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EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS 1

FEB – MAY 2017


WELCOME

NEW IMAGE: WILEY

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CONTENTS FE B RUARY – M AY

E XH I B ITION S 4 COLLEC TION & DI S PL AYS 11 TALKS & TO U R S 16 F I R ST FRI DAYS 19 KI DS & FA M I LI E S 21 TE E N S 2 2 LE ARN I NG 24 M E M B E R S 28 C ALE N DAR 34

A NOTE FROM NICK This year is full of firsts for the Art Gallery of South Australia. Join us for the Australian premiere of del kathryn barton’s RED, starring Cate Blanchett, and catch our major Adelaide Festival offering, Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time. Curated by our inaugural Curator of Contemporary Art, Leigh Robb, this exhibition explores the legend and legacy of Auguste Rodin, 100 years after his death. In addition, the very first Ramsay Art Prize will exhibit from May, and you can also have your say in the Ramsay People’s Choice Prize.

image detail cover: Auguste Rodin, France, 1840–1917, Pierre de Wissant, Monumental Nude, c.1886–87 (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1985), Paris, bronze; William Bowmore AO OBE Collection. Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996

Join us year round for FREE programs for kids, teens and families, as well as inspiring daily talks and tours. The Art Gallery would not be what it is without your support. By becoming a member, you join a community of art lovers who help us to bring art to life. We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery. Nick Mitzevich Director, Art Gallery of South Australia Follow @nick_mitzevich on Instagram

image detail (left): Cecily Brown, Britain, born 1969, Boy with a Cat, 2015, oil, pastel on linen; Collection of Danny and Lisa Goldberg, Sydney © Cecily Brown, courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London

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EXHIBITIONS

RED

PU B LI C PRO G R A M S

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LUNCHTIME TALK Tuesday 7 February 12.30pm

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A savage tale of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian red back spider, RED is a surreal cinematic offering starring Cate Blanchett. Creator and director del kathryn barton is one of Australia’s leading figurative painters, and is widely recognised for her distinct aesthetic and enduring obsession with fertility and the psychology of relationships. RED is the artist’s directorial debut in short film and features bold performances by Australian actor Alex Russell and Sydney Dance Company’s Charmene Yap. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors and supported by Adelaide Festival.

image detail: del kathryn barton, Australia, born 1972, RED, 2016, high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © del kathryn barton. Image courtesy of the artist

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH Friday 3 March page 19


EXHIBITIONS

PU B LI C PRO G R A M S

Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time

DAILY TOURS 11am & 2pm

4 M a r ch – 2 J uly 2017 TI C K E TE D E X H I B ITI O N – E XC LU S I V E TO A D E L A I D E

THE STUDIO General Public, Daily page 20 Schools, Weekdays 10am –2.30pm LUNCHTIME TALKS 12.30pm page 16 FIRST FRIDAYS 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June

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SPECIAL EVENTS Various dates

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DRAWING TOURS Sunday 23, 30 April, 7, 14 May

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Coinciding with the centenary of the great French sculptor’s death, Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time explores the legacy of Auguste Rodin, drawing on the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection of Rodin bronzes, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Curated by Leigh Robb, the Gallery’s inaugural Curator of Contemporary Art, Versus Rodin places Rodin’s work in conversation with more than 100 works by modern and contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofili and Kara Walker. In a daring series of duets and duels, the exhibition both celebrates and interrogates the sculptor’s complex sensibility, and offers us a vast range of approaches to the body by leading international artists. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation as part of the Adelaide Festival 2017 with the support of the Neilson Foundation, the late William Bowmore, AO, OBE, and the Gordon Darling Foundation. BOOKINGS & TICKETS

E XC LU S I V E M E M B E R S ’ DAY

10am, Friday 3 March Are you a member or thinking of becoming one? Join now to receive exclusive access and be the first to experience Versus Rodin. Our Members’ Day includes a talk by curator Leigh Robb at 11am, a chance to meet some of the

Book in person or online at artgallery.sa.gov.au $18 Adult, $16 Concession, $14 Member, $10 Student (ages 13+), $8 Children (ages 5–12), Family Pass $40 (2a+3c). Children under 4 free.

image: Auguste Rodin, France, 1840–1917, The Inner Voice, c.1894, enlarged 1895–96, (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1982), Paris, bronze; William Bowmore AO OBE Collection. Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996

artists and a guided tour of the exhibition at 2pm.

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image (right): Kehinde Wiley, United States of America, born 1977, After Jean Bernard Restout’s Sleep, 2009, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle fine art paper; Collection of Dr Dick Quan, © Kehinde Wiley, courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York image (left): Antony Gormley, Britain, born 1950, Clutch, 2007, mild steel block; Private collection, Melbourne, © Antony Gormley, courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. photo: Stephen White, London


SPECIAL EVENTS VERSUS RODIN

VE R S U S RODI N O PE N I NG E VE NT S

VE R S U S RODI N F I R ST FRI DAYS

Saturday 4 March 11am–4pm Versus Rodin opens to the public with a day of duels and duets featuring artists, curators and collectors. Set against the backdrop of this major Adelaide Festival exhibition, join us to hear more about the artistic obsessions with the human body across space and time in a series of panels and artist talks. Australian Dance Theatre will premiere their new work commissioned for Versus Rodin. Free with exhibition entry. For full program details check the Gallery website.

