Santos Atrium

Events Calendar


Saturday 30 May, 10am-1pm      
Get Smart 2015, Forward and Backward: the Dialectic of Contemporary Art
Lecture 5 - The self and others part 2 Two-dimensional portraiture  
Lecture 6 - Narratives in two and three-dimensional forms       
 
Where:    Radford Auditorium      
Bookings Essential: Call 08 8207 7005 *
Bookings have now closed; tickets are available on the day*
Cost: $30 non- member / $25 member / $20 student; Season Ticket price (all four weeks) $100 non-member / $80 member / $60 student

Sunday 31 May, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Me, Frida By Amy Novesky.  
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free


Tuesday 2 June, 12.30 pm
Lunchtime Talk
Russell Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, talks about the impact of nature on Japanese calligraphy and art, in gallery 20.

Friday 5 June, 5-9pm 
First Friday 
Enjoy music by jazz guitar supremo, George Grifsas and the beautiful classical sounds of the Eyre Duo. Experience the latest in contemporary art, including new moving image works of art. 
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 6 June, 10am-1pm
Get Smart 2015,  
Forward and Backward: the Dialectic of Contemporary Art
Lecture 7 - Still-life part 1   Objects as expressions of ideas and emotions
Lecture 8 - Still-life part 2   Objects as expressions of ideas and emotions
Where:    Radford Auditorium
Bookings Essential    Call 08 8207 7035 or   Book Online 
Cost:    $30 non- member / $25 member / $20 student; Season Ticket price (all four weeks) $100 non-member / $80 member / $60 student

Sunday 7 June, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Too Much for Turtle By Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 9 June, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Adelaide-born glass artist Giles Bettison discusses his recent works Textile 14 #8 and Textile 14 #10 in gallery 9.

Saturday 13 June, 11am – 3pm
Treasure Ships Symposium 
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices is the first major exhibition in Australia which presents the complex artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia from the 16th to 19th century, a period often referred to as the Age of Spices. Join exhibition curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty and fellow scholars Ian Burnet, Father Warner D’Souza and Joanna Barrkman for a lively exploration of the artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia during the Age of Spices.
Topics include the preservation of Christian art in India, the history and trade of exotic spices of Eastern Indonesia and the role and influence of Indian textiles in trade throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
All registrants are invited to attend lunch and post symposium drinks in the Function Room

Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: $45, $35 members/concession
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7035 or book online

Sunday 14 June, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Edge of the World By Ian Trevaskis.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 16 June, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and cocurator of Treasure Ships, speaks on the mapping of the earth and sky in gallery 25.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesdays 16 June, 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices special tour
Follow the spice trail
Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Botanic Gardens Guides will introduce you to the garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7005 or Book online

Wednesday 17 June, 4.30pm for 5pm start - 7pm
Teachers' Briefing
Teachers F-12 are invited to explore the Treasure ships: Art in the Age of Spices exhibition, and the curriculum connections for students. Join curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty as they trace the impact of Europe’s search for spices and of mercantile expansion in Asia from the late fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, a period of trade and cultural exchange that established the global world we live in today. Discover how this exhibition provides learning opportunities for your school. Professional Learning certificates supplied.
Where: Meet at The Studio
Cost: $12, please book but pay at the door
Bookings essential: Email agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au (No confirmations unless booked out)

Saturday 20 June, 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices special tour
Follow the spice trail
Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Botanic Gardens Guides will introduce you to the garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7005 or Book online

Sunday 21 June, 2pm
Film Program - THE WRECK OF THE BATAVIA (1973)
An early film by Bruce Beresford traces the story of the Dutch ship Batavia, wrecked on a coral reef off the coast of Western Australia in 1629 (48 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 21 June, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is April the Red Goldfish By Marjolaine Leray.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 23 June, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, talks about the significance of the port of Nagasaki and the art created through the interaction between east and west in gallery 23c.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesday 23 June, 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices special tour
Follow the spice trail
Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Botanic Gardens Guides will introduce you to the garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7005 or Book online

Saturday 27 June 11am & 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices workshop
SIPS AND TIPS
Tea, camellia sinensis, originated in China and was prized for its medicinal qualities. For thousands of years artisan tea makers have shaped and styled the leaves of this plant into several distinct types which have conquered taste buds worldwide. Join tea aficionado David Thompson for sessions on the history and art of tea. Teas from various origins will be available for tasting during the talks.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Function Room
Cost: $5 per person
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7035 or book online

Saturday 27 June, 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices special tour
Follow the spice trail
Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Botanic Gardens of
South Australia. Botanic Gardens Guides will introduce you to the garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7005 or Book online

Sunday 28 June, 2pm
Film Program - ROBINSON CRUSOE (1997)

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island (105 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 28 June, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature By Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 30 June, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Paintings, Sculpture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, discusses the Macassan influence on Australian Aboriginal art and culture, with reference to selected works in Treasure Ships in gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tuesday 30 June, 2pm
Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices special tour
Follow the spice trail
Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Botanic Gardens of
South Australia. Botanic Gardens Guides will introduce you to the garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages.
Limited to 20 participants per session
Where: Visitor Information Centre, Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings essential: Call 8207 7005 or Book online

Friday 3 July, 5-9pm
FIRST FRIDAY
Tour the exhibition  Treasure Ships - Art in the Age of Spices by lamp light, experience the exotic world of flamenco and live music, catch up with friends to explore our spicy cuisine and enticing cocktails. Launch of Guildhouse project with artist, Jason Sims at 6pm.
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

Sunday 5 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat By Jason Hook and Ilaria Demonti.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 7 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk

Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, speaks about some of the earliest printed images of Australia from Dutch and British voyages of ‘discovery’ in Gallery 22.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Sunday 12 July, 2pm
Film Program - THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE (2008)
An animation about timid Elliot, always unsure George and the lazy Sedgewiuck. The trio is transported to the 17th century where they confront real pirates and embark on a mission to save a royal family from the clutches of a tyrant, all the while learning how to be real pirates (100 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 12 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is I Had A Favorite Hat By Boni Ashburn and Robyn Ng.
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 14 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, presents a talk on Goa: Rome of the East in gallery 24.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Sunday 19 July, 2pm
Film Program - NIM’S ISLAND (2008)

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with the reclusive author of the novel she’s reading (96 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 19 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Katie and the Starry Night By James Mayhew
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 21 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Robert Reason, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Art, considers selected works of chinoiserie in the exhibition in gallery 23b.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Sunday 26 July, 2pm
Film Program - TREASURE ISLAND (1990)

Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can successfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, determined to undermine Jim’s efforts (87 min).
Where: Radford Auditorium
Cost: Free

Sunday 26 July, 11.30am
Gallery Shop Storytelling
Join us at the Gallery Shop every Sunday for free storytelling sessions. This week's children’s title is Bogtrotter By Margaret Wild and Judith Rossell
Where: Gallery Shop
Cost: Free

Tuesday 28 July, 12.30pm
Lunchtime Talk
Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, speaks about the impact of Dutch knowledge as portrayed in the archery contest at Sanjusangendo in gallery 23c.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

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
 
We welcome all adventurers to the amazing Treasure Ships exhibition with special Fado performances by Portuguese performa, Mariana Dias. Celebrate the music that defines the Portuguese, their culture, and their existence.
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

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, looks the collection of ‘exotica’ in gallery 25.
Where: Meet at the exhibition entrance. 
Cost: Free with exhibition admission

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

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
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

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


Programs subject to change without notice.



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