Departure... Your cultural journey starts here

DEPARTURE presented by BankSA is the Art Gallery of South Australia’s after-dark cultural events program for people aged in their 20s and 30s. Our Friday night events are held four times a year and offer a unique experience where guests gain exclusive after-hours access to outstanding art, hear from curators and artists, and enjoy live music, performances and great food and drinks.  


In 2015, get ready for another year of spectacular exhibitions, creative activities and sensational entertainment at DEPARTURE. Make sure these dates are in your diary for your DEPARTURE fix:

20 March -  Bill Viola: Selected Works
8 May - Trent Parke: The Black Rose
28 August - Treasure Ships: Art in the age of spices
13 November - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art


DEPARTURE: Elemental

Get ready to brave the elements at DEPARTURE: Elemental and be immersed in the art of celebrated contemporary artist, Bill Viola.
DEPARTURE goers can throw caution to the wind and delve into the exhibition
Bill Viola: Selected Works . Presented by Adelaide Festival in association with the Art Gallery of South Australia, Bill Viola: Selected Works features the broadest selection of Viola’s works ever curated in Australia.  Enjoy Curator talks, art after-dark, live performances, beats by Dj BottleRockets, and gourmet canapés.

Friday 20 March 6-10pm
Art Gallery of South Australia

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Become a DEPARTURE Member to get a complimentary ticket to DEPARTURE: Elemental on Friday 20 March, plus full Art Gallery Membership for one year! 
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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 BankSA and 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.     

Detail: Guests enjoy DEPARTURE at the Art Gallery of South Australia.