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

Events Calendar

Talks and tours are available daily. More 
Please note that presenter, location, and topic details are subject to change.
   

Tuesday 27 February, 12.30pm 
Lunchtime Talks
Tony Magnusson, Curator of European Art, discusses John Skeaping’s work Torso from 1931. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free 
Where Gallery 15

Friday 2 March 1.30pm
ADELAIDE BIENNIAL MEMBERS PREVIEW
Be one of the first to experience the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds at this special preview for Members.
Cost Free, please present your Membership card on the day
Bookings essential agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

Friday 2 March 5–9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
ADELAIDE BIENNIAL: DIVIDED WORLDS
Join us on North Terrace for the official launch of the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds. Take in the nostalgic sounds of local electro-pop duo Nakatomi and be among the first to see the exhibition. Then, sit back for Timothy Fairless’ soundscape from Thin Black Line, introduced by collaborating Biennial artist Douglas Watkin and experience a demonstration of Mondo Futuro, 2017 by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 March
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND
The Vernissage or opening weekend of the Adelaide Biennial is a celebration of art and artists, as a part of the Adelaide Festival. Join us for talks, panel discussions and performances by artists exhibiting across several Adelaide Biennial venues including the Art Gallery, Samstag, JamFactory and the Botanic Gardens, as well as artists exhibiting at ACE Open and SASA Gallery at the University of South Australia. Presented free with the support of the Adelaide Festival. Space is limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Cost Free

Saturday 3 March 10 –11am
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND EAST END
FORUM ONE: DIVIDED WORLDS OF TIME
Following an introduction by Curator Erica Green, this panel discussion, chaired by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director at the Art Gallery of South Australia, looks at the ‘temporal’ as a key agent in the dividing and uniting of worlds. Artists include Julie Gough, Timothy Horn and Christian Thompson.
Cost Free
Where Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 3 March 11.30am–12.30pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND EAST END
FORUM TWO: UNIVERSAL CONCERNS
Chaired by Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, this panel discussion contemplates the entanglement of matter and meaning and considers how contemporary artists negotiate culture, cosmology and spirituality in their work. Artists include Amos Gebhardt, Hayden Fowler and Khaled Sabsabi.
Cost Free
Where Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 3 March 1– 4.30pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND EAST END
ARTIST TALKS AND PERFORMANCES IN THE EXHIBITION
Featuring artists Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, the Ken Sisters, Nike Savaas, John R Walker, Tamara Dean, Pip + Pop and Louise Hearman.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 3 March 4pm
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: MAKING WORLDS
Timbuktu, Director Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014, 97 mins
Filmmakers express their ideas about the impact of divided worlds and their consideration of new world orders, both dystopic and other, which may arise out of the ashes. Co-curated by Gail Kovatseff and Adele Hann in response to films suggested by participating Biennial artists. Guest speakers include Professor Vanessa Lemm and 2018 Adelaide Biennial artist Amos Gebhardt.
Cost Season passes start at $30. Art Gallery members receive 10% discount.
Bookings essential online
Where Mercury Cinema, Morphett Street

Sunday 4 March 10 –11am

VERNISSAGE WEEKEND WEST END
ARTIST TALKS AND PERFORMANCES
Featuring artists Kirsten Coelho, Tim Edwards and Maria Fernanda Cardoso.
Cost Free
Where The JamFactory, Morphett Street

Sunday 4 March 11am–12pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND WEST END
ARTIST TALKS AND PERFORMANCES
Featuring Douglas Watkin and Angelica Mesiti.
Cost Free
Where Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building, UniSA City West

Sunday 4 March 1–2pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND WEST END
BECOMING RESEARCH: THE WAY WE WORK NOW
University Art Museums Australia keynote address by Professor Irit Rogoff.
Cost Free
Where Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building, UniSA City West