Friday 7 April 6pm Composer Adam Page responds to Versus Rodin as he sculpts with sound in the exhibition. Friday 5 May 6pm ‘Things meeting now’ is a collaborative project between sibling artists Alison and Bridget Currie, combining sculptural objects and movement derived from interactions between dancer and object. Friday 2 June 6pm Experience a contemporary take on classicism with Zephyr Quartet and enjoy their musical arrangements developed in response to Rodin’s explorations of the body.

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EXHIBITIONS

K E Y DATE S

Ramsay Art Prize

WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday 26 May

27 M ay – 27 Aug us t 2017

MEMBERS’ PREVIEW Friday 26 May PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday 11 August

VOTE FO R YO U R FAVO U R ITE Have your say with the People’s Choice Prize and help kick-start an ambitious artist’s career by awarding them a cash prize of $15,000. Vote in the Gallery.

G A L L E R I E S 8 –11 | F R E E E N TRY

As Australia’s richest prize for young contemporary artists, the inaugural $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize will have a life-changing impact on one artist’s practice, collection and career. New to the Gallery, this unique exhibition of finalists’ entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The national Ramsay Art Prize supports Australian contemporary artists under 40 working across all mediums. Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation in perpetuity.

Supported by Lipman Karas. #ramsayartprize

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COLLECTION & D I S P L AY S

Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic

Andreas Gursky and Melancholy in German Art

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G A L L E RY 11 | F R E E E N TRY

Rick Amor’s art explores recurring themes of the sea, the city and the solitary figure. Drawing on the expressive representation of nature in 19th century Romantic art, Amor suggests that, like human nature, the natural world is a wild, untameable force. This display highlights a recent gift of Amor’s prints alongside sketchbooks and plates from the artist’s own collection.

An endless mass of people in a makeshift campground attend a festival of religion and world affairs in this major new acquisition, Kirchentag, by contemporary German photographer Andreas Gursky. This work is placed in conversation with works by artists including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Albrecht Dürer, Max Klinger and Käthe Kollwitz.

image detail: Rick Amor, Australia, born 1948, Returning storm, 1998, printed 2001; printed by Martin King, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, etching, burnishing on paper; Gift of Rick and Jan Frolich through the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2015. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

image detail: Andreas Gursky, Germany, born 1955, Kirchentag, 2013, Germany; colour inkjet print; Gift of Susan Armitage, Frank Choate, Arata Gwinnett, Jennifer Hallett, Roger J. Lang, Lipman Karas, Mark Livesey QC, Pam McKee, Pamela McKee, Peter McKee, Meredyth Sarah AM, Sue Tweddell and Dick Whitington QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2015, assisted by the V.B.F. Young Bequest Fund, Douglas and Barbara Mullins Fund, A.M. and A.R. Ragless Bequest Funds and Lisette Kohlhagen Bequest Fund, © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers Berlin London /VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy, 2016

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COLLECTION & D I S P L AY S

Sir Samuel Way Print Trail

Modern Being

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G A L L E R I E S 12 –18 | F R E E E N TRY

G A L L E RY 6 | F R E E E N TRY

The Sir Samuel Way Print Trail celebrates the centenary of a major bequest by Sir Samuel Way in 1916. Way’s bequest included over 500 prints of 19th century British and French subjects. Displays throughout the Melrose Wing feature key prints including landscapes, political satires and portraits. Find your way by locating the portrait of Sir Samuel Way on our wall labels.

This celebration of Australian mid-20th century art and design focuses on artists who favoured abstraction and functionalism and includes works by Ralph Balson, Grant Featherston, Inge King and Douglas Snelling. Many of these artists experimented with new materials and methods of production, which transformed Australian art and design.

image detail: Charles Mottram, engraver, Britain, 1806 –1876, after John Martin, painter, Britain, 1789 – 1854, The Last Judgement, 1857, London, hand coloured engraving on paper; Gift of Sir Samuel Way 1893

image detail: Ralph Balson, Australia, 1890–1964, Constructive Painting, 1954, Sydney, oil on composition board; South Australian Government Grant 1974, © Ralph Balson estate.

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COLLECTION & D I S P L AY S

Carrying Culture

Awakening: Art of Buddhism

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G A L L E RY 7 | F R E E E N TRY

G A L L E R I E S 2 0 & 21 | F R E E E N TRY

Revealing the power and persistence of the vessel, the weapon and the ornament in Aboriginal art and culture, this display features work by artists including Robert Campbell Jnr, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Julie Gough, Lola Greeno and Grace Lillian Lee.

