​Samstag's exhibitions are accompanied by an eclectic presentation of ON ART programs.



Image: Alex MARTINIS ROE, To Become Two, installation view, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, 2021. Photo: Sam Noonan.

 

 

ON ART / WINTER SEASON

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ARTIST TALK / ALEX MARTINIS ROE

Join Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Alex Martinis Roe as she discusses the works that comprise her exhibition, To Become Two with Samstag Associate Curator Joanna Kitto.

Friday 23 April
4—5pm
Samstag, Gallery 1

SYMPOSIUM / THREE CONVERSATIONS

Artists draw on historical collections in the creation of new work. In this series of conversations, artists, collection curators and historians come together to discuss cultural agency, the politics of display, colonial legacies, and generative pathways to repair.

James Nguyen & Victoria Pham with Stephen Zagala
Taloi Havini with Professor Nicholas Thomas
James Tylor with Dr Frances Wyld

THU 8 JULY / View three conversations here.

THU 15 JULY / 10am—12pm (ACST) / Tune in to Samstag Curator Gillian Brown in a live Q&A with the conversation participants on the topic and issues raised in their respective discussions.

Thursday 8 July—Thursday 15 July
Online
Register here

 

 

WORKSHOP / POLITICS OF MEMORY

As part of the presentation of To Become Two, Alex Martinis Roe presents Politics of Memory, a workshop designed for students to examine the politics of storytelling in contemporary art practice and the effects of different kinds of historiographic methods across a range of media, including video installation, documentary film, archival display and sculptural memorial.

Artists engage in history making by questioning given formats and representational conventions, exposing their latent power and reworking them. The production of histories is intimately entwined with the generation of possible futures.

This workshop explores the political responsibility of artistic-historical narratives and their agency in transmitting and shaping the stories they tell.

Monday 12 July—Friday 23 July
Open to the public: 26—30 July
Samstag &
SASA Gallery

 

OPENING NIGHT / MADISON BYCROFT

South Australian artist Madison Bycroft returns from Marseille to premiere their major new moving image commission, BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée.

Be the first to experience the work as part of Illuminate Adelaide’s MAAD (Music & Art After Dark).

Come for the opening, stay for the party.

Saturday 31 July
5—9pm
Samstag, Gallery 2

PERFORMANCE / VIRGINIA BARRATT & EM KÖNIG

Exosmosis is a new durational performance by Virginia Barratt & Em König [sadworm] centered around interaction between Barratt as performer and König’s responsive live soundscape.

In this space, the artists explore the pivotal role annihilation has to play in transformation and growth in a work encompassing light, a wall of sound, sticky props, and the body.

Saturday 31 July
6—9pm

SASA Gallery
RSVP here

SCREENING + Q&A / MADISON BYCROFT

View the newly commissioned work BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée by artist Madison Bycroft, the second South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and SALA Festival Artist in Residence commission, along with a Q&A with the artist in which they discuss the complex process of production.

Thursday 5 August
5.30—6.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Booking details to follow

FILM PROGRAM / FEMINISM IN FILM

Local artists, writers and thinkers select and present a film with feminism at its core that has personally influenced them.

A 30-minute Q&A follows each screening. Full program to come.

Saturdays in August & September
1.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Booking details at mercurycx.org

 

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