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First Fridays

6 November, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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 Namatjira whose descendants are celebrated in the TARNANTHI display The Namatjira Collection. Join us for bush foods and lively entertainment which will flavour a memorable night focused on the beauty and power of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. In an unprecedented double-billing we will also launch the work of two artists, Maarten Daudeij and Raymond Zada, at 6pm, as part of our ongoing collaboration with the Guildhouse through The Collections Project.



Exhibition 5-9pm
TARNANTHI (Last admissions 8.30pm)
Where: Galleries 6-9, 11, 22-25

Singer-songwriter Jacinta Price from 4.15pm
Famous for her soulful voice Jacinta Price’s blend of folk, blues and country music is a style that reflects her Aboriginal/Celtic heritage and her life growing up in Central Australia.
Where: Sculpture Courtyard

Guided Tours 5pm, 7pm
Take a tour of TARNANTHI with a Gallery Guide
Where: Gallery 25

Collections Project Launch 6pm
A collaboration with Guildhouse that invites South Australian artists to respond to the Galleries Collection
Where: Elder Wing of Australian Art

First Friday Flash Sale 5-7pm
20% discount on selected products
Where: Gallery Shop

Yidaki Performance from 5.30pm
Musician, Jamie Goldsmith plays the Yidaki, a traditional instrument in Aboriginal culture
Where: Elder Wing of Australian Art

Ntaria Choir 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Enjoy heavenly sounds echo through the Gallery. Travelling from Ntaria Central Australia, this Aboriginal choir will sing in a mixture of English and Arrente
Where: in the Atrium & Sculpture Courtyard

Simon Bryant & the Quamby’s 6.30 pm
Bush Tucker cooking demonstration with Outback Pride produce.
Where: Sculpture Courtyard

Art Gallery Food + Wine
From the BBQ: Corn on the cob with pepper leaf butter
From the bar: Kangaroo Island O-Gin distilled with Coastal Daisy Bush poured over ice with pink peppercorns, river mint + lemon


6 November, 2015
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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(08) 8207 7000


Booking Information
Free admission
Partner Acknowledgement
First Fridays are presented thanks to the support of Santos and InDaily