CONNECT DORRIT BLACK & MORTIMER MENPES Retrospective exhibitions celebrating two South Australian artists
Twice the talent with Black & Menpes
Intriguing works by Nicholas Folland
START AT THE GALLERY For children and families
JUNE â€“ SEPTEMBER 2014
GALLERY NEWS Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes
South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival
Simultaneous exhibitions reveal the lives and artistic achievements of two influential South Australian artists. Discover Dorrit Black: unseen forces and The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur showing from 14 June. See page 5.
Coinciding with SALA and the release of the Wakefield Press monograph on Nicholas Folland, the exhibition The extreme climate of Nicholas Folland explores the polarities at play in Folland’s work alongside works of art from the Art Gallery’s collection. See page 18.
Countdown to Fashion Icons
Save the date for the Art Gallery’s major international blockbuster exhibition opening on 25 October. Drawn from the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Fashion Icons is a must-see this summer.
Become a new Member during The World of Mortimer Menpes and Dorrit Black: unseen forces and enjoy three months free Membership. Offer valid until 31 August 2014. See page 21.
Cover, detail: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891-1951, Nude with cigarette, 1930, Sydney, oil on canvas on composition board; Private collection, Courtesy of Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney Above, detail: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891-1951, The olive plantation, 1946, Magill, Adelaide, oil on canvas; Bequest of the artist, 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
New publications Supported by Santos, Highlights: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection is one of four beautiful publications being released by the Art Gallery. See the full list of titles on page 24. Right, detail: Mortimer Menpes, Britain/Australia, 1855–1938, Flower of the tea, 1887–88, Japan or London, oil on wood; Tate: Purchased 1970, © Tate, London
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FAMILY PROGRAM PARTNERS
The World of Mortimer Menpes is supported by the Maurice A. Clarke Bequest Fund.
UNSEEN FORCES THE WORLD OF MORTIMER MENPES
PAINTER, ETCHER, RACONTEUR 14 June – 7 September 2014 Galleries 22, 23, 24 & 25 Free admission
Discover two retrospectives celebrating the life work of two influential, although largely overlooked, South Australian-born artists. Staged side by side, exhibitions Dorrit Black: unseen forces and The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur reveal the pioneering role that each artist played, albeit in different circles and at different times.
TOURS DAILY TOURS Gain insights into the Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes exhibitions with tours led by Gallery Guides.
Dorrit Black: unseen forces is the largest retrospective of the artist’s work. Featuring almost 200 works of art in a range of media including oil paintings, watercolours, linocut prints and drawings the exhibition highlights Black as one of Australia’s leading twentieth century artists who was instrumental in bringing modern art to Australia.
When Where Cost
Daily, 11am & 2pm Meet at the entrance to the exhibitions Free
AUSLAN TOURS Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by Deaf Can: do interpreters.
The major exhibition The World of Mortimer Menpes pays tribute to the artistic accomplishments of Mortimer Menpes, South Australia’s first artist to have an international career. Menpes achieved acclaim as a travel artist and portraitist in late nineteenth and early twentieth century London.This exhibition brings the many strands of his practice – paintings, etchings, drawings, ceramics, books and interior design – together for the first time and comprises some 250 works drawn from public and private collections in Australia, England, Scotland, France and the United States.
When Where Cost
Sundays 22 June and 7 September, 11am & 2pm (Mortimer Menpes & Dorrit Black) Meet at the entrance to the exhibitions Free
Above, detail: Ernest Walter Histed, photographer, Direct Photo Engraving Company, London, printer, Mr Mortimer Menpes, c.1901, London, photogravure; Grainger Museum collection, University of Melbourne Opposite, detail: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891-1951, The double basses, c.1950, Magill, Adelaide, oil on canvas; Purchased 1993, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
When Saturday 14 June Morning 10.30am- 1pm Afternoon 2- 4 .30pm Cost Free Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or book online
SYMPOSIUM Learn more about Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes in engaging symposium sessions. Morning program: Dorrit Black New insights reveal the life and art of Dorrit Black. Speakers include Tracey Lock-Weir, the Exhibition Curator who will explore the personal and professional encounters that shaped Dorrit Black’s artistic output and reputation; Elena Taylor, Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980 at the National Gallery of Victoria will speak about ‘Three’s company: Dorrit Black, Grace Crowley, Anne Dangar’ which will examine the context and complex relationship between these three remarkable artists; Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture will speak about Dorrit Black’s colour linocut practice and by special invitation Dorrit Black’s great niece, Ghillian Sullivan, will provide personal reflections on the work of Dorrit Black in the exhibition space.
