Are you ready to take over?

Come dressed as your favourite 'Hero' to celebrate our guest curator Bininj and Western Arrernte artist Ray Mudjandi and the launch of Tarnanthi at AGSA.

Explore the exhibition, workshops and ideas from the state's top youth and arts-led organisations in this massive event.

Explore an array of exciting activities, from zine-making with artist Tikari Rigney to badge-making with CCYP, positive well-being pledges with Batyr, engaging theatre games with SAYarts, crafting friendship bracelets with Adelaide Fringe, and letting your creativity run wild at the felt with FELT station with FELTspace, plus so much more!

And, of course, rock out to an epic lineup of youth bands featuring Violet Harlot, Last Minute, Matchmakers, Aston Brian, and DJ Angel, all while indulging in free delicious snacks from a food truck. You won't want to miss this!

Keen to meet someone new?
Grab a yellow 'say hi' bracelet at the door and make sure to wear it so others know you’re up for a chat!

Tarnanthi at AGSA:
Across The Gallery
Visit the latest free exhibition 'Tarnanthi' showcasing the latest works of contemporary art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across the continent.

Live Performances:
Courtyard Lawn Main Stage
Set Times:
6:00pm - DJ Angel
6:30pm - Aston Brian
7:00pm - Matchmakers
7:30pm - Last Minute
8:00pm - Violet Harlot

Dress Up Competition
Courtyard Lawn Main Stage
Time: 7:50pm - 8:00pm
Come dressed as your 'Hero' to be in the running for a special AGSA prize pack! Be sure to be at the main stage for 7:50pm when the winners will be selected.

Zine Making Workshop: Tikari Rigney
Gallery 23
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join artist Tikari Rigney for a zine-making workshop using cutouts, collages and comics!

Tote Bag Painting Workshop: Zachary O’Donnell
The Studio
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Embrace your inner hero on a canvas tote bag with artist Zachary O'Donnell. Paint, create, and carry your own heroic masterpiece wherever you go!

Badge Making: Commissioner for Children and Young People
Gallery 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join CCYP for our ever-popular badge-making station, where you can craft your own super badges and embrace your inner champion!

Choir: Young Adelaide Voices
Gallery 3
Time: 6:20pm - 6:35pm & 7:20pm - 7:35pm
Young Adelaide Voices will enchant your senses with a mesmerizing singing performance that will leave you in awe.

Theatre Games: SAYarts
The Radford Auditorium
Time: 6:20pm, 7:00pm & 7:40pm
Unlock boundless creativity at Neo with SAYarts through an exhilarating Theatre Games workshop where your imagination knows no limits. Games go for approximately 30mins, so be there at the above start times to participate, otherwise you can come and watch!

Felt-with-FELT Station: FELTspace
Gallery 9
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Discover your artistic side at Neo with FELTspace's 'Felt-with-FELT Station,' where you can create felt portraits inspired by the incredible artists from the Tarnanthi Exhibition!

Friendship Bracelet Making Station: Adelaide Fringe
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Experience the magic of Adelaide Fringe at Neo! Join them at their Friendship Bracelet Making Station, craft your unique bracelets, and dive into the world of the festival with a chance to win their finest merch at the Spinning Wheel of Prizes.

Wellbeing Pledges: Batyr
Gallery 7
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join the Batyr team at Neo to pledge to support your mental well-being, explore their OurHerd app, and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win exciting prizes, all while taking home valuable resources to empower your well-being journey!

Silent Disco: National Gallery of Australia
Roving - Meet in the atrium 5-mins before the session start time to get your headphones.
Time: 6:30pm - 7:00pm & 7:20 - 7:50pm
Immerse yourself in art and music at Neo with NGA's Silent Disco. Put on your headphones, select your favourite song, and let the beat guide you through the mesmerising Tarnanthi exhibition.

Photo Booth: SNAP/SNAP
Atrium Information Desk
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Assemble your squad, don your hero-inspired attire, and strike bold poses in the SNAP/SNAP Photobooth.

Introduction to Auslan Workshop: AGSA
Gallery 22
Time: 6:45pm - 7:15pm and 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Come and learn some Auslan (Australian Sign Language) basics, including First Nations signs, at one of our two Introduction to Auslan Workshop sessions! Capacity is limited, so be sure to be there early to avoid missing out!

Quiet Zone: AGSA
Gallery 19
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Discover serenity at Neo's Quiet Zone, a peaceful oasis for those seeking a moment to chill and unwind.

Sweet & Savoury Snacks: Cheesy St and Fairy Floss Galore.
Courtyard Lawn & Courtyard Marquee
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Discover comfort food delights at Cheesy St, with cheesy melts and mac 'n' cheese toasties paired with salad or chips, and sweet treats like popcorn and fairy floss from Fairy Floss Galore – and yes, we've got options for vegans and gluten-free eaters!

Drink Station: AGSA
Courtyard Marquee
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stay refreshed and quench your thirst at the Neo Drink Station with an array of free soda options and fresh water.

Participating organisations include the Commissioner for Children and Young People, SAYarts, Create4Adelaide, FELTspace, Adelaide Fringe, Batyr, Young Adelaide Voices and the National Gallery of Australia.

Presented by

  • The Balnaves Foundation

Supported by

  • FELTspace
  • Adelaide Fringe
  • Batyr
  • SAYarts
  • NGA
  • YAV
  • CCYP