​Samstag's exhibitions are accompanied by an eclectic presentation of ON ART programs.



Image: Madison BYCROFT, B̶I̶O̶P̶I̶C̶ or 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘪è𝘷𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘶𝘪𝘴 𝘈𝘶𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘳é 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩é𝘦, 2021, still from moving image. Courtesy the artist.

 

 

ON ART / WINTER SEASON

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ARTIST TALK / ALEX MARTINIS ROE

Join Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Alex Martinis Roe as she discusses the works that comprise her exhibition, To Become Two with Samstag Associate Curator Joanna Kitto.

Friday 23 April
4—5pm
Samstag, Gallery 1

SYMPOSIUM / THREE CONVERSATIONS

Artists draw on historical collections in the creation of new work. In this series of conversations, artists, collection curators and historians come together to discuss cultural agency, the politics of display, colonial legacies, and generative pathways to repair.

James Nguyen & Victoria Pham with Stephen Zagala
Taloi Havini with Professor Nicholas Thomas
James Tylor
with Dr Frances Wyld

View three conversations here.

THU 15 JULY / 10am—12pm (ACST) / Tune in to Samstag Curator Gillian Brown in a live Q&A with the conversation participants on the topic and issues raised in their respective discussions.

Online

 

 

WORKSHOP / POLITICS OF MEMORY

As part of the presentation of To Become Two, Alex Martinis Roe presents Politics of Memory, a workshop designed for students to examine the politics of storytelling in contemporary art practice and the effects of different kinds of historiographic methods across a range of media, including video installation, documentary film, archival display and sculptural memorial.

Artists engage in history making by questioning given formats and representational conventions, exposing their latent power and reworking them. The production of histories is intimately entwined with the generation of possible futures.

This workshop explores the political responsibility of artistic-historical narratives and their agency in transmitting and shaping the stories they tell.

Monday 12 July—Friday 23 July
Samstag &
SASA Gallery

 

SCREENING + Q&A / MADISON BYCROFT

Preview the newly commissioned work BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, the second South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and SALA Festival Artist in Residence commission, with a talk by artist Madison Bycroft in which they discuss the complex process of production.

Thursday 5 August
5.30—6.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Limited spaces, RSVP here

FILM PROGRAM / FEMINISM IN FILM

Local artists, writers and thinkers select and present a film with feminism at its core that has personally influenced them.

A 30-minute Q&A follows each screening. Full program to come.

Saturdays in August & September
1.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Booking details at mercurycx.org



BORN IN FLAMES / VIRGINIA BARRATT & FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

First up in the FEMINISM IN FILM program, artists Virginia Barratt & Francesca da Rimini (VNS Matrix) screen Born in Flames (1983), a documentary-style feminist fiction film that explores racism, classism, sexism hetrosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy.

Following the film, stay for a Q&A with Virginia, Francesca and Born in Flames Director Lizzie Borden. Lizzie will join us on screen from NYC.

Saturday 14 August
1.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Booking details to follow at mercurycx.org



QUEEN OF KATWE / ELSY WAMEYO

Next in FEMINISM IN FILM, Kenyan-born, Tarntanya/Naarm based-musician Elsy Wameyo presents Queen of Katwe, a 2016 film directed by Mira Nair and written by William Wheeler that follows the journey of a girl from poor township in Uganda to becoming a champion chess player.

Stay for a Q&A with Elsy following the screening.

Saturday 21 August
1.30pm
Mercury Cinema
Booking details to follow at mercurycx.org



PERFORMANCE / VIRGINIA BARRATT & EM KÖNIG

Exosmosis is a new durational performance by Virginia Barratt & Em König [sadworm] centered around interaction between Barratt as performer and König’s responsive live soundscape.

In this space, the artists explore the pivotal role annihilation has to play in transformation and growth in a work encompassing light, a wall of sound, sticky props, and the body.

Friday 10 December
4—7pm

Samstag, Gallery 1
RSVP here

 

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