SA art galleries and their MAY 2022 exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


ACE Open
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Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End), Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8211-7505.
Free entry.
Tues–Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
To May 14 Metaverse – a group exhibition that considers what it means on a human-level to be shaped and governed through the advent of the Internet. Curated by Patrice Sharkey, the exhibition brings together select works by Giselle Stanborough, Roy Ananda and others, that foretell dystopian visions in response to our increasingly inescapable relationship to technology.

Giselle Stanborough, Cinopticon. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon–Tues 9.00 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 6.45, Thurs–Fri 9.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Art Gallery of South Australia
Kaurna Country. North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
See our website for latest information.
To June 5, 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State.
Don’t miss the country’s longest-standing survey of contemporary Australian art. The 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State explores ideas of transcending states, from the spiritual and artistic to the psychological, and embraces notions of freedom in expression, creation and collaboration. Curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Free/State features the work of 25 artists throughout AGSA.

Dennis Golding, Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay, New South Wales, born Sydney 1989, Untitled Botany Bay, 2018, photograph, 155 × 87cm. Photograph: Jack Cook. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

To April 30, 2023 Yayoi Kusama: THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS – described as “the world’s most popular artist”, Yayoi Kusama is best known for her immersive polka dot and mirror installations. See THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS and experience a sensation of infinite space and colour in AGSA’s Melrose Wing.

Yayoi Kusama, THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS, 2017. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Art Gallery of South Australia

May 21 to Nov 6 Pure Form: Japanese sculptural ceramics – reveals the innovative richness and diversity of sculptural ceramics created in Japan from the 1950s to the present. Discover contemporary Japanese works at the forefront of international modernism and the emergence of female ceramicists as a creative force.

Matsutani Fumio, born Japan 1975, Yellow, 2021, Kyoto, Japan, stoneware, 43.2 × 52.3 × 28.2cm. Collection of Raphy Star. © the artist and Dai Ichi Arts Ltd, New York. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide 5006.
(08) 8267-3677.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 18 Silhouettes: Fashion in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS – marking 40 years since the emergence of HIV/AIDS, this exhibition showcases the lives and couture of some of the brightest fashion stars lost to the virus. Adults $12, Conc. $10, children under 12 are free. Read more . . .

Rossella Jardini for Moschino. Red ribbon blazer, 1995. On load from private collection, Paris

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 dusk to 12am, or by appt.
Through May:
Front Gallery: Selfe (SA);
Back Gallery: Isaac Kairouz (VIC);
FELTdark: Monika Morgenstern (SA).

Flinders University Museum of Art | FUMA
Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park 5042.
(08) 8201-2695.
Free entry.
Mon–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, or by appt. Closed weekends and public hols.
To July 8 The Data Imaginary: Fears and Fantasies – Robert Andrew, Silvio Carta, Countess.Report, Andrew Gall, Lola Greeno, Geoff Hinchcliffe & Mitchell Whitelaw, Interaction Research Studio, Jenna Lee, Joana Moll, Patrick Pound, Aidan Rowlingson, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall and Tali Weinberg.

GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery
39 Rundle Street, Kent Town 5067.
(08) 8362-6354.
Director: Paul Greenaway.
Representing Australian and international artists.
GAGPROJECTS currently presenting virtual exhibitions online. Gallery and stockroom open by appt only.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 13 to July 3 Gallery One: FUSE Glass Prize 2022. Gallery Two: Continuum.

Samstag Museum of Art
Kaurna Country, Hawke Building, City West precinct. University of South Australia, 55 North Terrace, Tarntanya/Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Admission free.
Tues–Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt. Extended hours for special events and selected exhibitions. Closed exhibition changeovers and public hols, including the Easter long weekend.
To May 27 Helen Fuller.

Santos Museum of Economic Botany
Adelaide Botanic Garden (Entrances: North Terrace, Plane Tree Drive, Hackney Road and Frome Road), North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
General enquiries: (08) 8222 9311.
Free entry.
Wed–Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 24 Overlay by Cara Johnson – an exhibition of jewellery and artworks created from collected plastic, netting, wire and weeds from the environment.

SASA Gallery
Kaurna Country, Kaurna Building, City West precinct, University of South Australia, cnr Fenn Place and Hindley Street, Tarntanya/Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0281.
Thurs–Fri 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
SASA Gallery is a student-focused experimental gallery space that exhibits the work of UniSA Creative graduating students and researchers, alongside academic engagement programs and workshops.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7250.
Visit website for open times.

253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8224-3200.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Established in 1989, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563-8340.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 23 The Golden Thread Exhibition.
May 25 to July 25 The Urban Jungle by Tom Phillips.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 15 Australiana.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67–69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Instagram: @kapundacommunity
Free entry.
Mon–Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
May 5 to July 17 The Masters Incorporate a Modern Element – KCG members history month exhibition.

SA Regional

Belalie Art Gallery
6 Irvine Street, Jamestown 5491.
(08) 8664-0455, (08) 8664-1567.
Call for open hours.
The modern gallery hosts a vast range of curated exhibitions all year round. At other times the gallery’s own collection is on display.

The Millicent Gallery
Civic Centre, Ridge Terrace, Millicent 5280.
(08) 8733-0903.
Tues–Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Ocean to Outback Gallery
2 Peake Terrace, Denial Bay 5690.
Wed and Sun 10.00 to 2.00, or by appt.
Local art, Australian art, local giftware + more.
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Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Instagram: @ppragallery
Free entry.
Mon–Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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