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June 2015

Lunchtime Talk

23 June, 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, talks about the significance of the port of Nagasaki and the art created through the interaction between east and west in Gallery 23c.

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

Follow the Spice Trail

23 June, 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.

Speakers:Botanic Garden Guides

Sips and Tips (Morning)

27 June, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Function Room (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $5 per person

Tea, camellia sinensis, originated in China and was prized for its medicinal qualities. For thousands of years artisan tea makers have shaped and styled the leaves of this plant into several distinct types which have conquered taste buds worldwide. Join in for sessions on the history and art of tea. Teas from various origins will be available for tasting during the talks.

Speakers:David Thompson (tea aficionado)

Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties

27 June, 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

Since the 1970s the Western Australian Museum has pioneered underwater archaeological excavations centred on shipwrecked Dutch United East India (Vereenigde Oostindishe Compagnie or VOC) vessels that passed through the Indian Ocean. Forty years on, the shipwrecks, associated terrestrial sites and artefact collections continue to be examined using new methodologies and technologies. This lecture presents an overview of the research undertaken on these internationally significant sites, with specific focus on archaeological approaches of the last decade.

Speakers:Corioli Souter (Curator for Department of Maritime Archaeology and New Museum Project)

Sips and Tips (afternoon)

27 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Function Room (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $5 per person

Tea, camellia sinensis, originated in China and was prized for its medicinal qualities. For thousands of years artisan tea makers have shaped and styled the leaves of this plant into several distinct types which have conquered taste buds worldwide. Join in for sessions on the history and art of tea. Teas from various origins will be available for tasting during the talks.

Speakers:David Thompson (tea aficionado)

Follow the Spice Trail

27 June, 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

Robinson Crusoe (1997)

28 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. (105 min)

Follow the Spice Trail

30 June, 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

July 2015

First Fridays

3 July, 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

Experience the exotic world of flamenco and take a guided tour of the Treasure Ships, exhibition. Catch up with friends to enjoy our spicy cuisine and enticing cocktails and attend the launch of the Guildhouse project with artist Jason Sims at 6pm.

The Navigator’s Studio

4 July, 2015
The Studio (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free, all materials supplied (may be in use by booked school groups on weekdays)

The Studio is a free activity space in the Art Gallery for children, families, schools and art lovers of all ages that transforms with each new exhibition. It’s time to take an ocean voyage and discover treasures from afar as we celebrate the Treasure Ships exhibition. The early maritime explorers embarked on journeys to better understand the world. They dreamed of new lands, people, creatures and bountiful treasures. The Navigator’s Studio is ship-shape and laden with activities to inspire the…

The Dutch VOC and Japan

4 July, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition ticket

From 1641, the Dutch were the only Europeans allowed to conduct trade in Japan from the small artificial island of Dejima located in Nagasaki. The importation of Dutch works of art, particularly ceramics, glass, paintings and engravings had a profound impact on Japanese artists in the 17th–19th centuries as they integrated elements such as one point perspective and the evocative designs and colours of Delftware into their own aesthetic. Dr Oka Yasumasa is one of the foremost experts on the…

Speakers:Dr Oka Yasumasa, (current Chief Curator, Kobe City Museum and current Director of the Kobe City Koiso Memorial Museum of Art and Kobe Artists Museum)

The Bloody Proceedings Against the English Merchants Executed at Ambyona: Murder, Torture and the Race for Spices

4 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

In the first decades of the 17th century, the Dutch and English East India Companies engaged in a ferocious competition over the trade in precious spices. Their rivalry centered especially on the Banda archipelago, which produced the bulk of the world’s supply of nutmeg, and Amboyna, an important clove-producing island in modern day Indonesia. This talk explores the race for spices, the bitter rivalry between the two East India Companies and the bloody events at Amboyna.

Speakers:Dr Adam Clulow, Senior Lecturer, Australian Research Council Early Career Fellow History Editor, Japanese Studies

Follow the Spice Trail

4 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

START at the Gallery – Famous Faces

5 July, 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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Children’s tours will explore the stories behind the portraits in the Treasure Ships exhibition, inspiring children to draw portraits of famous faces for entry in the 2015 START Art Prize exhibition.

Family Trail

6 July, 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.

Treasures by Lantern Light (Daily 5, 6 & 7pm)

6 July, 2015
Art Gallery of South Australia,
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free with exhibition admission

Visit the exhibition after hours for this special school holiday activity. Grab a lantern and embark on a journey into the shadows of the Treasure Ships exhibition where you can join the dashing and debonair master of the waves, Captain Pedro Pyjamas as your guide. After your journey of discovery, enjoy tasty treats such as fish & chips and special drinks from the Gallery galley.

School Holiday Program (5-8 year olds, 10am) – Ships Ahoy

6 July, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $5 per child

Make a treasure map or treasure chest, a boat in a bottle or create a creature from the sea. Calling all captains, crew, pirates, mini-mariners and mermaids to join in some mid-winter seafaring fun activities these holidays. FULLY BOOKED

School Holiday Program (5-8 year olds, 11.30am) – Ships Ahoy

6 July, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $5 per child

Make a treasure map or treasure chest, a boat in a bottle or create a creature from the sea. Calling all captains, crew, pirates, mini-mariners and mermaids to join in some mid-winter seafaring fun activities these holidays. FULLY BOOKED

School Holiday Program (9-12 year olds, 1pm) – Ships Ahoy

6 July, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: $5 per child

Make a treasure map or treasure chest, a boat in a bottle or create a creature from the sea. Calling all captains, crew, pirates, mini-mariners and mermaids to join in some mid-winter seafaring fun activities these holidays. FULLY BOOKED

Follow the Spice Trail

7 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

The Navigator’s Studio

11 July, 2015
The Studio (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Cost: Free, all materials supplied (may be in use by booked school groups on weekdays)

The Studio is a free activity space in the Art Gallery for children, families, schools and art lovers of all ages that transforms with each new exhibition. It’s time to take an ocean voyage and discover treasures from afar as we celebrate the Treasure Ships exhibition. The early maritime explorers embarked on journeys to better understand the world. They dreamed of new lands, people, creatures and bountiful treasures. The Navigator’s Studio is ship-shape and laden with activities to inspire the…

From Voyaging and Trading to Converting and Conquering: Portuguese and Spaniards in Maritime Asia, C. 1500–1640

11 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

Portugal’s Carreira da Índia and Spain’s Carrera de Las Filipinas, linked like umbilical cords, the two Iberian mother countries to their respective Asian empires, making possible an extraordinarily rich and exotic commercial interaction. This has in turn facilitated a long campaign for religious conversion and some astonishingly ambitious schemes of territorial conquest. How the interlinked themes of voyaging, trading, converting and conquering run through the Treasure Ships exhibition is discussed in this lecture.

Speakers:Dr Anthony R Disney

Follow the Spice Trail

11 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

The Pirates who don’t do anything: A Veggietales Movie (2008)

12 July, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Radford Auditorium (AGSA),
North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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An animation about timid Elliot, always unsure George and the lazy Sedgewiuck. The trio is transported to the 17th century where they confront real pirates and embark on a mission to save a royal family from the clutches of a tyrant, all the while learning how to be real pirates. (100 min)

Ceramics Studio Workshops at the Jam Factory

13 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

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