Join us as we stay open late with art, music, talks, food & wine

Ready to stay up late and explore Illuminate Adelaide with AGSA? Enjoy the witty works of Western Aranda artist Vincent Namatjira brought to life in a vivid animation transforming the AGSA façade. Continue your art crawl and explore AGSA’s latest double exhibition: Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize and Robert Wilson: Moving Portraits. Hear straight from an artist in an exclusive experience with Archibald winner Wendy Sharpe, or bring the family to get making in The Studio with Jasmine Crisp. In between it all, cosy up with a cocktail or hot beverage from AGSA_eat and enjoy the soulful sounds of Scott Rathman Jnr on Friday and F R A N K L Y on Saturday.

Going Out Bush by Vincent Namatjira
North Terrace, Art Gallery of South Australia Façade

In Going Out Bush the heritage façade of the Art Gallery of South Australia is temporarily relocated to the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY Lands). Here, ‘out bush’, the building becomes a stage set for a vibrant and witty series of encounters where the Aboriginal flag takes pride of place and ghost gums grow as AGSA’s new architectural columns.

Archie 100 & Robert Wilson

Explore our winter exhibition double Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize and Robert Wilson: Moving portraits.

Onsite ticket sales close at 8pm.

The Studio with Jasmine Crisp

Visitors are encouraged to think of the things that they treasure most and to create their own version to be added to The Studio artist Jasmine Crisp’s hand painted fantasy world. Portraits of these treasures will become part of The Studio storyscape.
The Studio

5pm & 7pm
Guided Tours

Learn more about the face of our nation on a Guided Tour of Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize.
Meet at the information desk

From 5pm
Live Music

In the Atrium

Scott Rathman Jnr

A descendant from the Arrernte people Scott Rathman Jnr will share his musical stories through his country sounds.


Singer-songwriter F R A N K L Y will sooth your soul and play tricks with your feelings.

Artist Talk with Wendy Sharpe - Ticketed

Join acclaimed artist and 2022 Archibald finalist Wendy Sharpe for a vibrant presentation about her work in portraiture and her experiences in winning the 1996 Archibald prize and being a finalist several times.
Radford Auditorium

In Deep with Wendy Sharpe - Ticketed

How does an artist start a painting? How do artists choose a certain subject to paint and why do they choose the materials they use? In this small focus workshop Wendy Sharpe has offered to show you her way. Come and find out, ask questions and see some practical demonstrations.
Radford Auditorium

Want to join both Wendy Sharpe experiences?


Enjoy a selection of tasty treats and cosy up with a cocktail or hot beverage.

Please note only the West Wing of AGSA is open for this event, including Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize and Robert Wilson: Moving portraits.

Presented as part of Illuminate Adelaide