Sunday 4 March 2–3pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND WEST END
FORUM THREE: ART AND THE WORLD WE KNOW
Chaired by Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, this panel discussion asks if art, in a dangerous, deeply divided and troubled world, can realistically make a difference? Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Emily Floyd and Patrick Pound.
Cost Free
Where Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building, UniSA City West

Sunday 4 March 3.30 –4.30pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND WEST END
FORUM FOUR: THE SOVEREIGN WORLD OF ART
Chaired by writer and curator Julie Ewington, this panel looks at the pervasive and international proliferation of biennials. What do these developments mean for Australian art? Artists include Kristian Burford, Lindy Lee and Patricia Piccinini.
Cost Free
Where Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building, UniSA City West

Sunday 4 March from 5pm
VERNISSAGE WEEKEND EAST END
Launch of Divided Worlds at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden featuring an introduction by Curator Erica Green and the work of artists Vernon Ah Kee, Tamara Dean and Christian Thompson. Experience a demonstration of Mondo Futuro, 2017 by Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro.
Cost Free
Where Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Sunday 4 March 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
IMAGINARY WORLDS
Experience a live painting demonstration by Adelaide Biennial artist Ghostpatrol, construct imaginary worlds in art workshops and be transported in storytelling performances and music. FULL PROGRAM
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Sunday 4 March at 5pm
ADELAIDE CINÉMATHÈQUE: MAKING WORLDS
The Three Rooms of Melancholia, Director Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004, 104 mins
Filmmakers express their ideas about the impact of divided worlds and their consideration of new world orders, both dystopic and other, which may arise out of the ashes. Co-curated by Gail Kovatseff and Adele Hann in response to films suggested by participating Biennial artists.
Cost Season passes start at $30. Art Gallery members receive 10% discount.
Bookings essential online
Where Mercury Cinema, Morphett Street

Tuesday 6 March 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Erica Green, Adelaide Biennial curator and founding director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, introduces the 2018 exhibition. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25

Tuesday 6 March 8 - 9am
INFORM: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund – grants for visual artists, writers and organisations

Looking for support to pursue professional development and career enhancing opportunities, or create new work? The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has a grant program that supports individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors. They also offer career-sustaining Fellowships for established authors, visual artists, publishers and teachers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about their grant program froCopyright Agency representatives Nicola Evans and Tristan Chant before you head off to Writers Week at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden
Presenter: Nicola Evans, Tristan Chant
The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency.
For more information please visit their website.
Guildhouse is pleased to bring you this event with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Writers SA and the Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost: free
Location: Art Gallery of South Australia, Function Room (access via the Fish Gates into the Sculpture Courtyard)
Bookings: https://guildhouse.org.au/events/copyright-agency-cultural-fund-grants-visual-artists-writers-organisations/

Wednesday 7 March 10.30am or 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY
Conversations between Neighbours, Melrose Wing
On the first Wednesday of the month Gallery Guides present a members-only tour on different topics. Morning tea is provided and commences 30 minutes prior to tour. Choice of two start times at 10.30am and 11.30am, places are limited.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050

Tuesday 13 March 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Julie Robinson, Senior Curator, Prints, Drawings & Photographs, discusses Patrick Pound’s The point of everything in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 23, Art Gallery of South Australia

Saturday 17 March 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOURS
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Join an audio-described and multisensory tour specifically designed for blind and vision-impaired visitors
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium
Bookings essential email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7109

Sunday 18 March 10.30am
NEW MEMBER TOURS
Have you recently become a Member? Join us for a relaxed morning tea and orientation tour given by a Gallery Guide.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050
Where Meet in the Members Lounge, accessed via the Sculpture Courtyard.

