2018 EVENTS

Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy, Mondo Futuro, 2017

Saturday 3 March — Sunday 4 March 2018

Adelaide Biennial Vernissage Weekend

The Vernissage Weekend of the Adelaide Biennial is a celebration of contemporary Australian art. Delve into a program of free talks, panel discussions and performances featuring artists and thinkers in Divided Worlds.

 

Saturday 3 March, 5 — 7pm

Vernissage Party in the West End

A celebration of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds!

In Fenn Place, artists Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro (NSW) demonstrate their work of art ‘Mondo Futuro’. This work utilises a vintage retro-engineered Mercedes 220S, a car from the mid-1950s, which runs not on petrol or diesel but on a bio fuel derived from a process in which gas is extracted from heated wood. At Samstag we will be celebrating the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds. Featuring work by artists Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Emily Floyd (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Angelica Mesiti (NSW) + Khaled Sabsabi (NSW).

As SASA Gallery we are celebrating Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy with an opening talk by Joanna Kitto, Curatorial Researcher, Samstag Museum of Art.

Music by Max Savage and the False Idols and a pop-up bar by West Oak Hotel.

 

4 March — 23 May 2018

Adelaide Cinémathèque: Making Worlds

Inspired by Divided Worlds and the filmic passions of the participating artists, the Media Resource Centre and Mercury Cinema present this special Adelaide Cinémathèque season, Making Worlds.

 

ON ART: Discussion

Wednesday 21 March, 5.30 — 6.30pm

INTERROGATING CURATING: how curatorial intent and presentation affect the reading of artworks and our understanding of contemporary art

Developed for visual arts students and emerging practitioners, this session is presented by Gillian Brown, Curator, and Fulvia Mantelli, Associate Curator, Samstag Museum of Art.

WATCH: ON ART with Gillian Brown and Fulvia Mantelli

 

ON ART: Discussion

Wednesday 16 May, 5.30 — 6.30pm

BRINGING IT TO THE PUBLIC: diverse spaces, concept development and collaborative curatorial processes

Developed for visual arts students and emerging practitioners, this session is presented by Gillian Brown, Curator, and Fulvia Mantelli, Associate Curator, Samstag Museum of Art and Paula Acuin, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila.

WATCH: ON ART with Gillian Brown, Paula Acuin and Fulvia Mantelli

 

ON ART: Discussion

Wednesday 23 May, 5.30 — 6.30pm

EXHIBITION PRESENTATION: nuts and bolts - timelines, installation, exhibition writing, publicity, public programs & budgets

Developed for visual arts students and emerging practitioners, this session is presented by Gillian Brown, Curator, and Fulvia Mantelli, Associate Curator, Samstag Museum of Art.

 

ON ART: Reconciliation Week

Thursday 31 May 2018, 5 — 7pm

Vernon Ah Kee: Kaurna Language Ephemeral Public Art Project

Samstag Museum of Art is pleased to present our most recent commission, the Vernon Ah Kee: Kaurna Language Ephemeral Public Art Project on Fenn Place, University of South Australia, City West campus.

READ: Opening remarks by Professor Irene Watson

 

Exhibition Launch

Thursday 14 June 2018, 5 — 7pm

Aldo Iacobelli: A Conversation with Jheronimus

Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg: Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015

 

ON ART: Performance + Talk

Wednesday 11 July, Performance: 5.30 — 6pm, Talk: 6  7pm

Alison Currie & The Human Arts Movement: Creatures

Creatures is an exploration of human movement and repetition in response to Aldo Iacobelli’s A Conversation with Jheronimus. Stay following the performance for an in-conversation with choreographer Alison Currie, The Human Arts Movement dancers and artist Aldo Iacobelli.

 

ON ART: Talk

Saturday 14 July, 1.30 — 2.30pm

Aldo Iacobelli in conversation with Maria Zagala

Maria Zagala is Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia, and she specialises in Italian Renaissance art. Zagala has followed Iacobelli's career for over a decade, with particular interest in the way he draws on European art history in the development of his complex, multi-disciplinary practice.

Open Saturday & Sunday, 9am — 5pm for Adelaide Festival of Ideas

 

ART AFTER DARK West End

Thursday 9 August, from 5pm

Join us for a special SALA Festival edition of ART AFTER DARK!

Explore Adelaide's West End with exhibitions, live music, artist talks, performances and more.

At Samstag, we will be up late so you can explore our current exhibitions Aldo Iacobelli: A Conversation with Jheronimus and Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg: Montages from 5 — 7pm. Kicking off at 5pm outside the Museum on Fenn Place, Adelaide-based musician Naomi Keyte will be playing a free gig and there will be a pop up bar by the West Oak Hotel!

 

ON ART: Talk

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 My Brilliant Career from 7pm.

Location: Samstag Museum of Art 

 

Exhibition Launch

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.

 

ON ART: Talk

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.

 

ON ART: Talk

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 with photographer Matt Nettheim.

 

ON ART: Talk 

Saturday 13 October, 12 – 1pm

Scott Hicks in Conversation

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

 

ON ART: Film + Talk

Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7pm

The Still Point: Photography of Robert McFarlane
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.

 

ON ART: Discussion

Tuesday 30 October, 10 – 11am & Wednesday 31 October, 10 – 11am | 1.30 – 2.30pm

Indigenous Representation on Screen

A guide for students and educators on understanding Aboriginal Histories & Cultures through Australian Film.

Location: Mercury Cinema