​Two contemporary art exhibitions by Australian artists Mel O’Callaghan and Julie Blyfield offer insights into marine ecosystems and the capacity of life forms to endure and evolve.


Samstag is delighted to present our annual programs, now aligned to Kaurna season names and launching with Kudlila, the wet season which runs from June through to September, when the earth is washed and the north/west winds blow. Our sincere thanks to the Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) committee for giving Samstag consent to identify our programs by these Kaurna season names.

In June, Samstag presents a series of performative works and talks in our exhibition galleries, commencing with Exosmosis, a new durational performance by South Australian artists Virginia Barratt & Em König. Exosmosis will be followed by VERS: On Pleasures, Embodiment, Kinships, Fugitivity and Re/organising, a two-day live event that privileges queer ways of doing and being, and centres creative practice and conversation.

Coinciding with VERS, Daniel Jaber presents Rot, the second of a trilogy of new works by Jaber premiering at Samstag in 2022. Jaber’s works for Samstag are a hybrid of sculpture, installation and contemporary dance about the burden of guilt.

Launching in early July are two distinct exhibitions by Australian artists Mel O’Callaghan and Julie Blyfield that offer insights into marine ecosystems and the capacity of life forms to endure and evolve.

Marni padni! (go well)
Erica Green, Director: Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA Creative


Upcoming Exhibitions

Mel O'Callaghan
Centre of the Centre


Friday 1 July—Friday 30 September
Gallery 1 & 2

Julie Blyfield
flowers of the sea


Friday 1 July—Friday 30 September
Gallery 3

 

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