ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EDITION
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE - ARTSPACE GALLERY
Adelaide Festival Centre - above the Dunstan Playhouse
ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS - LIGHT SQUARE GALLERY
39 Light square
80 Hindley St
HAWKE CENTRE & KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERY
5-7pm | 55 North Tce - Hawke Building (level 3)
EXHIBITION: SANAA: A Better World Through Creativity
Five Kenyan artists known for pushing boundaries visit South Australia to exhibit artwork that gives a voice to minority groups who are working on political, cultural and socially engaged street art. The works presented express themes such as rising racial tension, increasingly complex global politics and border control.
5-7pm | 19 Morhpett St
5.30-6.30 | ARTIST TALKS: COLLECT: Natural Language (retail space)
Chris De Rosa, Leslie Matthews and Clare Belfrage each have long standing obsessions with aspects of the natural world. In this exhibition the artists come together to offer contrasts and similarities through their work, interpreting drama, rhythm and time elements within nature, touching on the intersection with human experience. In this intimate artist talk hear from the exhibiting artists as they discuss the inspirations, contrasts and similarities behind their works in COLLECT: Natural Language.
EXHIBITION: STEEL: Art Architecture Design (GalleryOne)
STEEL: art design architecture explores innovative ways that steel is being used by 29 artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. STEEL provides a cross-section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this essential material.
EXHIBITION: Scape (GalleryTwo)
Ceramic artist duo Alterfact (Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano), Roderick Bamford and Kenji Uranishi look to urban–scapes and architecture to create works that contemplate the tensions between built and broken, natural and unnatural, intention and chance.
WORKSHOP: Bendin' Brooches + Pins (JamFactory Atrium)
This FREE workshop coincides with Steel: Art Architecture Design, the GalleryOne exhibition. Join Alice Potter to get you hands on constructing your very own brooch or pin out of steel wire. Fold and bend the material to create 3D drawings, and finish off by applying paint for a jazzy colourful piece. Bookings not required.
Lion Arts Centre (level 1)
13 Morphett St
6-9pm | Lion Arts Centre
6-8pm | EXHIBITION: Patterns of Migration
Following her summer residency at Nexus Arts, artist Haneen Martin explores her cultural position in the diaspora as a Malay-Arab Muslim woman who emigrated to Australia as a child.
8pm | CABARET: Adele by Andrea
Come on a journey with singer Andrea Purcell, Elke Stanton, Jay Westwood, Titus Ng, Emanuel Auciello and Hannah Beale as they perform some of Adele’s greatest hits. (1hr)
Presented in conjunction with the Fringe Festival - tickets through their website
COURTYARD BAR OPEN
ANNE & GORDON SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART
5-7pm | 55 North Tce, Hawke Building
EXHIBITION OPENING: Countercurrents
The Pacific Ocean is rich with the history of human passage but marred by our misuse of the marine environment. Through painting, video, sculpture, installation and photography, eight artists with ties to the region tease apart the complex history linked to these waters that both isolate us from - and connect us to - the rest of the world. Presented for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, Countercurrents responds to the global concerns of the concurrent exhibition, The Ocean After Nature, and features works by: Daniel Boyd; Baden Pailthorpe; Alex Seton; Fiona Tan; Angela Tiatia; James Tylor; and Ken + Julia Yonetani.
EXHIBITION OPENING: Oceans After Nature
Curated by Alaina Feldman for Independent Curators International, New York (ICI)
In considering the future of our planet, today's oceans reveal more about the consequences of human actions than ever before. Inspired by the essay-film The Forgotten Space by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, The Ocean After Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of 16 international artists and collectives including: Ursula Biemann; CAMP; Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal; Mati Diop; Drexciya; Peter Fend; Renée Green; Peter Hutton; Hyung S. Kim; Manny Montelibano; Deimantas Narkevičius; The Otolith Group; Maria D. Rapicavoli; Supersudaca; Allan Sekula and Noël Burch; and the UNITED BROTHERS.
OPENING PARTY + LIVE MUSIC
Kick off the evening at Samstag Museum, with drinks and live music! Join us in Fenn Place to celebrate the opening of our two exhibitions with an outdoor bar, deck chairs and fairy lights. Local musician Sebastian Vivian will rework tracks by Drexciya, from the exhibition Oceans After Nature, followed by original material.
Corner of Hindley St + Fenn Pl
West Gallery Thebarton
6-8pm |32 West Thebarton Rd, Thebarton
Mirrorstate brings together three artists who reflect their views of the world through their sculpture and prints. Featuring the work of Joel Gailer, Deborah Sleeman and Phillip Doggett-Williams.