Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover | Art Gallery of South Australia | 31 Oct 2020

Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Get ready to grab a friend, pull together a wild costume, and roll into a night of live music and performances at Neo Full Moon. The event is live at AGSA, with the option to experience it virtually.

The Art Gallery of South Australia will welcome the return of live events for Neo, AGSA’s dedicated program for teens on Saturday 31 October 2020.  Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover will comprise a full in-Gallery experience with the opportunity for teens to also participate virtually through the Neo Portal on AGSA’s website.

An exclusive program for 13–17 year olds, this event will take over the Gallery, alongside the online activations of a live stream and virtual creative labs. Guest-curated by multidisciplinary artist Brad Darkson, Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover responds to Tarnanthi, AGSA’s annual exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and themes around First Nations cultures and authorship.

Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover is guided by Neo’s Teen Ambassadors, South Australian contemporary artists and youth-focused organisations, and will include Tarnanthi exhibiting artist Naomi Hobson; guest curator of AGSA’s The Studio for Tarnanthi, Carly Tarkari Dodd; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute; Cirkidz; Young Adelaide Voices; Australia Teenage Fashion Awards SA; FELTspace, and many more.

October 2020 also promises a program full of interactive experiences, including mural painting with contemporary artist Elizabeth Close, a drag choreography workshop with Haus of Kong, online game creation facilitated by MOD. and Stitch & Resist with The Centre of Democracy.

In a Neo-first, an SA-wide Battle of the Bands competition has been announced with the opportunity to win a full day of professional recording at Northern Sound System and a mentorship with award-winning Producer Mario Spate and Carclew’s resident Producer. Finalists will have the opportunity to perform at Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover.

Enjoy the sounds of South Australia’s top teen musicians in their first ever Battle of the Bands competition, as well as gaming experiences, free food, and pop-up performances from emerging young creatives, leaders and local organisations including:

  • Northern Sound System
  • SAYarts
  • Carclew
  • Lil Adelaide Rollers
  • MOD.
  • FELTspace
  • Tandanya
  • Young Adelaide Voices
  • And more

Made possible through the support of The Balnaves Foundation, Neo has welcomed more than 6000 teens to AGSA since its inception in 2016, with hopes that recent iterations will continue to increase artistic engagement and access for all.

Registration for this event is essential. 


Teens can also experience the night virtually by logging onto the Neo Portal HERE.

As part of the Art Gallery of South Ausrtralia’s response to COVID-19:

  • Register for the event at the link.
  • There will be more live music and performances across the event, but numbers and capacity restrictions for each space apply.
  • Remember to social distance, wash your hands, and use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • If you’re not well or experiencing flu-like symptoms, please join in online instead of at the Gallery.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Art Gallery of South Australia website.

What:  Neo Full Moon: Teen Takeover

When:   Saturday 31 October 2020 | 6pm–8.30pm

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

Who:   Neo is a FREE event for 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: AGSA website.


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