Kick-start your weekend with after-hours art and entertainment

Join us this First Friday to celebrate the new Tarnanthi exhibition Open Hands. Join us on a guided tour of Open Hands or Samurai. In the courtyard enjoy multi-instrumentalist Rob Edwards as he blends soul, blues and RnB or join a floor talk set against the backdrop of the Chromatopia hosted by Troy-Anthony Baylis as we catapult, colourfully, into this year’s Feast Festival.

5pm & 7pm

Guided Tours
Join a guided tour of Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands or Samurai.
Meet in the Atrium, capacity 10 per tour

from 5.15pm

Live music
Enjoy multi-instrumentalist Rob Edwards as he blends soul, blues and RnB. Infusing his passion for Arrernte culture and family history with the stolen generation, Rob creates a new side to the conversation through his music, heavily influenced by John Mayer and the new wave soul makers Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch.

Sculpture Courtyard
Tarnanthi Music Program curated by Balya Productions


Floor Talk

In celebration of Feast Festival 2020 Adelaide-based artist and cultural historian Troy-Anthony Baylis discusses potential inter(sex)ions between Chromatopia, the Rainbow Flag, and the expanding ‘chromatones’ of nu-queer representation, pride, and politics. Troy-Anthony Baylis: Nomenclatures is currently on display in the Art Gallery Vestibule.
Gallery 9, capacity 30


Auslan Tour
Delivered in Auslan only, enjoy a guided tour of highlights in Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands.
Meet in the Atrium, capacity 10

Spaces are limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Betty Muffler at Iwantja Creek, 2020; image courtesy the artist and Iwantja Arts; photo: Meg Hansen.

Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands Virtual Launch

Thank you to all who joined us for our virtual launch of Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands. For those who missed it, you can now view the launch on demand.

Photo: First Fridays Photo Nat Rogers.

Art Gallery Food + Wine

Supper is served; wholewheat flatbread with seared Coorong mullet fillet on red cabbage slaw with native finger lime dressing. All matched perfectly with an Adelaide Gin and pink grapefruit.

Gareth Sansom, Australia, born 1939, Wittgenstein’s brush with Vorticism, 2016, Sorrento, Victoria, oil and enamel paint on canvas, 213.4 x 274.3 cm; Australian Art Donations Fund 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Gareth Sansom, photo: Andrew Curtis.

Feast Festival 2020 floor talk

Kick-start your Pridevember weekend; Troy-Anthony Baylis will discuss potential inter(sex)ions between 'chromatopia', the Rainbow Flag, and the expanding ‘chromatones’ of nu-queer representation.