The story of the Buddha’s life has inspired a plethora of art making throughout the ages. Awakening is a testimony to the extraordinary traditions of Buddhist art found throughout Asia and presents works of art from the three great schools of southern Theravada, northern Mahayana and Tantric Vajrayana Buddhism.

installation view of Carrying Culture Gallery 7

image: Thailand, Head of Gautama Buddha, mid-14th century, Thailand, bronze; Bequest of R.H. Longden 1994

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COLLECTION & D I S P L AY S

‘Ilm: Art and Knowledge in Islam N ow s how ing u nt il 29 Oc tob e r 2017

The World Within: The Julian & Stephanie Grose Collection

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‘Ilm is the Arabic word for knowledge and this display reflects contemporary and historical ways that Muslim artists have explored understanding and knowledge. Displaying a diverse selection of media including paintings, textiles, ceramics and metalwork, created in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and Australia, ‘Ilm: Art and Knowledge in Islam testifies to the significance of ‘ilm in religious belief.

G A L L E RY 10 | F R E E E N TRY

Julian and Stephanie Grose have made art their life and have recently gifted an extraordinary bounty of contemporary art to the Art Gallery of South Australia, including 28 works of art by 22 leading Australian and international contemporary artists. This display features a selection of these works, which explore narratives of injustice and dreams of liberation.

image detail: Nell, Australia, born 1975, I remember birth, 2008, Australia, gouache on linen; Gift of Julian & Stephanie Grose through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Nell. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and STATION, Melbourne

image detail: Turkey, Glazed tiles, 16th century, Iznik, earthenware, glaze decoration; Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2003

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COLLECTION & D I S P L AY S

The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection

Linda Jackson and Utopia

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G A L L E RY 19A | F R E E E N TRY

G A L L E RY 18 A S TA I RW E L L | F R E E E N TRY

For more than 40 years Linda Jackson has produced vivid textiles and garments incorporating native plants including eucalyptus, Sturt’s desert pea and acacia. In 1982 Jackson began a partnership with Aboriginal women at Utopia in the Northern Territory and together they created garments made from silk batik including traditional designs, which will be featured in this display.

15 M a r ch – 29 O c tob e r 2017

The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection was established in 1991 by Jane and Barrie Vernon-Roberts as a memorial to their daughter. This evolving display, featuring works made in gold and silver from the Rhianon VernonRoberts Collection, alongside works from the Gallery’s historic jewellery collection, celebrates the eternal appeal of precious metals.

image detail: Julie Blyfield, Australia, born 1957, Pod necklace, 2003, Gray Street Workshop, Adelaide, fine silver; Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection 2004, © Julie Blyfield

image detail: Linda Jackson, Australia, born 1950, Rainbow gumleaves, 1985, Sydney, stencil print on cotton; South Australian Government Grant 1999 © Linda Jackson

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TA L K S & TOURS

TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS

Tuesday 14 March 12.30pm Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, discusses the matter of sex in the exhibition Versus Rodin. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Insightful lunchtime floor talks led by our curators and invited guests. Tuesday 31 January 12.30pm Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, discusses the themes of perception and deception. Free, Gallery 17

Tuesday 21 March 12.30pm Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, explores the theme of trauma and transgression in Rodin’s The Torture Garden and in the work of Chris Ofili, Brent Harris and Louise Bourgeois. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 7 February 12.30pm Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, introduces RED by del kathryn barton. Free, Gallery 9 Tuesday 14 February 12.30pm Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses the collecting habits of Sir Samuel Way, focusing on selected works after John Martin. Free, Gallery 16

Tuesday 28 March 12.30pm Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture and contributor to the Versus Rodin publication, discusses the theme of sight in the work of Benjamin Armstrong and Auguste Rodin. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 21 February 12.30pm James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art, shares his insights on the life of the historical Buddha. Free, Gallery 20

Tuesday 4 April 12.30pm Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, explores Rick Amor’s approach to printmaking in the display Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic. Free, Gallery 8

Tuesday 28 February 12.30pm Julie Robinson, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses the Gallery’s new acquisition by Max Dupain. Free, Gallery 15

Tuesday 11 April 12.30pm Elle Freak, Assistant Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, speaks about the elemental forces at play in the work of Rodin and selected artists in the exhibition. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 7 March 12.30pm Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time, introduces the exhibition. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

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TA L K S & TOURS

Tuesday 18 April 12.30pm Rebecca Evans, Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts, introduces the work of Linda Jackson. Free, Gallery 19a

Tuesday 16 May 12.30pm Local artist Ben Leslie speaks about his new work created for Versus Rodin. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 25 April 12.30pm Commemorate Anzac Day with one of our Gallery Guides and learn more about Australia’s contribution to World War One. Free, Gallery 3

Tuesday 23 May 12.30pm Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art and contributor to the Versus Rodin publication, discusses Rodin’s passion for the fragment and the profound impact this had on modern and contemporary sculpture. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 2 May 12.30pm Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art, shares his insights on the persistence of classicism in modern and contemporary art. Free with Versus Rodin exhibition entry Gallery 25

