Neo Deadly Halloween | Art Gallery of South Australia | 26 Oct 2019

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Neo Deadly Halloween for Teens

Neo is a free event for teens ages 13-17.

Transform yourself this Neo and explore Tarnanthi through the lens of Guest Curator Elizabeth Close. Go dressed up in the spooky spirit of Halloween, be altered by special effects makeup and build a monstrous recycled costume.

Go big in a collaborative mural, learn the basics of Kaurna, jump into a workshop with dance collective, Of Desert and Sea, and tune into live music and performances on this ‘deadly’ night.

In celebration of Tarnanthi, Neo has teamed up with Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara artist Elizabeth Close as Guest Curator of the event. Teens will have the opportunity to take part in a range of artist-led workshops centred on transformation and identity, including:

  • building ‘wicked’ recycled costumes and sets with performative collective The Bait Fridge
  • creating special effects make-up with Thomas Readett
  • creating an expressive digital mural with Guest Curator Elizabeth Close, and working collaboratively in an aerosol workshop with Shane Cook

Dance collective Of Desert and Sea will open the floor to teens in a movement-based workshop on choreography that is culturally influenced, including hip-hop styles of popping, locking and lyrical dance forms.  Teens can also embrace the Kaurna language in a games-based workshop with Tiana Bain from Tauondi Aboriginal College.

Neo is pumped to have an exclusive line-up of young Aboriginal musicians, including singer Caitlyn Walker, hip-hop artist Inquest, rapper Phylo, and headlining act Nathan May.

The winning design of the new Neo vests will also be announced on the night, with the teen designer receiving their own reflective vest made by Hey Reflecto to keep!  Costume prizes are also up for grabs, with Elizabeth Close and The Bait Fridge awarding prizes to those with the ‘Deadliest Costumes’.

Neo’s Teen Ambassador Committee will present a collaborative and colourful candy wrapper mural, led by Teen Ambassador Iona McDonough.  Neo’s trained Teen Guides will lead sketch tours through the Gallery and encourage teens to respond to the latest contemporary art in Tarnanthi.

This event has FREE tickets but bookings are essential.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the AGSA website.

What:   Neo Deadly Halloween

When:    Saturday 26 October 2019 | 6pm – 8:30pm

Where:   Art Gallery of South Australia | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   Ages 13 – 17

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Image Source: AGSA website & supplied


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