Welcome to the Samstag Museum of Art

One of Australia's leading university art museums, the Samstag Museum of Art aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

The Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today. 



Friday 14 September — Friday 30 November 2018

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer: The Waiting Room



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.


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.


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, followed by an in conversation with photographer Matt Nettheim.


Thursday 11 October, 6pm | Saturday 13 October, 4pm

TERROR NULLIUS | Join us for a screening of TERROR NULLIUS: A Political Revenge Fable in Three Act followed by Soda_Jerk in conversation with Erica Green. Presented by the Adelaide Film Festival.

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Saturday 13 October, 12 – 1pm

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


Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7pm

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.

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

Indigenous Representation on Screen | A guide for teachers and students years 5 — 9 on understanding Aboriginal Histories & Cultures through Australian Film.

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