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW Dorrit Black: unseen forces The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur Be one of the first to experience these retrospective exhibitions at an exclusive Members’ preview, including tours by the curators: 10.15am Dorrit Black: unseen forces with Tracey Lock-Weir 11am
The World of Mortimer Menpes with Julie Robinson
When Friday 13 June, 10am- 12 noon Cost Free Where Meet at the entrance to the exhibitions Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7050 and bring your Membership card on the day
Afternoon program: Mortimer Menpes Join leading Menpes scholars for an afternoon symposium which reveals new research and perspectives on this fascinating, multitalented artist. Exhibition Curator, Julie Robinson, considers his role in British art, including his association with James McNeill Whistler. Dr Rosemary Smith, whose doctoral dissertation was on Menpes, will discuss his travels to ‘Japan and beyond’, which included Japan, India, Burma, Kashmir, France, Spain, Morocco,Venice and Mexico. Barbara Bryant, a London-based art historian specialising in nineteenth century British art and architecture, will discuss his unique studio house, with its Japanese-styled interior. Plus Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, will delve into his approach to portraiture and his famous sitters.
See the full list of Member Events during June to September on page 21.
DEPARTURE: ROARING 20s DEPARTURE, presented by BankSA, is the Gallery’s after-dark cultural events program for people in their 20s and 30s. Experience the 1920s jazz scene with this double-header event featuring the exhibitions Dorrit Black: unseen forces and The World of Mortimer Menpes. DEPARTURE is an 18+ event. When Friday 20 June, 6 -10pm Cost $60 / Members $45 Where Art Gallery of South Australia, entry via West Wing Doors Bookings essential Members’ tickets on sale 21 May. General Admission tickets on sale 28 May. Book online artgallery.sa.gov.au/departure
Right, detail: Mortimer Menpes, Britain/Australia, 1855–1938, Blue was the sky above us (Benares), 1889–91, Uttar Pradesh, India or London, oil on board; Private collection, United States, © Christie’s Images / The Bridgeman Art Library
Saturday 21 June Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture and Curator of Dorrit Black: unseen forces introduces key themes of the exhibition.
THE MIKADO Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado was first performed in London in 1885 and fed into the mania for Japan then sweeping London. It inspired Mortimer Menpes to pursue travels to Japan and, by coincidence was produced by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company which was managed by Dorrit Black’s aunt, Helen D’Oyly Carte. Be entertained by this 1939 screen adaptation of this classic Japanese-inspired opera. Rated G, 90 mins. When Cost Where
Sunday 29 June Maria Zagala, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings & Photographs speaks about the portraits of women by Mortimer Menpes. Sunday 13 July Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs and Curator of The World of Mortimer Menpes examines Menpes’s early career and his association with James McNeill Whistler.
Sunday 20 July, 2pm Free Radford Auditorium
AN AFTERNOON WITH MORTIMER MENPES
Sunday 20 July Jennifer Harris, visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide and contributing writer to the exhibition catalogue reflects on the influence of Menpes’s Japan travels on his practice.
On the penultimate day of the exhibition, hear three speakers present their perspectives on Menpes. John Payne, Senior Conservator of Painting, National Gallery of Victoria, will speak about Menpes’s frames; Dr Gary Morgan, art historian and author, will talk about Menpes’s prints, and Exhibition Curator Julie Robinson will present her final perspectives on the exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to talk with experts first-hand and gain rare insights.
Sunday 27 July Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator Prints, Drawings and Photographs focuses on early and late works of the Thames River, produced by Menpes.
When Saturday 6 September, 2-4 pm Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Cost Free
Saturday 9 August Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art leads a tour of Dorrit Black: unseen forces.
Sunday 17 August Julie Robinson considers Menpes as a travel artist.
Join us on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the exhibition season for curator and specialist talks on Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes. When Where Cost
Saturday 23 August Tracey Lock-Weir speaks about Dorrit Black and her leading role as a teacher, advocate and exhibitor of modern art in Adelaide from 1935-51.
Various Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm Meet at the entrance to the exhibition Free
Sunday 24 August Maria Zagala, Associate Curator Prints, Drawings and Photographs speaks about Menpes’s late and evocative landscape prints.
Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891-1951, Music, 1927-28, London or Paris, unnumbered impression, colour linocut on thin cream, oriental laid paper, 24.1 x 21.2 cm, Elder Bequest Fund 1976, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
LECTURES FRENCH INFLUENCES: CUBISM AND RURAL LIFE Dr Bruce Adams, art historian and writer, examines the two variants of cubism that attracted Dorrit Black and her Australian colleagues, comparing the teachings of André Lhote with the ideas of Albert Gleizes and his rural art colony at Moly-Sabata in France. When Saturday 12 July, 1pm Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Cost Free
IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS Dr Catherine Speck examines the work of Dorrit Black and other leading Australian modernists. When Saturday 16 August, 1pm Where Function Room Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Cost Free
TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS Hear curators and other guest speakers provide insights into selected works of art on display. When Where Cost
Tuesdays, 12.30pm Various locations in the exhibition Free
17 June Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs and Curator of The World of Mortimer Menpes speaks about works of art by Mortimer Menpes. 24 June Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture and Curator of Dorrit Black: unseen forces speaks about Mirmande in 1928: the battleground and breakthrough.
1 July Maria Zagala, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings & Photographs speaks about the portraits of women by Mortimer Menpes. 8 July Robert Reason, Curator of Decorative Arts discusses modernist design in selected works by Dorrit Black. 15 July Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs discusses the travels of Mortimer Menpes across a range of the artist’s paintings and prints. 22 July Margaret Black, family member, presents a personal reflection on the work and life of Dorrit Black. 29 July James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art examines Mortimer Menpes’s understanding of India through his own social environment. 5 August Jo Peoples, Performing Art Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre talks about the costume designs by Dorrit Black and the artist’s relationship to the Adelaide Theatre & Dance community of the 1940s. 12 August Senator the Hon. Penny Wong speaks about selected works in Dorrit Black: unseen forces. 19 August Professor Catherine Speck considers a range of works by Dorrit Black depicting rural endeavour, industry and recreational pursuits. 26 August John Russell, music lover and winemaker speaks about his joy and passion for the works of art by Mortimer Menpes. 2 September Elle Freak, Associate Curator of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art examines Dorrit Black’s dynamic linocut prints. Right, detail: Mortimer Menpes, Britain/Australia, 1855–1938, Japanese street scene, 1887–88, Japan or London, oil on panel; M.J.M. Carter AO Collection. Given to mark The World of Mortimer Menpes exhibition 2014, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
WORKSHOPS SKETCH CLUB Join our weekly sketch club. Sessions are led by Adelaide artists and all materials are supplied. No prior experience necessary. When Where Bookings Cost
Various Saturdays, 2-4 pm Meet at the Information Desk in the Santos Atrium Please register, call 08 8207 7005 Free
21 June Sketch musicians in the Gallery with artist Fran Callen. 28 June Explore still life studies with artist Tsering Hannaford. 5 July Draw the landscape out and about by the Torrens with artist Lou Vodic. 12 July Abstract the human form with artist Monika Morgenstern and a live model.
JUST LIKE DORRIT â€“ LINOCUT PRINT WORKSHOP Join artist Dianne Longley for a two day linocut printing workshop and create your own original work of art. Using three colours and blocks explore a wide range of linocut printing techniques on a variety of papers. Includes lunch on both days and refreshments. Places are limited. When Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 June; Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 June, 10am -4pm Bookings Call 08 8207 7035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Where Artistâ€™s studio, address provided on booking Cost $400, $350 Members Right, detail: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891-1951, The sketch club 1942, Adelaide, oil on cardboard; Elder Bequest Fund 1976, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
FACE TO FACE Learn the ideas and techniques of cubist portraiture with Adelaide artist Deidre But-Husaim. Work with oil paint and pastel to create your own portraits inspired by the masters of modernism. Places are limited. When Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August, 10am- 4 pm Bookings Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Where Radford Auditorium Cost $250, $200 Members
MODERN METHODS Dorrit Black promoted design as the basis of all great art. Join Adelaide artist Lisa Young for a weekend workshop exploring the classical principles of modern design using the still life. All materials supplied. Places are limited. When Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August, 10am- 4 pm Bookings Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Where Radford Auditorium Cost $250, $200 Members
LEARNING PROGRAM Dorrit Black: unseen forces and The World of Mortimer Menpes offer students and teachers valuable opportunities to engage with two pioneering South Australian artists. The accompanying Learning Program explores both artists, their works and different approaches, as well as key ideas in the exhibitions. Learning programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum:Visual Arts learning area, and connect to Cross curriculum priorities and General capability themes.
