November 2019 Listings

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


ACE Open
Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End), Kaurna 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.
To Dec 7 No Black Seas – an Arts Ceduna Group Exhibition presented by ACE Open and Ku Arts as part of Tarnanthi Festival. Under the mentorship of Ku Arts and nationally acclaimed Aboriginal artists Yhonnie Scarce and Ryan Presley, the artists – Kristen Bobyk, Pam Diment, Elizabeth Donaldson, Collette Gray, Janine Gray, Joy Haynes, Sherrie Jones, Verna Lawrie, Beaver Lennon, Josephine Lennon, Estelle Miller, Jaime Newchurch, Ryan Presley, Denise Scott, Christine Tschuna, Yana Tschuna – have developed new works investigating the use of glass, photography, film and installation. These new works explore the impact that drilling would have on country and community; sounding the alarm for an issue that is not only theirs but all of ours. Read more…

Arts Ceduna Collaborative, No Black Seas (detail), 2019, sand-casted glass, dimensions variable. Photograph: Saul Steed. Courtesy the artists and ACE Open

Estelle Miller, c.1974 Ceduna, South Australia, maga warna manggu Ru, 2019, hand screen printed political poster, Arts Ceduna, 36 x 51cm © Estelle/Arts Ceduna. Photograph: Saul Steed. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 6.45.
After hours by appt.
Nov 2 to 15 Wish you were here! Visit Adelaide Central School of Art’s annual fundraising exhibition of postcard sized works for your chance to purchase a mini-masterpiece! Works are generously donated by a stellar array of local and interstate artists.
Dec 7 to 20 Graduate Exhibition – our annual showcase of outstanding work from each of our graduating Bachelor of Visual Art and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) students. See some of the most exciting contemporary art produced by some of South Australia’s most promising emerging artists.

Sara Tickle, brothers 2, 2019, digital collage. Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central Gallery

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Free admission, all welcome.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols and during exhibition changeover.
To Dec 6 Fiona Tan: Ascent.

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.
To Jan 27, 2020 Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art – encounter leading-edge contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at locations in and around Adelaide and across South Australia. With the support of Tarnanthi 2019’s many partner organisations, works of daring, vision and wonder can be seen at diverse venues – from regional galleries to city hospitals, town halls to university campuses and museums to artist studio spaces.
Read more…

Nancy Jackson and Mrs Burke near Warakurna (WA), 2011. Photograph: Rhett Hammerton. Copyright Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council

Nov 1 to Dec 1 Sonic Blossom by Lee Mingwei, a Taiwanese-American artist based in Paris and New York. His work hovers in a space across poetry, aesthetics, and intimate human exchange. Sonic Blossom offers an extended performance of one-to-one exchanges in a Gallery space between singers and those visitors receiving the gift of song.

Lee Mingwei, Taiwan, born 1964, Sonic Blossom, 2013/2016, Auckland, New Zealand, performance; installation view, Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

Collective Haunt Inc.
Level 1, 68 The Parade, Norwood 5067.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 8 to Dec 8 (opening Thurs Nov 7, 6-8pm) Social by Jay Lord – Lord’s debut solo exhibition.

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 Dusk to 12.00am.
Nov 7 to 23 (opening Wed Nov 6, 5.30pm) Front Gallery: charlie schmidt’s cool cat (THE ORIGINAL) by Tara Rowhani-Farid (SA). Back Gallery: The Dreaming Forest by Hanah Williams (SA). FELTdark: Untitled by Danny Jarratt (SA).

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 4.00.
To Nov 24 The Rite of Spring by Joseph Häxan. Read more…
Also, Danny Fotopoulas.

Joseph Häxan, Apocalypso, 2018, framed archival inkjet print, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide & Berlin

Heartland Studio
558 Marion Road, Plympton Park 5038.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Jungle Phillips and Frantastic Fran.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 1 Pungungi Marrgu (old and new) by Regina Pilawuk Wilson.
Also, Mother and Child by Gunybi Ganambarr.

Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Wupun (Sun Mat), 2019. Courtesy of Regina Pilawuk Wilson/Durrmu Arts

Gunybi Ganambarr, Gäṉgän, 2019. Courtesy Gunybi Ganambarr/Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre

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, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 28 to Nov 20 Martha Cooper: Street Shots 1970-2019.
New York photographer Martha Cooper’s photos have been credited with spreading urban art worldwide. Street Shots 1970-2019 draws on the artist’s extensive body of work, showcasing her unique perspective on creativity in everyday life.

Martha Cooper, Streetplay – Dance. Courtesy the artist and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Martha Cooper, Subway Art. Courtesy the artist and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre, cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Level 2 Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Closed public hols and during exhibition changeovers.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7250.
Visit website for exhibition program and opening hours.

National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8224-3200.
Established in 1989.
Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
(08) 8563-8340.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 9 Divergence by Maria Salomonsen.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 24 Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

SA Regional

Belalie Art Gallery
6 Irvine Street, Jamestown 5491.
(08) 8664-0455, 8664-1567.
The modern 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 and Fri 9.00 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 8.30, Wed-Thurs 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun, public hols 11.00 to 3.00.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.