Santos Atrium

Events Calendar


Tuesday 4 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, discusses the fish, the cockatoo and the banana as conundrums of Australian colonial art in the Treasure Ships exhibition in gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Friday 7 August, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
 
This coming First Friday we welcome all adventurers to the Art Gallery and to the exhibition Treasure Ships to celebrate the music that defines the Portuguese, their culture and existence.
Among the first Europeans to reach India via the Cape of Good Hope, the Portuguese became major players in the trade of spices and the spread of Christianity.
Join us as we transform the Art Gallery restaurant into an intimate backdrop for a ‘Fado’ performance. Portuguese actor Mariana Dias will guide us through this journey straight from the heart of Lisbon. She will be accompanied by acclaimed guitarist Mike Bevan.
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost: Free admission. Usual ticket prices apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email
agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August, 11am – 3pm   
START at the Gallery hits the road for SALA
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s popular START program is hitting the road for the first time, heading North in August to Whyalla and Port Augusta to celebrate SALA with the support of Country Arts SA.
In Whyalla, the free, family-friendly activities will be held on Saturday 8 August at the Middleback Arts Centre.
In Port Augusta free START activities will run at the Institute Theatre, located within Yarta Purtli, the Port Augusta Cultural Centre on Sunday 9 August.
Join the START team to create your own football player sculpture inspired by the 'Bush Footy' sculptures that will be exhibited as part of the upcoming TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Saturday 8 August, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
Trade supremacy in the East Indies
Speaker: Ian Burnet, author and adventurer.
After Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, the Portuguese would dominate trading networks from Goa in India through to the Moluccas, Timor and as far north as China and Japan. In 1595 and 1601 respectively the first Dutch and English trading expeditions appeared setting the scene for a 200 year long struggle between the Portuguese Crown, The Dutch East Indies Company and the English East India company for trade supremacy in the Eastern Seas.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 9 August, 2pm
Film Program - SHIPWRECKED (1990)
After his father is injured, young Haakon Haakonsen takes a job as a cabin boy aboard a ship in order to support his family. There, he befriends shipmate Jens who teaches Haakon how to be a sailor. Midway through the voyage, a girl named Mary is found stowed away. This, coupled with the untimely death of the captain, spurs a mutiny that ultimately sinks the ship, leaving Haakon and Mary shipwrecked on a desert island (92 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Tuesday 11 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programs, and Curator 2016 Biennial, discusses the varying representations of ‘exotica’ in gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance. 
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August, 10am – 4pm
The Art of Spices – workshop
Join Gilbert Dashorst, former botanical illustrator at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, for a two day workshop exploring the world of spices. Experience and learn first-hand the techniques of a skilled botanical artist and create your own work of art.
Day 1 Begin by hearing Dashorst talk about his botanical illustrations, followed by a guided viewing of key works from the exhibition. After Lunch at the Gallery, take a spice tour of the South Australian Botanic Gardens and sketch (and photograph) the many examples of spices on hand in preparation for the rendering of your original work of art on Day 2.
Day 2 We learn about the support materials required by the botanical artist – paints, colours, pencils. Use your sketches and photographs to create your work.
Participants are recommended to bring a camera. Workshop limited to 15 participants.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $150, $125 Members
Bookings essential: FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 15 August, 2pm
Weekend Lecture
SPICES – The Plants That Changed The World.
Speaker: Ian Hemphill, author, spice & herb specialist.
Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, author of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition, shares his obsession with spices; nature’s key elements in an exotic world of flavours. Learn just what defines spices, their origins, and how they are processed and traded. Herbie will de-mystify their flavours, identify important quality indicators, explain optimum storage conditions, and debunk a few popular myths widely promulgated by the media and unscrupulous spice traders. A lecture ‘peppered’ with interesting anecdotes gathered on many trips to exotic climes in search of spices and their origins.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 16 August, 3pm
A Musical Voyage 
From the Old World to the New; an exploration of the music of Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands from the early and late Baroque.
Experience the performance power of Adelaide Baroque through the presentation of this special
musical program developed for Treasure Ships.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $35, $30 Members
Bookings essential:
Call 08 8207 7035 or book online

Tuesday 18 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and cocurator of Treasure Ships, talks about the ‘The Golden Isles’ or south east Asia in the Age of Spices in gallery 23c.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesday 25 August, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, discusses the Yakob Polonaise Carpet in gallery 23a.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Friday 28 August 2015, 6-10pm
DEPARTURE: Treasure Ships

Presented by BankSA, DEPARTURE is the Art Gallery of South Australia’s after-dark cultural event for people aged in their 20s and 30s. Gain exclusive after-hours access to outstanding art, hear from curators and artists, and enjoy live music, performances and great food and drinks.
Member Tickets on sale Wednesday 22 July; General Admission Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 July
Bookings Essential:
Book Online 