SELF-GUIDED AND GUIDED VISITS
When Daily sessions, 11am-12 noon, and 1pm-2pm following a booked exhibition viewing Location The Studio Bookings essential 30 students only. Email email@example.com Cost Free, facilitator & materials supplied
TEACHERS’ BRIEFING Explore the art and lives of Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes, and hear about the learning opportunities for your school in this briefing by Curators Tracey Lock-Weir and Julie Robinson. Professional Learning certificates supplied. When Thursday 19 June, 4.30pm for a 5pm start Bookings essential Email firstname.lastname@example.org (No confirmations unless booked out) Cost $10, please book but pay at the door
Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or experience the exhibitions through independent self-guided group learning. Limited guided sessions available.
When Weekdays during school term Booking essential Email email@example.com Cost Free (up to 30 students)
THE STUDIO: EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS Transformed by Adelaide-based artist Brigid Noone,The Studio invites art lovers of all ages to engage with portraiture. Using a variety of materials and techniques, inspired by the work of Mortimer Menpes and Dorrit Black, visitors will discover varying approaches to portraiture. The Studio is a free activity space for children, families, schools and art lovers. Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.
Download online at artgallery.sa.gov.au
Join us for stimulating workshops exploring the possibilities for Making and Responding in the classroom. Suitable for Primary and Secondary teachers. Professional Learning certificates supplied upon request. Just like Dorrit – a two day linocut printing workshop with artist Dianne Longley exploring a wide range of linocut techniques on a variety of papers. Face to Face – a two day portraiture workshop with artist Deidre But-Husaim exploring the techniques of cubism. Modern Methods – a two day still-life workshop with artist Lisa Young, exploring the principles of modern design. See full workshop details on page 12. 13
CHILDREN & FAMILIES SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
LACE IT UP
Bring the family for a brush with inspiration at the Art Gallery during the school holidays.
Duck and weave your way to START this month and explore our lace display The Art of Adornment. See the bobbin and needle lace work on display then weave and loop your own threaded patterns.This month is also your first chance to make a work of art for the START Art Prize. Entries will be on display at the August START day.
SCREEN SCENES Take a tour of the Dorrit Black exhibition, learn more about the places the artist travelled, then create your own original scenes using screen printing techniques. When Monday 14 July - Friday 18 July 10am, 11.30am: 5-8 year olds 1pm: 9-12 year olds Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost $5 per child
DANCE WITH DORRIT See the stage performers in Dorrit Black’s works of art and then, using the technique of collage, create your own imaginary character and stage set. Plus, don’t miss your last chance to make a work of art for the START Art Prize.
Join us for free storytelling sessions in the Gallery Shop during the school holidays. See page 24.
COPY A COPY Can you spot the ‘copies’ in the Mortimer Menpes exhibition? You be the detective on our exhibition tours.Then make your own copy of a masterpiece to take home. Did you make a work for the START Art Prize? See your work on display and join our guest judges for the announcement of the START Art Prize awards.
START AT THE GALLERY The Balnaves Foundation presents START at the Gallery, our monthly children’s program of activities.
Suitable for 5-10 year olds.
SCHOLARS AND SCROLLS
Parental/carer supervision required.
Design and decorate a Japanese rice paper scroll this START day after looking at the display Brush, ink, paper: Contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy.
No bookings necessary. When Where Cost
The first Sunday of every month, 11am–3pm Various locations in the Art Gallery Free, all materials supplied
THE STUDIO Visit The Studio and become the subject of a portrait, artist or viewer.This interactive space has been transformed by the Adelaide-based artist and curator Brigid Noone.The Studio invites art lovers of all ages to engage with portraiture using a variety of materials and techniques inspired by the art of Mortimer Menpes and Dorrit Black. Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. When Daily (may be in use by booked school groups on weekdays 10amâ€“2.30pm) Where The Studio Cost Free, all materials supplied
Installation view: Melrose Wing of European Art
COLLECTION DISPLAYS The Art Gallery has a regularly-changing program of collection displays. View the full program online at artgallery.sa.gov.au NETSUKE AND OTHER MINIATURES
MUSIC & DANCE
Join us to celebrate the centenary of the establishment of the Gallery’s collection of Japanese miniatures including netsuke, inro and other carvings. See over 300 works of art made from diverse materials, depicting a vast array of subjects.
Join us for Japanese folk dance and Shakuhachi flute performances. When Where Cost
When Until 31 August Where Gallery 21 Cost Free
LACE: THE ART OF ADORNMENT This display reveals the exquisite beauty and skill of handmade lace, traversing sixteenth century traditions through to twenty-first century glamour. Featuring many pieces from the Gallery’s collection of needle and bobbin laces spanning over 300 years.
