​Hear from the artists and witness performances within the 2021 Adelaide//International on the opening weekend of the Adelaide Festival.


 

 

WEST END OPENING WEEKEND

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TALOI HAVINI / TALK

Artist Taloi Havini will discuss her art practice and moving image work Tsomi wan-bel with a welcome by Adelaide Festival Co-Artistic Director, Rachel Healy. 

RSVP here.

Saturday 27 February
2.30pm
SASA Gallery
Ground floor, Kaurna Building, UniSA
Corner Fenn Place & Hindley Street
(a short walk from Samstag)

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JAMES TYLOR / CONVERSATION

Exploring The Darkness of Enlightenment, artist James Tylor will be joined in conversation with writer and poet Dominic Guerrera.

RSVP here.

Saturday 27 February
3pm
Samstag, Gallery 2

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FAYEN D'EVIE / READING

Multidisciplinary artist Fayen d'Evie will present a reading as part of her work Endnote: The Ethical Handling of Empty Spaces.

RSVP here.

Saturday 27 February
4pm
Samstag, Gallery 3

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JESSE JONES / TALK

Irish artist Jesse Jones speaks on her work, Tremble, Tremble.
Jesse will be joined by Irish actor, writer and director Olwen Fouéré, who features in the work as a mythological giantess conjured from Irish folklore and the figure of a witch.

RSVP here.

Saturday 27 February
4.30pm
Bradley Forum
Level 5, Hawke Building, UniSA
Corner Fenn Place & North Terrace
(above Samstag)

 

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WEST END ART TALKS

Join us for an afternoon of talks in the West End! Meet at ACE Open at 2pm for a tour of The Image is Not Nothing (Concrete Archives) with exhibition curators Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce.

Then, at 3pm, Samstag Curator Gillian Brown will lead a guided tour of the 2021 Adelaide//International.

Saturday 13 March, 2—4pm
Followed by drinks at the
West Oak Hotel
ACE Open 2—3pm / Samstag 3—4pm

MAHOGANY / SCREENING

Jesse Jones shares her 16mm film Mahogany, first exhibited in the 9th Istanbul Biennial in 2009.
Re-scripted from the final scene of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s 1927 opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny, Jones’s film tells the story of a city on the outskirts of society, whose inhabitants are offered a space of ‘infinite freedom’ as long as they pay enough money. 

Tuesday 16 March—
Thursday 18 March
Online, details to follow

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ENDNOTE: THE ETHICAL HANDLING OF EMPTY SPACES / PERFORMANCE

Over two days, dancer and choreographer Benjamin Hancock performs an essay written in movement, playing with the shape of letterforms and grammar, testing the potential of conveying the meaning and emotive content of a message through the body.

Friday 19 March &
Saturday 20 March
Durational ~ from 10am both days
Samstag, Gallery 3

 

Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.