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 the Gallery 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 7 December 5 - 9pm
Australian Art Anew 
Elder Wing of Australian Art rehang launch
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.
GUIDED TOURS – 5pm & 7pm*

Take a tour of John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new or tour highlights of the collection, including works in the Elder Wing of Australian Art.
*The 7pm Collection tour will be accompanied by an AUSLAN interpreter.
Where: Meet in the Atrium

MUSIC PERFORMANCE – 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Enjoy the original sounds of multi-talented emerging singer-songwriter Nathan May and his band.
Where: Sculpture courtyard

Join Tracey Lock, curator of Australian painting and sculpture and Elle Freak, Associate curator of Australian painting and sculpture, for an introduction to the rehang of the Elder Wing.
Where: Gallery 3b

Friday 4 January 5 - 9pm
Presented by TARNANTHI
Join us at First Fridays this January for an evening of art, tours, music and more. Celebrate the start to 2019 and the final month of the major exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new, with free tours and events.

Friday 1 February 5 - 9pm
Taking the Bull by the Horns.
Join us at First Fridays in February for a summer evening of art, events and music. Take a free tour through Picasso: The Vollard Suite, and hear from Meaghan Morris, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, as she delivers a talk on the impact of the #MeToo movement and the contemporary reception of Picasso’s practice. Enjoy live music performance by local musicians, and wander through your favourite displays at the Gallery after hours.

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