First Fridays


We are firing up Friday night at the Art Gallery by staying open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Hear great talks, unwind to live music and take in the latest exhibitions and displays.

Think of the Gallery as a launch pad for your weekend; have a bite to eat and something to drink at Art Gallery Food + Wine, browse in the Gallery Store and immerse yourself in art and culture with an amazing mix of eclectic characters – then lose yourself in the city as you head off to other gigs, shows and events.

When The first Friday of every month, 5-9pm
Where Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost Free admission. Charges may apply for special exhibitions or events.
Enquiries Call 08 8207 7000 or email 

This program is presented free to audiences with thanks to generous contributions from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Thyne Reid Foundation.


Friday 2 March, 5pm
Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds

Join us on North Terrace for the official launch of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds.
Take in the nostalgic sounds of local electro-pop duo Nakatomi and be among the first to see the exhibition. Experience Timothy Fairless’ score composed for Douglas Watkin's A Thin Black Line and witness a demonstration of Mondo Futuro, 2017 by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro.
Full Program
MUSIC PERFORMANCE - 5.00pm & 8pm

Local duo Nakatomi will entertain you with their energetic Electric-pop sounds prior to the official biennial launch and afterwards in the Courtyard.
Where: 5pm - Forecourt, North Terrace. 8pm - Sculpture courtyard

Join us for the official launch of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds then be among the first to see the exhibition.
Where: Forecourt, North Terrace

Timothy Fairless is an Australian composer whose work explores sonic possibilities through multi-layered combinations of found sound, ambient textures and traditional instrumentation.
Alongside violinist Greg Olley, Timothy will perform the premiere of his score composed for Biennial artist Douglas Watkin's work of art, A Thin Black Line.
Where: Gallery 7

Experience a demonstration of Mondo Futuro, 2017 by Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro. This work of art utilises a vintage retro-engineered Mercedes 220S, which runs not on petrol or diesel but on a bio fuel derived from a process in which gas is extracted from heated wood.
Where: Courtyard Lawn


Friday 6 April 5–9pm

Central to Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda’s work made for Divided Worlds, is his fascination with ‘fan’-tasy. Participate in a game of Dungeons & Dragons and be transported to another world
by performances, live music, tours and talks. Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist, and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.

Friday 4 May 5–9pm

Experience Paris’ Left Bank on North Terrace with Colours of Impressionism, exclusive to Adelaide. Enjoy a glass of bubbles, French inspired
quirk-folk by the Coconut Kids, and talks and tours focusing on some of the 65-plus masterworks being loaned to the Gallery by the Musée d’Orsay, regarded as the home of French Impressionism.

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