Neo On the Horizon | Art Gallery of SA | 14 Dec 2019

neo on the horizon

© Brian Robinson/Mossenson Galleries.

Neo On the Horizon

NEO is the Art Gallery of South Australia’s FREE event for teenagers aged 13 to 17.

Neo On the Horizon invites teens to delve deeper into Tarnanthi, and the world of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Creating a space for young people to make some noise alongside emerging South Australian artists at the Gallery, Neo provides guests with the chance to connect with the artworks and each other through live music, artist-led workshops, sketch tours and youth-led activities in a parent-free zone.

On the night, Tarnanthi artist Brian Robinson will lead a star-weaving workshop in The Studio, which will be transformed into a constellation-inspired space. In response to the fine-art comic featured in Tarnanthi by teen artist Layne Dhu-Dickie, local artists Claire Wildish and Brooke Goyne will introduce the art of zine-making.

Youth-led networking activities will include the Neo ambassador committee running a badge-making workshop to create and exchange badges with friends or fellow Neo-goers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work with South Australian artist, Jimblah, who will lead a hip-hop sound masterclass in the Gallery. Live music will include sound from Hannah Yates, and DJ sets by Jimblah and MoZzi, aka Dre Ngatokorua, a rising hip hop master and youth broadcaster. Teens can tune into a Q&A between Neo Teen Ambassador, Hannah Chessman, and Dre.

Following from their 2018 collaboration on the ‘C’mon Aussie’ street poster, Jake Holmes and Elizabeth Close will work together to present a screen-printing workshop on the night.

Tarnanthi installation, Gurruṯu’mi Mala (My Connections) by Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu explores the artist’s connection to family, people and country through the use of ‘barrkunu wanu’, which means ‘language from a distance’. Jo Agius and Samantha Wilson will lead an Auslan discussion on the work, accompanied by Koiranah Jacob who will verbally interpret the talk and facilitate a short sign language session.

Australian documentary, The Final Quarter, will also be screening on the night, focusing upon the final stages of the Australian football career of Adam Goodes.


While tickets are FREE, bookings are essential.


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

What:   Neo On The Horizon

When:    Saturday 14 December 2019 | 6pm – 8:30pm

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

Who:   Ages 13 – 17 years

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: Supplied
Art detail: Brian Robinson, Kala Lagaw Ya/Wuthathi people, Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, born 1973, Waiben (Thursday Island), Queensland, Empyreal: A Place and a Path in the Sky and on the Earth, 2019, Cairns, Queensland. mixed media, (dimensions variable), 25.0 x 120.0 x 120.0 cm (each), © Brian Robinson/Mossenson Galleries.  


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