Santos Atrium

Events Calendar

Tuesday 27 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk 
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs shares her insights into Hannaford’s approach to portraiture.
Where: Gallery 25
Cost: Free

Sunday 2 October
START at the Gallery, Blossoming Life

Spring into the Gallery and create botanical art inspired by our latest moving image acquisition by teamLab. Find out more about this fascinating work of art on family tours. Enjoy light hearted musical performances by a string trio from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Professional Pathways Program and hear storytelling performances of The Giant’s Garden.
Where: Various locations in the Gallery
Cost: Free
Age: 3 - 12 year olds

Sunday 2 October, 11am
Auslan Tour at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by an AUSLAN interpreter.
Explore the exhibition Robert Hannaford, a celebration of one of Australia's most respected portraitists who is revered for his ability to capture in his paintings the true nature or 'essence' of his subjects.
This Auslan tour coincides with our START day and is a child friendly tour.
Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Santos Atrium
Cost: Free

Tuesday 4 October, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk
John Neylon, independent curator and contributor to the Robert Hannaford publication, reflects on the artist’s practice in the exhibition.
Where: Meet in Gallery 25

Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 October, 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
3D Me
Join a school holiday workshop at the Gallery and create your own portrait. Be inspired by a tour of the Robert Hannaford exhibition then draw, paint and layer shapes to create a three dimensional relief portrait. All materials are supplied.
Radford Auditorium
Cost $10 per participant
Age Suitability 5-12 year olds
Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7578 email

Friday 7 October, 5-9pm
A world of natural wonders flourishes at our October First Friday as we celebrate Robert Hannaford’s passion for nature. Guests can take a tour of the Robert Hannaford exhibition in its final days, taste the winning wine varieties in a Penny’s Hill master-class workshop and enjoy Abbey Howlett’s angelic vocals. At 6pm, hear from Sophie Hyde and Bryan Mason, the creators from CLOSER productions, who are behind the series of moving image portraits of Robert Hannaford on view in the exhibition.

Friday 7 October, 6-8pm
NEO - teenLab
Go digital at our next Neo event as we explore the work of Japanese collective teamLab. Their work is now in the Gallery’s collection and will inspire our October Neo. Come and experience a work of art that changes every time you see it melding art, technology and design. Then,  contribute to a growing work of art through creative labs with local artists.
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost Free
Age 13-17 year olds
Registrations open Monday 5 September 2016
Enquiries 08 8207 7097
Terms and Conditions for entry

Sunday 9 October 3pm
Farewell one of our favourites!
Robert Hannaford
This is your very last chance to see this exhibition, which has proven to be one of our favourites! Join us at 3pm on Sunday October 9, the final day of the Robert Hannaford exhibition. Hear from Hannaford himself and pick up a signed copy of the exhibition publication for just $39.95.
Where Gallery 25
Cost Free, No bookings are necessary but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 11 October, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk
Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art, discusses the work of teamLab and its historical precedents.
Where Gallery 9

Sunday 16 October 12pm- 4pm
On the Terrace: A Musical Exploration

Take a Sunday stroll along North Terrace, between the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum and State Library of South Australia and hear chamber musicians in duos and trios, performing an intimate collection of 15-minute recitals between noon and 4pm.

Ensenble Galante, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 3pm 
Critically acclaimed performers Tim Nott and Geoffrey Morris respond to the Elder Wing of Australian Art by performing music enjoyed by the early settlers of South Australia, on 19th Century flute and guitar.
Where Elder Wing of Australian Art
Cost Free

Various People Inc., 12.45pm, 1.45pm 3.30pm
A cappella vocal trio Bethany Hill, Sarah Jane Pattichis and Courtney Turner will respond to themes revealed by the Melrose Wing by performing Lassus (1500s), Gavin Bryars (UK 20th/21st century) and Anne Cawrse (SA 21st century).
Where Melrose Wing of European Art
Cost Free
Enquiries 08 8207 7097
More information here >

Tuesday 18 October, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk

South Australian glass artist, Clare Belfrage, joins Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, to discuss her work in the display Guildhouse 50.
Where Gallery 19a

Tuesday 25 October, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk

Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, shares her insights on the Baudin expedition artists Charles- Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit.
Where Gallery 1.

Tuesday 1 November, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk

Coordinator, Benefaction and Curator Gloria Strzelecki, discusses all things equine in Gallery 13 on Melbourne Cup Day.
Where Gallery 13

Tuesday 8 November, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk

Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, introduces a new acquisition by German photographer Andreas Gursky.
Where Gallery 11

Tuesday 15 November, 12.30 pm
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director of Artistic Programs and Curator of Sappers & Shrapnel: contemporary art and the art of the trenches, introduces the exhibition.
Where Meet in Gallery 25

Tuesday 22 November, 12.30 pm
Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, discusses the work of Sera Waters in Sappers & Shrapnel.
Where Meet in Gallery 25

Tuesday 29 November, 12.30 pm
Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the work of Richard Lewer in Sappers & Shrapnel.
Where Gallery 22b

Saturday 3 December, 12-4pm
NEO - Art from Everything!

Don’t miss our final Neo for the year when we create art from everything! Take a tour of the Gallery's latest exhibition, Sappers & Shrapnel, which features works of art made from the detritus of World War One and contemporary art that revels in materiality and ingenuity. Be inspired by the work of artists such as Tony Albert, Ben Quilty and Fiona Hall in crafting talismans, towers and fantastic drawing machines.
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Registrations open 7 November
Enquiries 08 8207 7097
Terms and Conditions for entry

Sunday 15 January, 12– 4pm
Sappers & Shrapnel
Art as Armistice - workshop
Join Sappers & Shrapnel artist Olga Cironis for an afternoon of sculpting and talisman crafting using up-cycled household items.
Where Radford Auditorium
Cost $35 / $25 Members (includes light refreshments and all materials)
Age suitability 16 years and over (those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult). Limited to 30 participants.
Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035, or email

Monday 16 January, 10–1pm & 2–4pm
Sappers & Shrapnel
Take me to the Future - workshop
Take inspiration from Sappers & Shrapnel and Australian artist Olga Cironis in this sculpture workshop of futuristic proportions! Up-cycle materials and try new techniques to create otherworldly creatures that represent ‘you’. 
Where Radford Auditorium
Cost $25 per participant (Includes light refreshments and all materials)
Age suitability 9 –15 year olds. Limited to 20 participants per workshop.
Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035, or email

Programs subject to change without notice.

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