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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  • This is a grand art gallery that is a credit to Australia You are made to feel welcome by the volunteers at the front desk and are directed in the direction that is of most Interest to you as it would...  more »
  • One would expect something surprising, what was the most is the mess in the succession of the rooms to visit. The expo on Aboriginal art is not signifying next to the Museum of Alice springs for example. Nice, but not essential
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  • what a fascinating place ever! worth a visit. you can find a lots of precious and rare art piece in here. just next to adelaide musuem and also the university of adelaide. nice building too!  more »
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  • 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.
  • I first visited the gallery as a school kid and have spent many, many hours there over the years since. I'm proud of our gallery and love seeing the blend of different works and the way they come together. Great spot to stay cool on a hot day or warm in winter and soak up some inspiration.
  • For a small museum it has a big impact. The layout and arrangements are thoughtful and thought provoking. The mix of contemporary with old works provides counterpoints and statements about Australia's past and present. The installation in Gallery 11 is particularly powerful.
  • Very interesting exhibits mixing contemporary art with historical pieces. Something to enjoy for everyone at different levels of art appreciation. Fantastic gallery space. Best thing is that admission is free.
  • Pretty amazing, no photos but it was cool. They have a safe place to keep any belongings that you don't want to bring in. The vibe is very quiet which is nice.

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