Santos Atrium

Events Calendar

Tuesday 30 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Director Nick Mitzevich talks about the self portraits in the Robert Hannaford exhibition.
Where: Gallery 22
Cost: Free

Friday 2 September, 5-9pm
First Friday
First Friday will focus on the major display Great Tales in Asian Art and usher in a whole month at the Art Gallery dedicated to the celebration of Asian art and culture, hear from Associate curator of Asian Art, Russell Kelty as he brings the display to life. Feel the vibrations and experience the sounds of Japanese drumming group ‘Matsuri Taiko’ then join an open workshop to create the sounds yourself. FULL PROGRAM
Where: Whole Gallery
Cost: Free

Saturday 3 September, 2pm
Great Tales in Asian Art - In-conversation

Translating Genji and Heike: Challenges and Rewards
Dr. Royall Tyler and Russell Kelty present the complexities of translating two of Japan’s most iconic and ancient works of literature, 'The Tale of Genji' (c. 1007) and 'The Tale of The Heike' (c. 1309), both of which have had a defining impact on art and culture. Dr. Royall Tyler, is formerly from the Australian National University and is a recipient of Japan’s highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun. Russell Kelty is the Associate curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
This In-conversation is presented in conjunction with the display Great Tales in Asian Art now showing in Galleries 20 and 21.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not necessary but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 4 September, 11am–3pm
START at the Gallery
Join a tour of the display Great Tales in Asian Art and explore ancient stories of love, adventure and great conflict. Illustrate your own adventure in our art workshops and enjoy the sounds of Indian music. Plus, learn some new moves in interactive dance performances led by Fusion Beats.
Age: 3-12 year olds, parent/carer supervision required.
Where: Various locations in the Art Gallery
Cost: Free, all materials supplied

Tuesday 6 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art, discusses selected works in Carrying Culture.
Where: Gallery 7
Cost: Free

Tuesday 13 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, speaks about the Globustisch work table in the Melrose Wing of European Art.
Where: Gallery 15
Cost: Free

13 September, 1pm
Meet Your Maker Talk 
Stephanie James-Mattan will discuss what inspires her sculptural porcelain work. 
Where: Gallery Shop

Friday 16 September, 6pm
Launch Event 
Ever blossoming  is presented as part of OzAsia 2016. Join us for the launch of this new display and hear from curators about an important new acquisition. 
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia.
Cost: Free

Tuesday 20 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, explores the role of the epic in the exhibition, Great Tales in Asian Art.
Where: Gallery 20
Cost: Free

Wednesday 21 September, 10.30am
New Members’ Welcome Tours

If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
Where: Meet in the Members Lounge
Cost: Free
Bookings: Please register, call 08 8207 7035 or email

Sunday 25 September
Indofest celebration
The exotic sounds and enticing spices of Indonesia will waft through the courtyards and lawns surrounding the Art Gallery, the State Library and the SA Museum during this year’s Indofest Cultural and Culinary Festival. For many years the Art Gallery of South Australia has celebrated the rich cultural traditions of the Indonesian archipelago through its collection. As part of the Indofest program the Gallery will be hosting local and visiting Indonesian artists who will share the vibrant regional cultures of Indonesia through talks, tours, workshops and performances.

Sunday 25 September, 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm
Indonesian Art Collection Tours  
Join a special guided tour focusing on Indonesian art at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Where: Meet the guide in the Vestibule
Cost: Free

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, 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

Friday 7 October, 6-8pm
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 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 on 16 October 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 Cheryl Pickering 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
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Programs subject to change without notice.

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