Tuesday 30 May 12.30pm Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, discusses selected works of art for National Reconciliation Week. Free, Gallery 7

Tuesday 9 May 12.30pm Russell Kelty, Associate Curator of Asian Art, speaks about the significance of ‘wrath’ in Buddhist sculpture. Free, Gallery 21

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TA L K S & TOURS

GUIDED COLLECTION TOURS

VERSUS RODIN AUSLAN TOUR

Daily 11am & 2pm (60 min) Meet at the North Terrace main entrance and take a tour of the collection with our Gallery Guides. Free

Friday 7 April 7pm

Meet in Gallery 25 Free with exhibition entry

AUDIO DESCRIPTION TOURS

LUNCHTIME COLLECTION TOURS

Audio described and multi-sensory tours for blind and vision-impaired visitors assisted by an Audio Description interpreter and Gallery Guides.

Daily (except Tuesdays) 12.30pm (30 min) Join an express tour in your lunch break. Free

PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS

Friday 3 March 5pm Selected works in the permanent collection. Meet at the North Terrace main entrance.

Choose your own adventure and book a group tour with one of our Gallery Guides. Groups of up to 15, from $20 per group.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Free, bookings essential

Meet our Gallery Guides to view special exhibitions and explore our collection.

Sunday 21 May 11am DreamBIG Festival Feed the Mind tour of the permanent collection (child-friendly). Meet at the North Terrace main entrance.

BOOKINGS

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Free, bookings essential

VERSUS RODIN GUIDED TOURS Daily 11am & 2pm Meet in Gallery 25 Free with exhibition entry

Friday 2 June 5pm Selected works in Versus Rodin. Meet at the Info Desk, Santos Atrium.

VERSUS RODIN DRAWING TOURS

Free, bookings essential

Sunday 23, 30 April, 7 &14 May 3pm Ages 16+ Meet in Gallery 25 $10 with exhibition entry, bookings essential

Tours of the permanent collection and Versus Rodin available at other times by request. BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS

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F I R S T F R I DAY S O P E N L AT E U N T I L 9 P M

ART VE R S U S RODI N

Stay up late with the Gallery on the first Friday of every month with a curated program of live music, talks and tours. Proudly presented by Santos.

7 April Be the first to see a new work in development by Chris Scherer of Vitalstatistix/PADA, inspired by dance pioneer and radical icon, Isadora Duncan. Hear about the revolutionary artist Auguste Rodin with a guided tour, listen to the experimental sounds of composer Adam Page or sink into a beanbag and enjoy our First Friday film screening.

ART AWAKE N I NG 3 February Lose yourself with the immersive sounds of Adelaide’s own Oisima, explore a mindfulness meditation class or take a guided tour through Rick Amor, Andreas Gursky and Melancholy in German Art or Awakening: Art of Buddhism.

DU E L S + DU E T S

L AU NC H OF ‘ RE D’

5 May Enjoy an exclusive performance by sibling artists Bridget and Alison Currie, hear from local artist Ben Leslie about his work in Versus Rodin and relax over a drink with DJ TR!P.

3 March Join artist del kathryn barton in conversation with Director Nick Mitzevich as they launch RED, a new work by Barton starring Cate Blanchett. Relax into the weekend with Versus Rodin resident DJ TR!P and witness the alluring snake goddess Flavella L’Amour.

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THE STUDIO

S C H O O L G RO U P S The Studio may be in use by booked school groups on weekdays, 10am – 2.30pm. School bookings essential. See page 26 for more information.

Open daily for all ages The Studio is the Gallery’s hands-on space where art lovers of all ages can participate in creative activities associated with the exhibition program. Transformed into a playful panorama of plinths, create mixed-media figurative sculptures exploring scale, proportion, movement and emotion. Free, all materials supplied. Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.

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KIDS & FAMILIES

START AT TH E GALLE RY First Sunday of every month 11am–3pm Free for ages 3–12 START at the Gallery is a fun-filled day of children’s activities. Join a rich program of art making, exhibition tours, music and performances, all inspired by current exhibitions and displays. Proudly presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

FE ATH E R S , F U R AN D F I N S 5 February Featuring feathers, fur and fins! Embark on a theatrical adventure with Professor Flint, step inside the giant inflatable eagle for storytelling and join the nylon zoo costume parades.

ABO UT TI M E

SC HOOL HOLI DAY F U N

5 March

MAKING FACES

Investigate how art tells time, travel in time making your own art and find out what happens when time stands still in storytelling performances.

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 April 10am, 11.30am & 1pm Ages 5–12 Bookings essential, $10 pp

STRI KI NG SCU LP TU RE S

Spark your inner artist and respond to the Gallery’s collection through handson workshops. Explore how feelings are expressed in faces on a guided tour, then sculpt in clay to transform into a face.

2 April See, sculpt and shape to create figures in foil and explore movement, stillness and story in workshops and family tours.

