First Fridays | Art Gallery of South Australia | 6 Apr 2018

First Fridays at the Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of South Australia are firing up Friday night by staying open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Hear great talks, unwind to live music and take in the latest exhibitions and displays.

Think of the Gallery as a launch pad for your weekend; have a bite to eat and something to drink at Art Gallery Food + Wine, browse in the Gallery Shop and immerse yourself in art and culture with an amazing mix of eclectic characters – then lose yourself in the city as you head off to other gigs, shows and events.

The event is free entry.

Activities Include:

Fantasy Worlds

Co-curated by artist Roy Ananda
Central to Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda’s work in Divided Worlds, is his fascination with fandom and fantasy. Participate in a game of Dungeons & Dragons and be transported to another world by performances, live music, tours and talks. Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist, and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.

Guided Tours | 5pm & 7pm

Take a tour with one of the dedicated Gallery Guides.

  • Tour 1: Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay (See our Play & Go post on this exhibition HERE)
    Where: Meet in the Vestibule, exhibition ticket required.
  • Tour 2: 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds. The 7pm Biennial tour is accompanied by an AUSLAN interpreter
    Where: Meet at the information desk in the Atrium, Free.

Book Launch | 5pm

Join the launch of a new publication on Australian artist, and SA favourite, Michael Zavros.
Where: Function Room

Music Performance | 5pm & 7:30pm

Let the electronic soundscape of <IF END BEGIN> take you an aural journey, using drum machines, samplers and analogue synthesizers played live in real time.
Where: Sculpture courtyard

Artist Floor Talk | 6pm

Hear from Biennial artist and this First Friday’s co-curator, Roy Ananda. Descend into the underworld with Ananda and learn more about his fannish obsessions. In conversation with Leigh Robb.
Where: Gallery 25

D&D Experience | 6pm & 7:30pm

Be transported to another world in a tabletop game of Dungeons & Dragons. Guided by an experienced Dungeon Master, you will take part in this role-playing game and gain further insight to Biennial artist Roy Ananda’s work of art.
No experience necessary.
Where: Radford Auditorium
Age suitability: 17 and over

Please note the D&D Experience is now FULLY BOOKED, however some spaces may be available on the night.

Demonstration | 6:30pm & 8pm

Witness roleplaying at its best, as Ironclad Academy demonstrate medieval sword fighting.
Where: Courtyard lawn

Art Gallery Food + Wine

Enjoy a light supper or share a plate and sit back with cold beverage while taking in the atmosphere and hospitality of AGF+W.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the First Fridays Facebook event page here or the Art Gallery of South Australia website here

What:  First Fridays at the Art Gallery

When: Friday 6 April 2018 | 5pm – 9pm

Where:  Art Gallery of South Australia | North Terrace

Who: Everyone

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Image Source: First Fridays Facebook event page

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