First Fridays is proudly presented by Santos
We are firing up Friday night at the Art Gallery by staying open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Hear great talks, unwind to live music and take in the latest exhibitions and displays.
Think of the Gallery as a launch pad for your weekend; have a bite to eat and something to drink at Art Gallery Food + Wine, browse in the Gallery Shop and immerse yourself in art and culture with an amazing mix of eclectic characters – then lose yourself in the city as you head off to other gigs, shows and events.
When The first Friday of every month, 5-9pm
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost Free admission. Charges may apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 7 JULY
The Ramsay Art Prize is in full swing! Experience a guided tour to learn more about the country’s richest art prize for young contemporary artists. Join our First Friday drawing tour or sit back and enjoy the distinctive jazz tunes of the James Muller Quartet. 7pm AUSLAN tour of Ramsey Art Prize .
OPEN LATE UNTIL 9pm
Last exhibition admissions 8.00pm
VERSUS RODIN: BODIES ACROSS SPACE AND TIME in Gallery 23, 24, 25
RAMSAY ART PRIZE in Galleries 8,9,10 & 11
GUIDED TOURS 5pm & 7pm
Versus Rodin or Ramsay Art Prize
Choose between a tour of Versus Rodin (ticket required) or a tour through the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize.
Where: Meet at the Atrium Information desk
AUSLAN TRANSLATED TOUR 7pm
Join our volunteer guide on a highlights tour of the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize. This tour will be accompanied by an accredited Auslan interpreter for the deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.
Where Meet at the Atrium Information desk
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE from 5.30pm
James Muller Quartet will liven up the courtyard with some mellow jazz sounds.
ARTIST FLOOR TALK 6pm
Winner of the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize, Sarah Contos will talk about her most ambitious work to date, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye.
Where: Gallery 9
DRAWING TOUR 6.30PM
View the Gallery’s permanent collection in a different light and join our First Friday Drawing Tour with artist and educator Luke Thurgate. All materials are supplied and no prior experience is necessary.
Where: meet in the Vestibule .
FLASH SALE 5–9pm
20% off Palomino pencils and AGSA Heysen sketchbooks .
Where: Gallery Shop
ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE
Enjoy a light supper or shared plate, sit back with cold beverage while taking in the atmosphere and hospitality of AGF+W.
FRIDAY 4 AUGUST
High-energy funk band Local Revolution will kick off this South Australian focused First Friday. Meet and greet some South Australian artists and learn more about the state of art in South Australia.
FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
THE AUSTRALIAN ART REVIVAL
Join us to launch the reopening of Gallery 6 and hear from Assistant Director Lisa Slade as she presents on the big moments in art that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. Experience a suite of musical vignettes performed by South Australian songstress, Zkye that marks the social and cultural landscape of the time.