Connect with nature through art this First Friday. Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour, hear from a panel of artists for a symposium exploring the intersection of nature and art, then relax to some good vibe tunes from Leni. Be sure to join us early for a Welcome to Country by Nature Festivals cultural ambassador Jack Buckskin. Later in the evening Jack will share stories of Kaurna culture and the place of humans within the environment. Program curated in collaboration with Nature Festival and City of Adelaide.
Image: H J Johnstone The Waterfall, Morialta S.A, 1882, oil on canvas, South Australian Government Grant 1976, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Welcome to Country
Join cultural teacher Jack Kanya Buckskin for a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.
Meet in the sculpture courtyard. No Bookings required
5pm & 7pm
Join a Gallery guide for a tour of works in the collection inspired by the natural world.
Meet in the Atrium. No booking required
Sit back and enjoy some good vibe tunes from Leni.
Sculpture courtyard. No bookings required
Symposium: Return to Earth
Return to Earth brings together a group of local visual artists whose practice is centred around their own interconnection with the living world they inhabit. Culminating from ongoing group research and shared conversations about practice, Return to Earth is a call for new thinking, new ways of working, and new ways of engaging. It positions art as a creative force which assesses our cultural relationship with the earth.
Radford Auditorium. Bookings required: Book now
6pm & 7.30pm (1 hour tours)
Birds in art sketch tour with Paul Sloan
Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour with artist Paul Sloan, the creator behind the work of art ‘Pigeon’. Sloan will share his exploration of themes connected with birds, navigation, history and the natural world. While exploring works in the collection, create your own bird inspired drawing during this insightful tour. Presented free thanks to the City of Adelaide.
Meet in Gallery 6. Bookings required: Book now
Join Jack Kanya Buckskin for a yarn about Kaurna culture and the place of humans within the environment.
Gallery 9. No Bookings required