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Kick-off the long weekend with tonights Auslan interpreted ‘First Friday’ event at the gallery

Kick-off the long weekend with tonights Auslan interpreted ‘First Friday’ event at the gallery

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s ‘First Fridays’ event, has always been one sure-fire way to kick off the weekend. It takes place on the First Friday of every month, with an eclectic and dynamic curated program of live entertainment, talks and tours it’s open to all ages.

Running from 5pm – 9pm, tonights session ‘Return to Earth’, will be particularly special as it explores human connectivity to the natural world, bringing together a collection of local visual artists whose practice centralises around their own interconnection with the living world they inhabit.

Take a guided tour of works in the collection accompanied by an accredited Auslan interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

Photo credit: AGSA

The evening will be initiated with a special Welcome to Country by Nature Festival’s Cultural Ambassador, Jack Bucksin. Jack will share stories of Kaurna culture and the place of humans within the environment.

Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour with artist Paul Jones and interact with a panel of artists. Then relax and immerse yourself in some “good vibe tunes” from Leni.

Curated in collaboration with Nature Festival and City of Adelaide, the program ignites moving conversations about our cultural relationship with earth and calls for “new thinking, new ways of working and new ways of engaging.”

Other happenings in the program include a book launch and signing with author Claire Roberts and Assistant Director Dr Lisa Slade, who will discuss their new publication ‘Fairweather and China’. There’s a Gallery Product Launch of a unique limited edition handbag developed with printed textiles in distinctive abstracted designs that’ll follow too.

This wonderful opportunity to listen, create and be inspired is free. Fees apply for some exhibitions and workshops.

For more info, check out the AGSA website.


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