Samstag Museum of Art | 2018 PROGRAM

ON ART is a series of conversations, talks and workshops that provide a platform for critical thinking, information and discussion around contemporary art. Free entry – all welcome!


Tuesday 25 September, 5.30 – 6.30pm

Costuming for Film

Dr Jennifer Gall (NFSA) discusses the role of costume in the creation of film characters. After the talk, audiences are invited to Mercury Cinema for NFSA Restores: My Brilliant Career from 7pm.

Location: Samstag Museum of Art 



Wednesday 10 October, 5 – 6.30pm

Celebrate Australia's rich contribution to cinema with Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits and The Waiting Room! Opening remarks by film critic Margaret Pomeranz.


Thursday 11 October, 1 – 2pm

Curators' Tour

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits co-curators Penelope Grist (NPG) & Jennifer Coombes (NFSA) lead a tour of the exhibition, followed by an in conversation with photographer Matt Nettheim.

Location: Samstag Museum of Art


Thursday 11 October, 6pm | Saturday 13 October, 4pm

TERROR NULLIUS, Soda_Jerk in conversation with Erica Green

Join us for a screening of TERROR NULLIUS: A Political Revenge Fable in Three Acts followed by Samstag Scholars Soda_Jerk in conversation with Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art. Presented by the Adelaide Film Festival.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – book your ticket here

Location: GU Film House, Adelaide


Saturday 13 October, 12 – 1pm

Scott Hicks

Hear from South Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks in conversation with Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits co-curators Penelope Grist (NPG) & Jennifer Coombes (NFSA).

Location: Samstag Museum of Art


Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7pm

Starstruck & The Waiting Room Discussion

Join us for a screening of Robert McFarlane: The Still Point followed by a discussion with photographer Robert McFarlane alongside filmmakers Molly Reynolds & Rolf de Heer.

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Location: Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, City West precinct


Tuesday 30 October, 10am & 1.30pm | Wednesday 31 October, 10am & 1.30pm

Indigenous Representation on Screen

A guide for teachers and students years 5 — 9 on understanding Aboriginal Histories & Cultures through Australian Film. 

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Location: Mercury Cinema