Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • The lovely thing about the art gallery is you can spend a short time having a quick look or spend hours looking at the paintings and displays then have lunch and return to where you left off. Wonderfu...  read more »
  • Some amazing works of art both Australian and International contributions. Works by Pissaro, Hannaford, and Johnstone - do not miss the "Evening shadows, backwater of the Murray, South Australia". 
  • We celebrated our sons 21st birthday at the Function Room last night, and experienced an absolutely wonderful time. We were priveleged to have a private viewing of selected art works that our son is i...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Friendly staff. Diverse collections. Particularly enjoyed the Robert Hannaford exhibition. Admission is free. Guided tours daily at 11am, 1230pm and 2 pm. Excellent place to spend time in.
  • Many interesting collections, always an inspiring trip. I enjoy the various exhibitions that are held here throughout the year, they're very refreshing and often thought provoking. Dark Heart was my personal favourite.
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