Neo Shapeshifters | Online Teen Event | Art Gallery of SA | 6 Jun 2020

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Neo Shapeshifters | AGSA

AGSA delivers their second virtual teen-led event with Neo Shapeshifters.

Neo, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s dedicated program for teens, is launching its second free digital event, Neo Shapeshifters. While the Gallery is reopening its doors to the public on Friday 5 June following updated guidelines from the South Australian Government, AGSA will continue to offer experiences of its collection, exhibitions and key programs online.

Following the success of Monstrous Neo in April, which attracted over 1,000 participants nationwide, Neo Shapeshifters promises a bold program of even more teen-led experiences. Taking place online and over social media, the interactive program for 13 – 17 year olds will launch on the Neo homepage of AGSA’s website on the night of Saturday 6 June.

Launching on the night of a full-moon, Neo Shapeshifters features exclusive online experiences responding to the wicked works of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres and is led by Neo’s teen ambassadors and local and national contemporary artists.

Teens will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity with the opportunity for young artists to enter the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival through Neo for the first time ever.

The Live Program:

For live workshops, bookings are essential and places are limited.

Dungeons & Dragons | 6pm & 8pm

Feeling adventurous? Dungeons & Dragons is back by popular demand! They’ve brewed up another monster-riddled dungeon crawl for participants…


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Mini Film Set Building with Iona McDonough & Erin Coates | 6pm

Discover how to manipulate everyday materials to create your own fantastical set with young artist Iona McDonough and Monster Theatres artist and filmmaker Erin Coates. 


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Anatomical Drawing Lab with Thomas Readett | 7pm

Want to learn the fundamentals of drawing the human body? Expand your toolkit of techniques in this anatomical drawing lab with local artist Thomas Readett. Suitable for any skill set. 


Dance Party | 8pm

Ready to make some friends and dance in your living room? Join this Zoom party for a session of freestyle dancing, choreographed moments, and group challenges.


Drawing Wall | 6-9pm

Draw, tag and make your pixels count on the collaborative digital drawing wall. 

Live Stream

Intuitively animate Stelarc’s Reclining StickMan online from home. A background algorithm animates the robot intermittently at other times. Activate the Robot and choreograph its movements and sounds. 

Competition – TikTok Dance Duet

Duet with the latest TikTok dances created by local choreographer Petra Szabo. On the night, head to AGSA’s TikTok account @agsa.neo and see how your moves measure up to Petra’s… Tag AGSA in your clip, and if you’ve got the sharpest moves, you’ll win a Spotify Premium Gift Card valued at $50.

Artist Call-out!

A chance for young artists to showcase their artwork as part of Neo’s first ever exhibition. AGSA will be releasing all the information you need to get involved. 

Inside Out with teen creative Maxine Turner

Ever considered turning the objects of your childhood…inside out? Check out this brilliant tutorial with teen creative Maxine. 

Q&As with the Neo Ambassador Committee

Check out this selection of talks with the Neo crew. They’ll be tuning in with artists, teen creatives, and talking about their favourite Monster Theatres artworks.


Chill out to a playlist created by wicked Monster Theatres artist Erin Coates.

About Neo:

Neo has welcomed more than 6000 teens to the Gallery since its inception in 2016, with hopes that recent online iterations will increase artistic engagement and access for all. Neo is a FREE event for 13 – 17 year olds. 

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

What:   Neo Shapeshifters

When:    Saturday 6 June 2020 | 6 – 8:30pm

Where:   Online 

Who:   Ages 13 – 17

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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