FOOD FOR THO UG HT

BOOKINGS

7 May

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Digest food in art, treat yourself to some tasty tales and make a delectable artistic work.

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NEO TEENS

PRI NTM AKI NG M AN IA Saturday 18 February 12–3pm Neo makes a big return in 2017 with a fun filled afternoon of all things print! Be inspired by the Gallery’s display Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic, and try your hand at a range of printmaking methods. Join Neo Artist Ambassadors Jake Holmes and Kerri-Anne Wright and create something to contribute to a colossal collaborative print! From etching to block colour screenprints and techniques with a twist, go berserk and turn your drawings into printed works of art on paper and fabric.

TE E N TAKEOVE R Friday 31 March 5.30pm–8.30pm In a Gallery first, Neo is throwing an exclusive, fun and free festival just for teens! At the onenight-only Teen Takeover, get a VIP look at the Gallery after hours as it comes alive with performance, film, music, dancing, theatre, circus and more! Bring old friends and make new ones, as you make art, experiment and take risks alongside professional artists and hundreds of other teens.

Teens take on the Art Gallery with our Neo arts program. Meaning new, youthful, fresh, lately and now, ‘Neo’ captures the spirit of the contemporary. Be inspired by our edgy workshops and listen to live DJs in a parent-free zone. Did we mention free snacks? Proudly presented by The Balnaves Foundation.

The Teen Takeover includes access to the whole Gallery, entry into our major exhibition Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time, and includes materials and light refreshments.

BO O K I N G S E S S E NTI A L

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JOIN OUR CREW

Are you a creative teen with big ideas? If you’re aged 13 to 17, we’d love you to be a part of the Teen Takeover Youth Committee. Drop us a line on 08 8207 7009 or email us at public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

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NEO TEEN TAKEOVER FRIDAY 31 MAR 5.30 – 8.30 PM

EXCLUSIVE ARTS FESTIVAL FOR AGES 13 –17 Activities by Restless Dance Theatre | Adelaide Central School of Art | Adelaide Fringe | Tandanya | Cirkidz | Australian Dance Theatre | Music SA | Slingsby Theatre Company | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra | State Theatre Company | Windmill Theatre Company | Adelaide Film Festival PRESENTED BY

FREE

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LEARNING F O R S T U D E N T S & E D U C ATO R S

Our programs offer out-of-class visual arts experiences, focusing on art’s potential to stimulate through observation, emotion and thought.

YE AR 12 VI S UAL ART FORU M S

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First-hand information on successful strategies used by Stage 2 Visual Arts and Design students. Presenters include 2016 Visual Art students from a range of school sectors, VAESA members and SACE representatives. Certificates of attendance provided to educators.

30–31 March 10am & 12.30pm (90 min) $3 student, $10 educator/guardian

Weekdays during school term 10am–5pm Free Australian Curriculum-connected learning opportunities. Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or enjoy displays through independent self-guided group learning.

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M AKI NG FAC E S WORKS HO P S P 10–13 April 10am & 12.30pm (90 min) $250 class, $180 equity/country class

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Explore how artists depict emotions, as students are introduced to different faces in the Gallery’s collection. Join artist facilitators in a ‘making’ workshop where they sculpt in clay to create an emotive face.

22–24, 27–28 February & 1–3 March 10am & 12.30pm (90 min) $250 class, $180 equity/country class Children are invited to reflect on portraiture as a form of artistic expression using Reggio Emilia’s pedagogic approach, placing a high value on children’s ability to improvise and respond to the unexpected.

image: Students engaging with the work of Fiona Hall, All the King’s Men, Art Gallery of South Australia, August 2016. photo: Sam Oster.

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LEARNING FOR STUDENTS

DR AWI NG I N TH E GALLE RY WORKS HO P S

DRE A M B IG FE STIVA L – FOOD FOR THO UG HT

P/S

Weekdays during school term (120 min) $200 class, $130 equity/country class Following a visit of the permanent collection, students join artist facilitators for an introduction to drawing. Featuring a selected work from the collection, students explore line, tone and proportion.

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18–19, 22–26 May 10am, 11.30am & 1pm each day (60 min) Free Feed the Mind in this DreamBIG Festival learning program. Students journey across Australia and the world in a multi-sensory tour of the collection that explores food, festivals and ceremonies, enhanced by sound, smell and touch elements.

R A M SAY ART PRIZE

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27 May –27 August weekdays during school term Free Featuring recent work by Australian artists under 40, the Ramsay Art Prize exhibition and learning program assists educators in supporting students’ exploration, engagement and understanding of contemporary Australian art. Take a guided session or enjoy the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning.

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3 –7 April, 22–26 May, 29 May–2 June 10am–4pm $50–60 student, $35–45 equity/country student, $85–95 educator Extend learning with expert tuition provided by key South Australian artists in the areas of observation, composition and the use of media, line, tone and proportion. Participating students have the opportunity to build their Visual Arts and Design portfolios, as well as submit works for the Gallery’s Student Exhibition held in August 2017.

