Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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Established in 1881, Art Gallery of South Australia houses Australia's second largest art collection, nearly 35,000 articles including works by some of the world's most prominent artists. Notable items include pieces created by indigenous artists, as well as works by Pre-Raphaelite masters, such as William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Also represented are important works of the Heidelberg school, European landscape artists, and British portrait painters. Step in to see paintings by Goya and sculptures by Rodin or drop in to attend free lectures, seminars, and workshops. The gallery hosts a number of visiting exhibitions every year. Arrange to visit Art Gallery of South Australia and other attractions in Adelaide using our Adelaide trip builder website .
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  • The gallery on North Terrace is situated on the University complex and easily reached on the Glenelg tram. It is not unlike any gallery from the outside but from the inside we found it very different ...  more »
  • The Adelaide Biennial was on so the place was buzzing! As well as that exhibition, much of the permanent exhibition was on display - I liked the juxtapositions between the old and the new...very moder...  more »
  • Interesting art gallery where paintings ancient coexist very well with contemporary art. Free entrance. Very pleasant visit Beautiful exteriors.
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  • I love the SA Art Gallery and always feel uplifted after a visit! There are interesting exhibitions besides the general collection and at the moment there is one called "Divided Worlds". Coming up is the Impressionist Exhibition which I can't wait to see. Love the Gallery workshop space now available for children (and adults) to try out some creative sketching /colouring after being inspired by what they've seen. Good to see the various programs now available too. Love the stainless steel, egg-shaped sculpture installed out front during the Fringe. I hope it stays!
  • One of the best attractions in Adelaide. The standard collection is magnificent. The recent exhibition for Turner was a true world class event. The new Colours of Impressionism exhibition I am dying to see. The gallery has gone to great lengths to facilitate the best viewing conditions for the exhibition and it will be a rare opportunity to view paintings of world significance. The one regret i have about the art gallery is that their collection of art is so extensive they can barely display any of it at one time. The State Government should invest in a new gallery on the old RAH site to increase the amount of art available to view.
  • Pleasant environment in the Arr Gallery and a great selection for all ages and tastes in art. Currently they have a special exhibition on the Impressionists until July. Well worth a visit. ..
  • The Art Gallery of South Australia showcases a good mix of traditional and contemporary art. The building flows nicely from one exhibit to the next. The gallery is the perfect size and not too big, enabling you to view all the artworks without rushing, giving time to appreciate artists works. School holiday and teenage clubs provide youth with exciting opportunities to socialize and join in the art community.
  • What a chance to be able to see so many masterpieces in Adelaide. Great to see and we should all support. Kids loved the chance to see some great art
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