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 Nathan May.

6-11pm
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.

5-9pm
Archie 100 & Robert Wilson

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

5-8.30pm
The Studio with Jasmine Crisp
The Studio

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.

5.30-8.30pm
Live Music
Courtyard

Friday
Nathan May

Singer-songwriter Nathan May descends from the Arabana and Yawuru clans, with his soulful tunes and stories inspired by Country and Folk roots.

Set times: 5-5.45pm, 6-6.45pm, 7.15-8pm

5.30-6.30pm
Artist Talk with Wendy Sharpe - Ticketed
Radford Auditorium

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.

7-8pm
In Deep with Wendy Sharpe - Ticketed
Radford Auditorium

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.

Want to join both Wendy Sharpe experiences?

5-9pm
AGSA_Eat

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