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EVENTS

Our public program encompasses talks, tours, family activities, special events and more. All events are listed below in date order.

 

Guided Tours of the Exhibition
Daily, 12 noon and 2 pm

 

Let's Draw
Daily
As you experience the magic of Fred Williams’s evocative paintings try your hand at creating your own inspired landscape. Pick up a drawing board, paper and pencils from our friendly ticketing staff. Free with exhibition admission.

 

Friday 31 August, 10 am – 12.30 pm
Members Special Preview Tour
Be among the first to view the exhibition at the Members preview. Deborah Hart, curator of the exhibition and Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture post-1920, National Gallery of Australia, will lead a tour of the exhibition.
Cost: Exhibition ticket price applies
Bookings: please register your interest, phone 08 8207 7035

 

Saturday 1 September, 11 am
Tour with the Curator

Don’t miss Deborah Hart, Curator of Fred Williams: Infinite horizons, from the National Gallery of Australia, present the most thorough scholarship on the artist and his work to date. The tour includes discussion and book signing.
Free, no bookings necessary. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

 

Saturday 1 September, 12 noon
Free Film
Patterns of Landscape: Through the Eyes of Fred Williams 1927–1982 (1989, 46 mins, G)
A detailed examination of the art of Fred Williams, an artist whose vision and works changed the way we view the Australian landscape. This film includes excerpts from his unpublished writings and interviews with his companions and critics.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Sunday 2 September, 12 noon - 3 pm
START at the Gallery
Presented by the Balnaves Foundation, START at the Gallery is our free children’s program of art activities, tours and entertainment.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Families (2 adults and children) taking part in START can visit Fred Williams: Infinite horizons for the discounted cost of a single adult ticket, $15 (valid on START days only).

 

Sunday 2 September, 12 noon
Auslan Tour

Interpreted guided tour for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.
Free, no bookings necessary. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

 

Tuesday 4 September 12.30 pm
Exhibition Talk
Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, Art Gallery of South Australia, speaks about selected works in the exhibition.
Free, no bookings necessary. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

 

Saturday 8 September, 12 noon
Free Film

Patterns of Landscape: Through the Eyes of Fred Williams 1927–1982 (1989, 46 mins, G)
A detailed examination of the art of Fred Williams, an artist whose vision and works changed the way we view the Australian landscape. This film includes excerpts from his unpublished writings and interviews with his companions and critics.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 


Saturday 15 September, 2 pm 
Lecture: Fred Williams - Behind the Scenes
The exhibition curator, Deborah Hart, takes us behind the scenes to examine Fred Williams’s practice, showing rarely seen documentary material, including extracts from the artist’s diaries and photographs.
Free, no bookings necessary. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

 

Saturday 15 September, 12 noon
Free Film
Patterns of Landscape: Through the Eyes of Fred Williams 1927–1982
(1989, 46 mins, G)
A detailed examination of the art of Fred Williams, an artist whose vision and works changed the way we view the Australian landscape. This film includes excerpts from his unpublished writings and interviews with his companions and critics.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Saturday 22 September, 2 pm
In Conversation

Director, Nick Mitzevich, speaks with Lyn Williams, wife of the artist, about highlights of Fred’s career, the early days and the artist’s legacy.
Bookings: please register your attendance, phone 08 8207 7035
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Saturday 22 September, 12 noon
Free Film

Patterns of Landscape: Through the Eyes of Fred Williams 1927–1982
(1989, 46 mins, G)
A detailed examination of the art of Fred Williams, an artist whose vision and works changed the way we view the Australian landscape. This film includes excerpts from his unpublished writings and interviews with his companions and critics.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Saturday 29 September, 2 pm
Lecture: The Myth of the Australian Bush

An exploration of Australian bush mythology, identity and nationalism and a discussion of Fred Williams’s response to this. Presented by Humphrey Clegg, Assistant Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Saturday 29 September, 12 noon
Free Film

Patterns of Landscape: Through the Eyes of Fred Williams 1927–1982
(1989, 46 mins, G)
A detailed examination of the art of Fred Williams, an artist whose vision and works changed the way we view the Australian landscape. This film includes
excerpts from his unpublished writings and interviews with his companions and critics.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Sunday 30 September, 2 pm
Infinite Horizons in Sound

A joint presentation of the Australian String Quartet, Electronic Music Unit (EMU) and the Art Gallery of South Australia
Experience a special concert by the Australian String Quartet in the intimate surroundings of the Radford Auditorium. The quartet will perform pieces selected
to complement the Fred Williams exhibition, including Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.11, Jabiru Dreaming, Stephen Whittington’s classic work of Australian
minimalism Windmill, and the world premiere of a new work for quartet and computer by Luke Harrald.
Cost: $45 general admission / $35 Art Gallery and Australian String Quartet members
Bookings: At the door
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Monday 1 - Friday 5 October
School Holiday Program

Daily activity sessions with exhibition tours at 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm
Young artists will explore ways to depict landscape through painting with fabric inks. Suitable for children aged 5–12 years.
Cost: $5 per child
Bookings: essential, phone 08 8207 7005

 

Tuesday 2 October 12.30 pm
Exhibition Talk
Dr Georgina Downey, Visiting Research Fellow in Art History at the University of Adelaide, speaks about Fred Williams's work of art, The studio, 1977.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Meet at the exhibition entrance.

 

Sunday 7 October, 12 noon - 3 pm
START at the Gallery
Presented by the Balnaves Foundation, START at the Gallery is our free children’s program of art activities, tours and entertainment.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Families (2 adults and children) taking part in START can visit Fred Williams: Infinite horizons for the discounted cost of a single adult ticket, $15 (valid on START days only).

 

Friday 19 October 6 – 10 pm
Departure

Supported by BankSA, DEPARTURE is the Art Gallery’s after-dark cultural events program for people in their 20s and 30s. Spend a night at the Gallery with friends and enjoy exclusive after-hours access to Fred Williams: Infinite horizons. Relax with beats from one of Adelaide’s hottest DJ’s, unwind with fun activities and live performers, and indulge in great food and wine. Your cultural journey starts here … Cost: $60 general admission / $45 DEPARTURE members
Bookings: essential, book online artgallery.sa.gov.au.

 

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, 10 am - 4 pm 
Printmaking Workshop

Join master printmaker Dianne Longley at her studio for a two-day etching workshop exploring the techniques and subject matter that informed Fred Williams’s later paintings. Limited to six participants. No previous experience necessary.
Cost: $400 per adult/$360 Art Gallery members (includes all materials and lunch)
Bookings have now closed for this workshop. 

Lecture: The Influence of Williams presented by Imants Tillers
Saturday 3 November, 2 pm

Renowned Australian artist Imants Tillers cites Fred Williams as having a significant influence on his work. In this talk Tillers speaks about his practice and particular bodies of work by Fred Williams.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Location: Radford Auditorium

 

Sunday 4 November, 12 noon - 3 pm
START at the Gallery

Presented by the Balnaves Foundation, START at the Gallery is our free children’s program of art activities, tours and entertainment.
Free, no bookings necessary.
Families (2 adults and children) taking part in START can visit Fred Williams: Infinite horizons for the discounted cost of a single adult ticket, $15 (valid on START days only).


detail: Rennie Ellis, 1940–2003, Fred Williams in his studio, in front of his painting 'Gorge landscape', 1981 © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive