December 2021 | January 2022 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, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8211-7505.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
Dec 4 to 18 Studios: 2021 – a snapshot of the diverse practices and ideas encouraged as part of ACE Open’s annual Studio Program, a fully-supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists.

Anna Gore Studio at ACE Open, 2021. Photograph: Jessica Clark. Courtesy ACE Open

Loren Orsillo Studio at ACE Open, 2021, Photograph: Sharmonie Cockayne. Courtesy the artist

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.

Art Gallery of South Australia
Kaurna Country, 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 30, 2022 Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art – this year’s Tarnanthi Festival is an opportunity to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in all its diversity. AGSA presents dozens of new works from around the country, created by individual artists and through collaborative projects. In addition, dozens of partner venues around Adelaide and across South Australia present diverse and original exhibitions of works by hundreds of First Nations artists.

John Prince Siddon, Walmajarri people, Western Australia, born 1964, Derby, Western Australia, Australia, Mix it all up, 2019, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 × 240cm. Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2020, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © the artist and Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

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.
Dec 2 to 18 Front: Erosion of Future Memory by Gail Hocking (SA) and Nikolina Butorac (Croatia). Back: I’ve Been Trying to Reach You by Chantelle Mitchell (VIC) and Jaxon Waterhouse (WA).
FELTspace is closed through Jan 2022.

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 April 8, 2022 Sovereign sisters: domestic work – Ali Gumillya Baker, Paola Balla, Faye Rosas Blanch, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling, Dale Harding, Natalie Harkin, Leah King-Smith, Tracey Moffatt, Clinton Naina, r e a, Yhonnie Scarce, Ellen Trevorrow and Simone Ulalka Tur. Curated by Ali Gumillya Baker with Madeline Reece. A Flinders University Museum of Art exhibition presented in association with Tarnanthi Festival and Vitalstatistix.

Artist unknown, Jemima, wife of Jacky, with William Tennant Mortlock, c.1860, Port Lincoln, South Australia, daguerreotype, colour dyes in pressed leather case, 9.5 × 8.25cm. Ayers House Collection, National Trust of South Australia. Courtesy Flinders University Museum of Art | FUMA

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 appointment only.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 30, 2022 Carrick Hill: Alex Valero: The Study of the Sky.
Dec 9 to Feb 13, 2022 Gallery One: Fortified. Gallery Two: Stephanie James-Manttan: Sort Sol. Collect: A Thing for Bling.

National Wine Centre
Cnr Hackney Road and Botanic Street, Adelaide 5000.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Dec 11 to Jan 31, 2022 Preludes… and other short pieces on South Australian Landscape, series II by Jan Adam Leś – Fine Art Photography.

Jan Adam Leś, Sunrise sonata, St. Kilda, SA, 2021, digital photography. Courtesy the artist

Jan 6 to 31, 2022 Returning tunes by Jan Adam Leś – Fine Art Photography.

Jan Adam Leś, Returning tunes –Vistula river banks song, Cracow, 2019, digital photography. Courtesy the artist

Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Kaurna Building, City West precinct, Fenn Place, 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. It provides exhibition, research and work integrated learning experiences for UniSA Creative coursework students and higher degree by research candidates.

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

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

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Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563-8340.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 19 SHELTER – Fruzsi Kenez – illustrations on wood-panel and ceramic sculptures exploring the idea of community, belonging and migration during a time of global crisis.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 17 to Feb 13, 2022 Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Instagram: @kapundacommunity
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Dec 12 to Feb 6, 2022 KCG open summer exhibition.

SA Regional

Belalie Art Gallery
6 Irvine Street, Jamestown 5491.
(08) 8664-0455, 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.
Find us on Facebook.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Instagram: @ppragallery
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Please check our social media channels for latest updates.
Dec 11 to Feb 27, 2022 Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland. This touring exhibition presents a series of evocative photographic portraits of young Aboriginal people from Naomi Hobson’s community of Coen on Cape York Peninsula.

Naomi Hobson, Southern Kaantju/Umpila people, Queensland, born Coen, Queensland 1978, River Mermaid “I’m here with my Mum, she over there fishing. I don’t feel like fishing. I just wanted to come down the river to play fun.” Verona., from the series ‘Adolescent Wonderland (Revisited)’, 2020, Coen, Queensland, digital print on paper, 81 x 110cm. © Naomi Hobson/Redot Fine Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery