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July 2015

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

14 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jam Factory Ceramics Studio,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $30 per student

Students can learn the art of blue point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing and produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops offered by the Art Gallery in collaboration with the JamFactory. Workshops held on location at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio

Lunchtime Talk

14 July, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gallery 24 (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition entrance

James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, presents a talk on Goa: Rome of the East in Gallery 24.

Speakers:James Bennett (Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

Follow the Spice Trail

14 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adelaide Botanic Garden,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Gold coin donation

Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Be introduced to the Garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages. Spaces may be available on the day.

Speakers:Botanic Garden Guides

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

15 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jam Factory Ceramics Studio,
19 Morphett Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $30 per student

Students can learn the art of blue point ceramic decoration and glazing for firing and produce an object to take home in these introductory workshops offered by the Art Gallery in collaboration with the JamFactory. Workshops held on location at the JamFactory Ceramics Studio

Auslan Tours (July 18)

18 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by Deaf Can: Do interpreters

Interwoven Stories: Persian book arts in the age of spices

18 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

Between the mid-15th century and the end of the 17th century, new maritime trade routes opened up between Europe and Asia in response to the Ottoman capture of Constantinople/Istanbul in 1453 and the subsequent end of Venetian control over European trade with the Middle East and beyond. Merchants from the Islamic world became key figures in the global trading community and in the ensuing exchange of cultural ideas and art objects. Luxuriously illustrated manuscripts describing epic histories and romances were…

Speakers:Dr Susan Scollay (Independent art historian, curator specialising in the arts and culture of the Islamic world and in historic textiles)

Follow the Spice Trail

18 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adelaide Botanic Garden,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Gold coin donation

Extend your enjoyment of the exhibition with a ‘spice tour’ of the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Be introduced to the Garden’s exotic collection of spices. A gentle amble for all ages. Spaces may be available on the day.

Speakers:Botanic Garden Guides

Nim’s Island (2008)

19 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with the reclusive author of the novel she’s reading. (96 min)

The View from the Shore: Southeast Asian Pesisir courts in the age of spices

25 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

European incursions into Southeast Asia occurred during a period of extraordinary cultural efflorescence in the archipelago’s sultanates, that became known as the era of the pesisir or ‘coastline’. At this time, the great port emporiums such as Banten, Melaka and Aceh became international centres of cultural exchange and artistic activity whose wealth and sophistication astonished the European newcomers. This talk will examine the rise of the Islamic pesisir courts, their eventual demise under Western colonialism, and the lasting heritage of…

Speakers:James Bennett (Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

Treasure Island (1990)

26 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can successfully get a schooner to a legendary island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, determined to undermine Jim’s efforts. (87 min)

Lunchtime Talk

28 July, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gallery 23c (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, speaks about the impact of Dutch knowledge as portrayed in the Archery Contest at Sanjusangendo in Gallery 23c.

Speakers:Rusty Kelty (Assistant Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

August 2015

START at the Gallery – Buried Treasure

2 August, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Various locations in the Art Gallery (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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We celebrate the START Art Prize exhibition and announce our award winners. Have fun and create your own boat in a bottle or buried treasure. Includes START Art Prize exhibition opening and regular START tours.

First Fridays

7 August, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free, usual exhibition admission prices apply

We welcome all adventurers to the Treasure Ships, exhibition with special Fado performances, celebrating the music that defines the Portuguese, their culture and their existence.

Trade supremacy in the East Indies

8 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

After Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, the Portuguese dominated trading networks from Goa in India through to the Moluccas, Timor and as far north as China and Japan. In 1595 and 1601 respectively, the first Dutch and English trading expeditions appeared, setting the scene for a 200 year long struggle between the Portuguese Crown, The Dutch East Indies Company and the English East India company for trade supremacy in the Eastern Seas.

Speakers:Ian Burnet (Scholar)

Shipwrecked (1990)

9 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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After his father is injured, young Haakon Haakonsen takes a job as a cabin boy aboard a ship in order to support his family. There, he befriends shipmate Jens who teaches Haakon how to be a sailor. Midway through the voyage, a girl named Mary is found stowed away. This, coupled with the untimely death of the captain, spurs a mutiny that ultimately sinks the ship, leaving Haakon and Mary shipwrecked on a desert island.

