There is an exceptional art gallery spread between three spaces that is open to the public from 8.30am-5.00pm weekdays or to Adelaide Town Hall patrons prior to events.

The Main Foyer hosts a dedicated program of exhibitions created by the City of Adelaide's Emerging Curator that is evocative and unique to the Adelaide Town Hall.

Exercises for Lazy Eyes

Max Callaghan, James Dodd, Anna Gore, Zoe Kirkwood and Christian Lock

The Adelaide Town Hall is delighted to showcase a stunning selection of some of South Australia’s most exciting abstract and non-representational painters. The works included in this exhibition might be thought of as pure paintings; liberated from the demand of mimetically reproducing reality, these works celebrate colour, form and line. Utilising inventive approaches to both materials and processes, Exercises for Lazy Eyes promises to give your eyeballs a serious workout!

Exhibition Dates: 8 November 2017 – 12 January 2018
Launch: Wednesday 8 November, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Opening Speaker: Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Presented in the Adelaide Town Hall Level 1 Foyer. Curated by Andrew Purvis as part of the Adelaide City Council’s Emerging Curator Program.

James Dodd is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Christian Lock is represented by GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.

Image: Max Callaghan, The nights are long dark blue shadows…. (detail), 2016, oil and lithium on canvas, 89.5cm x 120cm, courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Alycia Bennett.


The Emerging Curator Program engages a recent curatorial arts graduate of contemporary visual arts and crafts to further support their professional pathway and applied development. It will enable an emerging curator the opportunity to undertake professional curatorial programming within the iconic Adelaide Town Hall gallery and the new City art space, Art Pod.

City of Adelaide is proud to support the Emerging Curator Program and is pleased to welcome Andrew Purvis as their fourth Emerging Curator. View our Emerging Curator profiles here

Sarah Feijen, Senior Coordinator Arts & Culture
Tel: 08 8203 7553
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