2014 NEWS

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Monday 15 December Samstag Museum to host Fleurieu Art Prize – Media release (PDF file, 126kb) (opens in a new window)


Thursday 27 November The Samstag Museum of Art is pleased to present its 2015 exhibitions program and Art After Dark pARTy _27 November from 5pm – Media release (PDF file, 160kb) (opens in a new window)


Thursday 6 NovembeAmanda Vanstone to head Samstag Museum of Art Board – Media release (PDF file, 70kb) (opens in a new window)


Tuesday 7 October 2015 Samstag Scholarships announced (opens in a new window)


Friday 19 September. Samstag are excited to congratulate Hossein Valamanesh on being awarded the 2015 Art and the Moving Image commission by Adelaide Film Festival in partnership with Carriageworks and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Valamanesh will debut his new work, CHAR SOO, here at Samstag next year. Hossein Valamanesh creates resonant artworks that draw upon his Iranian heritage and experience of the Australian landscape and culture - we can't wait to see what he creates for the Art and the Moving Image project! More info here (opens in a new window)

Read John McDonald's review of Mooi Indie - Beautiful Indies Indonesian Art Now in the Sydney Morning Herald. 


Thursday 28 August. The Samstag Museum is delighted to announce its first exhibition for 2015, do it (adelaide). Opening 13 February 2015 and continuing until 25 April , do it (adelaide) will be the latest incarnation of the ongoing global art project  do it, conceived by European curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and managed by the Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Read more here (opens in a new window)


Discover art after dark in Adelaide's West End – Media release (opens in a new window)


Saturday 5 July, Arts Breakfast Interview on Radio Adelaide. Catherine Kenneally spoke with Samstag curator Gillian Brown and artist Roy Ananda about the Samstag Museum and exhibits. Produced and presented by Catherine Kenneally. Click to listen to the podcast (opens in a new window)


Monday 30 June, Applications for the Class of 2015 Samstag Scholarships closed. 2015 Applications closed 30 June 2014. Applications for 2016 Scholarships will be open from early 2015.


Friday 30 May, Applications for the Art and Moving Image Commission closed. Three major art institutions are collaborating with the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) to commission a moving image artwork from a leading Australian artist.

It was announced today the AFF will join with Carriageworks (NSW), the Samstag Museum, University of SA and the University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct to present the newly commissioned work. The new work will premiere during the AFF in October 2015 at Samstag Museum, and will then be presented in Sydney and Perth in 2016.

The project is a natural evolution from the outstanding success of the partnership between the Samstag Museum and AFF which commissioned and presented the world premieres of work by Lynette Walworth, Warwick Thornton and Daniel Crooks at the last three festivals [2009, 2011 and 2013]. The selected artist will be awarded $50,000 to develop their work – and will be announced later this year.


Ever wondered about Timothy Horn's Discomedusa affectionately known as the 'jellyfish' displayed in the Hawke Building foyer? Discomedusa was featured in 'The Australian' on Saturday 24 May, to read the article click here.


Friday 11 April, Experiencing Afghanistan. Part's one and two (opens in a new window). A special event hosted by the Museum in partnership with the University of South Australia's Hawke Research Institute, Experiencing Afghanistan was an opportunity to hear Shaun Gladwell discuss the ongoing effects of his time spent with the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan. Taking place on 11 April 2014, this intimate talk was held in the Museum surrounded by Gladwell's very personal exhibition Field Recordings, and was recorded as a part of Dr Kit Messham-Muir's Studio Crasher project.