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January 2016

First Fridays

1 January @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

FIRST FRIDAY – New Year’s Day Recovery Party Start 2016 with us at First Friday on New Year’s Day. Welcome in the Bran Nue Year and chill out at the ultimate free recovery party. Sink into a comfy bean bag for a special screening of the Aboriginal musical comedy-drama Bran Nue Dae starring Rocky McKenzie and Jessica Mauboy. Kick back to the soulful tunes of local Indigenous RnB artist Big Sexy and tap your feet to electronic beats of multi-award winning producer,…

December 2015

First Fridays

4 December, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Make First Fridays your first Friday destination. Hear from artists, curators and special guests and enjoy live performances and the Gallery’s hospitality until 9pm. First Fridays are a great way to catch up with friends and ease into the weekend as the Gallery’s doors stay open until 9pm on the first Friday of the month, thanks to the support of Santos and InDaily. Head to the coast on this First Friday as we celebrate the significance of the ocean for…

Member’s End of Year Party

3 December, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $70

Celebrate TARNANTHI, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at our End of Year Party. A highlight will be a curator-led tour of the exhibition. Enjoy fine wine, canapés, live jazz and double discount in the Gallery Shop on the night. Director Nick Mitzevich will also deliver a presentation on the 2016 exhibition program. Places are limited. Invitations will be posted. Director’s presentation 5.30pm

Speakers:Artistic Director Nici Cumpston, Director Nick Mitzevich

November 2015

DEPARTURE: TARNANTHI Twilight

13 November, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: General Admission $60/$45 Members

DEPARTURE goers, get ready for the final DEPARTURE of 2015! Guests will experience an after-dark viewing of TARNANTHI, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Guests will experience the extraordinary, the significant and the unique, challenging the existing preconceptions of Aboriginal art. With live entertainment, and gourmet food and wine this DEPARTURE is not-to-be missed. To celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, DEPARTURE: TARNANTHI Twilight will remain open for an additional hour, through to 11pm. This event…

First Fridays

6 November, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Make First Fridays your first Friday destination. Hear from artists, curators and special guests and enjoy live performances and the Gallery’s hospitality until 9pm. First Fridays are a great way to catch up with friends and ease into the weekend as the Gallery’s doors stay open until 9pm on the first Friday of the month, thanks to the support of Santos and InDaily. This First Friday draws its inspiration from the desert, specifically from the legacy of Arrernte artist Albert…

October 2015

Kulata Tjuta – Live Performance

9 October, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Government House Grounds,
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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The Kulata Tjuta Project is a series of major contemporary art installations that are rooted in age-old Aboriginal traditions, knowledge and skills, and designed around keeping country and culture strong by teaching young men the skills of carving punu (wood) and kulata (spear) production. These extraordinary installations feature carved spears made by Anangu men of the Amata community in South Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, a large Aboriginal local government area located in the remote north-west of the state.…

TARNANTHI Art Fair

9 October, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute,
253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

More than 40 art centres from across Australia will be present at the TARNANTHI Art Fair on the Festival’s opening weekend at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to buy works of art priced between $50 and $10,000 directly from artists and art centres at Adelaide’s first national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Fair. Practical workshops including weaving workshops led by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be part of the fun

TARNANTHI Festival Launch

8 October, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

The Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton and supported by the Government of South Australia invite you to share the launch of TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Kicking off on the front steps of the Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace on Thursday 8 October from 5:30pm, TARNANTHI, the most significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Festival ever seen in South Australia, commences with a ceremonial welcome for…

First Fridays

2 October, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: FREE

Catch up with friends and ease into the weekend as the Gallery’s doors stay open until 9pm on the first Friday of the month.  Hear from artists, curators, special guests and enjoy live performances, food and drink. Join us for a river-inspired evening. Experience the work of Ngarrindjeri weaver Yvonne Koolmatrie in Riverland. Hear from exhibition co-curator Nici Cumpston, take a guided tour, swing to the sounds of country and western music and soak up the atmosphere at Art Gallery Food…

Speakers:TARNANTHI exhibition co-curator Nici Cumpston

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School Holiday Program: Tropical Blooms 11-15 January | 11 January

Award winning Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson has created workshops for 5 - 12 year olds inspired by his installation, Custodian of the blooms on display in TARNANTHI. Activities include weaving windmill spinners and making small angel fish sculptures from plastic strapping and pape...

Lunchtime Talk | 12 January

On Tuesdays the lunchtime floor talks are led by curators and invited guests.   Nici Cumpston on Yhonnie Scarce...

Auslan Tour | 9 January

A Tour of the Art Gallery of South Australia for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by an AUSLAN interpreter....