Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

4.5
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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  • I have been to two First Fridays and have thoroughly enjoyed them as they are always an interesting experience. We do the free tour of the featured artist and then join into the fun and frivolity of t...  more »
  • Super recommended! Whether it's modern art or traditional art, whether it's local art or other countries, it refreshes my impression of the level of Australian art and will visit again.
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  • This is a lovely curated gallery containing pieces from a breadth of Australian and international artists. It was a rich display of works, with so much to see that we ended up doubling back. Definitel...  more »
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  • One of Australia's best. Loved the gallery installations, the Picasso exhibition and the drawing room behind the exhibition. Amazing and lived the spaces as always!! Well worth a visit. Do not miss if you are in Adelaide. A cultural thumbs up in the whole Australian landscape. Do not dismiss one of Australia's most innovative states. If you don't believe me, take a look at SA history. You will be surprised.
  • There is always something amazing to see and experience at the Art Gallery of South Australia... The quality and variety of works on show is truly world class. Exhibitions are constantly changing and are always interesting. Staff and volunteers are are rad too. Do yourself a favour and check out their collection of indigenous, classical and contemporary art - you won't be disappointed.
  • If you love arts and history, this place is a must go. In love with the Picasso exhibition and best part, it’s free! They have some tours which makes our life easier. At the end we can enjoy a good coffee with toast and live music. I certainly recommend this place, even if you are not an art expert (like me 😁)
  • I liked how as I walked through rooms in different directions I would notice completely new things. I also enjoyed the large pieces of artwork strategically framed by doorways and archways. And a few of the rooms seemed like an eclectic personal collection loosely tied together by a theme, which I also liked instead of just having all the art grouped by artist or type or year. I’m not really a museum person generally but this one was a goody.
  • Worth a visit and has free entry. A pretty wide variety of pieces will ensure a full range of responses. My kids also found many pieces thought provoking even if they weren't sure what thoughts they had!
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