The words Kakirra, Tirntu, and yara have been spoken in Kaurna language for millennia. Kakirra and Tirntu mean moon and sun, and yara means 'twoness' or duality, expressing reciprocity and two halves to a whole. ‘Full Moon' brings to mind several things: ceremony and conference; bodily experience; movement and activation; the brightness of the full moon against a still black night, illuminating everything with a soft white glow. It can symbolise yara, marking the relationship it has with Tirntu, that gives Kakirra light.
Brad Darkson, Guest Curator of Full Moon

This event is live at AGSA, with the option to experience virtually. Online friendly activities are marked with 🤳📱!

Get ready to grab a friend, pull together a wild costume, and roll into a night of live music and performances at Neo Full Moon. Enjoy the sounds of South Australia's top teen musicians in our first ever Battle of the Bands competition, a wicked artistic program by Guest Curator Brad Darkson, as well as free food, creative labs, and pop-up performances from emerging young creatives, leaders and local organisations, with the full line up including:

5.45-6.15pm
Lil Adelaide Rollers

You'll know you've arrived when a quad of teen skaters appear on North Terrace...

🤳 📱 6-8.30pm
Battle of the Bands

Rock out to the Battle of the Bands finalists throughout the night, with the winner announced on stage at 8.30pm.

Can't make it IRL? Head to the Neo Portal to live stream the performances between 6-8.30pm.

🤳 📱 6pm
But What Happens Next? Twine Storytelling Workshop with MOD.

Join MOD. online to create an interactive, non-linear story game using Twine. Together we’ll imagine a world and see what’s happening inside it, with room at the end to make your own Choose Your Own Adventure game too. Don’t worry if you’ve never done something like this before! We will provide support in learning some basic coding.

This session is online. Bookings are essential.

6pm
The Haus of Kong

The Haus Of Kong invites you to a Drag show extravaganza. Leading with love and showcasing diversity, theatrics and high energy performance art at its finest.

6 & 7pm
Theatre Games with SAYarts

Jump into a 30 minute workshop exploring world-building through light, sound, and everyday objects with the SAYarts crew! Come and play with our Kindred Collective as they show you how we are making our 2021 Dream BIG play "All the Things They Ever Said With Fingers Crossed Behind Their Backs" by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and get ready to play some theatre games to get you in the mood!

6.15pm
Katie Aspel, presented by Tandanya

Chill out to the sounds of Ngarrindjeri artist Katie Aspel. Singing and songwriting has been a huge part of her life and she hopes to continue sharing her story and music throughout her career.

6.30 & 7.30pm
Dance with the Haus of Kong

The Haus Of Kong welcomes you to an all inclusive dance workshop led by acclaimed professional dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre. Come and channel your inner superhero as we teach you how to turn a few basic steps into performance art.

🤳 📱 6.30pm
Stitch & Resist

Passionate about social justice? Learn the basics of how to create your own textile art about issues that are important to you. South Australian artist Carly Snoswell will show you all the tips and techniques of cross-stitching, and young advocate and Teen Ambassador Georgia Haese will help lead discussions around the issues and concerns which impact you.

This session is online and IRL. Booking is essential for online attendees.

6.45pm & 7.45pm
Young Adelaide Voices

Young Adelaide Voices, directed by Christie Anderson, is a happy, frivolous group of young people. For this Neo they get their spooky on... from dark choral works to music of the witch and wizarding world.. small black cats are welcome.

7pm
DJ EJ

Tune into an energetic mix of beats and tunes from DJ EJ, an up-and coming young DJ hot off the Northern Sound System decks.

7.30-8.30pm
Cirkidz

Flip out when you see Cirkidz perform some sky high acrobatics...

8.15pm
Wildest Costume Competition

Gather some friends and come dressed up as your most ghoulish or glittering selves. There are prizes for ‘Wildest Costume’ to be won, make sure to head to the outdoor stage at 8.15pm to go in the running...

Collaborative Mural with Elizabeth Close

Grab some paint and get involved in a collaborative mural exploring form and scale with Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara artist Elizabeth Close.

Tarkari Art Weaving - presented by Tandanya

Learn traditional weaving with Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Narungga artist Carly Tarkari Dodd, who often combines weaving with painting and found objects to tell her story. Carly curated the latest iteration of The Studio, which explores how First Nations people and cultures can be empowered by wearable art and regalia to be considered royal.

Adnya Formations: we will always be connected - presented by Tandanya

In which ways do you feel connected? Contribute your ideas to a collaborative sticker wall with Adnyamathanha artist, Rachael Anderson. 

Chromatopia with Adelaide Central School of Art

Join Adelaide Central School of Art for a colour filled activity in response to the new exhibition Chromatopia. Participants will be welcomed into the exhibition space to create a series of small layered drawings with a range of traditional and unexpected materials. Create works inspired by contemporary artists, including Virginia Cuppaidge, Jitish Kallat, Tracey Moffatt and Gareth Sansom.

Wearable Art with FELTspace

Create your own piece of wearable art with FELTspace!

Polling Booth with the Commissioner for Children and Young People

Have your say on the latest hot topics with the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Teen Fashion Show with Australia Teenage Fashion Awards SA

Be inspired by the work of South Australia's youngest up and coming designers in this roving fashion show.

Photobooth - Atrium

Take a spooky snap with your friends in The Photobooth.

Snacks

Grab a few tacos or a serve of nachos from TacoCat, a crepe from The Creperie Cart and a soft drink. Vegan and gluten free friendly options.

As part of our response to COVID-19:

  • Register for the event at the link.
  • We’ve added more live music and performances across the event, but numbers and capacity restrictions for each space apply.
  • Remember to social distance, wash your hands, and use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • If you’re not well or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please join us online instead of at the Gallery.

Since 2016, Neo has welcomed over 6000 teens to the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Presented by

  • The Balnaves Foundation
  • Tandanya
  • FELTspace
  • MOD.
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People

Prizes courtesy of

  • Northern Sound System
  • See Oh.
  • Carclew
  • SALA