The Art of Spices (2 day event – 10am to 4pm)

15 August, 2015 - 16 August, 2015
Function Room (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Cost $150, $125 Members

FULLY BOOKED Join a two-day workshop exploring the world of spices. Experience and learn first-hand the techniques of a skilled botanical artist and create your own work of art. Day 1 Begin by hearing Dashorst talk about his botanical illustrations, followed by a guided viewing of key works from the exhibition. After lunch at the Gallery, take a spice tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden and sketch or photograph the many examples of spices on hand in preparation for the…

Speakers:Gilbert Dashorst (former botanical illustrator at the Adelaide Botanic Garden)

Spices – The plants that changed the world

15 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, author of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition, shares his obsession with spices, nature’s key elements in an exotic world of flavours. Learn just what defines spices, their origins, and how they are processed and traded. Herbie will de-mystify their flavours, identify important quality indicators, explain optimum storage conditions, and debunk a few popular myths widely promulgated by the media and unscrupulous spice traders. A lecture ‘peppered’ with interesting anecdotes gathered on many trips to exotic…

Speakers:Ian Hemphill

A Musical Voyage

16 August, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $35, $30 Members

From the Old World to the New; an exploration of the music of Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands from the early and late Baroque. Experience the performance power of Adelaide Baroque through the presentation of this special musical program for Treasure Ships.   STUDENT RUSH TICKETS $10.00 – available via phone booking only. Please call 8207 7035 Tickets will be available at the door

Lunchtime Talk

18 August, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gallery 23c (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, talks about the ‘The Golden Isles’ or Southeast Asia in the Age of Spices in Gallery 23c.

Speakers:James Bennett (Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

Auslan Tour (August 22)

22 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Tours for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors assisted by Deaf Can: Do interpreters

Lunchtime Talk

25 August, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gallery 23a (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Rusty Kelty, Assistant Curator of Asian Art and co-curator of Treasure Ships, discusses the Yakob Polonaise Carpet in Gallery 23a.

Speakers:Rusty Kelty (Assistant Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

Departure: Treasure Ships

28 August, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: General Admission $60, Members $45

Get ready to set sail on a global voyage from East to West in exhibition Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices. DEPARTURE goers will navigate their way through 300 exotic works of art produced for global markets between the 15th and 19th Centuries. Guests will enjoy an after-dark viewing of Treasure Ships which tells tales of slavery, piracy and shipwrecks. Hear from Art Gallery Curators, enjoy swashbuckling entertainment, and taste exotic flavours with canapés from Art Gallery Food +…

Journey to Marege: The Story of Makssan-Indigenous Australian Contact in the Era Prior to European Colonisation

29 August, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

From as early as the 17th century until 1900, Makassan boats regularly visited the northern waters of Australia, known as Marege, to fish and exchange products with Indigenous communities. The visits of these Indonesian Muslims had a profound effect on the spiritual, cultural and artistic life of the Yolngu and other Indigenous people which continues until today. This talk will examine the history of these maritime contacts and the inspiration of Makassan culture documented in Indigenous Australian art and ceremonial…

Speakers:James Bennett (Curator of Asian Art, co-curator of Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices)

Family Trail

30 August, 2015
Ticket Desk,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Pick up your free Family Trail and find out about many of the amazing treasures in the exhibition. Record your favourite treasures from the ‘Age of Spices’ on your map. Collect your map from the ticket desk.

The Life Aquatic (2004)

30 August, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. (119 min)

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Departure: Treasure Ships

Get ready to set sail on a global voyage from East to West in exhibition Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices. DEPARTURE goers will navigate their way through 300 exotic works of art pro...

The Life Aquatic (2004)

With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his ...

Journey to Marege: The Story of Makssan-Indigenous Australian Contact in the Era Prior to European Colonisation

From as early as the 17th century until 1900, Makassan boats regularly visited the northern waters of Australia, known as Marege, to fish and exchange products with Indigenous communities. The visits ...