Tuesday 20 March 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture, introduces the work of Pip and Pop in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 23, Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 27 March 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art discusses the practice of Lindy Lee in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 25, Art Gallery of South Australia

Wednesday 28 March 6pm
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM OPENING NIGHT – MEMBERS ONLY
Be among the first to view Colours of Impressionism at the exclusive opening event. Join Art Gallery special guests for the official proceedings on North Terrace before entering the Elder Wing to view the exhibition. Tickets include a complimentary drink voucher for the pay bar. Invitations have been posted to Members and bookings are essential.
Cost $35
Bookings essential agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

Thursday 29 March 8.30am morning tea and 9am tour
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING PREVIEW
Join us for a special early morning preview of Colours of Impressionism before we open the doors to the public. A Tour will be given by Tony Magnusson, Co-ordinating Curator of Colours of Impressionism and Art Gallery of South Australia Curator of European and North American Art. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served on North Terrace Forecourt prior to the tour. Places are limited.
Cost $35
Bookings essential agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

30 March – 1 April
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM EASTER LONG WEEKEND
Join us for the opening weekend of Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay this Easter. We are open every day, with daily Guided Tours 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

30 – 31 March, Good Friday & Easter Saturday 11am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM CURATOR TALK
Delve deeper into the exhibition’s themes with talks by the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Coordinating Curator Tony Magnusson. Space is limited, arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Cost Free with exhibition ticket
Where Radford Auditorium

Sunday 1 April 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
COLOURFUL CREATIONS
Create colourful combinations by experimenting with wax and watercolour in art workshops, meet colourful characters in storytelling and performances and join family tours that explore the use of colour in art.
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 3 April 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Tony Magnusson, Curator, European, British and North Amercian art introduces the exhibition Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 1

Wednesday 4 April 10.30am or 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY
Adelaide Biennial Part I
On the first Wednesday of the month Gallery Guides present a members-only tour on different topics. Morning tea is provided and commences 30 minutes prior to tour. Choice of two start times at 10.30am and 11.30am, places are limited.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050

Friday 6 April 5–9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
FANTASY WORLDS
Central to Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda’s work made for Divided Worlds, is his fascination with ‘fan’-tasy. Participate in a game of Dungeons & Dragons and be transported to another world by performances, live music, tours and talks. Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist, and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 6 April 7pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOURS
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Join a guided tour accompanied by an accredited AUSLAN interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors.
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium

Tuesday 10 April 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture, discusses the work of Australian artists living in France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 14, Melrose Wing

Friday 13 April 9am–5pm
BURRA BIG DAY OUT
Travel to Burra with us for a special big day out in celebration of John R Walker’s work in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial which was created in Burra. See a display of Walker’s work in the Burra Regional Gallery, hear him give an artist talk and enjoy a concert by Zephyr Quartet in response to the Biennial in the Burra Town Hall. Coach transportation and delicious lunch in La Pecora Nero is included.
Cost $120 Members / $200 Non-members
Bookings essential available online
Enquires agsa.members@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7035

Saturday 14 April 6–8.30pm
NEO TEEN TAKEOVER
Teens takeover the Gallery at this exclusive, fun and free festival, featuring the best of South Australian arts! Get VIP access alongside hundreds of other teens as you experience art, performance, film, music, dancing, theatre, circus and more! The Teen Takeover includes materials, snacks and drinks.
Ages 13–17
Cost Free
Bookings essential online
Enquires neo@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7076

Mon 16–Fri 20 April 10am, 11.30am, 1pm
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
HYBRID CREATURES
Draw, cut and combine the best qualities and the characteristics of animals you admire to create a super-powered hybrid creature. Parent/guardian supervision required.
Ages 5–12 years 
Cost $10 per child
Bookings essential email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7109

Tuesday 17 April 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Erin Davidson, Project Officer, discusses the work of Tamara Dean in the 2018 Adelaide Biennial. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 24

Wednesday 18 April 10.30am
NEW MEMBER TOURS
Have you recently become a Member? Join us for a relaxed morning tea and orientation tour given by a Gallery Guide.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050
Where Meet in the Members Lounge, accessed via the Sculpture Courtyard.

Thursdays 19 April 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM
MEMBERS MORNING & BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online. Members with a valid exhibition ticket can bring one friend for free. Any friends who sign up to become a Member on the day will enjoy a 10% discount on Membership.

