THURSDAY 18 AUGUST | 5-9pm
2016 SALA FESTIVAL TOURMERCURY CINEMA6pm | 13 Morphett St
A SALA tour of the west end precinct and its current exhibitions will lead guests from the Mercury Cinema, to each of the participating ART AFTER DARK venues (see guide below).
ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS - LIGHT SQUARE GALLERY5-8pm | 39 Light SquareEXHIBITION: Continuum (AC Arts foyer)An exhibition of work by four Adelaide College of the Arts Graduates, conceptually exploring the notion of a continuous cycle, series or pattern of change.EXHIBITION: Graduated Tones (Light Square Gallery)A celebration of the Adelaide College of the Arts Photography Department, this invited alumni exhibition highlights the diverse arts practice of graduates over 20 years.
ANNE & GORDON SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART5-7pm | Hawke Building, 55 North TceEXHIBITION OPENING: Experimenta Recharge
The 6th International Biennial of Media Art features the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. Works in Experimenta Recharge draw upon photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the World Wide Web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video, and analogue television. Curated by Jonathan Parsons with Elise Routledge and Lubi Thomas.
AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATIONUntil late | Lion Arts Courtyard
AEAF 24:7 WINDOW-SPACE EXHIBITION: 1000 Forms of Fear curated by Carollyn Kavanagh
1000 Forms of Fear examines feelings of unease, menace and dread—an escalating sense of horror, echoing the perception of fear that pervades our daily life. The first artist in a series of three installations, Jess Taylor explores violent representations through the language of model-making, reflecting a tendency to project ourselves and our anxieties onto the make believe.
FORMATFrom 6.30pm | 80 Hindley St
PERFORMANCE: Live performances at FORMAT, featuring Marcus Louend, Sophia Simmons, Daria H Koljanin and Lauren Abineri.
JAMFACTORYUntil 7pm | 19 Morphett St
EXHIBITION: JAMFACTORY 2016 ICON: Gerry Wedd - KITSCHEN MAN (GalleryOne)
JamFactory's icon series is an annual solo exhibition celebrating the achievements of one of South Australia's leading craft and design practitioners. The 2016 Icon is Gerry Wedd. Wedd enjoys a national reputation for his hand-built blue and white ceramics that brim with a dry wit oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing.
ARTIST TALK: Gerry Wedd will also be doing an artist talk responding to his exhibition, starting 6pm.
EXHIBITION: Soap Score: Honor Freeman (GalleryTwo)
Honor Freeman presents a solo exhibition of porcelain objects reflecting on how to measure a life and mark times passing. Creating beautiful still life tableaus that capitalise on slip-cast porcelain's mimetic qualities, Honor will be producing her most ambitious installation to date, 656 soaps, a project that reflects life's journey through everyday objects.
RETAIL SHOP: Late night shopping - view a fantastic collection of handmade jewellery, ceramics, furniture and glass by emerging and established artists.
KERRY PACKER CIVIC GALLERYUntil 7pm | Hawke Building Level 3, 55 North TceEXHIBITION: Without Borders: Emergencies, Natural Disasters, Epidemics and Conflicts
Without Borders is an inspiring and confronting photographic exhibition of the people Médecins Sans Frontières provides humanitarian medical assistance to, through the eyes of professional photographers.
EXHIBITION: 2016 Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researchers Photography Exhibition
The works presented in this exhibition are from the Images of Research competition, in which UniSA staff and students showcase their compelling research images.
MERCURY CINEMA7pm | 13 Morphett StFILM: Lonely Hearts (1982), directed by Paul Cox
This offbeat rom-com observes the development of an unlikely romance between a flamboyant middle-aged piano tuner and a timid office worker.
NEXUS Arts7-9pm | Lion Arts Centre, corner of Morphett St & North TceFree entry, gold coin donation welcomed
EXHIBITION: The Green Room
An exhibition of paintings examining themes of perception and identity, by Adelaide based Pakistani born artist, Nazia Ejaz.
TALK: The Artist's Voice - SALA PechaKucha Night
12 artists discuss their ideas in the PechaKucha format: 20 images for 20 seconds. The artists who will be presenting as part of this special SALA event are: Ali Baker, Andrew Dearman, James Dodd, Jake Holmes, Peta Kruger, Monte Masi, Sue Michael, Deb Prior, Jess Taylor, Luke Thurgate, Sera Waters and Eleanor Zecchin.
NEW INDIA RESTAURANTFrom 6pm |167 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 ROCKFORD; Spice Market Bar & Restaurant164 Hindley St
DRINKS & 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 AdelaideSamstag Museum of ArtSASA GallerySplash AdelaideUniversity of South AustraliaWorldsend Hotel
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