ANZAC Day at the Samstag Museum of Art
Thursday 25 April 2019, 2pm until late
On ANZAC Day, the Samstag Museum of Art welcomes you for an afternoon of conversation, performance and food to launch the Australian War Memorial exhibitions For Country, for Nation and Reality in Flames. Responding to local and national issues and histories surrounding war, this program invites audiences to reflect on the First Nations experience during wartime and peace, both on home soil and abroad. Hear from exhibition artists and curators, experience a new performance by the Unbound Collective and a unique culinary experience by James Tylor.
SOVEREIGN ACTS V: CALLING_
On ANZAC Day, the Unbound Collective continue their research, video and performance series Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts. The Unbound Collective brings together four Adelaide-based First Nations women working across art, activism and academia: Ali Gumillya Baker (Mirning), Faye Rosas Blanch (Mbararam/Yidinyji), Natalie Harkin (Narungga) and Simone Ulalka Tur (Yankunytjatjara).
When: 2 — 3pm
Hear from Megan Cope (artist, For Country, for Nation), Amanda Jane Reynolds (curator, For Country, for Nation), Laura Webster (Head of Art, Australian War Memorial), hosted by Joanna Kitto (Associate Curator, Samstag Museum).
When: 3 — 4pm
James Tylor is a multidisciplinary artist of Kaurna, Māori and European Australian ancestry. In collaboration with chef Shannon Fleming, The Forgotten Seasons, Tylor presents a series of dishes responding to Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand’s military histories.
Welcome to Country: Michael O'Brien.
Opening remarks: Jim Whalley, Council Member, University of South Australia; co-founder of defence industry company Nova Systems; and former RAAF fighter pilot.
Complimentary drinks served.
When: 4 — 6pm
UnPiano present an improvised response to a landmark recording by Jonty Semper (UK). Semper collected all surviving recordings of the two-minute silences at the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph in London from 1929 to 2000. UnPiano are musicians Gabriella Smart (Aus), Derek Pascoe (UK/Aus) and Johannes S. Sistermanns (Germany).
When: 6 — 7pm.
Ticketed performance. Click here to book.