Saturday 29 August, 11am
Weekend Lecture
Journey to Marege: the story of Makssan-Indigenous Australian contact in the era prior to European colonisation.
Speaker: James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Co-curator, Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices
From as early as the 17th century until 1900, Makassan boats regularly visited the northern waters of Australia, which they called Marege, to fish and exchange products with Indigenous communities. The visits of these Indonesian Muslims had a profound effect on the spiritual, cultural and artistic life of the Yolngu and other people which continues until today. This talk will examine the history of these maritime contacts and the inspiration of Makassan culture documented in Indigenous Australian art and ceremonial life.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free with exhibition ticket
Bookings essential: Call 82077005 or book online

Sunday 30 August, 2pm
Film Program - THE LIFE AQUATIC (2004)
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son (119 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Tuesday 1 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

James Bennett, Curator, Asian Art speaks about the new display, More ink than Oceans: The Art of writing in Islam in gallery 19b.
Where: Gallery 19B
Cost: Free

Friday 4 September, 5-9pm
First Friday

Shakuhachi performance and launch of the exhibition, The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection . Enjoy Japanese-inspired cuisine and sake!
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via the Western Laneway
Cost: Free admission. Usual ticket prices apply for special exhibitions.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email
agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Tuesday 8 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Director, Nick Mitzevich speaks about a selected work of art.
Cost: Free

Saturday 12 September, 11am
The Great Museum
A film by Johannes Holzhausen
The Great Museum offers a peak behind the scenes of the world famous Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and portrays a public cultural institution trying to maintain its integrity by balancing budgetary issues with competitive pressures. It also introduces the viewer to the complex roles of museum staff, the interdependency of various divisions and the considerable challenges that art museums face in presenting engaging new displays and managing public perceptions. For all aspiring young curators, museums studies students and anybody else who has ever wanted to work in a museum…a film not to be missed!
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings Essential Call 08 8207 7035 or Book Online
Cost: Free

Sunday 13September, 2pm
The Great Museum
A film by Johannes Holzhausen
The Great Museum offers a peek behind the scenes of the world famous Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and portrays a public cultural institution trying to maintain its integrity by balancing budgetary issues with competitive pressures. It also introduces the viewer to the complex roles of museum staff, the interdependency of various divisions and the considerable challenges that art museums face in presenting engaging new displays and managing public perceptions. For all aspiring young curators, museums studies students and anybody else who has ever wanted to work in a museum…a film not to be missed!
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings Essential Call 08 8207 7035 or Book Online
Cost: Free

Tuesday 15 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Jennifer Harris, independent curator of The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection will speak about the display in gallery 20.
Where: Gallery 20
Cost: Free

Tuesday 22 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Jason Sims, artist, speaks about his display which embodies a fresh perspective on light-based, multi-media artworks in gallery 6.
Where: Gallery 6
Cost: Free

Sunday 27 September, 2pm
Oz Asia Artist presentation
Melati Suryodarmo | Indonesia
Join Melati Suryodarmo in person for a conversation following her world premiere presentation of 24,901 miles. Melati will discuss the inspiration and process for developing her new work and also the influences that have informed other seminal works which she is renowned for.
Where: Radford AUditorium
Cost: Free
No bookings required but please arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October, 10am, 11.30am, and 1pm
Power of Pattern
Tying and Dying
Enjoy a guided tour of The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection and have fun using the techniques of tying and clamping creating your own powerful patterns on a tote bag to take home.
When: 10am, 11.30am (for 5 to 8-year-olds) and 1pm (for 9 to 12-year olds)
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $10 per child
Bookings essential. Call 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Monday 28 September, 6pm
Oz Asia Artist presentation
Tatsuo Miyajima | Japan
Renowned as one of Japan’s foremost sculptors and installation artists, Tatsuo Miyajima reveals the philosophy behind his core artistic concepts and the importance of references to time in his work. His latest light installation, which centers on his use of digital light-emitting diode (LED) counters, features in the OzAsia Festival commissioned Australia/Japan dance production Spectra. Image credit: Nobutada Omote.
Where: Radford AUditorium
Cost: Free
No bookings required but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 29 September, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Robert Reason, Curator of Decorative Arts speaks about the new display of indigenous decorative arts in gallery 19A.
Where: Gallery 19A
Cost: Free

Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 October 2015, 10am-1pm 
Power of Pattern Exploring Shibori
Experience the art of shibori dying in the school holidays in this introductory workshop inspired by the display The Power of Pattern: The Ayako Mitsui Collection. Participants will explore shibori techniques of fabric gathering, sewing, clamping and pole wrapping learning how to design and create intricate patterns on fabric using natural dyes to make a tote bag or cushion cover.
When:  daily workshops at 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 October 2015
Cost: $30
Age suitability: (13-16 year olds). 
Bookings essential, limited places. To register your interest, call 8207 7005 or email public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au


Programs subject to change without notice.

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