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 more time you can spend here the better, Amazing to see so many of the major works by Australian Artists. Great to see also, modern art and fashion juxtaposed with the old. Not quite sure about th...  more »
  • As annual visitors to the Adelaide Art Gallery we were delighted to time our visit with the Paolo Sebastian : X Dress Exhibition. We had recently seen the Dior Exhibition in Melbourne and felt that Pa...  more »
  • A friend stongly suggested for me to visit here. I am glad I did. The galleey it self was amazing with historical pieces and beautiful artwork. There were 2 exhibitions and they were also amazing to s...  more »
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  • My favourite place in all of Adelaide. I visit this gallery almost every time I go to the city. There's always something new to see, and the director's vision - to arrange artworks by theme or association - is (for me, at least) thoroughly inspired. The café out the back is superb. I usually stop for coffee or a glass of wine. Exquisite wine list.
  • A fascinating place! I only with they had more information on the art pieces displayed. Some of the art evoke so many ideas but I'd love to be able to have some insight to what the artist was thinking or even a historical reference of the era it was painted in.
  • There are some regular art tours every day. We met Miss Jill today. She showed us around and told us a lot about the gallery's history and some interesting stories in the past of Australia. Staff are really friendly and welcome. Awesome place to visit.
  • Mmmmmm culture. Such a beautiful place. Great way to see history and events through the eyes of people who were there
  • Slightly smaller gallery that I imagined but so gorgeous! I really enjoyed the alternative approach to curating, having contemporary art mixed with the older collection. The Ramsay Art Prize and Rodin exhibitions are both brilliant?

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