The Neo Ambassadors are a volunteer committee of young people aged 13 to 17, who are vital to the development and presentation of AGSA's flagship program for teens, Neo. The Ambassadors are recruited annually from around South Australia, with each member being involved in layers of the program, from idea generation, to being hands on in the delivering of exciting and inclusive events for their peers at AGSA.


Neo is a free event exclusively for young people aged 13-17 years. Presented 6 times a year, Neo is a festival-style event curated in response to AGSA’s latest exhibitions, featuring live music, performance, artist-led workshops and social activities.

Neo is presented by The Balnaves Foundation. Since 2016, Neo has welcomed over 6000 teens to the Art Gallery of South Australia.

What's involved in being an Ambassador?

  • Meet every 3 to 4 weeks to develop the Neo program
  • Participate in 2 days of professional development across the January and July School Holidays
  • Attend and contribute to up to six Neo events a year
  • Participate in optional opportunities and activities throughout the year; including opportunities to run guided tours at Neo and Start events, develop and present workshops at Neo, take part in media interviews, or contribute to Neon, Neo’s youth-led zine that is released 3 times a year

What are the benefits?

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the AGSA collection and exhibitions
  • Work alongside Gallery staff, artists and cultural leaders
  • Receive discounts and freebies, including a 10% discount to the Gallery Store and AGF+ W
  • Free entry to all paid exhibitions

How to Join

Applications are currently closed.

2024 Neo Ambassadors

Chloe Aplin, Hope Balcom, Angus Bennett, Marcus Bint-Islam, Matilda Dale, Islay Guerriero, Hannah Hyde, Elliot James Lloyd, Liv Jephcott, Casper Langdon, Cormac Lee, Marianne Little, Charlotte Lockwood, Miriam Lockwood, Vicy Mackay, Ash Groves, Eamon McEvoy, Felix Midson, Zazie Newall, Elysia Parker, Aurora Plueckhahn, Mikayla Reid, Quinn Sage-Hoff, Molly Schofield, Frankie Silk, Aryan Singh Handa, Oona Stephen, Luka Veaney, Layla Walker, Jojo Webb, CJ Wright-Simon, Rae Serella.

Connect with us

Neo on Instagram

Contact us

For more information, please contact Teen Programs Officer, Dani Reynolds.

Phone 08 8207 7076

Neo Ambassador Alumni

Layla Ajuria, Atticus Andriessen, Josephine Atkins, Calieshaa Milera, Hayden Chan, Jeffrey Chan, Mahika Choure, Bianca Chu, Claire Chessman, Sia Clignon, Madeleine Coates, Eleanor Colby, Olivia Daniels, Lizzie Davis, Rowan De Silva, Eva Diercks, Emily Harris, Atefa Heydari, Krystal Icke, Georgia Joy, Cleo Kapetas, Anyese Khamis, Callan Lewis, Cindy Li, Luis Medrow, Jemima Mizzi, Remii Murray, Tommy Mutter, Perry McDonald, Iona McDonough, Miriam Sims, Asha Southcombe, Karoline Steiner, Lolli Tran, Chloe Pettit, Bonnie Rose, Abbey Seyair, Angue Yu

Presented by

  • The Balnaves Foundation