Saturday 21 April 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOURS
Colours of Impressionism
Join an audio-described and multisensory tour specifically designed for blind and vision-impaired visitors
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Vestibule
Bookings essential email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7109

Mon 23 – Tue 24 April 10am–1pm & 2–5pm
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Everyone has a camera these days and a story to tell. Learn how to use photography to tell stories in this workshop with Nat Rogers, editorial and commercial photographer. With more than ten years experience working as a photographer for news and magazines, Nat has amassed a bag of tricks that she loves to share. Parent supervision is not required.
Ages 9–15
Cost $30 per participant
Bookings essential online, email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7109

Tuesday 24 April 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Rebecca Evans, Curator, European and Australian Decorative Arts, focusses on the new culture of leisure and fashion in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’O rsay. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 1

Tuesday 1 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, reveals the Japanese influences on Impressionism in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 1

Wednesday 2 May 10.30am or 11.30am
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY
Adelaide Biennial Part II
On the first Wednesday of the month Gallery Guides present a members-only tour on different topics. Morning tea is provided and commences 30 minutes prior to tour. Choice of two start times at 10.30am and 11.30am, places are limited.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050

Friday 4 May 5–9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM
Experience Paris’ Left Bank on North Terrace with Colours of Impressionism, exclusive to Adelaide. Enjoy a glass of bubbles, Frenchinspired quirk-folk by the Coconut Kids, and talks and tours focusing on some of the 65-plus masterworks being loaned to the Gallery by the Musée d’Orsay, regarded as the home of French Impressionism.
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Sunday 6 May 11am–3pm
START AT THE GALLERY
MAKE AN IMPRESSION
Capture the moment and find out how light and colour can change a scene in art workshops and family tours. Enjoy music and performances that set the scene this START at the Gallery.
Ages 3–12 and families
Cost Free
Where Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 8 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped coast, one million square feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968-69, 1969. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 6

Saturday 12 May 2pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOURS
Colours of Impressionism
Join a guided tour accompanied by an accredited AUSLAN interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Meet in the Vestibule

Tuesday 15 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, discusses Berthe Morisot in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Gallery 4

Thursdays 17 May 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING – ONLY FOR MEMBERS
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online.

Saturday 19 May 3pm
AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOURS
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Join an audio-described and multisensory tour specifically designed for blind and vision-impaired visitors
Cost Free
Where Meet in the Atrium
Bookings essential email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au or call 08 8207 7109

Tuesday 22 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
For History Month, Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, introduces the Queen Adelaide display. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 18

Wednesday 23 May 10.30am
NEW MEMBER TOURS
Have you recently become a Member? Join us for a relaxed morning tea and orientation tour given by a Gallery Guide.
Cost Free
Bookings essential call 08 8207 7050
Where Meet in the Members Lounge, accessed via the Sculpture Courtyard.

Tuesday 29 May 12.30pm
LUNCHTIME TALKS
Nici Cumpston, Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, leads a Reconciliation Week talk on the Ken Sisters in 2018 Adelaide Biennial. Auslan interpreted.
Cost Free
Where Gallery 7

Friday 1 June 7pm
AUSLAN INTERPRETED TOURS
Colours of Impressionism
Join a guided tour accompanied by an accredited AUSLAN interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing visitors.
Cost Free with exhibition entry
Where Meet in the Vestibule

Thursdays 21 June 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING – ONLY FOR MEMBERS
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online.

Thursdays 19 July 9–10am
COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM MEMBERS MORNING – ONLY FOR MEMBERS
Enjoy Colours of Impressionism during the special hour before doors open to the public. Exclusive to Members, the Gallery will open from 9–10am on the third Thursday of each month during the exhibition. A Gallery Guide will present a tour or talk and the exhibition shop will also be open. An exhibition ticket is required for entry. Purchase tickets on the day or in advance from the Gallery or online.

 

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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