April 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 April 27 The Violet Ballet by Sally Smart – encounter the work of one Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, Sally Smart, as she makes a welcome return to Adelaide with her immersive new installation, The Violet Ballet, as part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.

Sally Smart, Chout Act 4, 2018, Melbourne Art Theatre performance. Performer: Billie Tumarkin, Gossard Theatre, Melbourne. Photograph: Jeff Busby. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open, South Australia

Sally Smart, The Violet Ballet (behind the scenes), 2018. Photograph: Jeff Busby. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open, South Australia

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.

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.
April 25 to July 19 Gallery 1: For Country, for Nation.
Gallery 2: Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War.

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 April 22 Ways of Seeing: Recent acquisitions from the collection ñ featuring recent acquisitions to the Art Gallery of South Australia collection, including prints, drawing, photography, painting, decorative arts and artist’s books. Ways of Seeing presents for the first time Helen Frankenthaler’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ (2000), a colour woodcut printed from 46 woodblocks. Other works include artist books by Ed Ruscha, prints by Fred Williams, photographs by Andreas Gursky, Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt, and a program of moving image works.

Helen Frankenthaler, United States of America, 1928-2011, Yasuyuki Shibata, woodblock carver and printer, Japan, Madame Butterfly, 2000, Mount Kisco, New York, coloured woodcut from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of paper, 106 x 201.9cm (image, overall). Gift of Colin and Robyn Cowan, James Darling AM, Lesley Forwood, Dr Michael and Janet Hayes, Kate Jordan Moore, Gosia Kudra Schild, Shane Le Plastrier, Joan Lyons, David and Pam McKee, Diana McLaurin, Jan Murphy and Peter Walker through the Helen Frankenthaler Appeal 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy estate of the artist/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018

To June 2 Quilty – the Art Gallery of South Australia presents the first major survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty. The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. The exhibition also includes works inspired by Quilty’s visits with author Richard Flanagan to Lebanon, Lesbos and Serbia, his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends. Touring Dates: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, June 29 to Oct 13, 2019. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Nov 9, 2019 to Feb 2, 2020.

Ben Quilty, Self-portrait after Afghanistan, 2012, oil on canvas, 130 x 120cm. Private collection, Sydney. 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.
April 4 to 20 (opening Wed April 3, 6pm, with artist talks 6.30pm) Front Gallery: Untitled by Caitlin Bowe (SA). Back Gallery: ABSOLUTION by Ursula Cooper (WA).
FELTdark: Down Time by Paul Sutherland (WA).

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.
April 12 to May 12 Meditation Sex Music by David Griggs.

David Griggs, Melancholy Joy Garden, 2018, oil on canvas, 163 x 137cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

David Griggs, Ming Dynasty Saviour, 2018, oil on canvas, 198.5 x 162.5cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

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

Contemporary Craft & Design
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 28 CONCRETE: art design architecture.

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.
April 1 to 26 Fire and Flavour – a collection of photographs recording the journey photographer Tony Lewis and writer Nigel Hopkins made with chef Nu Suandokmai, to Nu’s family farm in Thailand, where he was taught to cook by his mother and older sister Lek. Presented as part of Tasting Australia.

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre,
cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to May 3 Healing seeds by Murtaza Hussaini (SA / Afghanistan).

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia,
Level 2 Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-9274.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Closed public hols and during exhibition changeovers.

Sister Gallery
Artist-run gallery and project space Sister Gallery is a Fontanelle Gallery and Studios supported project. Sister is currently operating as a satellite space facilitating contemporary art exhibitions and events across multiple sites.

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 5352.
(08) 8563-8340.
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.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 1 Generate.

Billy Crellin: Untitled, 2018, machined graphite, 60 x 50 x 35cm; Untitled, 2018, machined graphite, 60 x 50 x 35cm; Koloman, 2018, glass, raw glass ingredients, 120 x 120 x 120cm; Koloman, 2018, raw glass ingredients, 100 x 120 x 120cm; Otto, 2018, raw glass ingredients, hot formed, faceted cut, 100 x 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory: Contemporary Craft & Design

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

SA Regional

Ascot Theatre Gallery
48 Graves Street, Kadina 5554.
(08) 8821-2404.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00, closed Sun and public hols.
April 1 to 29 Sue Smith Aboriginal artworks.

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) 8633-0681.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun, public hols 11.00 to 3.00.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.