White Rabbit – Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, 2011, installation detail

Monday 21 November, 5.30pm

Bill Henson in conversation with Paul Grabowsky, Artistic Director of the 2012 Adelaide Festival. Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, City West campus, University of South Australia.

In a highly anticipated event the Samstag Museum of Art, in association with the 2012 Adelaide Festival and supported by the Art Gallery of South Australia, present Australia's best–known contemporary photographer, Bill Henson, in conversation with Paul Grabowsky, Artistic Director of the 2012 Adelaide Festival. The Samstag Museum is delighted to host this special highlight to accompany the first exhibition in Adelaide dedicated to one of the country's most distinguished artists. The Museum will be open for ticket holders to view Bill Henson: early work from the MGA collection, with selected recent landscapes after hours, with refreshments and live music to follow the discussion. Bill Henson 'in conversation' with Paul Grabowsky (audio) (opens in a new window).


Sunday 06 November, 2 – 5pm 

Your Move: Australian artists play chess Chess tournament. Come and make a move in a chess tournament organised by The Adelaide Chess Club. Turn up on the day for an opportunity to watch Chess Club members do battle and even challenge them to a 5 or 15 minute game. The public are invited to play, ask questions and enjoy the exhibition. Special prizes for participants. Free admission, all welcome. For more information 08 8302 0869.


Saturday 15 October, 3pm

Your Move: Australian artists play chess Curator talk. Bendigo Art Gallery curator Sandra Bruce presents an introductory talk on the exhibition Your Move: Australian artists play chess, to coincide with the launch of both exhibitions Your Move and Bill Henson: early work from the MGA Collection, with selected recent landscapes. At this event there is an opportunity to watch members of the Adelaide Chess Club do battle and even challenge them to a game of chess.


Friday 15 July – Friday 30 September, 3pm

Every Saturday and Sunday, free guided exhibition tour of White Rabbit – Contemporary Chinese Art Collection. Exhibition tours for school students (primary, secondary and tertiary) and community organisations. White Rabbit education resource (PDF file, 1.9mb) (opens in a new window).


Saturday 17 September, 2pm – 5pm

Join us for a special Chinese Cultural Celebration as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2011 OzAsia Festival. A guided tour in Mandarin by David Zhu, followed by a Chinese tea ceremony, live music, mahjong demonstrations and refreshments.


Tuesday 30 August, 5.30pm 

Exhibition launch with live music by Zhaohong Liang.


Thursday 12 May, 1 – 2pm

Hijacked 2: Australia/ Germany Artist talk. German artist, Sascha Weidner will talk about his work and participation in Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany  Sascha's visit is made possible by the Goethe-Institut, Australia.


Saturday 14 May, 4 – 6pm

May's: The May Lane Street Art Project curator and artist talks. Join curator Tugi Balog and Richard Perram, Director of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery with May Lane artists Dlux! and Mini Graff as they discuss the history of the May Lane project and give insight into the significance of street art in contemporary Australian culture. This will be followed by drinks and special entertainment to coincide with the launch of both  exhibitions May's: The May Lane Street Art Project and Hijacked 2: Australia/ Germany.


Friday 25 February, 5pm

Visual Art Educators of South Australia (VAESA) launch. VAESA is a newly formed professional association that seeks to attract the membership of primary, secondary and tertiary visual arts educators.


Saturday 26 February, 3.30pm

Stop(the)Gap curator and artist talks. Stop(the)Gap curator Brenda L Croft and international Indigenous curatorial advisors Kathleen Ash-Milby (USA), David Garneau (Canada) and Megan Tamati-Quennell (Aotearoa/NZ) are joined by Stop(the)Gap artists Genevieve Grieves, Alan Michelson, Lisa Reihana, r e a and Warwick Thornton.


Sunday 06 March, 3pm

Looking Forward/Looking BLAK, Indigenous Identity in Australian Cinema. Presented in association with the The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA. Join Margaret Pomeranz (Chair) with actors Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Tom E Lewis and film directors Beck Cole (writer/director Here I Am) and Rolf de Heer as they discuss the rapidly changing identity of Indigenous Australians in our national cinema.