KE Y CODE

FA S H ION H I STORY & I LLU STR ATION WORKS HO P S S 6 –7 April 10am–4pm $60 student, $45 for equity/country student Take a journey through 300 years of fashion. Students join Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts, to chart the history of fashionable dress through rarely-seen garments from the collection. Referencing the garments, specifically construction, manufacture and silhouette, students participate in drawing activities led by illustrator Sue Ninham.

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EY Early years P Primary S Secondary Ed Early years, primary, secondary, TRT and pre-service educators ESL  English as a Second Language adult learners The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of Education and Child Development. BO O K I N G S E S S E NTI A L

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LEARNING VERSUS RODIN FOR STUDENTS

VE R S U S RODI N FOR STU DE NT S The Versus Rodin learning program assists educators by exploring and contrasting key works by Rodin with a selection of work by leading modern and contemporary artists. Connections to the Australian Visual Arts Curriculum exist through the exhibition’s key idea of challenging our understanding of the human condition. A note on suitability: Works of art in Versus Rodin may contain content that may not be suitable for all visitors. Please contact the the Learning team at the Gallery if you have enquiries.

G U I DE D AN D S E LF - G U I DE D E XH I B ITION VI S IT S EY / P / S / Ed / ESL Weekdays during school term (60 min) $30 class, free for equity/country class Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or enjoy the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning.

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Weekdays during school term (60 min) Free. Facilitator and all materials supplied. Maximum 30 students. Students are invited to create mixed-media sculptures that explore scale, proportion, movement and emotion through figuration.

image: Guy Maestri, Australia, born 1974, Xerox no. ll, 2016, painted bronze, concrete; Š Guy Maestri, courtesy Jan Murphy, Gallery, Brisbane

WO R KS H OPS FO R E V E RYO N E D R AW I N G TO U R S S / E d

23, 30 April & 7, 14 May Explore and develop insights into the art of drawing with artist Luke Thurgate. Certificates of attendance provided to educators. Booking info on page 18.

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LEARNING F O R E D U C ATO R S

Programs for early years, primary, secondary, TRT and pre-service educators offer valuable cross-curriculum learning opportunities and workshop experiences. Certificates of attendance provided.

E DUC ATOR S AT TH E GALLE RY PAC K AG E Ed Participate in the Gallery’s new professional learning approach for educators in 2017. Enjoy five Educator CONNECT events, held during First Fridays in February, April, May, September and November. These events include exhibition tours, workshops and refreshments. Join curators for exclusive Educator Briefings for Versus Rodin, Ramsay Art Prize and TARNANTHI.

Join Leigh Robb, Versus Rodin curator and Curator of Contemporary Art and Tony Magnusson, Curator of European and North American Art.

$100 package includes five Educators Connect sessions and three teacher briefings in 2017/18 or $20 per event

E DUC ATOR S CON N EC T Ed

R A M SAY ART PRIZE B RI E F I NG

3 February, 7 April, 5 May 4.30pm for a 5pm start – 7pm

Wednesday 31 May 4.30pm for a 5pm start – 7pm

$20 per educator

$20 per educator

Immerse yourself in art and culture while networking with colleagues at selected First Fridays at the Gallery. Join curators, educators and arts professionals for tours of the collection and selected displays, then participate in fun and creative ‘making’ sessions.

Educators are invited to hear about the Ramsay Art Prize with Leigh Robb, judge and Curator of Contemporary Art and Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs. image: Educators join Gallery Guide Sandra on a tour of the Carrying Culture display, Art Gallery of South Australia, November 2016. photo: Saul Steed.

VE R S U S RODI N B RI E F I NG Ed

BO O K I N G S E S S E NTI A L

Wednesday 8 March 4.30pm for a 5pm start – 7pm

T 08 8207 7033 E agsa.education@artgallery.sa.gov.au W artgallery.sa.gov.au/learning

$20 per educator

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MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS 13–14 May, Mother’s Day Weekend Double discount in the Gallery Shop. Receive 20% off everything! Friday 26 May Ramsay Art Prize Members’ preview

NEW MEMBERS’ TOURS New Members enjoy a relaxed morning tea, followed by an orientation tour. Sunday 19 February 10.30am Wednesday 22 March 10.30am Wednesday 19 April 10.30am Sunday 21 May 10.30am Meet in the Members’ Lounge Free, bookings essential

JOI N A S AN ART GALLE RY M E M B E R TODAY

MEMBERS’ GUIDE TO THE GALLERY Enjoy a morning tea served 30 minutes prior to your tour. Meet in the Function Room. Free, bookings essential Wednesday 1 February 10.30am & 11.30am The Legacy of Sir Samuel Way Wednesday 1 March 10.30am & 11.30am Melancholy in German Art or Rick Amor Wednesday 5 April 10.30am & 11.30am Rick Amor or Melancholy in German Art Wednesday 3 May 10.30am & 11.30am Modern Being

Deepen your connection with the Art Gallery and join a vibrant group of supporters and art lovers. Members enjoy: • Discounted admission to ticketed exhibitions • Invitations to exclusive openings and events • A complimentary subscription to the Gallery’s Articulate magazine • 10% discount at Gallery Shop and Art Gallery Food + Wine

BOOKINGS

T 08 8207 7035 E agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au STA RT YO U R M E M B E R S H I P E X PE R I E N C E

Become a new member and receive complimentary entry to Versus Rodin (page 6). Members also enjoy an exclusive preview on 3 March. Offer valid until 2 July. Visit the Info desk at the Gallery, call 08 8207 7050 or online artgallery.sa.gov.au/membership.

