticket. Drink vouchers are not redeemable for cash.  
Drink vouchers can be used to redeem four beverages (soft drink, beer, cider, wine) and will be subject to availability.  
Drink service concludes at 9.45pm.  
This a non-smoking event.  
At DEPARTURE you will be photographed by the Art Gallery of South Australia for marketing and PR purposes, including on social media. If you do not wish to be involved please advise the photographer.



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