EXHIBITIONS, FILMS, MUSIC, ARTIST TALKS, FOOD, BEER, WINE, WORKSHOPS AND MORE
ART AFTER DARK West End is proudly supported by the Adelaide City Council
THURSDAY 12 MAY | 5-7pm AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION5-8pm | Lion Arts CourtyardEXHIBITION The Revenge of Alexis Colby: Sarah Contos An exciting new direction in Contos' practice, with the introduction of video and animation to promote further discourses between sexuality, domesticity, value and memory.TALKS: ART ON TAPis a series of conversations investigating the nomadic haunts of the experimental. '#1 - Where We're At' features Andy Perusevics, an Adelaide-based conceptually driven artist whose practice examines the place of the individual in an increasingly controlling world. Hear insight into how his work has moved into an extreme experimentation phase, and meet his collaborators. $5 at the door, please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30 start.AEAF 24:7 WINDOW-SPACE EXHIBITION: Standard inflections: Johnnie Dady + Roy Ananda The second in a series of three consecutive installations, Three Lists, that map an ongoing experiment in constraint. Curated by Kate Moskwa. SAMSTAG MUSEUMUntil 7pm | 55 North TcePUBLIC PROGRAMSA great chance to explore the Adelaide Biennial exhibition Magic Object after hours, then get creative with public programs! Samstag Museum will be open until 7pm. Tarot readings Amidst the Magic Objects, explore your future and fortune with a 15 minute tarot reading by Art Gallery of South Australia curator Gloria Strzelecki. Model your own mini Magic Object! Be inspired by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran’s towering deities or Juz Kitson’s suspended creatures of wonder and make a miniature clay object to take home to your own cabinet of curiosities. Alex the Unicorn Local favourite nail-painter Alex the Unicorn will be on hand to make your fingernails glitter and shine with their very own Magic Object inspiration! EXHIBITION OPEN2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic ObjectAre artists the last magicians? Drawing inspiration from the ‘Wunderkammer’, those rooms or cabinets of wonder dedicated to the display of magical objects, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art champions the contemporary artist as conjuror. Featuring artists Juz Kitson, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Taryn Gill, Australian Dance Theatre, Danie Mellor and Bluey Roberts.MERCURY CINEMA7pm | 13 Morphett StFILM 7pm: Leave Her To Heaven (Director: John M Stahl, 1945) A wonderful no-punches-pulled melodrama about a driven woman obsessed with her dead father. A beautiful, elegant and nasty piece of work rendered exquisitely in lush Technicolour. Awarded the 1946 Oscar for Cinematography.KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERYUntil 7pm | Hawke Building Level 3, 55 North TceEXHIBITION OPEN: Three Food Icons: Cheong, Maggie and the Market South Australian photographer Tony Lewis presents a triptych of his favourite food-oriented work for The Hawke Centre and Tasting Australia – a collection of the food of iconic cooks Cheong Liew and Maggie Beer, and a look at life in the Adelaide Central Market.NEW INDIA RESTAURANT167 Hindley StDRINKS & DINING: New India Restaurant are offering a complimentary beverage with any meal purchase to all Art After Dark visitors, available from 6pm.ADELAIDE ROCKFORD164 Hindley StDRINKS & DINING: Happy hour priced drinks and a special Art After Dark menu in the Rockford Spice Market Bar, available from 5pm.
Participating venues and supporters:
Adelaide City CouncilAdelaide West End AssociationAustralian Experimental Art FoundationFormat SystemsFowlers LiveJamFactoryJiveKerry Packer Civic GalleryMarcellina AdelaideMedia Resource CentreMercury CinemaNew India RestaurantNexus ArtsRockford Adelaide Samstag Museum of ArtSASA GallerySplash AdelaideUniversity of South AustraliaWorldsend Hotel
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