Neo | Free Events for Teens | Art Gallery of South Australia

NEO – 2022 Program

Held six times a year at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Neo is a free after-hours event for teens aged 13-17.

Neo is a parent-free zone where young people can kick back and hang out with friends, jump into creative labs, tune into live music and explore the latest exhibitions at AGSA.

Neo is presented by The Balnaves Foundation and since 2016, Neo has welcomed over 7000 teens to the Art Gallery of South Australia. Held six times a year, all Neo events are FREE. Save the dates below for the 2022 season of NEO.

NEO Dates for 2022

  • Neo Carnival | Saturday 19 February 2022
  • Neo Strange Days | Saturday 9 April 2022
  • Neo Teen Takeover: Wonderland | Saturday 21 May 2022
  • Neo Face Time | Saturday 13 August 2022
  • Neo Teen Takeover: Game Over | Saturday 22 October 2022
  • Neo Labryinth | Saturday 3 December 2022


Photo: Nat Rogers

Neo Carnival | Saturday 19 Feb 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Wear a costume fit for a carnival and get ready to face-off with the challenging and bizarre works in the collection. Adorn yourself with an elaborate hand-made ruff with artist Chelsea Farquhar, rock out to the live sounds of Babyteeth and LED, create a wacky mini diorama with Jess Taylor, grab a festive fairy floss and belt out a karaoke hit!


Photo: Nat Rogers

Neo Strange Days | Saturday 9 Apr 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Get ready for Neo Strange Days, where not everything is as it seems.

Watch skateboarding transform into art, communicate through secret messages in a bottle, turn slow-motion videos into masterpieces and peer into the spiritual world of auras and mediums.. Navigate the 2022 Adelaide Biennial: Free/State, and meet the visionary artists of the exhibition.


Photo: Nat Rogers

Neo Teen Takeover: Wonderland | Saturday 21 May 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Get ready for a radical crossover between SA Youth Week and the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State. Explore the latest ideas, sounds and experiences from the state’s top youth and arts led organisations in this whole gallery event.


Photo: Nat Rogers

Neo Face Time | Saturday 13 Aug 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Ready for some face time?

Snapshot, sketch, print and decipher the faces and personalities around you. Create live portraits, make new friends at our speed drawing station, jump into a tableau vivant, and see your work showcased in our teen-led SALA exhibition.


Photo: Nat Rogers

Neo Teen Takeover: Game Over | Saturday 22 Oct 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Teens, it’s time for you to takeover!

Get ready for a larger than life showcase of South Australia’s young creative talent. Prepare yourself for otherworldly costumes, aerosol art, live music, zine making, improv theatre and one-of-a kind dance experiences with SA’s youth focused organisations across the entire gallery.


Photo: Jack Fenby

Neo Labryinth | Saturday 3 Dec 2022 | 6pm – 8.30pm

Lose yourself in this end of year festival at Neo…

Kick back to the latest teen-led live music, grab a free snack, and strike a pose in a hyper-saturated photo shoot.


Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Art Gallery of SA website

What:   Neo – Free Events for Teens

When:    Held 6 times a year (see dates above) | 6pm – 8.30pm

Where:   Art Gallery of SA | North Terrace, Adelaide 

Who:   13 – 17 year olds

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Photo Credit – AGSA 


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