​Welcome to Samstag’s 2022 Autumn program, where we brave the unpredictable elements with one of our most exciting Adelaide Festival contributions ever. It’s a treat, and not to be missed!

Image: Isaac Julien, Green Screen Goddess (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010, Endura Ultra photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Samstag's Autumn Season brings together the work of Isaac Julien (UK), Helen Fuller with Khai Liew (AUS) and Daniel Jaber (AUS).

In Gallery 1 & 2 Samstag is honoured to present two spellbinding works by internationally celebrated artist Isaac Julien, an acclaimed UK artist and filmmaker with career links to Australia, presented concurrently for the 2022 Adelaide and Perth Festivals. Julien is world-renowned for arresting works that bring together baroque pageantry and metaphor.

In Gallery 3 we see new work by Helen Fuller with the ambitious exhibition design of Khai Liew. Materially driven, Fuller approaches ceramics in a manner she likens to painting, centred about characteristics of form rather than the function of the vessel. Developed for the Adelaide Festival, Fuller’s new body of work will see a series of hand-built terracotta objects exploring connections to geological and social time, and the object as a cultural and anthropological artefact.

On Saturday 5 March from 10am, Daniel Jaber will perform Rite over a seven hour period. Bringing together contemporary dance, improvisation, living sculpture and installation in a study of the efforts of suppression and the weight of carrying guilt and shame. This one day event is not to be missed. Created & Performed by Daniel Jaber with sound artist Adam Ritchie.

Isaac Julien
Ten Thousand Waves

Friday 4 March — Friday 27 May
Gallery 1 

Isaac Julien
A Marvellous Entanglement

Friday 4 March — Friday 27 May
Gallery 2

Helen Fuller

Friday 4 March — Friday 27 May
Gallery 3

Daniel Jaber

Saturday 5 March, 10am—5pm only
Samstag Balcony


Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.