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MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

M E M B E R S ’ BOOK C LU B

VERSUS RODIN FOUNDATION DINNER

Join group discussions on books relating to art and artists, facilitated by our Gallery Guides. Double discount on Book Club titles are available through The Gallery Shop. Bookings essential, call 08 8207 7050 or email agsamembers@artgallery.sa.gov.au.

Wednesday 1 March 6.30–10pm $500 pp or $4,750 table of 10 (tickets taxdeductible) Bookings essential Enjoy a très magnifique evening at the Gallery with our annual Foundation Dinner. Raising funds in support of the Versus Rodin exhibition, experience a unique preview followed by a gastronomic dinner with fellow art lovers.

February Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse by Stanley Meisler March Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson

BOO K I N G S

April All My Januaries – The Pleasures of Life and Other Essays by Barbara Blackman

EXCLUSIVE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS’ ART TOUR

T 08 8207 7035

Tuesday 4 July – Friday 14 July 2017

May The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Curator of Contemporary Art Leigh Robb will take guests on an unmissable tour of three art events that coincide only once every 10 years: Venice Biennale, Documenta 14 and Münster Sculpture Projects.

June Streets of Papunya: the Reinvention of Papunya Painting by Vivien Johnson

BOOKINGS

T 08 8207 7572 E cc.agsa@argallery.sa.gov.au

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LOOKING AHEAD

TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art 13 Oc tob e r 2017 – 28 J a nua r y 2018

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous cultures on an unprecedented scale. A platform for important stories from across the country to be seen and heard, TARNANTHI offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the best of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

image: Kulata Tjuta Inma and installation, 9 October 2015, Government House, Adelaide, commissioned by TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts and Tjungu Palya, photographer Ben Searcy

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GALLERY SHOP

Tony Albert Benjamin Armstrong Frank Auerbach Australian Dance Theatre Francis Bacon Phyllida Barlow Huma Bhabha Polly Borland Louise Bourgeois Pat Brassington Cecily Brown Janet Burchill Eugène Carrière Olive Cotton Bridget Currie Tacita Dean Max Dupain Anne Ferran Urs Fischer Simryn Gill Felix Gonzalez-Torres Antony Gormley Brent Harris Bill Henson Barbara Hepworth Thomas Houseago Sui Jianguo William Kentridge Bharti Kher Emily Kame Kngwarreye Rosemary Laing Lindy Lee

Ben Leslie Sherrie Levine Sarah Lucas Guy Maestri Mark Manders Ricky Maynard Rob McLeish Henry Moore Chris Ofili Dennis Oppenheim Mike Parr João Penalva Paul Pfeiffer Seth Price Sara Rahbar Elvis Richardson Julia Robinson Ugo Rondinone Alison Saar Yhonnie Scarce Tim Silver Kiki Smith Fiona Tan Wolfgang Tillmans Francis Upritchard Bill Viola Danh Vō Kara Walker Gillian Wearing Kehinde Wiley Xu Zhen

Bodies across space and time.

versus Rodin.

VERSUS RODIN CATALOGUE Discover more about Rodin’s complex sensibility with the exhibition catalogue, featuring essays by Richard Beresford, Leigh Robb, Tony Magnusson, Russell Kelty and other contributors.

versus Rodin.

VERSUS RODIN SNOW DOME Take home your very own piece of Rodin with this miniature model of The Three Shades, exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia.

PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT Surprise mum with the gift that takes a year to unwrap! An Art Gallery Gift Membership includes invitations to special Members-only events, a complimentary ticket to Versus Rodin, a greeting card and bookmark.

Open daily 10am – 4.45pm 08 8207 7029 artgallery.sa.gov.au/shop

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ART GALLERY FOOD + WINE Enjoy a relaxing breakfast or lunch from AGF+W’s delicious seasonal menu. Introducing a mini menu featuring classic French bistro fare and an afternoon plat du jour during the exhibition Versus Rodin. Bookings now open for Mother’s Day, 08 8232 4366 Open daily 9am – 4.30pm


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EVENTS CALENDAR G A L L E RY AT A G L A N C E DAI LY Guided Collection Tours

11am, 2pm

Lunchtime Collection Tours (except Tue)

12.30pm

The Studio Activity Space

10am –5pm

Versus Rodin Guided Tours (from 4 Mar)