ASSOCIATED EVENTS CARVE UP Artist and sculptor, Silvio Apponyi demonstrates netsuke carving techniques. When Where Cost
Saturday 19 July; short performances between 2.30-3.30pm Santos Atrium & Gallery 21 Free
When Until February Where Gallery 19A Cost Free
Saturday 19 July, 12 noon – 3pm Gallery 21 Free
BEAUTY IN DECAY: PIRANESI’S VIEWS OF ROME
KNOWING NETSUKE Hear from the experts and learn more about netsuke miniature carvings.
On display for the first time following recent conservation are twelve magnificent prints created by the eighteenth century printmaker and architect G. B. Piranesi. ‘Views of Rome’ were created for wealthy British aristocrats who travelled to Italy on the Grand Tour.These prints immortalised the city and presented it in crumbling decay.
When Saturday 19 July, 2-4 pm 2pm Max Carter AO, gallery patron recounts his discovery of netsuke 2.30pm Jennifer Harris, Curator, discusses iconography, aesthetics and wonder 3.15pm Catherine Truman, contemporary jeweller and object maker speaks about her practice and the influence of netsuke. Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or book online Cost Free
When Opens 5 July Where Gallery 8 Cost Free
ELEGANT PURSUITS: ART OF THE EAST ASIAN SCHOLAR
ABOVE AND BELOW: AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES FROM THE COLLECTION
In China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam scholars were expected to be paragons of moral virtue and arbiters of fine taste. Step into the rarefied world of the East Asian scholar-artist and experience an assortment of beautiful instruments of historical importance including ceramics, lacquer, screens and calligraphy.
This display focuses on examples of artistic responses to the Australian landscape taken from dramatic viewpoints and includes works by artists Fred Williams, William Robinson and Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri among others. New acquisitions by George Tjungurrayi and John Olsen are also among the many highlights.
When Where Cost
When Opens 28 July Where Santos Atrium and Gallery 6 Cost Free
5 July – 7 December Gallery 20 Free
THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
MASTERWORK REVEALED: CAMILLE PISSARRO, PRAIRIE À ÉRAGNY
Staged to coincide with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival and the release of the Wakefield Press monograph on Nicholas Folland, this exhibition explores the polarities at play in Folland’s work. From the arid to the glacial, this display will showcase key examples of Folland’s work alongside works of art from the Art Gallery’s collection.
See the Gallery’s most ambitious acquisition to date – the exquisite Impressionist painting, Prairie à Éragny, painted by one of the great masters of the movement, Camille Pissarro.The display explores Pissarro’s pursuit of harmony and unity as he saw it expressed through the sensation of light, atmosphere and colour.
When Where Cost
19 July – 30 November Galleries 9-10 Free
ASSOCIATED SALA EVENTS ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CURATORS IN CONVERSATION This SALA event brings together local talent for a discussion about a creative future. When Sunday 17 August, 10am-4pm Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7005 or email email@example.com Cost Free START FOR SALA ON SHOW Join our START team offsite for a family funday. When Where Cost
Sunday 24 August, 10am-4pm Unley Memorial Park, Unley Free
When Where Cost
Opens 23 August Gallery 17 Free
BRUSH, INK, PAPER: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE AND MONGOLIAN CALLIGRAPHY Discover the diversity of calligraphy in Asia. This display presents for the first time the three-dimensional calligraphic installations of Watanabe Hiroko as well as a collection of works from Mongolia.This display is part of the OzAsia Festival. When Where Cost
Opens 6 September Gallery 21 Free
TOURS GUIDED TOURS
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Join our Gallery Guides for a free guided tour of the collection. No bookings necessary.
Join one of our special interest groups, or better still, create one of your own.These groups meet regularly with a Gallery Guide to view special exhibitions and explore the collection. Each tour is bespoke, designed to suit the interests of the group. Fees may apply.
Daily, 11am & 2pm (60 minutes) Meet at the North Terrace main entrance
For more information contact Public Programs on 08 8207 7005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLECTION IN FOCUS Feed your mind at lunchtime with free bitesized talks on works of art on display, presented by Gallery Guides. No bookings necessary. When Where
Daily (except Tuesdays), 12.30pm (20 minutes) Meet at the featured work of art on the day
TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS
10 June Jane Messenger, Curator of European Art examines the use of ‘the body’ in works of art by De Bruyckere, Bacon and Rodin.
Hear curators, artists and other experts present insightful talks about works of art on display. Tuesday Lunchtime Talks held during Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes exhibitions are focused on the exhibition. See page 10.
9 September Lisa Slade, Project Curator speaks about the display of Nicolas Folland’s work in Galleries 9 & 10.
When Where Cost
16 September Jane Messenger, Curator of European Art speaks about our splendid masterwork Camille Pissarro’s Prairie à Éragny on display in Gallery 17.
