First Fridays


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 theGallery Store 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 or events.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email 

This program is presented free to audiences with thanks to generous contributions from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Thyne Reid Foundation.

Friday 1 June, 5-9pm

Colours of Impressionism is in full flight, join us this First Friday for some sketching fun with artist Luke Thurgate then hit the dance floor with Adelaide Afrobeat Collective who will play a colourful fusion of jazz, funk and West African drumming, inspired by Fela Kuti. Take a tour of the 2018 Biennial (free) or Colours of Impressionism (exhibition ticket required) then sit back and enjoy some retro disco tunes with a unique French flavour with DJ Bennymax. Auslan interpreted tour of Colours of Impressionism.
GUIDED TOURS - 5pm & 7pm

Take a tour with one of our dedicated Gallery Guides.
Tour 1: Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
The 7pm tour will be accompanied by an AUSLAN interpreter.
Where: Meet in the Vestibule, exhibition ticket required.
Tour 2: 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Where: Meet at the information desk in the Atrium, Free.

Sit back and enjoy some French-accented disco tunes with DJ Bennymax.
Where: Sculpture courtyard

Be inspired by the masters and join our First Fridays drawing tour in the Colours of Impressionism exhibition, facilitated by artist and educator Luke Thurgate.
All materials are supplied and no prior experience is necessary. Cost includes entry to the Colours of Impressionism exhibition.
Bookings essential, limited spaces.
Where: Meet in the Vestibule
Cost: Adult $25, Concession $22, Members $20
Age suitability: 17 + over unless accompanied by an adult.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE – 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Hit the dance floor with Adelaide Afrobeat Collective and their colourful fusion of jazz, funk and West African drumming inspired by Fela Kuti.
Where: Sculpture courtyard


Friday 6 July, 5-9pm

Brighten up your winter and join local artist Lauren Simeoni as you create wearable works of art in her Frou Frou Pour Toi workshop. Be transported to an intimate French bar for a night in Paris with some of Adelaide’s finest jazz musicians. Louise Blackwell and band will take you on a journey of chansons (French
songs) to celebrate 1930s stars. Join Michael Mills for a theatrical tour with a twist through the Colours of Impressionism exhibition (exhibition ticket required) or join a Penny’s Hill wine-tasting masterclass experience.

Friday 3 August, 5-9pm

Celebrate the best of South Australian art and music. Sit back and listen to the smooth harmonies of The Hushes. Take a tour of our SALA displays and join us for an in-conversation with art writer and curator John Neylon and South Australian artist Geoff Wilson.

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