Join us on the North Terrace forecourt for the official launch of Quilty at 5.30pm.

Enjoy Ben Quilty’s favourite band The Herd and be the first to see this extraordinary survey of Quilty’s work.

Stay until 9pm for more art, live music, talks and tours.

5pm & 7pm

Guided Tours
5pm - Take a tour of highlights in the collection, including works in the new display, Ways of Seeing.
7pm - Take a tour of the Quilty exhibition - the first major survey exhibition of Ben Quilty's work.


Exhibition Launch
Join us on North Terrace for the launch of Quilty.
Exhibition opens at 6pm following the proceedings on North Terrace.
Exhibition guide/poster available with a gold coin donation.


The Herd perform live on North Terrace.

7pm & 8pm

Music Performances
Enjoy live music by award-winning hip-hop artist DyspOra and soul inspiring Elsy Wameyo.

Hot weather

Due to the hot weather forecast opening proceedings for Quilty​ on North Terrace will be brief. Some shade and water will be available.

We highly recommend that you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water especially if planning to enjoy the performance by The Herd.​

I sing to inspire the living.
Elsy Wameyo
First Fridays is presented by
  • John T REid
  • Thyne Reid Foundation
Quilty Principal Donor
  • Neilson Foundation
Quilty National Sponsor
  • Lipman Karas Logo

Quilty is presented in Adelaide as part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.