11am, 2pm

JA N UA RY Thu 26 RED exhibition opens Tue 31 Lunchtime talk with Curator Tony Magnusson

10am 5 12.30pm 16

F E B RUA RY Wed 1 Fri 3 Sun 5 Tue 7 Tue 14 Sat 18 Sun 19 Tue 21 Tue 28

Members’ Guide to the Gallery First Fridays - open late START at the Gallery Lunchtime talk with Curator Leigh Robb Lunchtime talk with Curator Alice Clanachan Neo: Printmaking Mania New Members’ Tour Lunchtime talk with Curator James Bennett Lunchtime talk with Curator Julie Robinson

10.30am, 11.30am 28 5pm 19 11am 21 12.30pm 16 12.30pm 16 12pm 22 10.30am 28 12.30pm 16 12.30pm 16

M A RC H Wed 1 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Tue 7 Tue 14 Tue 21 Wed 22 Tue 28 Fri 31

Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10.30am, 11.30am Versus Rodin Foundation Dinner 6.30pm Exclusive Members’ Day Versus Rodin 10am First Fridays – open late 5pm Official RED launch 6pm Audio Description Tour 5pm Versus Rodin exhibition opens 10am START at the Gallery 11am Lunchtime talk with Curator Leigh Robb 12.30pm Lunchtime talk with Curator Lisa Slade 12.30pm Lunchtime talk with Curator Maria Zagala 12.30pm New Members’ Tour 10.30am Lunchtime talk with Curator Tracey Lock 12.30pm Neo: Teen Takeover 5.30pm

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EVENTS CALENDAR G A L L E RY AT A G L A N C E APR I L Sun 2 Tue 4 Wed 5 Fri 7 Tue 11 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sun 23 Tue 25 Sun 30

START at the Gallery 11am 21 Lunchtime talk with Curator Maria Zagala 12.30pm 16 Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10.30am, 11.30am 28 First Fridays – open late 5pm 19 Versus Rodin Auslan tour 7pm 18 Lunchtime talk with Curator Elle Freak 12.30pm 16 Lunchtime talk with Curator Rebecca Evans 12.30pm 17 School Holiday Program: Making Faces 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 21 New Members’ Tour 10.30am 28 School Holiday Program: Making Faces 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 21 School Holiday Program: Making Faces 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 21 School Holiday Program: Making Faces 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 21 Versus Rodin drawing tour 3pm 18 Lunchtime talk commemorating Anzac Day 12.30pm 17 Versus Rodin drawing tour 3pm 18 RED exhibition closes 5pm 5

M AY Tue 2 Wed 3 Fri 5 Sun 7 Tue 9 Sun 14 Tue 16 Sun 21 Tue 23 Fri 26 Sat 27 Tue 30

Lunchtime talk with Curator Tony Magnusson 12.30pm 17 Members’ Guide to the Gallery 10.30am, 11.30am 28 First Fridays - open late 5pm 19 START at the Gallery 11am 21 Versus Rodin drawing tour 3pm 18 Lunchtime talk with Curator Russell Kelty 12.30pm 17 Versus Rodin drawing tour 3pm 18 Lunchtime talk with local artist Ben Leslie 12.30pm 17 Audio Description tour 11am 18 New Members’ Tour 10.30am 28 Lunchtime talk with Curator Russell Kelty 12.30pm 17 Ramsay Art Prize Members’ Preview 1.30pm 28 Ramsay Art Prize exhibition opens 10am 10 Lunchtime talk with Curator Nici Cumpston 12.30pm 17

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CO NTACT

10am – 5pm Daily 10am – 9pm First Friday of the month

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia T 08 8207 7000

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Bodies across space and time 4 March — 2 July 2017

versus Rodin. Tony Albert Benjamin Armstrong Frank Auerbach Francis Bacon Phyllida Barlow Huma Bhabha Polly Borland Louise Bourgeois Pat Brassington Cecily Brown Janet Burchill Eugène Carrière Thea Costantino Olive Cotton Bridget Currie Tacita Dean Max Dupain Anne Ferran Urs Fischer Simryn Gill Felix Gonzalez-Torres Antony Gormley

Brent Harris Bill Henson Barbara Hepworth Thomas Houseago Sui Jianguo William Kentridge Bharti Kher Emily Kame Kngwarreye Rosemary Laing Lindy Lee Ben Leslie Sherrie Levine Sarah Lucas Guy Maestri Mark Manders Ricky Maynard Rob McLeish Henry Moore Chris Ofili Dennis Oppenheim Mike Parr João Penalva

PRINCIPAL DONOR

Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation and supported by Adelaide Festival

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Paul Pfeiffer Seth Price Sara Rahbar Elvis Richardson Julia Robinson Auguste Rodin Ugo Rondinone David Rosetzky Alison Saar Yhonnie Scarce Tim Silver Kiki Smith Fiona Tan Wolfgang Tillmans Francis Upritchard Bill Viola Danh Vō Kara Walker Gillian Wearing Kehinde Wiley Xu Zhen

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