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 more than 700,000 visitors last year.
10am to 5pm (closed 25 December)
General admission is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions.
The Art Gallery’s outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.
The Art Gallery also houses a comprehensive collection of Australian art from the time of European settlement in the early nineteenth century to the present day, including one of the most important collections of Indigenous art.
The European collection spans the Renaissance to today, and the Asian collection covers twelve countries with galleries dedicated to the art of Southeast Asia, India, Japan and the only dedicated Islamic gallery space in Australia.