Tuesdays, 12.30pm Meet in the relevant Gallery on the day Free
23 September Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator, Asian art speaks about the display of contemporary Japanese and Mongolian calligraphy in Gallery 21.
3 June Robert Reason, Curator, European & Australian Decorative Arts speaks about the lace display presented in conjunction with the 16th World Lace Congress.
30 September Maria Zagala, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs speaks on the display of Piranesi prints in Gallery 8.
MEMBERSHIP Show your support for the Gallery and become a Member today. You’ll get exclusive offers, special Members-only tours, learn more about art and get great value from regular visits to the Gallery. THREE MONTHS FREE
NEW MEMBERS’ TOUR
Become a new Member during Dorrit Black and Mortimer Menpes exhibitions and enjoy three months Membership free. Find out more about our Membership categories online at artgallery.sa.gov.au/membership
If you’ve recently become a Member, come in for a relaxed morning tea and enjoy an introductory tour of the Gallery with our compliments.
When Wednesdays 18 June, 16 July, 17 September & Sunday 24 August Where Meet in the Members’ Lounge Bookings Please register, call 08 8207 7050 or email email@example.com Cost Free
MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY On the first Wednesday of the month the Gallery Guides present a special tour for Members on different topics. Join us before the tour for morning tea in the Members’ Lounge. 4 June Netsuke and other miniatures from the Art Gallery of South Australia 2 July Dorrit Black: unseen forces 6 August The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur 3 September Bling through the Ages / Painful Experiences Morning Tea in the Members’ Lounge from 10am, tour commences at 10.30am When First Wednesday of the month Where Meet in the Members Lounge Bookings Please register, call 08 8207 7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost Free
Morning tea in the Members’ Lounge from 10.30am, followed by the tour.
MASTERWORK OFFICIAL UNVEILING Art Gallery Members are invited to attend the official launch of the major new acquisition, Camille Pissarro’s Prairie à Éragny, 1886, oil on canvas. When Where Bookings
Friday 22 August Art Gallery of South Australia Invitations will be posted with additional details
FASHION ICONS TEASER TALK Be among the first to hear about Fashion Icons: from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris at Members-only teaser talks by Robert Reason, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts. Robert will present highlights of the haute couture garments created by France’s leading fashion designers to be included in this exhibition. Fashion Icons opens exclusively at the Art Gallery of South Australia on 25 October 2014. When Thursday 28 August, 10.30am & Thursday 25 September, 5.30pm Where Radford Auditorium Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 or email email@example.com Cost $15 Members
MEMBERS’ BOOK CLUB Join lively group discussions and build your knowledge of the Gallery collection at the Members’ Book Club. For an hour each month, Members discuss art, culture and literature in small groups led by Gallery Guides. Upcoming books include Janine Burke’s The Heart Garden, a biography of Sunday Reed in June; in July An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro; and in August Robert Julian Hafner’s Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor, which examines the psychopathology of selected artists and their female partners. Members of the Book Club receive double discount on all Book Club titles purchased at the Gallery Shop. When First and second Thursday of the month at 11am, second Thursday of the month at 1pm, first and second Saturday of the month at 2pm Where Meet in the Santos Atrium Bookings For more information, call 08 8207 7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost Free Installation view: Melrose Wing of European Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013, featuring Thomas Hirschhorn, Twin-subjecter. Photo: Sam Noonan.
CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS EVENTS WHAT’S HOT Delve deeper into the art of collecting contemporary art. Hear Director of the Art Gallery, Nick Mitzevich, and other guest speakers share their insights and tips on what’s hot in contemporary art. Plus, enjoy fine wines. When Thursday 26 June, 5.30-7pm Where Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings Call 08 8207 7035 or online contemporarycollectors.com.au Cost $35
EAT YOUR ART OUT Discover one of Adelaide’s finest collections of contemporary art at a private residence. Experience an otherwise hidden art collection while enjoying good company, exquisite canapés and refreshments. When Friday 19 September, 7-10pm Where Location confirmed on booking Bookings Call 08 8207 7035 or online contemporarycollectors.com.au Cost $95
gives them a unique opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Gallery. If you would like more information please contact Charlotte Smith on 08 8207 7040.
PRIVATE VIEWING Foundation and Gallery Members are invited to a private viewing of The World of Mortimer Menpes: painter, etcher, raconteur. Exhibition Curator Julie Robinson will present for the first time several significant works by Menpes supported through the Foundation including a collection comprising 800 original etchings and drawings given by H.E. Bowden and M.J.M. Carter AO and Japanese street scene, 1887-88, oil on panel given by M.J.M. Carter AO in honour of the exhibition.
