September 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. South Australia art galleries and their September 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.



ACE Open
Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End),
Kauna Yarta 5000.
(08) 8211-7505.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00. South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon, Tues Thurs-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 7.00, First Sat of exhibition period 1.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 22 The Drawing Exchange – Daniel Connell, Johnnie Dady, Ben Denham, James Dodd, Joe Frost, Rob Gutteridge, Wendy Murray, Christopher Orchard, Sally Parnis, Margaret Roberts, Yve Thompson and Luke Thurgate – a program of exhibitions, events and workshops exploring contemporary Australian drawing, presented in collaboration with the National Art School, Sydney.

Christopher Orchard in action during Drawing Month (2014) at Adelaide Central School of Art
Photograph: Alycia Bennett.

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Free admission, all welcome.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 2.00 to 5.00.
Late on selected Thurs for ART AFTER DARK events.
Closed public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
Sept 22 to Dec 1 After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art.
Also, Geoff Cobham: Already Elsewhere.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Guided tours daily at 11.00 and 2.00.
Oct 13 to 22 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art – an annual city-wide festival. Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017 to present the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. A platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. TARNANTHI includes a series of exhibitions, an art fair, artist talks, performances and events, presented in partnership with key cultural institutions across South Australia. See more at

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, born 1963, Perentie Bore, South Australia, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Antara, 2017, Mimili, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300 x 200cm
Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts. Photograph: Rhett Hammerton

5 Kent Street, Henley Beach 5022.
Sept 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 10-5pm FRAN Festival – Dawn Kanost, Makeda Duong, Stephanie Radok and the CWA.

Makeda Guong, Affection, 2014, cotton cross stitch on cotton, hand knitted lace, 21 x 21cm

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000.
Wed-Thurs 1.00 to 4.00, Fri 1.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
FELTdark hours Wed-Sat 6.00 to 12.00, Fri 7.00 to 12.00.
Sept 7 to 23 (opening Sept 6, 6pm with artist talks) Front Gallery: Exhale by Nancy Downs (SA).
Back Gallery + FELTdark: Stealth.Co by Alycia Bennett (SA).

Alycia Bennett, Internet Explorer, 2017, single channel video & sound

Nancy Downes, Ume [cavity], 2017, felt, gouache, washi paper, rice adhesive, dimensions variable

Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia,
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7055.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery
39 Rundle Street, Kent Town 5067.
(08) 8362-6354.
Director: Paul Greenaway.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 24 Myriam Mechita: Roses don’t have hearts, but my eyes will find yours.

Myriam Mechita, Dark paradise (husband’s dark), 2016, pencil on paper, 200 x 150cm

Hill Smith Gallery
113 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8223-6558
Fax 8227-0678.
Director: Samuel Hill-Smith (member of ACGA).
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 2.00 to 5.00.
Sept 2 to 16 Main Gallery: Trace – Annette Bezor, Anna Platten, Deidre But-Husaim and Louise Feneley.
First Floor Gallery: Four Decades – Six Artists – Silvana Angelakis, Loene Furler, Deborah Sleeman, Talia Wignall, Laura Wills and Eleanor Zecchin. Read more…

Loene Furler, Disappearing Symbols, Disappearing Meaning, oil on Belgian linen, 76 x 76cm

Annette Bezor, Lookers, acrylic and oil on canvas, 165 x 165cm

Hugo Michell Gallery
260 Portrush Road, Beulah Park 5067.
(08) 8331-8000
Fax 8331-7000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.

Contemporary Craft & Design
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 17 Gallery One: JamFactory Icon 2017 – Catherine Truman: No surface holds.
Gallery Two: A Grey Mirror: Alex Valero. Read more…

Alex Valero, Victory over craft, 2015, hot formed and cold worked glass, 8 x 8 x 8cm

Jungle’s Art Studio
558 Marion Road, Plympton Park 5038.
(08) 8293-5146.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Introducing Franxxxtastic Fran Art.

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
UniSA Hawke Building, Level 3,
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0371.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 9.00 to 7.00.
Sept 4 to 13 ‘til Death’ – an exhibition looking at the frailty of life, its poignancy, disturbing beauty and inevitabilities.
Sept 18 to 29 Playing a Character presents a Chinese approach in the use of typography, developed to facilitate understanding of Chinese culture through the poster medium.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia,
Level 2 Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-9274.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 1 to 22 From There To Here – Margaret Dodd, Loene Furler, Kay Lawrence, Ann Newmarch and Olga Sankey.

Ann Newmarch, Women hold up half the sky, 1978, screenprint, 91 x 65cm

Sister Gallery
26 Sixth Street, Bowden 5007.
Artist-run gallery and project space Sister Gallery is a Fontanelle Gallery and Studios supported project.

National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8224-3200.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563 0849.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 17 The Art Teachers – SALA 2017 – Jennifer Ahrens, James Butler, Nikolas Demasi, Angelo Gencarelli, Rick Hutchinson, Kelli Lewis, Amanda Lockwood, Harry Sherwin, Matthew Ryan Sweet and Matt Walker. Curated by Lis Jones Ingman and Russell Philip.

at Seppeltsfield
Seppeltsfield Winery,
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 1 One + Three: the Distracted Object.

Kapunda Art Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30.

SA Regional

Ascot Theatre Gallery
48 Graves Street, Kadina 5554.
(08) 8821-2404.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 11.30.
Aug 28 to Sept 21 Harvest Christian College.
Sept 25 to Oct 19 Spirit of the Bush.

Belalie Art Gallery
6 Irvine Street, Jamestown 5491.
(08) 8664-0455.
The gallery hosts a vast range of curated exhibitions all year round. At other times the gallery’s own collection is on display.

Millicent Gallery
Civic Centre, Ridge Terrace, Millicent 5280.
(08) 8733-0903.
Tues 9.00 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 8.30, Wed-Thurs 9.00 to 5.30, Fri 9.00 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 8.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-0681.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat to Sun and pub hols 11.00 to 3.00.
Sept 1 to Oct 15 Transportation and Transformation a Nyrstar History Exhibition.

River Lands Gallery
23 Wilson Street (PO Box 228), Berri 5343.
(08) 8582-2288.
The River Lands Gallery, operated by Country Arts SA, is a gallery and community hub that provides a venue for touring visual arts product, and a display and exhibition space for Riverland-based artists.