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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Art Gallery of South Australia and many more Adelaide attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Adelaide trip builder.
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  • I really enjoyed wandering around the Art gallery, of course I got lost but that's just me, I can get lost almost anywhere :) I loved the old paintings of times gone by and the frames were beautiful a...  more »
  • easy to spend an hour or two here, some halls have sitting areas which is very nice to sore feets. some very interesting modern art , worth a visit.  more »
  • I was enchanted by this small yet exciting art gallery.... It's set out is cultured and welcoming. It fits in perfectly to the calm atmosphere of Adelaide . The gallery is very accessible and a pleasu...  more »
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  • Amazing experience.. some great and challenging pieces here. Were not art critics by any means but the gallery had lots of good information and we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions. Sappers and shrapnel was interesting.. and at times confronting.
  • Nice gallery which punches above its weight with its collection given it is in Adelaide (one of the smaller capital cities in Australia). Allow a good two hours or so to explore. Free admission. Cafe within the gallery is good also for a light lunch or coffee.
  • Classy regional hotel. Art's a bit bright for me but it works for some people. The room's are small but well designed. Everything has writing on it (everything!), but again that might be to some tastes (and like the art that's the brand so it's no cause for complaint). Staff are very friendly and the cafe has lots of options. On a main road and near a hospital, so there can be traffic noise. I've stayed there twice and would go back.
  • hahA Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia’s great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide’s most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery welcomed close to 800,000 visitors last year.
  • Always worth a visit. Try "Speed Art" ... Spend 10 minutes dashing through a few select sections with a friend, don't overthink it, just go with what draws you in & then move on. Do it just before closing so you're forced to move quickly but always be curtious & respectful to the art & staff.