When Thursday 7 August, 11.30am Where Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings essential Invitations will be posted, enquiries call 08 8207 7040
FOUNDATION COLLECTORS CLUB The Collectors Club, the major fundraising event of the Foundation, is unique in Australia by offering Members the exclusive opportunity to take part in selecting and acquiring works of art for the Galleryâ€™s collection. Director Nick Mitzevich encourages you to join in this highly entertaining evening with Curators preparing memorable experiences and unforgettable pieces.
When Thursday 17 July, 5.30-7pm Where Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7035 Cost $45
THOMAS ELDER CIRCLE ANNUAL MEMBERS LUNCHEON
For more information or to join the Collectors Club, contact Charlotte Smith on 08 8207 7040.
Members of the Thomas Elder Circle are invited to a tour of Dorrit Black: unseen forces followed by a luncheon.The Thomas Elder Bequest Circle was launched in 2013 to recognise the invaluable impact bequests can have on the Galleryâ€™s collection and operations.The Circle provides the opportunity to acknowledge and honour bequest donors during their lifetime and
When Friday 12 September, 7pm Where Art Gallery of South Australia Bookings essential Call 08 8207 7040 Donation $6000 Above, installation view: Elder Wing of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2013, featuring Sidney Nolan
GALLERY SHOP Head into the Gallery Shop to browse new collections and products inspired by the Gallery’s exhibitions. Shelves are packed with books and products to enhance your visit and extend your enjoyment of art. Choose your favourite print or card from a wide selection including the Gallery’s most iconic works. Browse an imaginative range of children’s books and toys. Discover inviting displays of homewares, jewellery and creative gifts. NEW IN STOCK! New release publications include Highlights: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection $24.95 Dorrit Black: unseen forces $49.95 The World of Mortimer Menpes $49.95 Netsuke and other miniatures from the Art Gallery of South Australia $34.95 All purchases support the Art Gallery. Members, schools and full-time students receive a 10% discount. Daily
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STORYTELLING Tales will be told and imaginations set free in the Gallery Shop. Join us for free storytelling sessions during the school holidays and every Sunday. Suits When
4-10 year olds Sundays, 11.30am
School holidays Monday 14 July – Friday 18 July, 11.30am and 1.15pm
FOOD + WINE Art Gallery Food + Wine is an ideal place to relax after visiting an exhibition, to bring the children for a healthy bite or to share a plate with friends and catch up over coffee. Fresh and seasonal menus are available to view online. Open Daily Bookings Call 08 8232 4366 When Late starts return with the winter months, 10am to 4.30pm, 1 June to 31 August.
Spring into AGF+W when breakfast service returns from 8am to 4.30pm, 1 September to 31 May.
DAILY EVENTS AT A GLANCE DORRIT BLACK & MORTIMER MENPES EXHIBITION TOURS Guided tours (from 14 June) 11am & 2pm
GUIDED COLLECTION TOURS
Guided tours 11am & 2pm
COLLECTION IN FOCUS TOURS
Guided tours (except Tues); 12.30pm
Activity space 10am-5pm
Sun 1 START at the Gallery Lace it Up 11am 14 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Tue 3 Lunchtime Talk Robert Reason 12.30pm 20 Wed 4 Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10am 21 Thu 5 Members’ Book Club 11am 22 Sat 7 Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 Sun 8 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Tue 10 Lunchtime Talk Jane Messenger 12.30pm 20 Thu 12 Members’ Book Club 11am & 1pm 22 Fri 13 Members’ Preview Dorrit Black & Mortimer Menpes 10am 6 Sat 14 Dorrit Black & Mortimer Menpes exhibitions open 10am 5 Symposium Dorrit Black & Mortimer Menpes 10.30am & 2pm 6 Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 Sun 15 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Tue 17 Lunchtime Talk Mortimer Menpes, Julie Robinson 12.30pm 10 Wed 18 New Members’ Tour 10.30am 21 Thu 19 Teachers’ Briefing Dorrit Black & Mortimer Menpes 4.30pm 13 Fri 20 DEPARTURE: Roaring 20s 6pm 6 Sat 21 Linocut Print Workshop Day 1 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Weekend Talk Dorrit Black, Tracey Lock-Weir 1pm 9 Sketch Club Artist Fran Callen 2pm 12 Sun 22 Linocut Print Workshop Day 2 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Auslan Tours 11am & 2pm 5 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Tue 24 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Tracey Lock-Weir 12.30pm 10 Thu 26 Contemporary Collectors Event What’s Hot 5.30pm 22 Sat 28 Linocut Print Workshop Day 1 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Sketch Club Artist Tsering Hannaford 2pm 12 Sun 29 Linocut Print Workshop Day 2 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Maria Zagala 1pm 9
