Join us for an evening of Nature Festival goodness. Listen, learn and create with local artists.

Connect with nature through art this First Friday. Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour, hear from a panel of artists for a symposium exploring the intersection of nature and art, then relax to some good vibe tunes from Leni. Be sure to join us early for a Welcome to Country by Nature Festivals cultural ambassador Jack Buckskin. Later in the evening Jack will share stories of Kaurna culture and the place of humans within the environment. Program curated in collaboration with Nature Festival and City of Adelaide.

5pm
Welcome to Country

Join cultural teacher Jack Kanya Buckskin for a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.

5pm & 7pm
Guided tours

Join a Gallery guide for a tour of works in the collection inspired by the natural world.

From 5pm
Musical Performance

Sit back and enjoy some good vibe tunes from Leni.

5.30-6.30pm
Symposium: Return to Earth - Sorry, sold out

Return to Earth brings together a group of local visual artists whose practice is centred around their own interconnection with the living world they inhabit. Culminating from ongoing group research and shared conversations about practice, Return to Earth is a call for new thinking, new ways of working, and new ways of engaging. It positions art as a creative force which assesses our cultural relationship with the earth.
Bookings essential

6.30pm
Book Launch
Fairweather and China

Join author Claire Roberts and Assistant Director Dr Lisa Slade for an insightful discussion about the new publication Fairweather and China. Following the conversation, Claire will be available to sign copies of her new book.

6.30pm
Gallery Store product launch

Join Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design for an ‘in conversation’ with artist John Dallwitz as we launch a unique collaboration between AGSA and a group of talented makers in the creation of a limited-edition handbag. In 1967 John Dallwitz developed printed textiles in his distinctive abstracted designs and created simple shift dresses, under the brand Zoë. These limited-edition handbags draw on the Zoë archive, along with a custom made wooden handle this unique product becomes an art work in its self.

6pm & 7.30pm
Birds in art sketch tour with Paul Sloan - Sorry, sold out

Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour with artist Paul Sloan, the creator behind the work of art ‘Pigeon’. Sloan will share his exploration of themes connected with birds, navigation, history and the natural world. While exploring works in the collection, create your own bird inspired drawing during this insightful tour. Presented free thanks to the City of Adelaide.

7pm
Storytelling Yarn

Join Jack Kanya Buckskin for a yarn about Kaurna culture and the place of humans within the environment.