Susan Hiller, Channels, 2014, installation detail

Thursday 18 December
Mr. TURNER preview at Palace Nova East End
Hosted by Samstag Museum of Art and Advancement Services, University of South Australia and Transmission Films.


 Thursday 27 November from 5pm
ART AFTER DARK pARTy, featuring the FEAST Festival

Start the night off at UniSA's Samstag Museum of Art 2015 Samstag Program Launch with bar open until 6pm and view Luminous World Exhibition and Cinema.

View the latest exhibitions, watch glass blowing to the sounds of our DJ, sample wines by Seppeltsfield Estate and join our Christmas card makingworkshop from 5pm at JamFactory

AC Arts Light Square Gallery - Opening Night Celebration - Exit the 2014 Bachelor of Visual Art and Design Graduate Exhibition from 6pm.

Mercury Cinema will screen the closing film in the Patricia Highsmith retrospective, Ripley’s Game (Dir. Liliana Cavani, 2002, starring Ray Winstone and John Malkovich). Special $5 admission for Art After Dark, incl. a complimentary glass of wine from 6:30pm

Check out the Dark Horsey Bookshop with preview of John A Douglas at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation

Visit the FEAST Festival Indulge Lounge in the courtyard, experience Cabaret Theatre with Bushwaacking at Queer - Nexus Multicultural Art Centre at 7pm, Serpentine at The Soul Boxat 7pm and Spandexx Ballet at Leigh Warren Dance Studio at 7pm. Plus check out the Bair Art Opening and Bearstock Launch at Big K Studio on Hindley Street at 6pm and Bearotica at Caos Café at 8:30pm.

Explore rare archival material from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas showcasing manuscripts, notebooks, films and photographs of Nobel Laureate, J.M. Coetzee until 7pm at UniSA's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

View exhibition Emulate by Derek Sargent at Nexus Multicultural Art Centre.


Thursdays 23 October and 20 November, 5 - 7pm
Samstag and the SA Writers Centre invite you to join us for a poetry workshop. 


Thursday 6 November, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Luminous Yoga
Illuminating yoga in the beautiful surrounds of the Luminous World exhibition. Limited places. 


Thursday 16 October, 5 - 6pm
Luminous World 
Exhibition Launch
Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia and Samstag Museum of Art Board have pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Luminous World - Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection Lipman Karas Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 and Luminous Cinema Gallery 3. RSVP email or call 8302 0870

Thursday 28 August, 5.30 pm
Inhabiting process and place: Professor Ross Gibson responds to In-Habit: Project Another Country

Saturdays 2 - 5pm, 2 August - 27 September
In-Habit Saturday Workshops
Visit Samstag on Saturdays during the exhibition to make a dwelling for the In-Habit installation. Samstag Museum staff on hand to assist with your creation.


Friday 1 August, 1 - 2pm
In-Habit Artist Workshop with the Aquilizans 
A one hour workshop with In-Habit artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at Samstag Museum of Art.  The workshop offered a rare opportunity to work directly with the Filipino-born, Brisbane-based artists, the Aquilizans, to construct cardboard house sculptures that became a part of the growing In-Habit installation in Samstag.


Friday 1 August - Friday 3 October
In-Habit Student Workshops
Student workshops led by Samstag Museum staff are also available during the exhibition for booked groups. Suitable for all ages.


Thursday 31 July, 5 - 7pm
OzAsia Festival 2014 Exhibition Launch 
Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia and Samstag Museum of Art Board have pleasure in inviting you to the launch of  Mooi Indie - Beautiful Indies, Indonesian Art Now Lipman Karas Gallery 1 and In-Habit: Project Another Country Galleries 2 & 3. Musical performance by Adelindo Angklung.


Tuesday 29 July, 1 - 2pm
Lunchtime forum in the Allan Scott Auditorium presented by the South Australian School of Art where visiting artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan discussed their work and practice.


1 – 23 July
In-Habit ‘art station’ in Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

To coincide with the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery’s exhibition SA Refugee Week 2014: Youth Poster Awards, visitors are invited to drop by the Civic Gallery and create cardboard sculptures of houses and other dwellings that will contribute to Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan’s In-Habit exhibition at Samstag Museum. Art station open Monday to Friday from 11am until 4pm.

Thursday 17 July from 5pm
ART AFTER DARK launch events

Samstag Museum of Art and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery invite you to the launch of Dowie Doole’s new limited edition range of red wine Fruit of the Vine and selected white wines, while taking in exhibitions and world music by Silk Road Express from 5pm.

Australian Experimental Art Foundation invite you to the launch of two exhibitions, Synonyms for Savages by Madison Bycroft and OdradekAEAF Performing Identity: Jenna Pippett, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, from 6pm.

A good movie is hard to top but the guaranteed way to do it is by adding wine and delicious cheese. From 6.30pm before the screening of Sideways (MA) at Mercury Cinema, sample some of the Chaffey Bros' "minimal intervention" Barossa and Eden Valley wines. Film screens at 7:15pm as part of Adelaide Cinematheque at Mercury Cinema. Membership required.

Yalumba is Australia's oldest family owned winery and with a style all of their own, each wine has been influenced by a diverse range of elements Make sure you stop by Nexus Multicultural Art Centre for the full Yalumba wine tasting experience. 

From 5pm watch glass blowing to the sounds of DJ OCK and sample wines by Seppelstfield Estate at JamFactory.

Thursday 3 July from 5:30pm
Roy Ananda on his epic Slow crawl into infinity sculpture on display in Lipman Karas Gallery 1 for ART AFTER DARK.


Thursday 5 June 2014, 5 - 7pm
Roy Ananda Launch
We celebrated the completion of Roy Ananda's monument to fandom, Slow crawl into infinity.


Saturday 12 April 2014, 11am - 5pm
Slow Art Day at the Samstag
One day each year – April 12 in 2014 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.


Friday 11 April 2014, 5.30 - 7pm
Experiencing Afghanistan
A special event hosted by the Museum in partnership with the University of South Australia's Hawke Institute, and recorded as a part of Dr Kit Messham-Muir'sStudio Crasher project. Watch the conversation between Assocoiate Professor Jennifer Rutherford, Dr Kit Messham-Muir and Shaun Gladwell (links will open in new windows):

Part one and Part two


Thursday 10 April 2014, 5 - 7pm
Shaun Gladwell Exhibition Launch 
Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia invites you to the launch of two new exhibitions by artist and Samstag scholar Shaun Gladwell.

Shaun Gladwell: Field Recordings a new installation by the artist and Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan an Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition. (opens in a new window)


Friday 28 February – Sunday 2 March
Presented in association with Worlds in Collision, Artists’ Week 2014 is a three-day forum that considers visions of enlightenment, ways of imagining alternatives, art politics and subcultures, and considerations of technological and psychedelic thinking. Artists’ Week 2014 is convened by Lars Bang Larsen and Richard Grayson.


Thursday 27 Feburary, 5 – 7pm
Samstag Museum of Art and Adelaide Festival invite you to celebrate the launch of Worlds in Collision, 28 Feburary – 28 March 2014.


Friday 14 February, 5pm
Samstag Museum of Art is pleased to launch the new-look website. If you have links to the previous website, we encourage you to update these. Please contact the Museum with any questions or concerns.

2014 Samstag Museum program brochure (PDF file, 2.19mb) (opens in a new window)