JULY Tue 1 Lunchtime Talk Mortimer Menpes, Maria Zagala Wed 2 Members Guide to the Gallery Thu 3 Members’ Book Club Sat 5 Sketch Club Artist Lou Vodic Members’ Book Club Sun 6 START at the Gallery Dance with Dorrit Storytelling in the Gallery Shop Tue 8 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Robert Reason Thu 10 Members’ Book Club Sat 12 Lecture Dorrit Black, Dr Bruce Adams Sketch Club Artist Robin Cole Members’ Book Club Sun 13 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Julie Robinson Mon 14-18 School Holiday Program Screen Scenes Storytelling in the Gallery Shop Tue 15 Lunchtime Talk Mortimer Menpes, Alice Clanachan Wed 16 New Members’ Tour Thu 17 Foundation Event Private Viewing Sat 19 Netsuke and Other Miniatures Carve Up Special Event Knowing Netsuke Sun 20 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Jennifer Harris The Mikado screening Tue 22 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Margaret Black Sun 27 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Alice Clanachan Tue 29 Lunchtime Talk Mortimer Menpes, James Bennett
12.30pm 10 10am 21 11am 22 2pm 12 2pm 22 11am 14 11.30am 24 12.30pm 10 11am & 1pm 22 1pm 10 2pm 12 2pm 22 11.30am 24 1pm 9 11.30am & 1.15pm 14 11.30am & 1.15pm 24 12.30pm 10 10.30am 21 5.30pm 23 12pm 17 2pm 17 11.30am 24 1pm 9 2pm 9 12.30pm 10 11.30am 24 1pm 9 12.30pm 10
AUGUST Sat 2 Sun 3 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Sat 9 Sun 10 Tue 12 Thu 14 Sat 16 Sun 17 Tue 19 Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Tue 26 Thu 28 Sat 30 Sun 31
Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 START at the Gallery Copy a Copy 11am 14 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Jo Peoples 12.30pm 10 Members Guide to the Gallery 10am 21 Members’ Book Club 11am 22 Foundation Event Thomas Elder Circle Members Luncheon 11.30am 23 Modern Methods Workshop Day 1 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Weekend Talk Dorrit Black, Elle Freak 1pm 9 Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 Modern Methods Workshop Day 2 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Hon. Penny Wong 12.30pm 10 Members’ Book Club 11am & 1pm 22 Lecture Dorrit Black, Dr Catherine Speck 1pm 10 SALA Event Artists,Writers and Curators in Conversation 10am 18 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Julie Robinson 1pm 9 Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Dr Catherine Speck 12.30pm 10 Members’ Event Masterwork Official Unveiling 21 Weekend Talk Dorrit Black, Tracey Lock-Weir 1pm 9 START SALA on Show 10am 18 New Members’ Tour 10.30am 21 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Weekend Talk Mortimer Menpes, Maria Zagala 1pm 9 Lunchtime Talk Mortimer Menpes, John Russell 12.30pm 10 Fashion Icons Teaser Talk Robert Reason 10.30am 22 Face to Face Workshop Day 1 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Face to Face Workshop Day 2 Dorrit Black 10am 12 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24
SEPTEMBER Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Sat 6 Sun 7 Tue 9 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Tue 16 Wed 17 Fri 19 Sun 21 Tue 23 Thu 25 Sun 28 Tue 30
Lunchtime Talk Dorrit Black, Elle Freak 12.30pm 10 Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10am 21 Members’ Book Club 11am 22 Special Event An Afternoon with Mortimer Menpes 2pm 9 Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 Auslan Tours 11am & 2pm 5 START at the Gallery Scholars and Scrolls 11am 14 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Lisa Slade 12.30pm 20 Members’ Book Club 11am & 1pm 22 Foundation Event Foundation Collectors Club 7pm 23 Members’ Book Club 2pm 22 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Jane Messenger 12.30pm 20 New Members’ Tour 10.30am 21 Contemporary Collectors’ Event Eat Your Art Out 7pm 22 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Russell Kelty 12.30pm 20 Fashion Icons Teaser Talk Robert Reason 5.30pm 22 Storytelling in the Gallery Shop 11.30am 24 Lunchtime Talk Maria Zagala 12.30pm 20
Information correct at time of print however is subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.
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Published on May 23, 2014
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