Art After Dark West End

Art After Dark brings Adelaide's West End precinct to life, Thursday 9 August 2018


November 10



5-8pm  |  Adelaide Festival Centre - above the Dunstan Playhouse


Working in partnership with Country Arts SA and Ananguku Arts and Culture, Our Mob, a statewide community program, gives South Australian Aboriginal artists the opportunity to showcase their art in exhibitions held in Adelaide Festival Centre foyers and gallery. Over the years the Our Mob project has boosted the careers of numerous Indigenous artists and generated sales to support their art practices and families.

The work of South Australian Aboriginal artists are as diverse as their environments and histories. This is your chance to purchase artwork for your home or office and view these fascinating, innovative pieces in one place – a tribute to the Indigenous talent that exists right here in South Australia.


Adelaide COLLEGE OF THE Arts - Light Square Gallery

6-8pm  |  39 Light Square


An exhibition of new ceramic works by current lecturers and recent graduates from the Adelaide College of the Arts.

The exhibition acknowledges and explores the ongoing dialogue between established and emerging ceramic artists, affirming the role of educators whilst supporting recent graduates in developing their practice and ability to question and explore the world through their art.

The show will focus on a range of conceptual responses and relative processes embodying a variety of interpretive possibilities associated to the meaning and presentation of Intersect.

Artists exhibiting: Peter Johnson, Joanne Crawford, Philip Hart, Merrilyn Stock, Klaus Gutowski, Bruce Nuske, Bernadette Miels. Karl Brasse, Jack Ladd, Deborah Odell, Wendy McFadden and Jordan Gower


Lion Arts Courtyard


AEAF 24:7

Lion Arts Courtyard

EXHIBITION: 1000 Forms of Fear 

Ian Haig

curated by Carolyn Kavanagh

Has fear become the zeitgeist of our era? We fear aging, disease, disfigurement and death as well as an ever expanding list of phobias. Cultivated by media and politics our current culture of fear is all encompassing, from fear of terrorism, migration, pollution and pandemics to climate change. 1000 Forms of Fear examines the aesthetics of fear through the practices of four Australian contemporary artists.

The final installation in the 1000 Forms of Fear series. Ian Haig’s practice explores the darker side of life, with a brand of body horror that he says is "premised on putting bodily reality back into the hygienic and sterile context of the gallery".


7.30-11pm 80 Hindley St

LIVE MUSIC: Water Bear (FORMAT Residency) // Louis Fark

drone-folk // pop // beets

Friendly neighbour Water Bear is here to play you some songs with friends.

Also performing: Louis Fark.

bar open // chips next door are really good // candles


5-7pm | 19 Morhpett St

EXHIBITION: Homeland: Returning, Remembering, Reimagining (GalleryOne)

curated by Jo Cys and Jane Lawrence

This exhibition invites alumni and associates of the 50 year history of the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Interior Architecture to consider the meaning of homeland in relationship to their professional practice and/or their personal lives and situations. The exhibition also celebrates the 25th Birthday of the University of South Australia. Featuring work from Agostino & Brown (Samantha Agostino and Gareth Brown), Steven Blaess, Stephen Soeffky, Saul Scanlon, Andrew Schunke, Hannah White, Alex Gilmore-Johnston, Michael Geissler, Jordan D’Arsie, Vi Nguyen and Lisa Zamberlan.

EXHIBITION: Building Blocks (GalleryTwo)

Buildings as a source of inspiration may seem unusual for a jeweller, but many jewellers reflect upon architectural modes of construction, materials, forms and even scale within their works. Featuring work from Claire Brooks, Christian Hall, Courtney Jackson, Jessamy Pollock and Andrew Welch.

HAWKE CENTRE & Kerry Packer Civic GallerY 

5-7pm  |  Hawke Building (Level Three) - 55 North Tce

EXHIBITION: Welcome House

An exhibition created by members of the refugee community, who receive support from Kilburn’s ‘Mercy House of Welcome’, and were mentored by South Australian artists: Mark Valenzuela, Angelica Harris-Faull, Murtazar Hussaini, Helen Fuller and Sandra Starkey.

Artists and refugees worked together and explored themes, such as: culture, identity and place, in a series of collaborative ceramic and printmaking workshops. Artists were encouraged to make their own work in response to their time spent in this community, on site at Mercy House, during the six-month period. The exhibition features ceramic sculptures, pots and objects, lino prints and photographs.

This program was supported by Arts SA, and devised and run by The Art Bus; which is a mobile visual arts studio that seeks to transform lives through creative experience.

EXHIBITION: Adelaide’s International Jubilee Exhibition and Building (1887-1962)

From its inception as a showpiece in which to hold the 1887 Jubilee Exhibition, the Exhibition Building on North Terrace has played an important role in the social and cultural lives of South Australians.

The building and its grounds would become home to the Royal Adelaide Show, the South Australian School of Art and the South Australian School of Mines and Industries.

This exhibition, accompanied by a book, explores the 1887 Exhibition and tracks the building’s subsequent uses until its untimely demise in 1962.

Mercury cinema

7pm screening 13 Morphett St

FILM SCREENING: Macbeth (1971), M

directed by Roman Polanski

Directed by Roman Polanski and financed by Hugh Hefner, this 1971 adaptation of Macbeth is a vivid and compellingreimagining of the Shakespeare story. The film stars Jon Finch as Macbeth and Francesca Annis as Lady Macbeth.

(140 minutes)

Nexus Arts

 Lion Arts Centre


Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

5-7pm Hawke Building - 55 North Tce

EXHIBITION: Meet the Samstags: Artists and Benefactors

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships, Meet the Samstags: Artists and Benefactors showcases the artistic talents of Anne and Gordon Samstag with many treasures from the Samstag Legacy Research Archive. 

EXHIBITION: Quicksilver: 25 years of Samstag Scholarships

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s remarkable bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Pivotal works by six distinguished scholars – Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Folland, Shaun Gladwell, Christian Lock, Nike Savvas and Linda Tegg – highlight the exciting talent that the University of South Australia has had the pleasure of assisting over the last quarter century.


SASA Gallery

5-7pm Kaurna BuildingCorner of Hindley St + Fenn Pl

EXHIBITION OPENING: Postgraduate Season 2

Jasmine Symons - Ambiguity Makes Sense

In this body of work, painting and mothering correspond to negotiate a kind of feeling-knowing, and make sense of what might be described as a beautiful pain.