Performances, talks and films that provide a platform
for critical thinking and discussion around contemporary art.
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Our 2020 ON ART Summer Season will be announced soon!
ON ART in 2019
Presenting Moving Image
Tuesday 29 October, 5 — 6pm
In a talk developed for students and emerging arts practitioners working with sound and moving image, Curator Gillian Brown discusses the presentation of sound and moving image exhibitions.
Chris Marker: Sans Soleil
Thursday 7 November, 5 — 7:30pm
Experimentation in Film
Friday 29 November, 5 — 7pm
How do spaces of display affect our experience of moving image?
In a live cross from Amsterdam, hear from artist Fiona Tan followed by a discussion with James Nguyen, artist; Mat Kesting, Adelaide Film Festival; Erica Green and Gillian Brown, Samstag Museum of Art.
Monte Masi: llllllllllllllllllll
Saturday 3 August, 1 – 2pm
Monte Masi’s performance, llllllllllllllllllll (twenty lower case L’s),
is about his relationship with Louise Haselton’s art practice, exploring the conventions of the gallery floor talk as a vehicle for strange sounds and intimate narratives.
llllllllllllllllllll continues Masi's interest in the language that surrounds exhibitions and art making, while responding to Haselton's distinctive use of language and lively engagement with collected materials.
2019 SALA Monograph Launch
Louise Haselton in conversation with Gillian Brown
Saturday 24 August, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Louise Haselton joins Curator Gillian Brown in conversation as part of a series of artist talks in the West End Creative Precinct for SALA Festival.
This event coincides with the launch of the
2019 SALA monograph Louise Haselton: Act Natural, chronicling the inspirations, influences and ideas behind Haselton's extraordinary twenty-five year practice.
Narelle Autio in conversation with Tony Kearney
Saturday 14 September, 1 — 2pm
Zephyr Quartet: Domestic Alchemy
Thursday 26 September & Friday 27 September, 6 — 7.30pm
A musical response to Louise Haselton: like cures like by the Zephyr Quartet. Experience the artworks in a stirring new way, as the quartet perform among them.
Zephyr Quartet are award-winning South Australian musicians who compose, arrange and improvise. Known for their spirit of collaboration, Zephyr are firm believers in the power of the string quartet as a medium to communicate and explore complex relationships between society and art.
Courageous approaches in contemporary arts writing
Tuesday 21 May, 5.30 — 6.30pm
We all have to write, but how do we do it successfully?
How do you stay focused, open and strong on your ideas?
Samstag curators Gillian Brown and Joanna Kitto explore principles and tactics for writing engagingly, about your own art or someone else’s. Open to all emerging artists and arts writers.
James Tylor in conversation
Saturday 27 April, 1 — 2pm
Join Associate curator Joanna Kitto and artist James Tylor as we tour Australian War Memorial exhibition, For Country, for Nation.
ANZAC Day at Samstag
Thursday 25 April, 2pm until late
Samstag launches our exhibition season with an afternoon of conversation, performance, food and music. This program invites audiences to reflect on the First Nations experience during wartime and peace, both on home soil and abroad with performance by the Unbound Collective and a unique culinary experience by artist James Tylor. Read on.
Who holds the power of narration?
Tuesday 26 March, 5.30 — 6.30pm
Samstag curators Gillian Brown and Joanna Kitto look at the ways the artists of the Adelaide//International represent histories of migration and the impact of cultural exchange on communities and individuals. They examine the cognitive spaces Brook Andrew, Eugenia Lim, Lisa Reihana, and Ming Wong have created as exhibition makers, and the stories told through their works.
Adelaide//International Film Program
2019 Adelaide//International Forum
Saturday 2 March 2019, from 10am — 5pm
A platform for debate on our changing and ever more connected world, featuring a performance by Eugenia Lim.
Following the Forum, the West End comes alive! Join us for our celebratory party with opening remarks by Adelaide Festival Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy, music by Hartway, pop-up bar by West Oak Hotel and food by Food Lore Kitchen. Read on.