ANZAC Day at the Samstag Museum of Art
UNBOUND COLLECTIVE, Sovereign Acts III: REFUSE (performance still), 2018, Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide. Photo: Tony Kearney.
Samstag Museum of Art launches two major exhibitions from the Australian War Memorial with an afternoon of conversation, performance, food and music. Free entry, all welcome!
SOVEREIGN ACTS V: CALLING_
On ANZAC Day, the Unbound Collective continue their research, video and performance series Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts. The Unbound Collective brings together four Adelaide-based First Nations women working across art, activism and academia: Ali Gumillya Baker (Mirning), Faye Rosas Blanch (Mbararam/Yidinyji), Natalie Harkin (Narungga) and Simone Ulalka Tur (Yankunytjatjara).
When: 2 — 3pm
Hear from Megan Cope (artist, For Country, for Nation), Amanda Jane Reynolds (curator, For Country, for Nation), Laura Webster (Head of Art, Australian War Memorial), hosted by Joanna Kitto (Associate Curator, Samstag Museum).
When: 3 — 4pm
James Tylor is a multidisciplinary artist of Kaurna, Māori and European Australian ancestry. In collaboration with chef Shannon Fleming, Tylor presents a series of dishes responding to Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand’s military histories.
Opening remarks: Jim Whalley. Complimentary food and drinks served.
When: 4 — 6pm
UnPiano present an improvised response to a landmark recording by Jonty Semper (UK). Semper collected all surviving recordings of the two-minute silences at the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph in London from 1929 to 2000. UnPiano are musicians Gabriella Smart (Aus), Derek Pascoe (UK/Aus) and Johannes S. Sistermanns (Germany).
When: 6 — 7pm.
Ticketed performance. Click here to book.
James Tylor in conversation
Saturday 27 April, 1 — 2pm
Join artist James Tylor for an examination of contemporary depictions of the Frontier Wars as we tour Australian War Memorial exhibition, For Country, for Nation.